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Softball picks up Bronze again in Central American Games Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:00

Belize’s Shortstop Shadalee Ho trying to leg out a batted ballThe National Women’s Softball Team of Belize returned home on Friday, March 8th, 2013, from the 10th Central American Games in San Jose, Costa Rica where it captured its third Bronze Medals in as many outings to the Central American Games.

Team Belize went into the Page System Playoffs as the number two team and was assured of a medal. In the second semi-final game of the Page System played between Guatemala (number one seed) and Belize (number two seed) both had identical win-loss record (4-1) Guatemala blanked the Belize Team again by the score of 2-0. Unfortunately for Team Belize, it was able to load the bases on two occasions without any outs and was not able to score a run.

The winning pitcher for Guatemala was Valquiria Garzo and the losing pitcher was Francine Hoare.

With that loss to Guatemala, Team Belize had to play from the losers’ bracket again El Salvador who had earlier eliminated Panama. In the Final game against El Salvador, the game ended up 14-4 in favour of El Salvador.

The losing pitcher for Belize was Kenreen Gillett who had relief help from Lanisha Jones and Francine Hoare.

And so Team Belize once again finished with its third Bronze Medal in these Central American Games.