Rules Changes to Speed Up Softball Announced

on Wednesday, 10 May 2017. Posted in Baseball

Rules Changes to Speed Up Softball Announced

Another great weekend full of softball action in the British Virgin Islands and a few changes by the Virgin Islands Softball Baseball Association, as effective May 5th all games will be played with a time limit of 2 hours or 7 innings whichever comes first. 

In the first match up for over the weekend, That’s Ya Problem defeated Walk Off 20-7. That’s Ya Problem had 15 hits, 5 errors and left 8 runners on base. Walk Off had 3 hits, 5 errors and left 5 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Shaika Jeffers and the loser was Darier Malone. Tafara Phillips of That’s Your Problem went 3-4 with a triple, 4 runs scored and 2 runs batted in, Donniesha George went 2-2 with a double, 4 runs scored and 2 runs batted in and Tamara Phillips went 3-5 with 2 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. Claury Scattliffe of Walk Off went 1-2 with 2 runs scored and a run batted in.

For the men Power Outage defeated Mobsters 14-0. Power Outage had 13 hits, 1 error and left 3 runners on base. Mobsters had 0 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors and left 2 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Yervis Rodriguez and the loser was Jason Fonseca. Jamarlie James of Power Outage went 2-3 with a home run, a run scored and 2 runs batted in, Kevin Faulkner went 2-3 with a double, 3 runs scored and 3 runs batted in and Khoy Frett went 2-2 with a double, a home run, 2 runs scored and 3 runs batted in. Alfonso Tejada had Mobsters only hit.

On Saturday, Hawks defeated West End Warriors 19-4. Hawks had 5 hits, 0 errors and left 7 runners on base. Warriors had 4 runs, 2 hits, 3 errors and left 5 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Riiah Durante and the loser was Kimesha Adams. Judith Harrigan of Hawks went 2-2 with a run scored and 2 runs batted in, Gertrude Thomas scored 4 runs and Shanika Forbes scored 3

Pirates defeated the A’s 14-0. Pirates had 6 hits, 1 error and left 3 runners on base. A’s had 0 runs, 2 hits, 6 errors and left 4 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Nikos Penn and the loser was Jayque Hopkins. Jaimi Potter of Pirates went 1-2 with a triple, 2 runs scored and 3 runs batted in and Kye Rymer went 1-3 with 3 runs scored and a run batted in. After the game, we spoke with Shamouri Robsinson of the A’s who stated “that he encourages other young men like himself to start playing sports, he expressed his dedication to all sports especially softball and stated that it is an avenue to get a scholarship for school”. He also mentioned that he likes “action on the field so short stop is his favorite position but he enjoys being the catcher as well”. The A’s is new team with a mixture of young players ranging in ages from 14 to 20 interspersed with a few veteran players like Neville “Sheep” Smith and “Hodgie”providing leadership for these young men. If you’re in the area please stop by and encourage them for taking a positive stance in the community.

During the last games of the weekend Walk Off defeated Lady Pirates 16-4. Walk Off had 9 hits, 2 errors and left 4 runners on base. Lady Pirates had 3 hits, 5 errors and left 8 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Darier Malone and the loser was Khiayah Doward. Claury Scatliffe of Walk Off went 2-2 with a triple, 2 runs scored and a run batted in, Ivy Fahie went 2-3 with a triple, 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in and Darier Malone went 3-3 with a double, a home run, 4 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. Shereen Sprauve of Lady Pirates went 2-3 with a home run, 2 runs scored and a run batted in.

Power Outage defeated A’s 10-3. Power Outage had 8 hits, 4 errors and left 5 runners on base. A’s had 3 runs, 4 hits, 3 errors and left 5 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Dariel Robinson and the loser was Jayque Hopkins. Tecius Frett of Power Outage went 1-2 with a home run, a run scored and 4 runs batted in, Kyle Callwood went 1-3 with a home run, a run scored and 2 runs batted in and Yervis Rodriguez went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and a run batted in. Joseph Smith Jr. of A’s went 2-3 with a triple and a run scored.

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