Exciting softball games continue at the Murphy Town Ball Field every weekend, and the ending of May was no exception.
On May 30, the Creter’s Bulldogs showed off its national championship status in a game against the DNR Sluggers. DNR was no match for the Bulldogs, who swept the game – 13 to 1.
The Hope Town Wreckers did not go easy on the Simple Solution Sharks in their game either. They beat the Sharks 9 to 2.
The following night – May 31 – the Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz doubled their threat in the women’s game against the Golden Harvest Major Pain. Marie Bethel, Dollz pitcher, led her team to a win with 14 runs while the Major Pains accumulated half the amount with seven runs.
It was a close call between the SS Sharks and DNR, but the upper hand was given to the Sharks, who scored one extra run to settle the score at 6-5. Joshua Rolle was the winning pitcher.
On June 5, the Dollz returned to the field again to leave the Major Pains with a lasting reminder that they plan to stay at the top. The Dollz scored 18 runs, and the Major Pains: four runs. The Bulldogs came out in similar fashion to demolish the Wreckers: 8 to 0.
Games were rescheduled for June 7 because of heavy rains accompanied by lightning and thunder. In the first game, the Bulldogs faced DNR beating them 14 to 0. The Bulldogs were definitely on a roll for the night as they played against the Sharks in Game Two of the night. Sharks secured no runs while the Bulldogs dominated with 10 runs.
Earlier this month, ASA President Haziel McDonald and ASA Vice President Mark Douglas met to address a number of concerns. They reminded teams that they had been given a payment deadline for corporate sponsorship and team player fees on April 25.
Teams that did not meet the deadline were not allowed to be a part of the softball game, which led to some friction among players. It was determined that no exceptions would be made in fairness to the teams that registered on time, and were already on their way to playing their fifth games for the season.
While no other teams are eligible to join the 2014 fast pitch season which officially opened on May 9, players are welcome to join teams that are already a part of the league. Women’s teams are: Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz and Golden Harvest Major Pain. The men’s teams are: Hope Town Wreckers, DNR Sluggers, Simple Solution Sharks and Creter’s Bulldogs.
Both McDonald and Douglas were grateful to all corporate sponsors and fans who attend games each weekend. Live entertainment is provided along with grilled food and drinks and giveaways.
An All Abaco Softball Tournament is scheduled for June 20-21 and is open to all Bahamas softball teams.