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KHMH captures first interoffice softball championship Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 April 2013 00:00

Guardian/Sports Council pitcher Joel Wade at batThe 2012 Belize City Interoffice Softball Competition came to an end on Saturday April 6, 2013, at Rogers Stadium with the Final and Grand Final games played between the top teams in the interoffice competition.

In the Grand Final game played, KHMH escaped a late inning surged by BWSL to capture its first ever interoffice softball title when it was able to hold off the BWSL squad for a 14-13 victory.

BWSL batting in the top of the 1st inning was able to score 2 runs for an early lead. However, KHMH came roaring back in the bottom of the 1st inning to score 4 runs. KHMH then scored 7 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning to increase its lead to 9 runs. BWSL then scored 2 runs in the top of the 3rd inning, added a single run in the 4th inning, 2 in the 5th, 2 in the 6th and 4 more runs in the top of the 7th inning.

Meanwhile, KHMH maintained its 9 runs lead when it scored single runs in the bottom of the 4th, 5th and 6th innings to preserve its first ever interoffice softball title.

KHMH collected a total of 12 hits while BWSL collected 11 hits.

The winning pitcher was Arlette Castillo and the losing pitcher was Shera Pandy.

In the final game played earlier on Saturday afternoon, BWSL eliminated the top seed Guardian/Sports Council by the score of 14-13.  The Guardian/Sports Council team scored 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning for an early lead and was hoping that its defence, perhaps the best in the competition would have been able to performed up to standard and then advanced back to the Grand Final game, but it was not to be, as its defence proved to be the Achilles heel for it.

In the bottom of the 1st inning, BWSL chipped away at the early deficit and pulled within one run of the lead when it scored 3 runs. Meanwhile, in the top of the 2nd inning Guardian/Sports Council added another 4 runs for a commanding 8-3 lead. The Guardian/Sports Council team added a single run in the top of the 4th inning and then scored 4 more runs in the top of the 7th inning for a 13-6 lead. Unfortunately, the Guardian/Sports Council defence fell apart and allowed BWSL to score 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning, a single run in the bottom of the 6th inning and 4 more runs in the bottom of the 7th inning.

BWSL collected 11 hits off the combined pitching of Joel Wade and Claudette Williams while Guardian/Sports Council collected 15 hits including shortstop Shane Williams’ 2 run home run over the left field fence in the top of the 2nd inning. For the Guardian/Sports Council its defence made an astounding 7 errors that contributed to the defeat.

The winning pitcher was Kareem Thompson and the losing pitcher was Joel Wade.

On Friday April 5, BWSL eliminated Tuff “E” Nuff by the score of 19-10. The winning pitcher was Shera Pandy and the losing pitcher was Rico Black.

In the second semi-final game, KHMH edged Guardian/Sports Council in 8 innings by the score of 21-20 in a slug fest between the two teams.

Guardian/Sports Council scored 20 runs on 18 hits, while KHMH scored 21 runs on 15 hits. The winning pitcher was Arlette Castillo and the losing pitcher was Joel Wade.