Sunglass & Watch Shop pull off upset

Sunglass & Watch Shop had the upset of the week in Bermuda Softball action last week.

As one of the weaker B teams, they slipped past A Division’s Blue Wahoos 7-6. Shane Matchett hit a three-run homer to spot Blue Wahoos to an early lead in the first. Sunglass came back to knot the score at three in the bottom of the inning.

Trevor Corday (3-3) scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth on a Maddy Brash single. Steven Simons (2-2) homered for Wahoos, and Sam Outerbridge was 2-3 from the leadoff spot. Matt Ktazsch (3-4), Derrick Holmes and Jeff Morash (2-3) were the top hitters for Blue Wahoos.

The week’s other upset saw B side Chubb Kings beat A Division’s Paraquet Flyers 13-9. Paraquet are now 3-5 in A Division while Chubb are 6-3 in the B Division. The other A Division v B Division contest saw undefeated Docksiders hammer FIU-Scared Hitless 29-5. Docksiders are now 8-0. Platano Power have a four-game winning streak after beating Hakuna Matata Charters 9-4. It helped move Platano past Hakuna in the Division B standings.

Hakuna is now 4-4, and Platano is 5-4. Jeffrey Topia, Albert Acevedo and Stalin Lopez all homered in the triumph for Platano. Hakuna scored two in the first on a Shannon Raynor (3-3) homer, and two more in the third before their bats grew cold for the rest of the game. Preston Mallory was 2-3, and Troy Hall Jr was 2-4 as Hakuna only had nine hits. Team Smokey pulled into a fourth-place tie with Beach Bums in the Division B when they won a head-to-head contest against their rivals 15-13. Both teams are 4-5.

The Corporation of Hamilton forfeited to B Division’s top club, X-Bats. X-Bats lead the league by two points with a game in hand. The Corporation are one of four teams still searching for their first victory.

The C Division is now wide open with three teams contending for the title. Buffaloes beat Raggamuffins 17-8. The victory pulled Buffaloes even with Ragga in the win column and one back of Super Express.

Raggamuffins came back to beat Shooters 20-0. Super Express raced out to an early lead and had a victory over Deloitte 20-3. The only women’s division contest saw top club Hardknockz beat PHC Zebras 18-3.

Sea Venture Mini Me’s had a walkover win over Athene Warriors in the Corporate Division. Mini Me’s now have a four-point advantage over the Warriors. Butterfield & Vallis Sliders had a default victory over KPMG in the division’s only other contest.

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Published Jul 9, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jul 8, 2018 at 10:56 pm)

Sunglass & Watch Shop pull off upset

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