In the final stage of the playoff games on Sept. 27-28, the TC Jets beat the DNR Sluggers, which put them 2-0 in the best of five series. The Creter’s Bulldogs won their third straight game against the Hope Town Wreckers and advanced to the championship round. During their game against the Bulldogs, Wreckers Pitcher Corderro “Dopey” Russell suffered a broken wrist when he collided into another player. With no seasoned pitcher available, this crippled the efforts of the team.
In what could be called their best game of the season, DNR players held on until the end, but the Jets scored one more run to break the 6-6 tie – beating them 7 to 6.
On Oct.4-5, Softball Championships started off with a bang as excited fans packed every bleacher at the Murphy Town Ball Field. ZNS Total Sports Anchor Charles Fisher and his cameraman Chris Knwoles brought full coverage to both games.
In the first game, the Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz took no pity on the Terez Gas Angels beating the North Abaco women’s team: 21 to 9.
Then the Creter’s Bulldogs challenged the TC Jets in the final game. It was the Bulldogs who proved victorious in the end accumulating 12 runs to the Jets’ eight runs.
The following night, the Terez Gas Angels were not going to accept a repeat performance from the Diamond Dollz. The Angels shut down the Diamond Dollz – 16 to 9.
The Bulldogs and Jets faced each other again for the second time that weekend. At first it was difficult to determine who would emerge as the victor. The two teams were neck and neck as they raced through the innings. Disappointingly, the Jets appeared to fold in the final inning with a tied score of 6-6 for the Bulldogs and Jets. The Bulldogs pulled away to win their second game: 9 to 6.
To date, the Diamond Dollz are at 2-1 in the best of five series. For the Creter’s Bulldogs, they are 2-0. Championship games continue on Oct.11 and 12. The Abaco Softball Association are looking to possibly crown the men and women’s softball champions this weekend, and those teams will represent Abaco at the Bahamas National Championships in New Providence on Oct. 31.