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In the Prime Minister's address on crime, he invited the populace to increase the level of volunteerism, something he felt would reduce the crime level. People from many sectors in The Bahamas have been and continue to be involved in volunteerism.
You name it - Rotary, Kiwanis, fraternities, the church, Yellowbirds, The Cancer Society, etc. Much has been done and continues to be done by volunteers in The Bahamas. There is however a whole body of volunteerism which has not gone unnoticed. We are speaking about the sporting community which strives on volunteers.
At the closing ceremony of this summer's IAAF World Championships numerous volunteers were at center stage on the field. We often forget how many volunteers are needed to pull off a national, regional, or international competition, much less to carry on a continual program of bringing athletes from the introduction to a sport, to them becoming world champions. Today we salute those unsung heroes who have made a difference in sports in The Bahamas.
The School System
It is said that most things are learned in school. Most athletes have been introduced to sports through their schools. From the track and field perspective we single out Andrea Lockhart of Oakes Field Primary who was instrumental in the start of Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie in track and field. About 55 years ago, Dr. John Carey was instrumental in the athletic start of former Member of Parliament and Olympian Leslie Miller at Eastern Junior School.
Numerous world class athletes can trace their humble beginnings to somebody in the school system that recognized their talent and encouraged them to pursue sports further.
Bahamas Association of Certified Officials (BACO)
Andrea Lockhart became a member of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Officials (BACO) of which Deacon Leviticus Adderley was a driving force. This organization is now headed by Ralf McKinney and assists numerous groups in staging road races throughout The Bahamas, in addition to their regular obligation of officiating at all Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations events as well as numerous other organization's events.
The Club System
There are the numerous clubs throughout the country through which athletes are guided and hone their competitive skills. No athletes who won medals for The Bahamas this year, or any previous year, could do it without the guidance of somebody in a school or club.
In the early years of track and field clubs like St. Bernards, The Southerners, St. George's followed by the Pioneers' Sporting Club, The Ambassadors, and The Bain Town Flyers, to name only a few, made a significant impact on the sporting and cultural life of The Bahamas. Some of the coaches like Henry Crawford, Charlie Wright, and D'ynza Burrows were legendary and contributed to the development of numerous national and international level athletes.
Volunteerism was the 'name of the game' with them. Fast forward to today where there are about 20 track and field clubs in The Bahamas which monitor the progress of our upcoming athletes. Many of them hold their own track and field meets which are heavily subscribed by athletes. Each of these clubs have numerous volunteers who give of their time, and occasionally resources, to ensure the success of the athletes.
Parents are a significant factor in the success of numerous athletes and clubs. Sometimes they act as just transportation to practice and sometimes they are a significant part of the clubs, whether they are coaches or part of the organizational structure. There are numerous parents throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas who give yeoman service to the sport.
The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA)
This is the organization given the mandate by the international body, the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF), to develop and promote Road Running, Cross Country, Mountain Running, and track and field throughout The Bahamas. The BAAA will celebrate its' 60th anniversary on May 6, 2012. The organization's initial membership included president Alfred Francis Adderley, Cyril Richardson, Joseph Garfunkle, Edward Mitchell, Reginald Farrington, Fred Moultrie, Reginald Robertson, Kendal Isaacs, Cecil V. Bethel, Gerald Cash, Randol Fawkes, and Orville Turnquest.
The presidents who succeeded Adderley were Cyril Richardson, Harold Munnings, Paul Adderley, Levi Gibson, Sir Arlington Butler, Reverend Enoch Backford, Winston Cooper, Dr. Bernard Nottage, Alpheus Finlayson, Foster Dorsett, Desmond Bannister, Mike Sands and Curt Hollingsworth (Interim).
From its inception, the organization has been defined by volunteers who have worked untiringly to make it one of the premier sports federations in the country and in the region. As the BAAA moves into its' 60th anniversary and London Olympics year, it is imperative that more volunteers, in addition to the elected members are needed to fulfill its mandate. The volunteers can be to the local clubs or the BAAA.
We have members of BACO who have officiated in regional and area competitions and look forward to an increase in the number of members of BACO and hope that one day soon, one of its members will soon qualify to officiate in the World Championships and Olympic Games. Funding is a critical area so persons who adept at those skills are in high demand. Then there are those who are adept at organization. They are needed in every organization.
