According to Coach Ted Curry of the Central Abaco Stingrays, the Central Abaco youth baseball league is doing very well.
In fact, the Stingrays made history a few weeks ago in their 10-12 age group when they played against the North Abaco Baseball Association (NABA) on April 29 at the Murphy Town Ball Field.
“Our 10-12 age group defeated Cooper’s Town for the very first time in league history,” Coach Ted boasted. “It was very intense, but our guys held their composure in the late innings holding North Abaco scoreless in the last frame, and securing a go-ahead run in our last at bat.”
With a close score of 13-12, the Stingrays gained the upper hand to lead them to victory.
He added that the team’s practice “executed flawlessly”.
“I can’t say it enough how proud I am of them, having to lose the first three games and staying positive and believing that they can win, many of whom are playing baseball for the first time,” he expressed. “The league is doing very well.”
The Stingrays’ senior players in the 12-13 age group did not fare so well, however, losing 15-3 against North Abaco.
Nevertheless, Coach Ted has observed that the players enjoy the sport overall, and the competition that goes along with it.
“It’s about grooming and mentoring them to be good productive citizens in our society, and about putting God first in everything they do and then have fun,” he reasoned.
Coach Ted said there are about 55 players in total who have signed up and are participating in both the senior and junior age groups. His wife, Almeta “Ali” Curry assists him with the team.
At this point in the season, the teams are winding down with their local game schedule, and are gearing up for the 2018 Nationals in Grand Bahama on June 20.