BAISS softball championships underway today

With the senior boys championship contenders now known, the 2019 Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) Softball Championships get underway this afternoon with the junior boys and the senior girls division playing their first game of their best-of-three series.

The junior boys game will be played at Queen’s College (QC) campus, Village Road. The senior girls game will be played at Bankers Field, Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

In the junior boys matchup, the number one seed QC Comets will play the third-seeded St. Augustine’s College (SAC) Big Red Machine. On the senior girls side, the third-seeded St. John’s Giants will play the defending champions, the Big Red Machine.

Tomorrow will see the junior girls and the senior boys begin their best-of-three series. The junior girls will play at Charles W. Saunders school on Jean Street and the senior boys will play at SAC.

All games except the senior boys will start at 3.30 p.m. The senior boys game will get underway at 3 p.m.

In the junior girls game, the defending champions and this year’s top seeded C.W. Saunders Cougars will look to defend their title against SAC. The senior boys championship will see a rematch of last year’s champions, this year’s number-one seeded SAC, and QC who will look to be successful this year.

To get to this point, the Comets junior boys defeated the Giants 14-6 after taking a 6-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning. SAC had a close battle with the Cougars to come away with the 9-7 victory.

For the senior girls, their pitcher Laurel Rolle came through to defeat QC as they won 10-5 to secure their spot in the championship round. SAC had to overcome a lot and played a near perfect game to pull off the 14-5 victory over the number one seed, Cougars.

The Cougars junior girls made light work of the Nassau Christian Academy Crusaders shutting them out 11-0. SAC defeated last year’s runners-up, the Comets, 15-13 in a close game.

The defending senior boys champions, SAC, had their way with the St. Anne’s Blue Waves senior boys, toppling them 14-3 on Friday. The Comets took down the Cougars 15-6 to set up a rematch from last year’s championship game.

Games will run throughout the week.

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Simba French

Simba joined The Nassau Guardian in 2012 as a technical producer for Guardian Radio 96.9 FM. He joined the Editorial Department as a sports reporter in 2018. Simba has covered a wide range of sports stories, including the 2018 CARIFTA in Nassau, Bahamas. Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism

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