Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this serving of Sports Monday.
After winning 5 straight outings against Belizean Teams, this visiting Alajuela Male Softball Team of Costa Rica took the pitch inside Roger’s Stadium on Saturday against the National Male Team to conclude the tour.
Team Belize takes the lead when Charles Solis pitching for Alajuela serves up this errant grounder that the catcher can’t handle so Densmore Edwards speeds home from 3rd to put up the 1st run. Rowland Patrick then hits to bring home another run as Belize takes a 2-zip lead. With 2 on, Shaquille Moody gets this swing past the infield to bring Godoy home from 3rd to make it 3-zip. We’re in the bottom of the 6th with 2 runners on when Keith Madrill’s long single brings them home to make it a 5-nil Belize lead.
Now let’s lead to Lord’s Bank where the Belize Bank Female Softball Competition staged its championship match yesterday between U.B. Lady Jaguars and Easy Does It of Flowers Bank. It’s Shandi Orellana on the mound undefeated for U.B. striking out Kathleen Rhaburn to end the top of the 1st inning scoreless. We’re in the top of the 2nd when Kendra Rhaburn comes up to bat with 2 runners on and she bits Orellana to bring home to bring home Ana Gillette and then Margaret Hendy come in to give Easy Does It a 2-1 lead.
In the bottom of the 2nd, U.B. busts this game wide open—Dion Baldwin’s allows Clarencia Jones to come up with a long fly ball that allows Jamilla Bradley to score from 3rd base. Ayanna Smith then comes up with a long single that brings 2 more runs in. The U.B. catcher Tamira Martinez places this ball out of the centerfielder’s reach as Ayanna Smith and Mertell Bailey score for the Jaguars. Pitcher Godoy then keeps his cause with this double that brings Medrill home. And after 6 innings, Belize is up 6-nil. The visitors finally get on the scoreboard in the top of the 7th when this roller from Juan Pablo Chinchilla allows the runner from 3rd to score. Silvio Galdarney then keeps this ball in play to give Costa Rica its 2nd round. Costa Rica would score 3 runs in top of the 6th, but it was not enough as Belize gets on to post the 9-4 big W.
Dion Baldwin then gets no defensive help at 1st base will allows Martinez to score. Shandi Orellano would shut down the East Does It offence after that and here she moves down Amber Wade. U.B. jaguars take the 2011 rural title in a convincing 13-2 blowout and we say congratulations to the new champ. There are not many teams in any sports that can boast an undefeated season so we say to the U.B. Lady Jaguars; when you big, you large.
In football news, Belize District female football competition kicked off at Ladyville yesterday with 3 matches. Island Stars and against Hattieville heats rallied to a scoreless draw. Millennium Girls mashed up Ladyville Orchids 6-nil while Ladyville Tornados blew away untouchables also in a 6-zip final score.
In news from the Belize City, the Champions Cup Finals got underway yesterday at the MCC Grounds. West Lake and FC Belize battled to a 2-2 stalemate. Game 2 comes up this Sunday, August 21st when the champion will emerge. On the undercard, Yabra will take on San Pedro in an under 15 match-up.
Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.