In the land of double headers, base hits and home runs, the Abaco softball season is winding down toward its playoff season, which begins on Sept. 12. Games continued weekly throughout the month of August, and the most recent games held on Aug.22-23 yielded a combination of wins and losses.
The women’s teams took the weekend off, so the men hogged the spotlight. In the first game on Aug.22, the Simple Solutions Sharks played against DNR Sluggers. The game was a close one, but DNR pulled away with a two-run lead to beat the Sharks: 14 to 12. The Creters Bulldogs were not as merciful in the featured game against the Hope Town Wreckers scoring nine runs. The Wreckers only scored one run.
A triple header was announced for Aug. 23 with the Bulldogs and DNR playing the first game. Bulldogs beat DNR: 8 to 1. Then it was the Sharks vs. the Wreckers. The Sharks stepped up their game to gain seven runs, while the Wreckers accumulated five runs. In the final game, the Bulldogs annihilated the Sharks: 8 to 0.
Nevertheless, it was a weekend of family fun for the community as the Abaco Softball Association (ASA) donated 100 bags of school supplies to each child that attended the games with their parents. A bouncing castle was also on location for their enjoyment.
According to ASA President Haziel McDonald the association wanted to do something worthwhile for the community, so they paid for the school supplies and made the much-needed donation.
With playoffs just a few weeks away, two teams from Grand Bahama will be joining the Abaco teams for softball action this weekend on Aug. 29 to Aug. 30 at the Murphy Town Ball Field. The Port Side Flyers women’s team and the Control Chemical Sweepers men’s softball team will face off against the Abaco teams.
Abaco Softball Championships will begin on Oct. 3. The championships will feature a best of seven series for the women and men’s teams. The winners from Abaco will then travel to Nassau for the Bahamas National Softball Championships, which is slated for Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.