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Thursday, 01 September 2011 00:00

BTL 21st National Softball Champions of Belize.Telemedia is the national softball champions of Belize. The XXI National Women’s Softball Championship came to an end on Sunday August 28th, 2011, when Telemedia defeated its arch rival Mirage Lady Rebels by the score of 3-1 in the 10th and final game of the Double Elimination format championship to regained the national title.


The XXI National Women’s Championship started on Friday August 26, with two games on the schedule, and Mr. Hilly Martinez, Secretary General of the Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association, and ISF Hall of Fame Member, officially opened the games on Saturday August 27th, 2011. 

On Sunday August 28th, in the final game of the championship, Telemedia, batting in the top of the 1st inning scored the first run of the game, when with two outs, third baseman Norecia Frazer walked and later scored when Mirage Lady Rebels’ left fielder Christine Jacobs misplayed a line drive by Telemedia’s right fielder Barbara Cadle.

In the bottom of the 4th inning, Mirage Lady Rebels scored the tying run of the game, when third baseman Lisa Jones drilled a Mary Flowers fastball into left field for a double and later scored on catcher Ashanti Anderson’s run producing single also into left field.

Telemedia meanwhile scored its 2nd run of the game in the 5th inning, and the 3rd and final run of the game in the 6th inning for the 3-1 victory.

Telemedia scored 3 runs on 3 hits, and it made 2 errors, while Mirage Lady Rebels scored 1 run on 2 hits and it committed an astounding 5 errors including two throwing errors by shortstop Sherette Vernon.
The winning pitcher was Mary Flowers and the losing pitcher was Lanisha Jones.

In game nine of the championship, Mirage Lady Rebels eliminated the defending champions Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy by the score of 5-0 to advance to the championship round with Telemedia. With that defeat, Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy settled for the third place finish in this year’s championship and had to settle for the bronze medals. The winning pitcher was Lanisha Jones and the losing pitcher was Leandra Guy.

Playing from the loser’s bracket in the first game on Sunday, Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy promptly eliminated Ontario Rebels by the score of 6-2. Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy scored 6 runs on 8 hits, while Ontario Rebels scored 2 runs on 6 hits. The winning pitcher was Leandra Guy and the losing pitcher was Kenreen Gillett.

On Saturday August 27, in the first game of the day, and still in the winner’s bracket, Lady Rebels defeated Ontario Rebels by the score of 3-1. Mirage Lady Rebels scored 3 runs on 7 hits, while Ontario Rebels scored 1 run on 5 hits. The winning pitcher was Lanisha Jones and the losing pitcher was Kenreen Gillett.

In the game four of the championship, Telemedia defeated Easy Does It from Flowers Bank by the score of 16-7. Telemedia scored all 16 runs on 15 hits, while Easy Does It scored 7 runs on 4 hits. The winning pitcher was Mary Flowers and the losing pitcher was Margaret Hendy.

Playing from the loser’s bracket, and in game five, Ontario Rebels eliminated UB Jaguars by the score of 7-0 in five innings. Ontario Rebels scored 7 runs on 4 hits, while UB Jaguars collected 4 hits off the pitching of Ontario Rebels starter and winner Kenreen Gillett. The losing pitcher for the UB Jaguars was Shandi Orellano who had relief help from Tamira Martinez.

Still playing from the loser’s bracket, Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy edged Easy Does It from Flowers Bank by the score of 7-6 to eliminate it from further play. Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy scored 7 runs on 4 hits, while Flowers Bank scored 6 runs on 4 hits. The winning pitcher Leandra Guy and the losing pitcher was Margaret Hendy.

Moving back out to the winner’s bracket in game seven, Telemedia defeated Mirage Lady Rebels in a wild affair by the score of 18-11. Telemedia scored 18 runs on 18 hits including third baseman Norecia Frazer’s 2 run homer over the left field fence, while Mirage Lady Rebels scored 11 runs on 10 hits. The winning pitcher was Mary Flowers and the losing pitcher was Lanisha Jones who had relief help from her older sibling Lisa Jones.

On Friday August 26, in the first game of the championship, Mirage Lady Rebels defeated Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy by the score of 11-1. Mirage Lady Rebels scored 11 runs on 13 hits, while Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy scored 1 run on 8 hits. The winning pitcher was Lanisha Jones and the losing pitcher was Leandra Guy.

In game two, Telemedia blasted UB Jaguars by the score of 12-3. Telemedia scored 12 runs on 7 hits including third baseman Norecia Frazer’s 3 run homer over the left field fence. Meanwhile, UB Jaguars scored 3 runs on 5 hits. The winning pitcher was Mary Flowers and the losing pitcher was Shandi Orellano.

At the end of the championship, Mr. Rudolph “Sir Andy” Anderson, Honorary Life Member of the Belize Softball Federation and a former Assistant Commissioner of Softball, presented the Phil Sims Memorial Trophy to the newly crowned National Softball Champions Belize Telemedia, as well as the championship medals and individual awards to the respective winners.

Ms. Jessie Jones, wife of the late Lennox “Carrots” Cattouse presented the first ever Lennox “Carrots” Cattouse Award to Raymond Lashley of Telemedia.
The following players were the winners of the various individual awards:

Norecia Frazer of Telemedia was named the Most Valuable Player and she also captured the Most Home Runs Award (2), and the Most Runs Batted In (11); Sherette Jones of Mirage Lady Rebels, Batting Average (.500); Amber Wade of Easy Does It, Most Stolen Bases (3); Lanisha Jones of Mirage Lady Rebels, Most Strike Outs (11), and Mary Flowers of Telemedia, Most Wins (4-0).