Sports

Braves, Reds win 2014 Paul 'Dingus' Thompson softball titles

by: Barbara Walkin, FN Night Editor

After two dozens-plus games over a four day period, the Huglo Braves and Pat's Uniform Reds emerged as champions of the Sixth Annual Paul 'Dingus' Thompson Men's Slow Pitch and Co-ed Invitational Softball Tournament held at the Softball Park, Grand Bahama Sports Complex June 6-9.

It was a gruelling four-days for the visiting (U.S. and Turks and Caicos Islands) and local teams.

The Eleutherans and Braves played back-to-back games to advance to the men's slow pitch championship round.

On Saturday the Eleutherans faced Pat's Uniform Reds menâ s team and in five innings scored 11 runs to the Reds four.

Robert Cooper was on the mound for the Eleutherans and took the win, while Lynden 'Ping'  Richardson took the loss for the Reds.

The Eleutherans defence was top notch, holding the Reds scoreless in the first two innings of the game.

In the first meeting on the diamond Saturday, the Eleutherans' AJ Cooper, Quinten Cooper, Jharontae Culmer and Michael Carey were the play makers for their team

In that game the Eleutherans again shut the Reds down 9-3.

In co-ed action the Immigration Enforcers stopped Pelican Bay Barracudas 7-1.

Brian Davis took the loss for the Barracudas from the mound, while Jermaine Scavella secured the win for his team.

In other games the Police Crime Stoppers fell to the Braves 8-7. Halson Cartwright was saddled with the loss, while Lynden Richardson picked up the win.

The Enforcers took on the visiting U.S. Stop Cryin team and settled for a 15-3 loss.

Rafa Martinez was on the mound for Stop Cryin and took the win, while Scavella took the loss.

Look for more from the softball tournament in Thursday's sports edition.

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014



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