BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Sept. 3, 2015–The Belize Softball Federation held its XXV National Women’s Softball Championship over the past weekend at Rogers Stadium in Belize City, where six teams, two each from Belize City, Cayo and Belize Rural, participated in a double elimination tournament, beginning on Friday night and ending on Sunday night with the final game featuring the two Belize City teams. In an action packed weekend, games began at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, resumed at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, and again on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Representing Belize Rural were Double Head Cabbage and UB Black Jaguars; Cayo was represented by Unitedville’s Rebels United and Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy; and Belize City had BTL and Belize Bank Bulldogs.
By Sunday evening, 4 teams had been eliminated, and the last 2 teams each had a loss on their record. Having split their first two meetings, the two city teams squared off in the championship final on Sunday evening, and it was defending champions Belize Bank Bulldogs prevailing over BTL in a well contested game in 7 innings, to repeat as champions.
We await the official report from the Federation, but in the post-game ceremonies, first, second and third place trophies were issued, along with individual award trophies to: Keniesha Sutherland (BTL) – Most Strikeouts (11); Noreisha Rowland (BTL) – Most Home Runs (1); Agnes Lucas (Belize Bank Bulldogs) – Most Stolen Bases (3); Greta Davis (Belize Bank Bulldogs) – Most R.B.I.’s and Best Batting Average (.470); and Kenrene Gillett (Belize Bank Bulldogs) – MVP and Most Winning Pitcher (3 wins and 0 losses), while also sporting a .430 batting average.
The back-to-back champions, Belize Bank Bulldogs’ coaching staff includes: manager, Nelson Longsworth; head coach, Floyd Flowers; and assistant coaches, Brandon Bood, Brent Hamilton and Shevaughn Flowers.