FIU-Scared Hitless end Hakuna Matata Lions’ unbeaten run in upset
FIU-Scared Hitless pulled off the year's upset when the bottom dwellers overcame previously unbeaten Hakuna Mata Lions 8-7 in the B Division.
Both teams were tied at five runs as they headed into the seventh inning. The first three batters for Lions all reached base in the top of the seventh before the next three batters were sat down.
Scared Hitless took advantage of an outfield error to get Kenrick Richardson aboard in the bottom half of the frame.
The next batter struck out, and Richardson was erased on a fielder's choice leaving FIU with an incredible comeback with two down and a runner on first. A walk and a fielder's choice, which did not produce an out, fanned the flame of hope.
A Dwight Jackson single, then Troy Pitcher reached safely on another fielder's choice that didn't produce an out, gave FIU an improbable come-from-behind victory.
FIU's Ronnie Bushner was 4-4, while team-mates Dwayne Daniels, Mike Smith, and Kyle Ball were all 2-4. Jacob Hines (2-3) was the top bat for Lions, while AJ Durham and Scott Barnes were both 2-4. FIU's record is now 2-7 as the Lions fall to 8-1.
That was FIU's second victory of the week as they slipped past Beach Bums 22-19. The Bums then kicked sand all over Team Smokey's fire 16-6 to move into second place in the division with a 6-3 record.
A seven-run first inning gave Bums a lead they would never relinquish. Pitcher Jason Ming helped his own cause by going 3-5, but he had plenty of help as Gerald Simons, Tahirah Hill, Albert Acevedo, Natasha Trott, Justin Brooks, Devin Stowe, and Dean Douglas all had two hits. Stowe added a bit of power as he had his side's only home run.
Besides Corey Simas' three-run home run, Team Smokey was pretty quiet. Donald Folkard (3-3) and Chris Montgomery (2-3) added a bit of firepower on a night when five other batters did not get a hit.
In the C Division, KillaWhat upset the Corporation of Hamilton 17-6. KillaWhat scored five in the first and nine in the second to build an insurmountable lead.
Khimo Harrison led the way in going four for four and driving in three runs. George Fubler (2-3) also drove in three, while Michael Daniels had the team's only home run.
Dwayne Daniels (3-4) contributed from the bottom of the order. Nina Webb, Anthony Darrell, and Yigharyah Williams were all 2-3 from COH. Phillip Anderson had the club's only homer.
Super Express pounded the Five O's 20 to 2 to level their record at 5-5 and move into sole possession of second. The Five O's saw their record drop to 3-6. Rohan Henry and Arthur Glasford both got on base and scored in the first inning for Five O's, but the team would only get two more hits the rest of the way as the bats were quiet.
Oddballs hammered Butterfield & Vallis 26-5 to leap over their opponents in the standings and move into third place. Earlier in the week, they lost to Mike's Trucking 18-8.
The B and C Divisions continue to play next week to finish the regular season. The play-offs start on Monday, June 27, with a mix of women's A Division contests.