The BAAA has had athletes win Olympic and World Championships gold medals and coaches who coached at the highest levels. We have had two Bahamians, Alpheus Finlayson and Pauline Davis-Thompson, who have been elected to the Council of the IAAF, the world's governing body of track and field. In the process, the organization has been influential in the lives of many young persons, in and outside the inner city, who would have been left by the wayside and may have pursued a life of crime otherwise.
Next year will be a significant year for Bahamian track and field. Volunteers are definitely needed for the organization to do what we all know is possible. If you have some extra time or are looking forward to a rewarding experience, please call the BAAA office at 325 4433 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Funeral service for Shaunie Lenice Smith, 36 yrs., a resident of Melvern Road, Yellow Elder, who died on 2nd February, 2012, will be held at Calvary Deliverance Church, East Street South, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Bishop V. G. Clarke, assisted by Apostle Rodney Roberts. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Loving memories will forever linger in the hearts of her Two Sons: Travon and Travis Lockhart; Mother: Ruth Cleo Wood; Father: Dudley Smith; Two Sisters: Shalanda Beckles & Jenilel Brown; Adopted Sister: Rosanne (Rosy) Johnson; Four Brothers: Doderick, Walter, Marvin & Alexiou Smith; Seven Aunts: Shelia Blatch (Andros), Margaret Deaveaux, Naomi, Eleanor ( Atlanta Georgia), Doreen Wood, Peggy Kelly, Marvis Scott (Freeport); Seven Uncles: Eric (Freeport), Richard, Eddie, Erick, Frederick(Freeport) Wood, Derek Kelly, Berkley(Florida USA); Brother-in-Law Winston Beckles; Two Sisters-in-Law: Chandra & Kelly SmithFour NiecesTaylor Beckles,Candra Smith, Takeisha McPhee, Jayla Brown Four NephewsJustin Beckles,Deon, Deontae, , Christian Smith, Three Grand Aunts: Joyce, Ilene Astwood, Shirley; Cousins: Geneen Evans, Michelle Swain (Freeport), Meredith, Yasmine, Santisha, Zovia Martin, Maniska,Murray Deaveaux, Carlton, Collin, Lloyd, Arthur, Adrian, Colleen Smith; Other relatives and friends: Nellie Walkes, Dandas Munnings, Gloria Williams, Margaret Fernader, Nurse Claudia Johnson, Melvern Road, Yellow Elder friends, Pastor Barbara Burrows & family, Cheryl, Prayer partner Daphne Deaveaux, Sharon Smith, Staff ECG Department & Administration Princess Margaret Hospital, From Jesus with Love Ministries, Special Friend Janice McKenzie, Cancer Society & Sister Sister Group, Eileen Higgs and friends, Five Porches Ministries Church Family, Pastor Minus, Lorna Culmer and family, Trevor Lockhart and family, The Astwood and Wood Families & Free Community Holiness Baptist Church Family.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Funeral service for Mrs. Harriet Lutisha Munroe age 84 yrs. will be held at Chruch of God of Prophecy, East St. Tabernacle on Saturday August 20th at 10 am. Officiating will be Bishop Franklin Ferguson and internment will follow in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery.
