Last month, the Creter’s Bulldogs represented Abaco in the Men’s National Softball Championships held in New Providence. However, none of the Abaco women’s teams were represented this year.
Nevertheless, the Bulldogs played exceptionally well against the Bommer G Truckers. Although they lost 7 to 2 to the Truckers, in their final game on Nov. 4, they did not go down easy. The Bulldogs led the game well into the fifth inning until the Truckers rallied together to score three runs. The sixth inning brought four more runs for the Truckers.
Andrew Albury, of the Bulldogs, led off with the first hit for his team during the fourth inning, and he also scored the second run for the Bulldogs.
The Bommer G Truckers won the Bahamas Softball Federation men’s national championship title with ace pitcher Adney “The Heat” Bethel finishing with a six hitter with 11 strike outs, while William Weatherford achieved six strike outs before he was relieved by Lyle Sawyer in the sixth. Tyler Russell replaced Sawyer before the inning was over.
Bulldogs Pitcher William Weatherford commented that it was difficult losing the championship game after leading in the first five innings, but he is hopeful that one day the Bulldogs will become the championship team.
Meanwhile, with the ending of fast-pitch season, interest began generating on the island for the formation of a slow-pitch season, and Abaco Softball Association President Nigel Bootle initially confirmed that games would resume on Dec. 2. However, several lights were dismantled at the Murphy Town Ball Field during Hurricane Sandy, so until they are reassembled, there are no scheduled softball games.