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Telemedia edged Mirage Lady Rebels in City Softball Competition- Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00

The four teams Belize City Senior Female Softball Competition continued on Tuesday May 15, 2012, at Rogers Stadium between the top two teams in the competition, defending champions Telemedia and Mirage Lady Rebels.

The game was a nail-biter right down to the bottom of the 7th inning when a questionable call by Home Plate Umpire Deon Sutherland, on whether or not the bunted ball was cleanly caught or trapped by Telemedia’s starter and winner Mary Flowers that killed the potential Mirage Lady Rebels’ rally. Umpire Sutherland ruled that the ball was a clean catch and thus ended the game with Telemedia escaping from a potential Mirage Lady Rebels rally to a 2-1 win.

Telemedia batting in the top of the 1st inning scored 2 quick runs when centre fielder Lydia Cacho opened the game with a triple when she drilled a Laneisha Jones fastball into the left-centre field gap. Cacho later scored on Jones’ wild pitch. The next batter catcher, Earline Belisle, then singled to centre field and then took advantage of centre fielder Marsha Casasola’s fielding error that allowed her to advance to second base. She later scored on right fielder Barbara Cadle’s two- out single to centre field.

That was all the runs that Mirage Lady Rebels starter and loser Laneisha Jones would allow in the game.

Meanwhile, it was not until the bottom of the 4th inning that Mirage Lady Rebels were able to score its run when shortstop, Sherette Vernon, opened with a single to left field. Vernon later advanced to second base on a fielder’s choice and then to third base on a pass ball by catcher, Ashanti Anderson. She later scored the only run on pitcher Laneisha Jones’ two-out single to left field.

Trailing by a single run in the bottom of the 7th inning, first baseman, Sherette Jones, opened the inning with a sharp single to left field. Jones was then replaced with pinch-runner Sherlene Humphreys, who then advanced to second base when right field Nikita Anderson was able to put down a sacrifice bunt. With one out and the potential tying run on second base, the next batter second baseman Mertell Bailey attempted to put down a bunt that led to the questionable call that killed the potential rally.

On the line for Telemedia was 2 run on 7 hits and for Mirage Lady Rebels it was 1 run on 5 hits.