Temple Fellowship will play in two championships
The final pieces of the Baptist Sports Council’s 2010 Rev. Dr. Anthony Carroll’s Softball Classic’s best-of-three championship series could be completed on Tuesday night at the Banker’s Field. That’s if pennant winning St. Paul’s Baptist can dispose of the red-hot Temple Fellowship, who inked their names in both the men and 19-and-under championship series, on Saturday at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
A victory by St. Paul’s in the 7:30 p.m. encounter and they will advance to the championship, to play against third place Golden Gates, with game one on Thursday night. A victory, however, by Temple Fellowship and they will force a third and deciding game on Thursday, delaying the start of the championship to Saturday.
Golden Gates earned their berth by sweeping St. John’s in two straight games in their playoffs on Saturday. Also on Saturday, last year’s runners-up Temple Fellowship stunned
Transfiguration with a two-game sweep to face defending champions Macedonia Baptist in a rematch of last year. Macedonia knocked off St. John’s 19-11, in the closer, in two extra innings.
Meanwhile, Temple Fellowship won on a technicality over pennant winning Golden Gates to advance to the men’s championship. Golden Gates was levied a default, which turned out to be their second for the season, thus eliminating them from further play.
Temple Fellowship will await the winner of Tuesday’s match-up between last year’s runners-up, Macedonia and former champions Calvary Deliverance to determine who their opponents will be in the championship that is scheduled to start on Thursday, at 8:30 p.m.
The 19-and-under championship will be played on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
Here’s a summary of the games played on Saturday:
Macedonia 19, St. John’s 11:
After finishing tied at 8-8 at the end of the fifth inning regulation game and 11-11 in the first extra inning using the ISF’s tie-breaking rule, Macedonia went another inning
before they prevailed with eight runs in the seventh to secure their berth in the 19-and-under championship to defend their title.
Batting around the clock, Michael Ingraham had a RBI sacrifice fly, Winston Hanna a run-producing single and D’Kyle Rolle a two-run triple to highlight the top of the seventh. Ingraham, pitching on the mound, got the defensive help from his teammates to shut out St. John’s in the bottom of the frame.
Rolle finished 2-for-5 with the two RBI and three runs scored; Zhivargo Archer was 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs and Jordan Gibson, Seak Roker, Bernard Ferguson and Weymond Demeritte all scored two runs in the win.
Torrie Rolle was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored; Sherwin Williams got on base on three errors and scored each time, while Tavario Dorsette was 2-for-4 with a RBI and run scored and losing pitcher Alexander Clark had one hit and scored twice.
Temple Fellowship 13, Transfiguration 8:
Rudy Fox, Angelo Butler, Devon Francis and winning pitcher Raheem Rolle all had two hits and scored twice to send Temple Fellowship back into the 19-and-under championships.
Chris McPhee had one hit, but scored three times. Geo Willie had three hits with a RBI, scoring twice and Charlie Gaitor Jr. was 2-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored. Dominic Bain suffered the loss.
Temple Fellowship 9, Transfiguration 3:
Rudy Fox, Lance Thompson and Deval Storr all had a hit, scoring a run to pace Temple Fellowship in their 19-and-under opener. Zach Rahming, who also scored a run, was the winning pitcher. Austin Hanna was 2-for-3 scoring two runs and losing pitcher Charlie Gaitor Jr. had a pair of hits with a RBI, scoring a run in a losing effort.
Macedonia 17, Calvary Deliverance 9:
Rev. Delton Ellis and Patrizio Adderly both had three hits with a RBI, scoring four times and Zhivargo Archer was 3-for-4 with two runs scored as Macedonia evened their men’s series. Gay Knowles was the winning pitcher. Danny Stubbs, who suffered the loss, was 3-for-4 with two runs scored; Brad Wood Jr. had one hit, scoring three times; Jayson Clarke went 2-for-4 with two runs and Brad Wood Sr. added two hits with three RBI, scoring once in a losing effort.
Calvary Deliverance 3, Macedonia 0:
Danny Stubbs got the win and Brian Rolle, Floyd Mackey and Kendrick Capron all scored the three runs for Calvary Deliverance in the second inning to snatch game one of the men’s series. Gay Knowles suffered the loss. Patrizio Adderley was 2-for-4 for Macedonia.
Golden Gates 19, St. John’s 8:
Winning pitcher Ken Wood Jr. was 4-for-4 with three home runs and a double, driving in eight runs; Joyce Minus was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Eugene Pratt had a homer in their clincher to advance to the co-ed championship. Hyacinth Farrington was 2-for-3 with a RBI, scoring twice and Torri Rolle and Tavarie Dorsette both had one hit, scoring twice in a losing effort. Vernie Curry got the loss.
Golden Gates 9, St. John’s 4:
Winning pitcher Ken Wood Jr. had another perfect 3-for-3 day with a three-run in-the-parker homer; Eugene Pratt also had a solo in-the-parker and he and Nicara Curtis, who was
2-for-3, scored two runs apiece in the series opener.
Torri Rolle and losing pitcher Vernie Curry both had a hit(Curry with a RBI)and they both scored a run for St. John’s.