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Mighty Mitts, Brackettes victorious in the NPSA

The Chances Mighty Mitts and the Brackettes both picked up huge wins in New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) action under the lights on the Bankers’ Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex over the weekend.

The Mighty Mitts were in action on both Friday and Saturday in the men’s division, winning two in a row. On Saturday night, they defeated the defending champions, the Commando Security Truckers, 12-4. The night before that, they took down the Renegades, 14-4.

The Brackettes got the best of the University of The Bahamas Mingoes, 24-11, in a three-inning affair, on Saturday night.

Mighty Mitts 12, Truckers 4

The Mighty Mitts capitalized on some sloppy play by the Truckers in the first inning, quickly scoring four runs.

Coming across home plate was center fielder Steffan McKenzie, left fielder Junel Bain, shortstop Chedi Ferguson and catcher Kenneth Curry.

By the end of the bottom of the first inning, the Truckers managed to put one run on the scoreboard. Center fielder Keano Thompson was the lone scorer for the Truckers in the first inning.

With a determined goal to keep the pressure on, the Mighty Mitts scored three more runs in the second inning. McKenzie, Bain and Ferguson scored again for the Mighty Mitts to put them ahead 7-1.

At the end of the second inning, the Mighty Mitts were up 7-2.

By the end of the fifth inning, the Mighty Mitts were still ahead. They led 8-4.

After scoring four runs in the top of the sixth inning, the Mighty Mitts held the Truckers scoreless in the bottom half of the sixth inning and went on to win, 12-4.

Bain led the way for the Mighty Mitts, going a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate. He scored four runs, picked up two runs batted in (RBIs) and had two doubles.

The winning pitcher was the Mighty Mitts’ Travis Smith. The Truckers’ Dion White was the losing pitcher.

With that win, the Mighty Mitts’ win-loss record on the season is at 6-6.

That loss gave the Truckers a 5-7 win-loss record on the season.

Brackettes 24, Mingoes 11

It was a dominating performance for the Brackettes as each of their starters scored.

The Mingoes batted first and scored five runs in the top of the first inning, getting off to a fast start.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Brackettes scored just two runs, and the Mingoes led 5-2.

The Mingoes positioned themselves for a victory as they scored four more runs in the top of the second inning to go up 9-2.

There were some adjustments made to the Brackettes offensive mindset as they went out and scored nine runs to take an 11-9 lead after two.

They continued their onslaught in the third inning as they scored 13 runs, taking advantage of the Mingoes’ errors. At the end of the third inning, the Brackettes led 24-11.

Four of the Brackettes’ batters had three runs scored each – left fielder Shakell Smith, catcher Shevette Taylor, shortstop Amarge Taylor and first baseman Chara Bain.

Shevette Taylor went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and picked up three RBIs.

Laurel Rolle was the winning pitcher. The losing pitcher was Charity Rolle.

The Brackettes have a 12-2 win-loss record on the season, and the Mingoes have dropped to 3-7.

Action continues on Tuesday on the Bankers’ Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

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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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