Eleuthera Junior Baseball League opens its 2018 season
The Eleuthera Junior Baseball League (EJBL) held its opening day ceremony on Saturday, February 10 at the Rock Sound Primary School Baseball Park. It was an exciting time in Rock Sound, Eleuthera, as teams from the host settlement, Tarpum Bay, and Palmetto Point were in attendance.
The first game began at 11 a.m., in which the defending champions in the nine to 12 age division, the Palmetto Point Legends, defeated the Tarpum Bay Mosquitoes, 9–7.
At 1:30 p.m. the opening ceremony began with a Junkanoo rush-out in which the New Vision Junkanoo group led the teams into the park. Minister Dianne Ingraham opened the program with a prayer, which was followed by the national anthem. Remarks were brought by the president of the league, Larry Forbes; Vice President Kennedy “Marco” Bethel; Administrator Gregory Knowles; and past presidents Rev. Lincoln Young and Michael Dorsette.
At 2:30 p.m., an exhibition Tee Ball game was held between the Rock Sound Pyfrom Fisheries Lil Guppies and the Tarpum Bay Tarpons. This game was the highlight of the day.
At 3:30 p.m., the Rock Sound Stingrays and the Palmetto Point Legends played the featured game of the day in the 13 to 16 age division. The Stingrays defeated the Legends, 8–1.
Play continues at the Twin City Arena in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, this weekend.
The following people were elected as board members to the Eleuthera Junior Baseball League for the next two years: Larry Forbes – president (Rock Sound), Kennedy “Marco” Bethel – first vice president (Rock Sound), Wilson Cooper – second vice president (Palmetto Point), Sergeant Cyril Dean – third vice president (Governors Harbour), Natasha Sands – treasurer (Rock Sound), Charmine Culmer – assistant treasurer (Palmetto Point), Sybil Forbes – secretary (Rock Sound), Laura Culmer – assistant secretary (Palmetto Point), Elline Sineus – director (Palmetto Point), Gary Ingraham – director (Rock Sound), Maurice Carey – director (Tarpum Bay), Stephen Moss – director (Tarpum Bay), Fred Petty – director (Governors Harbour), Lincoln Young – commissioner (Rock Sound) and Johnnie Emil – fundraising (Rock Sound