The C&S Hitmen and the Lady Warriors remained unbeaten as the New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) continued with its 2019 season on Tuesday night on the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
In the men’s division, the Hitmen took down the Chances Mighty Mitts, 9-2, to start the season with three wins and no losses. The Lady Warriors won 17-6 over the Johnson’s Lady Truckers in the women’s division. With that win, the Lady Warriors now have two wins and no losses on the season.
Hitmen 9, Mighty Mitts 2
The C&S Hitmen displayed a power surge on Tuesday night as they hit three home-runs and easily defeated the Chances Mighty Mitts.
Hitting home-runs for the Hitmen were first baseman Sherman Ferguson, third baseman Alcott Forbes and center fielder Kortney Smith. All three home-runs were to left field as they punished Mighty Mitts’ starting pitcher Travis Smith.
Ferguson finished the night 2-for-2, with his home-run, three runs batted in (RBIs) and three runs scored. Forbes also finished 2-for-2 with his home-run, three RBIs and one run scored.
The Mighty Mitts were coming off a victory over the Commando Security Truckers last week Thursday.
Mighty Mitts’ center fielder Jumel Bain opened the scoring for the Mighty Mitts when he came home on Michael Butler’s RBI hit.
Heading into the bottom of the first inning, the Mighty Mitts held a slim 1-0 lead.
The Hitmen made that lead disappear quickly as they scored two runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Second baseman Richard Bain and Ferguson scored one run each.
By the end of the third inning, the Hitmen were up 5-2.
The Hitmen scored three runs in the fourth inning and one more in the fifth as they ended the game early via the mercy rule.
As a team, the Hitmen had eight hits. The Mighty Mitts finished with four hits.
The Hitmen’s Martin Burrows was the winning pitcher. Smith was the losing pitcher.
Tonight’s game in the men’s division will see the Hitmen play the Commando Security Truckers. That game will get underway at 8.30 p.m.
Lady Warriors 17, Lady Truckers 6
It was a statement beginning for the Lady Warriors as they opened the top of the first inning with six runs and never looked back. They won easily, 17-6, over the Johnson’s Lady Truckers on Tuesday night.
Leading the way for the Lady Warriors was their second baseman Jeanette Hilton. She went 3-for-4, scored four runs and had three RBIs.
After the Lady Warriors erupted for six runs in the top of the first inning, the Lady Truckers scored three runs in the bottom of the first.
Solana Brown, pitcher, and Jamie Pelecanos, a substitute, were the only Lady Truckers batters to get a hit in the game.
Brown ended the game 1-for-3 with a run scored, and Pelecanos finished with a hit in her only official at-bat.
The Lady Warriors continued their dominance as the game progressed. By the end of fourth inning, the mercy rule kicked in as the Lady Truckers could not dig themselves out of a hole.
Hilton had a lot of help from her teammates.
Third baseman Lithera Brown went 2-for-4 and scored three runs; pitcher Melinda Bastian finished a perfect 4-for-4, scored three runs and had two RBIs; and center fielder Keesha Pratt went 2-for-3 and scored three runs.
Bastian was the winning pitcher, and Brown was the losing pitcher.
The Strikers will play the University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes tonight at 7 p.m. in the ladies division.