Latest Bermuda Softball League Results

July 18, 2022

A number of teams took part in softball action over the past week.

The Women’s Playoffs Championship, a best of five games affair, will be hotly contested as the finalists have split their first 2 games by slim margins. Western Stars Angels drew first blood as they outlasted Rainbows 13 – 11. Shuntae Todd blasted a solo homer out of the park in the 5th inning to even the score at 6.

However, the action was elevated in the 6th inning when Rainbows scored 4 runs in the top of the 6th inning highlighted by Abigail Kempe’s 3-run homer putting pressure on Angels to respond. Angels were up for the challenge as they scored their last 7 runs in the bottom of the inning including a 3-run double by Shawnette Perrott. A bases-loaded walk issued by Angels’ relief pitcher, Cassandra Trott, allowed Rainbows to pull within 2 runs. However, Trott was able to get Stacey Paynter to fly out to centerfield to seal the victory.

The second encounter was a real thriller as the packed to capacity crowd witnessed a nail-biting finish. Angels scored 5 runs in the top of the 6th inning with RBI hits from Antoinette Rabain, Marissa Brangman and Nina Webb to tie the score at 7. Rainbows were able to keep Angels scoreless in the top of the 7th inning and with runners on the corners in the bottom of the 7th with no outs, Rainbows’ Stacey Paynter redeemed herself driving in Gina Wheatley from 3rd base with the winning score 8 – 7.

In A Division action, Blue Wahoos booked their spot in the playoff finals when they defeated the juggernaut, Paraquet Flyers 17 – 16. Jeff Morash singled in the bottom of the 7th inning driving in the tying and winning runs. Morash [4 for 4 - 1hr, 1d, 6rbi] and Jeremy Estey [4 for 4 - 2hr, 6rbi] did the majority of the damage for Blue Wahoos. Lewis Reynoso, Leonardo Sobrado and Jorgito Castellanos contributed 3rbi each, in a losing effort.

In C Division action, Mike’s Trucking and Super Express each swept their best of 3 semifinals series 2 – 0 and will meet in the championship best of 5 games series. Mike’s Trucking had a pedestrian win over Oddballs 21 – 14. Brandon Ray with a homer and 5 RBI together with Jaylen Martin and Ray Martin with 4rbi and 3rbi respectively helped pace Mike’s Trucking to the win. Oddballs were lead by Curren Trenouth [2hr - 5rbi] and Shaun Wonfor [2d - 4rbi].

Super Express had their hands full with a determined Killawhat squad that tried valiantly to extend the series. However, Tache King singled in the bottom of the 7th inning to score Antoine Jackson from third base with the winning run making the final score 16 – 15. Randy Simons [1hr - 3rbi], Jackson [5 for 5 - 1d, 2rbi] and Chay Carlington [2rbi] lead the way for Super Express. Killawhat were powered by Troy Hall [3 for 4 - 1t, 3rbi], George Fubler [3 for 3 - 1hr, 2rbi] and Kihmo Harrison [2rbi].

In game 1 of the finals, Mike’s Trucking derailed Super Express 20 – 18. Jaylen Martin [4 for 4] was in the zone with a pair of 3-run homers and 7rbi to lead all batters. William DaSilva [4 for 4 - 4rbi] and Brandon Ray [3rbi] also contributed for Mike’s Trucking. Super Express didn’t go down without a fight as they scored 5 runs in the top of the 7th inning to make it interesting. They were lead by Chay Carlington [3 for 4 - 2hr, 4rbi], Antoine Williams [1hr, 3rbi] and Garic Swainson [4 for 5 - 3rbi].

Beach Bums booked their place in the B Division playoff finals when they defeated Team Smokey in their 3rd and deciding game 11 – 5. Pitcher, Ed DeSilva, was Beach Bums’ top batter belting 3 homers and driving in 5 runs assisted by Corey Simas [4 for 4 - 1d, 2rbi]. Team Smokey had only 2 players with more than one hit..Albert Acevedo [3 for 3 - 1hr, 1rbi] and Justin Brooks [3 for 3 - 1d] while Che Edmead contributed with a 2-run homer.

Beach Bums met Hakuna Matata Lions in the B Division playoff finals and came out on the wrong side of a defensive masterpiece losing 3 – 5. Shannon Rayner with a 2-run single in the 1st inning and a solo shot in the 3rd inning generated the bulk of Lions’ attack. Beach Bums’ pitcher, Ed DeSilva, was at it again as he hit a solo shot with Billy Montgomery and Ryan Stearns each driving in a run in a losing cause.”

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