Left to cherish her memories are her: FIVE DAUGHTERS: Delmeta Seymour, Hilda Ferguson, Pamela Johnson, Vernese Albury and Sheralee Munroe; FIVE SONS: Michael E., Earnal" Wilmore, Ralph and Lyndon Munroe; GRANDCHILDREN: Tanya & Kenson Turnquest, Narissa King, Sean A. and Ryan M. Munroe; Delmar, Delray, Daren, Delbert, Deron and Dahlia Seymour; Kesa & Pastor Lennett Anderson, Kishan, Kharisma, Leneitra, Elise and Earnal (E.J.) Munroe, Yasmine & Earl Johnson Jr., Jalinka & Jermaine Strachan Sr., Zenobia and Dawn Munroe; Delia and Kermeka Ferguson, Donato, Kyle and Asher Munroe, T' Arnold, T' Anthony and Tanisha Johnson, Joshua, Jonathan, Joel and Joanna Albury; GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Kenya, Khloe and Kenson Turnquest, Aniah King, D'Nevia Seymour, Micah, Caleb and Jordan Anderson, Isaiah Ellis, Earle Johnson; Jamila and Jermaine Strachan, Jr.; DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW: Eulease P., Marilyn, Altamese, and Cecilyn Munroe; SONS-IN-LAW: Tommy Johnson, Brian Albury, and Gladstone Ferguson; GRANDSONS-IN-LAW: Kenson Turnquest, Andrew King, Earl Johnson Jr., Jermaine Strachan Jr. and Pastor Lennett Anderson; SISTERS-IN-LAW: Evelyn and Verva Wallace, Clothilda Ferguson and Willamae Bridgewater; ONE BROTHER-IN-LAW: Harold Bridgewater, Sr.; NIECES: Louisa Richardson, Beryl Mortimer, Ora lee Lampkin, Marileta Bethel, Dorothy Strachan, Lorna Major, Victoria Wright, Mildred, Margo, Beryl, Sadiemae, Gloria, Ann and Eunice Wallace (Godchild), Merlene Dames, Frederica Schult (of Germany), Nicola Hanna and Trancinell Bridgewater; NEPHEWS: DeGlandvilie Panza, Cecil, Bursil, Winston, Pastor Perry Wallace; Maurice, Frederick, Calvin, John, Percy and Lester Wallace; Herman Munroe, Harold Jr., Frederick, Stephen and Trevor Bridgewater, Keith and Pastor John W. Fergusol, and Rev. Stephen Armbrister; A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS INCLUDING: Her childhood friend - Louise Curling & family, Prayer Partner - ,Ada Munroe & family, Neta Lockhart & family, Mercileta Neeley & family, Nurse Brunell Munroe & family, Cephas Maycock, Sr. & family, Demison Nesbitt & family, Rev. Matthias Munroe & family, Mizpah Munroe, Prieta Burnside, & family, Marjorie Wallace & family, Pastor Cyril & Angela Osmane, Lamond Maycock, Mary Jane Moxey & family, Clement and the Family of the late Henricus & Vashti Maycock, Family of the late Arthur & Rose Maycock, Family of the late Raphael & Manell Munroe, Family of the late Phalmon & Marilyn Collie, The Wallace, Hepburn, Lockhart, Maycock, Munroe, Moxey, Curling, Bridgewater, Wilson, Johnson, Joffre, Nesbitt, Pintard and Poitier Famlies, the congregations at Ebenezer Baptist Church and Holy Innocent Anglican Church, and the entire community of Ragged Island; South Beach Community Clinic Nurses and Nurse Joycelyn Pratt, Bishop Franklin M. Ferguson & family, Bishop Dr. Woodley C. Thompson & family, Minister Kendal C. Simmons & family, Bishop Brice H. Thompson & family, Bishop Elgarnet B. Rahming & family, Bishop Cephas Ferguson & family, Bishop Rudolph V. Bowe & family, Bishop Hartman L. Rolle & family and the Exuma District, Bishop Sterling Moss & family, Minister Barbara F. Williams & family, Rev. T.G. Morrison & family, Minister Denver Dames & family, Roselyn Curry-Lightbourne & The Curry Sisters, Dianna Hepburn & family, East Street Ladies' Fellowship, Roberta Hepburn & The Helping Hands Ministry, and the entire Church of God of Prophecy Family.
Friends may pay their respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home on Friday from 10 am to 6pm and on Saturday at teh church from 9am until service time.
There is a long list of speed merchants of Bahamian baseball. In the early decades, players like Tyrone McGregor, Lou Adderley and Basil 'Slick' Burrows set the pace on the base paths during Bahamas Baseball Association (BBA) games.
The 1970s however produced a special set of artists, skilled in getting from first to second, to third and home plate very quickly. It was a fearless lot, those speedsters trotted out by the top teams. Roosevelt 'Bruso' Turner of Del Jane (the organization known at times also as St. Pauli Girls Barons and Holsten Knights) was arguably the best. Turner also played for Beck's Beer.
He won the league scoring titles from 1972 to 1978 with the exception of the one year, 1977. In winning his six scoring titles, the first two for Beck's, Turner hit the 50 runs scored mark four times, his highest being 55 in 1975 for Del Jane. He had 50 in 1972 for Beck's, 53 in 1976 for Holsten Knights and 54 in 1978, also for Holsten.
