With the St. Augustine’s College (SAC) Big Red Machine having two teams locked in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) softball championship, it was the junior boys who advanced to their championship game when they defeated the Charles W. Saunders (CWS) Cougars 9-7 in their playoff game yesterday afternoon at the Cougars’ campus on Jean Street.
Over at the Queen’s College (QC) campus on Village Road, the top-seeded Queen’s College Comets booked the other ticket to the BAISS junior boys softball championships when they trounced the fourth-seeded St. John’s Giants 14-6.
SAC 9, Cougars 7
The Big Red Machine junior boys booked their ticket to the championship game after their junior girls and senior girls booked their tickets to their respective championship games.
The Cougars took a 2-1 lead at the end of the first tinning.
Heading into the third inning, SAC took a 3-2 lead.
It was the top of the third inning that changed the game. SAC batters dug deep and scored four runs in that inning as they went up 7-2.
The Cougars needed to respond to stay in the game. They responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the third inning as SAC’s lead was cut to 7-5.
At the top of the fourth inning left fielder Andru Arther and catcher Antoine Garrison scored two runs to take a 9-5.
The Cougars’ batters only scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning but SAC led 9-6.
It was an empty fifth inning for both teams as SAC advanced to the championship with a 9-6 victory.
Arther, Garrison and first baseman Garrison scored two runs each for SAC.
It was a good game for Cougars’ Jaden Cartwright as he scored three runs for his team.
The winning pitcher was Otto Laing. Nathan Darling was the losing pitcher.
Comets 14, Giants 6
The Comets juniors got revenge on the Giants after the Giants senior girls took down the Comets senior girls on Monday.
QC scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 6-1 lead over the Giants.
At the top of the second inning, the Giants scored five runs to tie the game up at 6-6.
It was the Comets the rest of the way as they led 9-6 at the end of the third inning.
At the top of the fourth, the Comets scored five more runs to go up 14-6.
The Giants had the opportunity to launch a comeback, but it was not meant to be as they came up empty.
The Comets moved on to the championship game with a 14-6 scoreline.
BAISS softball continue with its final playoff games, the senior boys division.
The Top-seed SAC will play St. Anne’s Blue Waves at SAC campus on Bernard Road. The other game will see the Comets play the Cougars at the Comets campus on Village Road.
All games will start at 3 p.m.