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El Salvador wins Central American women’s softball champions Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

el salvador vs guatemala in championship game.jpg - 67.69 KbThe Annual Central American Women’s Softball championship was staged from November 25-27, 2016, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The championship saw the participation of six of the seven countries from Central America which includes Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama and the host country Guatemala. Belize was represented by the Belize Bank Bulldogs, the National Softball Champions of Belize.

On Friday 25th November, all the countries played a total of 3 games on the schedule. In the first game of the day, Belize Bank Bulldogs defeated Costa Rica by the score of 5-4. In game two for the Belize Bank Bulldogs, the Belize Bank Bulldogs fell to Nicaragua by the score of 6-5. Nicaragua then went on to win over Costa Rica by the score of 10-0 and in the final game of the day that was played at the Carlos Larranaga softball pitch for the day Panama defeated Nicaragua by the score of 13-5. Meanwhile, at the Carlos Cano pitch Guatemala defeated El Salvador by the score of 4-3. El Salvador then went on to win over Panama by the score of 4-3. Guatemala won over Costa Rice by the score of 15-0 and in the final game of the day Guatemala defeated the Belize Bank Bulldogs by the score of 8-0.

On Saturday 26th November at the Carlos Larranaga softball pitch, Panama defeated Costa Rica by the score of 7-0. El Salvador then topped Costa Rica by the score of 10-2. This was followed by El Salvador winning over Nicaragua by the score of 6-2. At the Carlos Cano pitch the Belize Bank Bulldogs loss to El Salvador by the score of 3-1. Panama then went on to defeat the Belize Bank Bulldogs by the score of 10-9. In the game that followed Guatemala defeated Panama by the score of 4-3 and in the final game of the round robin Guatemala defeated Nicaragua by the score of 7-0.

On Sunday in the Page System playoffs, in semi-final game 1, Nicaragua eliminated Panama by the score of 5-4. In semi-final game 2, El Salvador defeated Guatemala by the score of 6-1 to advance to the Grand Final. In the Final game, Guatemala eliminated Nicaragua by the score of 8-0 to earn the right to face El Salvador in the Grand Final.
In the Grand Final, El Salvador defeated Guatemala by the score of 5-3 to win the 2016 Central American Women’s Softball Championship.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 15:03
 
2017 National Elite Basketball League season to commence on January 13 Print E-mail
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The Commissioner of the National Elite Basketball League Karim Juan informed the general public that the NEBL will commence its fourth season on Friday 13th January, 2017. The fourth season will see eight teams competing for the top prize. The teams that will be competing in the 2017 campaign will be the Orange Walk Running Rebels, Belize Hurricanes, Belize City No Limit, San Pedro Tiger Sharks, Belmopan Bandits, Dangriga Warriors, Cayo Western Ballaz and a new franchise from Chetumal, Mexico.

It is noted that games will be played in Chetumal, and the Chetumal team will also play games in Belize, using the same home and away format.

For the up-coming season, each team will have a shot clock, which will greatly enhance the competitive nature of the game.

The commissioner also informs that there will be three pre-season games, prior to the opening of the 2017 NEBL season. The schedule for the pre-season games is listed below:
Friday 9th December, Belmopan Bandits at Cayo Western Ballaz

San Pedro Tiger Sharks at Orange Walk Running Rebels

Saturday 10th December      Belize Hurricanes at Belize City No Limit.

 


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