Coldwell Banker girls rally to remain undefeated

Cayman Islands Little League Association (CILLA) Girls Softball resumed on Wednesday, March 13th as Coldwell Banker had a late rally to edge Scotiabank, 10-9.

Scotiabank’s Clara Ramos, Carmella Ylagan and Shay Windsor all scored in the top of the first, with Carmella’s RBI triple and Alisha Kee’s bases-loaded walk being the key plays. Coldwell Banker replied with three runs of their own as Annie Hawkins, Reyah Stewart and Jizel Powell all scored, with Jizel’s two run double being the big hit.

Scotiabank added three more in the top of the second as Janey Veilleux, Clara Ramos and Calissa Ylagan all scored, with Latysha Powell smacking an RBI single during the rally.

Coldwell Banker only managed one run in the third, when Jialy Archbold scored on an RBI double by Deandra Bush.

Scotiabank scored their final three runs in the top of the third, as Alisha Kee walked and scored, Janey Veilleux singled and scored, and Clara Ramos walked and scored her third run of the game on a solid single to right field by Calissa Ylagan.

In the bottom of the third, Jialy Archbold’s two run single was the huge hit in a wild inning that saw six straight Coldwell Banker batters cross home plate. The final two runs scored on a two-out infield single by Reyah Stewart, completing the dramatic comeback for Coldwell Banker. Substitutes Abby Schutte, Chadene Brooks and Linda Mukarakate had patiently waited their turn, and all of them scored runs during the big rally.

Nine different Coldwell Banker girls scored runs in the well-balanced attack, while Clara Ramos and Shay Windsor led Scotiabank, with each of them reaching base all three times.

Scotiabank is congratulated on playing a really close game, in spite of missing three of their players.

In Saturday’s Girls Softball action Scotiabank suffered their second straight heartbreaking 10-9 loss as Kirk Freeport rallied with ten runs in the final two innings for an amazing comeback win.

Scotiabank started off like a rocket in the first inning, with the first eight batters reaching base and all of them scoring runs. Key hits in the onslaught were an RBI triple by Clara Ramos and RBI singles by Latysha Powell, Carmlla Ylagan and Grace Liesman.

Kirk Freeport didn’t score in the bottom of the first as Scotiabank pitcher Clara Ramos retired the side in order, getting the first two outs herself, and aided by a good catch in left field by Grace Liesman.

Neither team scored in the second inning as the defense was excellent and the pitching was brilliant from Clara Ramos and Deandra Whiteman.

Scotiabank were retired in order in the top of the third, setting up the stage for Kirk Freeport. Trailing 8-0, they cut the deficit in half with four runs in the bottom of the third. Leila Dixon, Aleigha General, and Sofia Watler reached and scored, with a 2 RBI single by Raina Myles getting the scoring started. Nathania Simpson also had a 2 RBI single, with Raina scoring the fourth run of the inning.

In the top of the fourth Clara Ramos had a great hit down the left field line and sprinted around for an inside-the-park homer to give her team a 9-4 lead. In the bottom of the fourth Kirk Freeport’s Akeyla Ebanks, McKenna Knapik and Sade Parchment all singled, giving their team hope. Those three girls scored on an RBI hit by Aleigha General and infield singles

by Sofia Watler and Raina Myles. Aleigha and Sofia scored to tie the game, Deandra Whiteman had an infield single, and Nathania Simpon was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out. Shania Williams hit a grounder to 2B, which gave Raina a chance to dash home with the winning run.

Kirk Freeport’s Keirsten McLaughlin had another fine game at 2B, making two good plays for outs. Scotiabank gave another valiant effort, in spite of missing two of their most experienced players. They will certainly be a force to be reckoned with for the remainder of the season!

Games continue through early June on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 4:30pm at the Field of Dreams.

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