The highlights of weekend activities with Sportscaster James Adderley
We jump immediately into yesterday’s big match at Lords Bank Field where Survivors played host to Willows Bank United. We’re in the 2nd inning were the base are loaded when Stacey Smith crushes this pitch from Jacqueline Cassassola of Willows Bank to bring in 2 runs. Shereee Stephens then comes home off this strike out by Lynn Smith who has to be thrown out at 1st. Ormencia Pou increases the run count with this single that brings Stacey Smith home. In the meantime Ormencia decided to live dangerously by ploughing into Jenny Reynolds for the steal and 2nd and gets away with it. Another run scores when Kylee Joseph doubles down the middle for Omencia Pou to score from 2nd. The onslaught finally concludes when Cassassola gets Marsha Talbert for the easy out at first but not before she conceded eight runs in the 2nd. In the top of the 3rd Margaret Hendy strikes out Jenny Reynolds for the 3rd out to keep United scoreless. The Willows Bank team did not concede any runs in the bottom of the 3rd as Jacqueline Cassassola handles this come backer from Stacey Smith to end the inning. In the top of the 4th with 2 on and 2 out and 1 strike to go short stop Denise Cassassola powers this ball past 3rd base for the 1st United run. Stephanie Talbert then records 9 hit with this bunt that gets her to 1st base as Ellen Bodden scores the 2nd United run. 2nd baseman Lynn Smith on defense forgets the runner at 2nd and Denise Cassassola scores the 3rd run for her team.
Margaret Hendy gets out of the inning by getting Sheree Stephens to pop up. Meanwhile folks this decision by 2nd baseman Lynn Smith leaves her with a broken right foot and we sympathize greatly with her for this unfortunate accident. Sunrise goes on to post the 16 -3 big W.
Changing games Belize’s performance at the Commonwealth Games has been less than stellar. Kaina Martinez failed to advance in her first 100 meters heat with a time of 12:12 which saw her finish 6th out of 8. Mark Anderson on the male side clocked a time of 11:23 to finish 8th in a field of 8. Tomorrow both athletes will compete in the 200 meters and Brandon Jones in the long jump. In the man’s full bone shooting competition Andy Wigmore shot 18 out of 25 to open and 15 out of 25 in the 2nd round. He competes tomorrow in 3 sets. Meanwhile the National U-20 Football team has taken enough goals to go around having lost 6 – zip to El Salvador, 2 – nil to Panama, 6 – zip to Costa Rice, 5 – nothing to Honduras and 4 – 0 to Nicaragua. Tomorrow they conclude play against Guatemala. So far, Belize has taken 23 and scored none. In the meantime, the National A Team has begun preparing for the 2015 Gold Cup.
Turning to the cricket scene, Lemonal’s Easy Does It Cricket Club continues to impress by jolting 4 times national champion, Crooked Tree 153 to 85 on Saturday and Sunday at Lemonal. Man of the Match, Aaron Muslar crushes this ball for a 6 and would total 38 runs before he was caught out. Malcolm Reynolds added 31 runs to the Lemonal total as he strikes for 6 with this power swing. This match had to be called because of the 6 p.m. cutoff point; however, on Sunday, the defending champions a mere 85 runs with all out in that loss.
In cycling news, there is Kadin Pinelo winning Category A in the 15 laps presented by C-Ray Summer Series in unchallenged fashion Darien Anderson outsprints Stephen Cabral, Phillip Grajales and Joslyn Chavarria to take 2nd place. In the B Class, it was Darien Anderson taking the W over Kayden Pinelo in the 12 laps with Patrick Williams 3rd in the 12 laps. Meanwhile Derek Chavarria took the male 9 to 12 class with Gion Lovell 2nd and Chaucey Brooks 3rd. Abbie Leslies finished 1st in the female under 10 with Gabriel Gabourel 2nd. In the male over ten, Johann Muschamp 1st and Bonike Chan 2nd. James Lewis edged out Richard Hoare III in mini mikes 6 to 8 and Kyron Staine took the W over Jayden Tillett in the 3 to 5 years category.
Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.