However, his Holsten teammate Eddie Ford scored 58 in 1977. That mark is considered to be the all-time record. Jayson Moxey won the runs scored title in 1971 with 19 and Anthony Smith won in 1970 with 15. In the stolen bases department, Turner again separated himself from his peers. He won four stolen bases crowns (1972, 1973, 1974 and 1977). His 48 in 1972 is thought to be a record.
The 1970s also produced two pure speed specialists. The Schlitz Beer Franchise (also 100 Pipers and Bahamian Lumber) sort of took a page out of the book of Charlie Finley who owned the Oakland Athletics of the American League. Finley who was known for novelty tactics, once signed a track star named Herb Washington, just to steal bases. Washington never had an at-bat or played anywhere in the field. He was called into the game exclusively to pinch-run. Washington's career did not last too long because he had no baseball background.
During the 1974 and 1975 seasons, he stole 31 bases in 48 attempts and scored 33 times. He was never a big factor and Finley soon got tired of the exploration and let Washington go. Schlitz though, had Gordon Farrington and Anthony 'Skeebo' Roberts. They were different from Washington. Both Farrington and Roberts understood baseball.
Nevertheless, they were asked primarily to generate runs by stealing bases. It was an exciting time when they reached first base. Everybody in the park knew they were going to attempt a steal of second and if they got there, it was a try for third. They made for an added dimension of excitement to the 1970s.
Then of course, there were the regular starters around the league with speed, players like Jayson Moxey, Richard Lockhart, Eddie Ford, Lorenzo Lockhart, Ron Smith and Anthony Huyler. None of them were as successful however, as Turner. He was the biggest threat on base. Indeed, Roosevelt Turner was the speed king of Bahamian baseball in the 1970s. The statistics indicate as much.
Milestone statistics provided by Sports Historian Jeff Williams. To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funeral Service for Karis Kiresha Thompson, 5, of Excellence Estates will be held on Saturday 4th February, 2012 at 11:00am at Foresight Baptist Church, Nassau Village. Officiating will be Rev. Stanley G. Ferguson assisted by Rev. Denise Whymns and other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.
Left to cherish her precious memories is her father: Kirk Thompson Jr. mother: Nadia Thompson; sister: Phillisa Lockhart; brothers: Christopher Thompson, Philip Lockhart Jr.; grandparents: Nancy Wright, Kirk and Antionette Thompson and Curlin Rolle; great grandparents: Sylvia Arnett, Henrietta Rolle, Earle Sands, Jack Wright; a ...
The murder trial of Phillip McCartney has been hit by another delay.
McCartney is accused of the August 13, 2010 beating death of Chrishanda Swain. She was last seen alive with a man who had given her a ride from a nightclub on Soldier Road. Hours later, Swain's partially naked body was found on a track road off Faith Avenue.
Presiding Justice Bernard Turner on January 19 dismissed the jury and held private discussions between Jillian Williams, the prosecutor, and McCartney's lawyer Romona Farquharson.
Farquharson asked for the jury to be excused after prosecution witness Patrina Rolle revealed during cross-examination that she had attended an identification parade and picked out someone. Rolle never mentioned the police lineup, neither did the prosecutor ask her about one during her direct evidence.
Rolle, who was Swain's cousin, and another cousin, Lekeisha Lockhart, accompanied Swain to the club, according to the evidence. Rolle and Lockhart were dropped off at a home in Pinewood Gardens by a man who picked them up as they walked home, the court heard. The man was supposed to take Swain to her home, which was about a seven to 10 minute walk away.
Yesterday afternoon, Turner delivered a ruling with respect to the private discussions before the jury was called in. However, the case could not proceed because Rolle was not present.
Turner did not agree with a request by Williams to interpose another witness in Rolle's absence.
The hearing continues today at 11 a.m.
McCartney is on remand at Her Majesty's Prisons.
Memorial Service for Sharon Annette March, 50, of Grace Avenue, Marathon Estates, will be held on Wednesday October 12th, 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas More Parish, Madeira Street. Monsignor Alfred Culmer will officiate.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday October 14th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street. Fr. Alfred Culmer will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.
She is survived by her mother, Anna March; Sisters: Donna Nottage, Maureen Catalano, Kelly Lockhart-Gaillard and Rhonda March; Brothers: Stirling and Frederic March; Nieces: Rudi-Marie Bria Nottage; Nichole, Nathalia and Rhyse March and Jolie Lockhart-Gaillard; Nephews: Xavie ...
