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Telemedia captures Silver Medal in Central American Softball Championship Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:00

Silver Medalists Belize TelemediaTelemedia, the National Softball Champions of Belize, returned home on Tuesday, August 14th,  after representing the country at the 7th Central American Senior Female Softball Championship in San Jose, Costa Rica over the weekend of August 9-13th, 2012.

Telemedia joined the representatives of the seven countries that make up the Confederation of Central American Softball Federations (CONCASOFT) for the championship.

The championship officially got underway on Friday, August 10th, with Belize winning handily over the host country Costa Rica by the score of 15-2. The winning pitcher was Mary Flowers and the losing pitcher was Kimberly Porras.

Due to the heavy rains experienced in San Jose, the competition had to continue early Saturday morning at 7:00 between Guatemala and Belize. In this game, Guatemala defeated Belize by the score of 4-2. The winning pitcher was Laura Rodriguez and the losing pitcher was Kenrene Gillett. This was the only defeat for Belize during the championship. In the second game played that day, BTL bounced back to defeat the 2010 (9thCentral American Games Champions) Panama by the score of 6-2. The winning pitcher was Leandra Guy and the losing pitcher was Bleysin Sobenis. In the third and final game that Belize played during that day, it also defeated Nicaragua by the score of 6-4. The winning pitcher was Kenrene Gillett and the losing pitcher was Imelda Lopez.

The championship then continued on Sunday, August 12th, with Telemedia winning both games played that day. In game one, Telemedia defeated El Salvador by the score of 11-2. The winning pitcher was Leandra Guy and the losing pitcher was Katia Galeas. In the final game for Belize, it also defeated Honduras by the score of 8-1. The winning pitcher for Telemedia was Mary Flowers and the losing pitcher was Maite Nunez.

At the end of the championship, it was Guatemala that captured the 7th Central American Senior Female Softball Championship with Telemedia, representing Belize, taking the second place trophy and Nicaragua taking the third place trophy. Although Guatemala and Telemedia finished with the identical win-loss record 5-1, Guatemala won the championship because it had defeated Belize.

Belize’s pitching sensation Leandra Guy was named the Best Pitcher of the championship and she was awarded the Best Pitcher Trophy.