Three softball players from Abaco were selected as part of The Bahamas’ National Softball Team that will compete in the Central American and Caribbean Games qualifying tournament in Cali, Colombia from April 23 to May 3.
They are Pitchers Lyle Sawyer and Tyler Russell, and Grant Albury, catcher, from the Creter’s Bulldogs. The Bulldogs became the nation’s softball champions after winning last year’s Round Robin Tournament.
The trio will make up the national team that includes: Pitchers – Alcott Forbes and Thomas Davis; Catcher – Angelo Dillette; Infielders – Jamal Johnson, Wayne “Eric Pappi” Johnson, Ken Wood, Richard Bain, Rashad Seymour, Quintin Rolle (Grand Bahama) and Keel Pinder (Grand Bahama); Outfielders – Sherman Ferguson, Lamar Watkins, Addie Finley and Marcus Holbert (Grand Bahama).
The Bahamas team will be accompanied by Manager Godfrey Burnside Sr.; Coaches Perry Seymour and Martin Burrows Sr.; and Reserves – Garfield Bethel, Jordan Gibson, Andrew Albury, Larry Russell Jr., Philip Johnson, Carlos Pratt, Zhivago Archer and Martin Burrows Jr.
If the players are successful in Colombia, they will advance to the CAC Games in Veracruz, Mexico on Nov. 15 to Nov. 30.