A recent decision by the Industrial Tribunal that suggested workers may be entitled to more paid vacation may prompt the government to clarify the Employment Act, Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson said yesterday.
In an August 28 ruling, President of the Industrial Tribunal Harrison Lockhart made a number of recommendations about vacation entitlement as outlined in the Employment Act.
Lockhart ruled that instead of two weeks of vacation time equating to 10 working days and three weeks to 15 working days, two weeks should equal 14 working days and three weeks 21 working days.
Gibson said the ruling was "interesting".
He said the law may need to specify in days how much paid vacation time a worker is entitled to.
He said he would wait to see the outcome of an appeal before he could say what implications the ruling will have on the workforce.
"Depending on what happens at the end of the day with the appeal's process we would have to make a decision as to whether or not amendments to the law are necessary to specify days rather than weeks," Gibson said.
"I know in some industrial agreements it is spelt out where you are entitled to 'x' amount of days after the first year rather than weeks.
"In the law I think it is spelt out in weeks rather than days, so if it means bringing clarity and amending the laws, we may have to look at that."
The Tribunal's ruling arose in relation to a dispute between The Central Bank of The Bahamas and the Union of Central Bankers.
After the ruling, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) said it had "grave concerns" over the issue.
"We are further seeking legal advice on the matter and expect to launch a swift, definitive and tangible response in due course, utilizing all options of recourse available to us under the law," said the group's President Chester Cooper in a statement.
Driving down the fear of crime and reducing violence in the country were major initiatives of Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade's policing plans in 2012 and 2013.
In the 2013 plan, Greenslade said reoffending criminals out on bail was a major challenge for the country.
"Our citizens continue to tell us of their concerns and fears because of the commission of crimes," the report said.
"Therefore, we will spare no effort in launching multifaceted initiatives which together will positively reduce the level of offending in our communities and give assurances of safety to our citizens."
The country ended 2013 with the murder count standing at 120, up from the 111 recorded in 2012 and down from the 127 recorded in 2011.
No crime statistics have been provided since July, but authorities have continued to say that crime overall is down.
The fear of crime is difficult to gauge, but authorities have also said repeatedly that this fear is too high as is the level of violent crimes in The Bahamas.
Many citizens continue to speak of that fear.
Ana Lockhart, who was robbed outside a Bank of The Bahamas ATM in December, said she was left traumatized by the ordeal.
Lockhart, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, said she is living in fear, afraid to drive to the food store, the ATM, and even to work.
"I'm living in fear," she said.
"I've had to pray. I've spoken to people about it and they've told me that I need to go for counseling.
"I had an incident last week where I had to go out and I went to a flower store to get some flowers for my grandmother's grave.
"And the flower store door, once it closes it locks. So a patron was coming in and she came at me really quickly to catch the door and I almost had a coronary in there.
"When I got to my car I just broke down crying because I was like 'God, I cannot live like this. I cannot live in fear'."
Tina Ferguson said her home was broken into five times within two months in 2012.
Ferguson, whose name was also changed, said she went on vacation with her two children in July 2012 and left her neighbor to watch her home.
She said her neighbor thwarted two separate house break-ins that month.
Ferguson said when she came back home in August she met all of her and her children's belongings in black plastic bags in the front room.
She said it looked like the thieves broke into her home again, but had to flee.
In August 2012, she said her home was broken into again.
"The last time they took everything," she said. "They took my son's games, my daughter's computer, even my bed."
After that, she said, she could not sleep in her home anymore and moved out.
Recently, Prime Minister Perry Christie spoke of his concerns about widespread crime fears and the decision by some people to adjust their lifestyles as a result.
On Monday, Christie unveiled initiatives intended to escalate the crime fight.
They come ahead of Greenslade's 2014 policing plan, which is mandatory under law.
While Macedonia secured their berth into the 19-and-under championship of the Baptist Sports Council's (BSC) 2013 Coca-Cola Softball Classic this past weekend. League action will be completed this week.
On Saturday over on the Banker's Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex, Macedonia turned around a dismal season by sweeping New Bethlehem, winning 12-4 and 8-2, to advance to the best-of-three championship that will be played on Saturday against pennant-winning Golden Gates.
