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Platano Power hammer Brewers in softball’s top division

Platano Power 16 Moongate Brewers 1

At the top of the pyramid in the A Division, Platano Power laid down a marker to the rest of the teams as they annihilated rivals Moongate Brewers in six innings.

Platano Power scored eight runs in the first inning, including a three-run homer by Luis Adom, with Brewers scoring their only run in the top of the fourth when Charlie Potten singled to score Kyle Steineman from third base.

Jay Tauarez blasted a two-run shot for Power in the bottom of the inning and they scored an additional six runs in the bottom of the sixth to secure the victory. Adom drove in three runs, ably assisted by Lewis Reynoso, Yefer Vinicio and Tauarez, each with two rbi. Shawn Furlong and Steineman had creditable 2 for 3 performances at the plate in a losing effort.

Western Stars Angels 10 PHC Zebras 5

In the Women’s Division, Western Stars Angels continued their winning ways with a late rally to overpower PHC Zebras.

PHC’s Tahirah Hill, Ciera Fox and Stacia Ming each drove in a run to give PHC a 3 – 2 lead at the end of the fifth inning, but Angels exploded for eight runs in the top of the sixth inning, including a three-run homer by Keisha Eve.

Rickelle Smith (3 for 3 – 2rbi), Eve with 3rbi and Crystal Rogers with 2rbi did most of the damage for Angels. Tawana Lee (4 for 4), Hill and Ria Grenardo with identical 3 for 4 - 1rbi records were the standouts for PHC.

Hardknockz 11 Rainbows 10

Hardknockz won a hard-fought battle over Rainbows.

Sarah Robinson doubled to drive in a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning and Rasheen Durrant singled in the other run as Hardknockz took a 10 – 6 lead, but their lead was short lived as Rainbows scored four runs in the bottom of the inning, including a two-run double by Abigail Kempe, to tie the score at 10.

Keishante Grant’s fielder’s choice in the top of the seventh inning drove in Mamus Emosivwe with what proved to be the winning run as Rainbows could not answer in their half of the seventh inning.

Robinson (4 for 4 – 1d, 1t, 5rbi) and Durrant (3 for 4 – 1d, 2rbi) led the way for Hardknockz, while Adrienne Smatt (4 for 4), Kempe (3 for 4 – 1d, 1t, 3rbi) and Ashley Borges (2 for 3 – 1t, 3rbi) were Rainbows’ top batters.

Corporation of Hamilton 20 Hosers 13

In C Division, Corporation of Hamilton defeated Hosers..

Shervin Jennings blasted a two-run shot in the top of the fifth inning to give CoH a 13 – 7 lead before Hosers plated six runs in the bottom of the inning, including a three-run dinger by Jack Diduch to even the score at 13.

CoH scored their final seven runs in the sixth inning, including a pair of two-run singles by Jamie Pitcher and Jennings to seal the win. Jennings (3 for 4 – 1hr, 5rbi), Pitcher (2 for 3 – 2rbi) and Rico Smith (3 for 4) led the line for CoH, while Hosers had creditable performances from Diduch (3 for 3 – 1hr, 3rbi), left-fielder Kolton (2 for 3 – 1d, 4rbi) and Justin Sasportas (3 for 3 – 1d, 2rbi).

Mike’s Trucking 9 Beach Bums 8

Mike’s Trucking squeaked past Beach Bums.

A pair of two-run homers in the fourth and sixth innings by Dylan DeSilva and Justin Corday aided Beach Bums to a total of six runs at the end of the sixth inning.

However, not to be outdone, Mike’s Trucking answered with six runs of their own, including two-run blasts by Brandon Ray and Carlos Lima in the fourth and fifth innings respectively.

Beach Bums scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to put pressure on their opponents, but Mike’s Trucking were equal to the task as they drove in three runs in the bottom of the inning with the final run coming off a sacrifice fly by Braxton Stowe to plate Lima from third base.

Lima (4 for 4 – 1d, 1hr, 4rbi) and John Outerbridge (3 for 4) were standouts for Mike’s Trucking, while Dylan DeSilva (3 for 3 – 1hr, 1sf, 3rbi), Ed DeSilva (3 for 3) and Corday (2 for 3 – 1hr, 2rbi) provided most of the offensive power for Beach Bums.

Killawhat 27 Raggamuffins 10

It was lights out for Raggamuffins, who were dominated in this five inning, fifteen run mercy-rule affair.

The onslaught was led mostly by Shaquille Pitcher (4 for 4 – 1hr, 6rbi), Troy Hall (4 for 5 – 1d, 1t, 1hr, 5rbi), Kyle Ball (3 for 4 – 1hr, 3rbi) and George Fubler (2 for 3 – 1hr, 3rbi).

Raggamuffins did get up into double digits and they had impressive performances from Kenny DeSilva (3 for 3 – 1rbi) and Mico Coddington (2 for 3 – 1d, 4rbi).

Bad News Beers 18 St George’s 10

In the D Division, Bad News Beers outpowered St George’s Cricket Club.

Neal Cameron (4 for 4 – 2rbi), Billy Boyle (4 for 5 – 1d, 1t, 2rbi), Connor Lohan (3 for 5 – 1d, 1hr, 4rbi) and Christian Petty (3rbi) led a well-balanced Beers attack.

St George’s could not sustain sufficient offence to bother their opponents on the night but notable standouts were Jelani Carlington (4 for 4 – 2rbi), Troy Hall (3 for 4 – 1hr, 2rbi) and Andrew Smith (2 for 3 – 1sf, 2rbi).

Home None beat EY Bermuda (Walkover); Butterfield & Vallis 21 Deloitte 1

Home None won by default over EY Bermuda, who could not field a team in the E Division.

In the only other game in the division, Butterfield & Vallis made light work of Deloitte cruising to victory in four innings under the 20-run, fourth-inning mercy-rule.

Deloitte’s Alje Richardson (2 for 2 - 1d) had the only two hits of the game for his team, while Butterfield & Vallis feasted on their opponents’ pitching.

Melody Rand and Dwight Williams had perfect 3 for 3 records and 1rbi each, assisted by Marcus Johnson (2 for 4 – 4rbi) and Chris Mayne (2 for 3 – 3rbi).

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Published May 04, 2023 at 7:25 am (Updated May 04, 2023 at 7:25 am)

Platano Power hammer Brewers in softball’s top division

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