Softball series action
The C&S Hitmen defeated the Chances Mighty Mitts 13-2 as they look to complete the sweep in their best-of-five game series in the New Providence Softball Association men’s division playoffs on Thursday night at Bankers Field, Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. In the ladies’ division, the Johnson Lady Truckers avenged a game one loss to the Sharks by downing them 10-3 to tie up their best-of-five game series 1-1.
C&S Hitmen 13, Chances Mighty Mitts 2
After rain kept them from playing for almost a week, the C&S Hitmen and the Chances Mighty Mitts finally played their second game in their best-of-five game series. The Hitmen got the best of the Mighty Mitts, 13-2.
This game was over by the end of the top of the fifth inning. The Hitmen were up 8-1 and ready to wrap up the game after the top of the fifth.
The Mighty Mitts needed to score at least one run in the bottom of the fifth to extend the game to the seventh inning.
They scored one run after a fielding error by the Hitmen’s third baseman Martin Burrows. The game was held up a little because pitcher Alcott Forbes was frustrated at Burrows for that fielding error.
Left fielder Steffan McKenzie was the scorer for the Mighty Mitts.
Both teams did not score in the sixth inning.
At the top of the seventh and final inning, the Hitmen scored five runs to seal the game. The Mighty Mitts were unable to score after the fifth inning as the game ended 13-2 in favor of the Hitmen.
The Hitmen’s center fielder, Rodney Forbes, led all scorers with three runs.
The Hitmen’s Forbes was the winning pitcher. The losing pitcher was Victor Grant.
Umpiring at plate was Crystal Taylor. Stephen Turnquest and Mike Hanna were the first and third base umpires, respectively. Lorraine Woodside-Fowler was the scorer for the night.
The Hitmen will look to close out the best-of-five series tonight. The Commando Security Truckers are still waiting on the winner in that series.
Johnson Lady Truckers 10, Platinum Pool Sharks 3
After going down in a 0-1 hole, the Johnson Lady Truckers tied up their best-of-five game series after getting the best of the Platinum Pool Sharks, 10-3.
After a scoreless first inning for the Sharks, the Truckers wasted no time in the bottom of the first inning. They scored four runs to start the game.
Leadoff batter, center fielder Dwanya Pratt opened the scoring for the Truckers.
They never looked back as they played tough defense.
The Sharks managed to score three runs at the top of the third inning. This was the only inning that they scored.
At the end of the third inning, the Truckers led 5-3.
In the fifth and final inning, the Truckers scored five more runs to put an end to the game. The final score was 10-3 as the Truckers walked away with the win.
Pratt led all scorers with two runs.
The Truckers’ Diva Burrows was the winning pitcher. The losing pitcher was the Sharks’ Brendia Ferguson.
Umpiring at plate was Addie Finley. Crystal Taylor and Tequila Newton were the first and third base umpires, respectively. Lorraine Woodside-Fowler was the scorer for the night.
On Wednesday night, their game got rained out in the bottom of the third inning. That game was schedule to be resumed last night. No scores were available at press time. Game four will be on Tuesday, September 11.
On the other side of the ladies’ playoffs, the Sunshine Wildcats will look to close out the BTC Lady Warriors tonight in their best-of-five games. The Wildcats lead that series 2-1.