Armed with great expectations and a view of bringing home the gold, Abaco Imaging-Creter’s Bulldogs and Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz attended this year’s Bahamas Softball Federation’s (BSF) National Round Robin Championships from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 on Banker’s Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
The atmosphere at the Murphy Town Ball Field was one of celebration and unabated enthusiasm as the time wound down for the women and men’s teams that would be declared Abaco’s champions.
The Abaco Softball Association (ASA) held an All Abaco Tournament on June 20-21 at the Murphy Town Ball Field inviting teams out of New Providence and Spanish Wells to be a part of the softball action. Fans packed almost every bleacher at the park to support their respective teams.
The Abaco softball timeline spans 41 years for the popular sport. For 32 of those years, Abaco’s men’s and women’s softball teams have been affiliated with the Bahamas Softball Federation (BSF). As Creter’s Bulldogs Sponsor Christopher Roberts recalled on Nov. 4, it was his brother Telford Roberts who emphasized the importance of being a part of the federation.
In the final stage of the playoff games on Sept. 27-28, the TC Jets beat the DNR Sluggers, which put them 2-0 in the best of five series. The Creter’s Bulldogs won their third straight game against the Hope Town Wreckers and advanced to the championship round. During their game against the Bulldogs, Wreckers Pitcher Corderro “Dopey” Russell suffered a broken wrist when he collided into another player. With no seasoned pitcher available, this crippled the efforts of the team.
The Abaco Softball Association’s Facebook page announced that all roads would lead to the Murphy Town Ball Field on Aug. 23 for a double header featuring Simple Solution and Hope Town Wreckers and then the Creter’s Bulldogs against the DNR Sluggers. Simple Solution enjoyed an easy win against the Wreckers, beating them 10 to 1. The same was true for the Bulldogs as they swept the game away from DNR. The Bulldogs scored seven runs; DNR scored one.