Meanwhile, in the co-ed division, St. Paul's pulled off a close 8-6 win over St. John's to take a 1-0 lead going into Game Two on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pennant-winning Golden Gates won by default over Macedonia to take a 1-0 lead in their series, which will continue on Thursday at 7 p.m.
On the men's side, St. Paul's blanked Macedonia 6-0 to snatch a 1-0 lead in their playoff series that will continue on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Pennant-winning Golden Gates had to come from behind for an 18-15 walk-off victory over Calvary Deliverance for a 1-0 lead, with Game Two of that series on Thursday at 8 p.m.
The winning teams in both the co-ed and men's playoffs will clash in the best-of-three championship that will be played on Saturday, along with the Macedonia vs. Golden Gates in the 19-and-under division.
Golden Gates 18, Calvary Deliverance 15
Eugene Pratt hit a two-out grand slam home run to lift Golden Gates in their slugfest as they rallied from a 15-14 deficit for the walk-off victory in the bottom of the fourth inning. Pratt went 2-for-3 with six RBIs and Sherman Ferguson, who had a two-run homer, finished with three intentional walks, scoring four times. Richard Bain was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and four runs scored, Ramon Johnson was 2-for-2 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored, and Calvin Greenslade was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Alfred 'Skater' Munnings was the winning pitcher, and Brad Wood Jr. was tagged with the loss. Angelo Butler was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, scoring three runs, Jayson Clarke had two hits with an RBI, scoring four times, Patrick Lockhart was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored and Kawon Dames was 1-for-2 with three RBIs and a run scored for Calvary Deliverance.
St. Paul's 6, Macedonia 0
Addie Finley went 2-for-3 with two runs and Peter Rahming was 2-for-3 with an RBI as St. Paul's got the win. Zhivargo Archer helped out by going 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Deval Storr got the win and D'Kyle Rolle was tagged with the loss. Kili Kemp, Kevin Moxey and Gregory Lockhart were all 1-for-2 in a losing effort.
St. Paul's 8, St. John's 6
Zhivargo Archer was a perfect 2-for-2 with an RBI and three runs scored, Lamar Watkins had a solo in-the-park homer and Addie Finley was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored to lead St. Paul's to the win. Harold 'Banker' Fritzgerald was the winning pitcher and Alcott Forbes suffered the loss. Donnette Edwards and Shavette Taylor were both 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored each for St. John's. Detrix McCardy was 1-for-2 with two runs scored.
Macedonia 8, New Bethlehem 2
Courtney Smith had a perfect 3-for-3 day with a run scored, and both Keith Moss and Weymond Demeritte were 2-for-3 with an RBI, scoring a run each. Demeritte had a three-run triple, scoring a run to lead Macedonia to their sweep. Tavares Dames was the winning pitcher and Devon Curtis was the losing pitcher. Jafer Rolle, Devon Knowles, Christian Wright and Frederick Bethel were all 1-for-2, with Knowles scoring a run and Bethel getting an RBI in a losing effort.
Macedonia 12, New Bethlehem 4
Keithra Moss (two runs), Kili Kemp (two runs), Courtney Smith (with an in-the-park home run) and Kevin Moxey (with a solo homer) were all 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the win. Keith Moss was 2-for-2 with a two-run homer, scoring twice and Tre Gilbert was also 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored to help out. Tavares Dames was the winning pitcher and Jafer Rolle was tagged with the loss. Craig Bowe was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, DeShawn Knowles and Christian Wright were both 1-for-2 with a run scored, and both Jafer Rolle and Devyn Munroe had one hit with an RBI each. Rolle added a run scored.
BSC Softball Schedule
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
7:00 p.m. - St. John's vs. St. Paul's (co-ed)
8:00 p.m. - St. Paul's vs. Macedonia (men)
Thursday, December 5, 2013
7:00 p.m. - Golden Gates vs. Macedonia (co-ed)
8:00 p.m. - Golden Gates vs. Calvary Deliverance (men)
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:00 a.m. - Macedonia vs. Golden Gates (19-and-under)
11:00 a.m. - Co-ed Division Game
12 noon - Men's Division Game
1:00 p.m. - Golden Gates vs. Macedonia (19-and-under)
2:00 p.m. - Co-Ed Division Game
3:00 p.m. - Men's Division Game