This past weekend in the capital city of Belmopan, San Pedro High School male softball team became the National Champs defeating all other regional champs of Belize.
After competing against 15 schools in the northern region, Corozal and Orange Walk, our local boys captured the number one spot defeating Orange Walk Technical of Orange Walk, 16 to 2 runs. This set the stage for the national competition to face other regional champs of Belize Central, the West and the South.
In game one SPHS trounced Gwen Lizzaraga High School of Belize City 12 to 2 runs led by the pitching of Christian Orellana. The final match for the championship was against Independence High School of the South. At the third inning our heroes had them sweating cold with a score of 5 runs to nil. But our boys had no mercy as they fought vigorously and bravely to the end only to be crowned National Champions 2016 with a final score of 5-1.
This sets the stage for our boys to represent zibeline in the Central American Games known as Codicader. The last time they went to Panama, they also brought the first place trophy and memories of a lifetime. San Pedro High Male Softball Team, congratulations. Your dedication pays. Now enjoy the sweet victory.
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SPHS Boys Softball Team: 2016 NSSSA Champions!
Ambergris Caye is in a celebratory mood once again, thanks to its San Pedro High School (SPHS) male softball team. The SPHS boys traveled to the Capital City of Belmopan this past weekend, where they competed in the National Secondary School Sports Association’s (NSSSA) softball nationals. Needless to say, the SPHS boys claimed a blowout victory, becoming the 2016 NSSSA Champions in a competition that saw the results of a committed and dedicated team. Following the end of the competition, each team was then presented with their trophies, while the respective members of each team were also awarded. The MVP prize in the female category went to Camry Linarez from Independence High School , while in the male category it went to San Pedro High School’s Shemar Broaster, who was also third baseman. Additionally, the winning pitcher of the tournament was another vibrant member of the SPHS team; with a total of 13 strike outs, Lester Gamez was awarded the title of best pitcher of the competition.
The team members are: Lester Gamez, Nahor Howe, Leonard Lopez, Christian Orellana, Shemar Broaster, Angel Navidad, Mauricio Pleitez, Wilmer Arias, Faustino Campos, Jafeth Castillo, Rodel Mendez, Luis Valdez, Jimmy Zometa and Mario Rodriguez.