BELIZE CITY, Tue. Mar. 22, 2016–The National Secondary Schools Sports Association (NSSSA) held its high school softball championships for females and males on Friday and Saturday, March 19-20, hosted by Belmopan Comprehensive School (BCS) at the Elston Galvez field in Roaring Creek.
In female games on Friday, defending champs Ladyville Technical High slammed North Zone champions, Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Mexico, 15-1; and Independence High won, 15-11, over West Zone champs, BCS.
Also on Friday, in the male category, San Pedro High crushed Central Zone champs Gwen Lizarraga, 12-2; and Independence High blanked Western Zone champs Belmopan Baptist High, 10-0.
On Saturday, in the 3rd place game for the females, BCS girls blasted Escuela Mexico, 17-2, by mercy rule in 4 innings; and in the championship game, Independence High dropped Ladyville Tech, 6-1.
In the male 3rd place game on Saturday, Gwen Liz out-slugged Belmopan Baptist, 24-8; and in the championship game, it was San Pedro, 5-1, over Independence High.
Following the games, SOL Belize representative presented team trophies and individual medals to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.
Individual awards in the female category were: Camryn Linarez (Ind High) – MVP and Most Wins; Torry Castaneda (Ind High) – Most Stolen Bases; Renisha Richards (Bmp Compre) – Most Strikeouts; Dana King (Bmp Compre) – Most RBIs, 5; and Christy Robinson (Ldv Tech) – Best Batting Average: 0:833.
Male individual awards went to: Shemar Broaster (San Pedro High) – MVP and Best Batting Average: 0:400; Lester Gamez (San Pedro High) – Most Wins; Christian Logan (Ind High) – Most Strikeouts: 14; and Aaron Young (Gwen Liz High) – Most RBIs: 6.
(Information courtesy William Ysaguirre)