The Brackettes and the Inventive Intellect Lady Warriors remain unbeaten on the season after winning their respective games in the ladies’ division of the New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) at the Bankers Field, Baillou Hills Sporting Complex, on Saturday night.
The Brackettes took down the University of The Bahamas Mingoes, 11-1, in the early game. With that win, the Brackettes improved their win-loss record to a perfect 4-0 on the season. The Mingoes drop to 2-4.
In the late game, the Lady Warriors destroyed the Strikers, 24-1. Like the Brackettes, the Lady Warriors sport a perfect 4-0 win-loss record on the season. The Strikers are still looking for a win as they fell to a winless 0-4.
Tonight’s schedule has the Chances Mighty Mitts (2-4) playing the Renegades (0-2) at 7 p.m. in the men’s division. After that game, the Sunshine Auto Wildcats (4-1) will face off against the Brackettes.
Brackettes 11, Mingoes 1
The Brackettes got three runs each from lead-off hitter Kendalia Turner and catcher Shakell Smith as they pounded the Mingoes, 11-1.
The Brackettes led 4-0 after two innings, and added four more runs in the third to go ahead 8-0.
Turner and Smith scored their final runs of the night in the third inning. First baseman Sari Albury and right fielder Ryiesha Stuart also scored in that third inning.
The errors started to pile up for the Mingoes. The Brackettes punished them for those errors en route to an easy win.
Some tight defense by the Brackettes also aided in the victory.
The score was 11-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, and the Mingoes scored their only run in that frame to avoid the shutout. Left fielder Keneisha Kelly crossed home plate for them.
The game ended at the end of the fourth inning with the Brackettes on top 11-1. It was stopped via the mercy rule.
Turner ended the night 2-for-3 and Smith finished 1-for-2. Albury was a perfect 2-for-2 with one run scored and one run batted in (RBI).
The Brackettes’ Ashanti Darville was the winning pitcher. She ended the night with a one-hitter.
The losing pitcher was Charity Rolle.
Lady Warriors 24, Strikers 1
The Lady Warriors scored at least one run in every inning including a 16-run fourth inning as they turned back the Strikers 24-1. Every player from the Lady Warriors crossed home plate.
Lady Warriors’ second baseman Christal Taylor scored four runs for them in the win. She went 2-for-4 on the night.
They also had three batters who scored three runs each in the game. Catcher Brendia Ferguson, center fielder Sheryl Evans and third baseman Atia Deal each came home three times.
Ferguson went 2-for-3 on the night to go along with three RBIs. Evans was 1-for-2 with a double. Deal finished the night 1-for-3.
The Strikers’ only run came from lead-off hitter and third baseman Brinishka Lotmore in the fourth and final inning. She spoiled the Mia Turner’s no-hitter.
Turner was the winning pitcher for the Lady Warriors, surrendering just that one hit to Lotmore. The Strikers’ D’Shae Darling was the losing pitcher.
Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism