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UB Mingoes even record with thrashing of Lady Truckers

The University of The Bahamas Mingoes women’s softball team needed only five innings to defeat the Johnson Lady Truckers 13-6 in New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) action on Tuesday night, on the Banker’s Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

The Mingoes started off slow, letting the Truckers score in the first inning, but the Mingoes answered back with two in the bottom of the inning to go up 2-1.

The Truckers put three runs on the scoreboard in the top of the second to go up 4-2 and the Mingoes were only able to answer back with one run to end the inning with the Truckers up 4-3.

The Mingoes held the Truckers to one run to start the third inning, but it was in the bottom of the inning that the Mingoes’ bats came alive. The Mingoes scored six runs and never looked back en route to the 13-6 win in five innings.

“Our defense faltered in an inning or two,” Head Coach Shane Albury said. “However, team defense picked up to aid in the win and we capitalized off of their errors and pitching woes.”

Pitcher Charity Rolle picked up the win for the Mingoes, while Yvanna McDonald was tagged with the loss.

“Our pitcher Rolle was pretty consistent and that helped us a lot,” Albury added.

Kenisha Kelly went 1-for-2 with 2 runs, a run batted in (RBI) and a double, while Cyntese Cooper went 1-for-3 with one run and an RBI for the Mingoes. Eltisha Major went 1-3 as well.

Natasha Paul went 2-3 with two runs for the Johnson Lady Truckers in the loss.

The Mingoes play the Warriors at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 on the Banker’s Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

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