Savannah (Ga.) Sand Gnats reliever Akeel Morris of St. Thomas has been named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for his Minor League baseball appearances during the week of April 3 through April 13.
In three Single-A relief appearances, the righthander struck out 14 batters and has yet to allow an earned run in his six-and-two-thirds innings on the season.
In 2010, Morris was drafted by the New York Mets in the 12th round out of Charlotte Amalie High School. Among pitchers who threw at least 40 innings, Morris led the New York Penn League in strike-out percentage (32.8 percent) while pitching for the Brooklyn Cyclones last season.
ST. THOMAS - They say defense wins championships, and on Tuesday afternoon the Charlotte Amalie High School softball team protected its one-run lead in the field, outlasting rival Ivanna Eudora Kean 15-14 at Alvin McBean Ballpark.
The Lady Rays led for most of the game and held an 11-6 lead after Nickoya Lindo doubled in Akia Frett in the bottom of the third.
That hit woke up Charlotte Amalie's defense and most importantly, third baseman Rhea Benjamin.
Run to Your Library race set for Saturday morning
ST. CROIX - The V.I. Pace Runners are hosting the Run to Your Library 5k run/walk on Saturday morning in Christiansted on St. Croix.
The 6 a.m. run is in conjunction with National Library Week.
Check-in starts at 5:15 a.m. at the Florence Williams Public Library.
Registration forms can be found at virginislandspace.org. For more, contact email@example.com or 643-2557.
Raphael Jackson 'AA' League
- Vikings 5, Yankees 2: Raphael Jackson got the win, and Dushane Brown took the loss. Justino Navarro was 2-for-4 in the win, and Steve Simmonds Jr., was 2-for-3 in the loss.
- Hurricanes 3, Yankees 2: Gilberto Belardo earned the victory, and Chaquille Joseph suffered the loss.
- Titans 8, Cobras 6: Jose Rivera Jr. earned the win, and Eugenio Estepan suffered the loss. Ovidio Aquino was 2-for-2 with an RBI in the win.
Eldred Henry, a British Virgin Islands 2013 Carifta Games discus and shot put bronze medalist, shattered the territory's discus mark and improved his own standard in the shot during competitions in Arizona over the weekend.
At the Mesa Classic Discus Throw Invitational on Friday, the Central Arizona College freshman demolished Eric Matthias' 10-year-old mark of 55.87 meters with a toss of 58.18 on his fourth attempt, placing third.