During the month of August, players enjoyed a successive round of softball games at the Murphy Town Ball Field and Baker’s Field in Cooper’s Town. The first of the games took place on August 10 between the Destroyers and the DNR Sluggers after the game was cancelled for the F.E.S. Peacocks and R.J. Runners women’s teams.
The Destroyers were merciless in their game against the DNR players and won 10-0 with Freddie “Skipper” Cornish as the winning pitcher. Shortstop Nigel Bootle Jr. achieved the most hits going 2 for 3.
Cornish said that the game did not go as well as they had planned. He added that some of the players got lucky on the fast balls thrown by DNR Pitcher Thomas “Machine Gun” Kelly, and that in their next practice they would work on hitting fast balls and getting around the bases properly.
“The pitching tonight was up to par, and they held us down pretty good, but we came out on top by a small, marginal score,” Cornish concluded.
On August 11, the R.J. Runners met up with the Lady Sluggers for a close game at the Murphy Town Ball Field. The Lady Sluggers got away with a one-point lead to beat the Runners: 6-5. The winning pitcher was Amanda Pyfrom.
In the next game, it was the DNR Sluggers vs. the Creter’s Bulldogs. Once again, DNR players suffered a devastating loss when the Bulldogs beat them 14-0 with Winning Pitcher Tyler “Josewale” Russell at the helm. William “Lefty” Weatherford went 3 for 3 to earn the most hits in that game.
Then on August 12, DNR finally recorded their first win in a game against New Vision. Holding the hot bat for the DNR Sluggers was Densil Pinder, who has 4 out of 5 successful hits. DNR scored 19, while New Vision accumulated 17 points.
“It was a good game with little ups and downs, but we played well,” DNR Player Kevin Hicks commented. “We’re finally getting all the players out to practice and coming together to gel as a team.”
The following weekend on August 17, another doubleheader was held at the Murphy Town Ball Field. First up were the Lady Sluggers and the F.E.S. Peacocks. Winning Pitcher Rhonda Eldon took her team to victory as they scored 15 runs against the Peacock’s four runs.
The featured game between the Bulldogs and Destroyers saw the Bulldogs’ Shortstop Willard Gardiner making the most of his hits as he went 3 for 4. In the end, the Bulldogs scored 9 while the Destroyers grabbed four points for their team.
Finally on Aug.18, the Destroyers beat DNR – 12 to 2. Destroyers Catcher Todd Thompson garnered 3 for 3 hits, and Oscar “Togo” Rolle was recorded as the winning pitcher.