All Belize ace, Kenreen Gillett, fresh off a sterling performance in Nicaragua at the Central American Senior Female Club Championship Tournament, pitched and batted Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy to a 9-3 victory over the Esperanza Wolverines in the Cayo District softball title game in Camalote on Sunday.
Kenreen, who went the distance on the mound, scattered 4 hits in the victory. She also picked up 3 hits at the plate, walked once, batted in 2 runs and scored twice.
In the first inning she singled to center to drive in Karlee Bradley with Grace Kennedy’s second run. She led off the 3rd inning with a double to left field, went to third on second baseman Belvia Gillett’s grounder to short, and scored on a wild pitch. In the 4th inning she walked and came home when catcher Melita Ho walked with the bases loaded. And in the fifth inning she singled to deep short to drive in the 8th run of the game.
Leftfielder Myralee Ho also provided a big spark for the Grace Kennedy girls on Championship Sunday, going 3 for 4 with a run scored and a run batted in.
For Esperanza, fireballer Karet Thompson was not in peak form. She was all over the place, walking seven batters and making two crucial wild pitches. Her fastball was also a little short on Championship Sunday, as Roaring Creek banged out 12 hits.
The only bright spot for the Wolverines on a dismal day was first baseman Felicia Perez. Felicia collected 3 hits, drove in one run, and crossed the plate herself once.
After the game, Cayo Softball President, Renison Tablada, and his Committee, issued trophies to the tournament victors, and individual awards to special achievers.
Francine Salazar of Camalote Playerade won the strikeout award (38); Tamira Orellano of Camalote Playerade had the highest batting average (.500); Bridgette Flowers Fuller of Garden City Emerald Girls won the runs batted in title (17); Lynette Gabourel of Unitedville Hot Mamas stole the most bases (9); Carlene Lewis of Blackman Eddy was voted rookie of the year and most disciplined player; Raymond “Steeler” Garbutt of Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy won the Manager of the Year award, and the Most Valuable Player award went to Esperanza Wolverines catcher, Patricia Spain.