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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.

Abaco players make up Bahamas National Softball Team

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.

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About Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander was born in New Providence, but spent most of her childhood years on Abaco. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University.

Although she has accomplished many things in life, her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her four children. She loves God, her country and people of all cultures.

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