Published: December 12, 2012
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ST. THOMAS - The Rookies out-slugged the Storm for a 15-12 win and a 4-0 series sweep Sunday for the Donald O. Senthill Modified-pitch Softball League championship. Five Rookies had multiple hits, led by DeShawn Brooks (4-for-5). Dwayne Abbott led the winners with three RBIs, and Juan Santiago was the winning pitcher. Brooks and Kelvin Pickering each hit home runs. Brooks' solo shot in the seventh inning gave his team late breathing room.
The Rookies finished with 19 hits, compared to 11 for the Storm. Sean Dowe led the losing team at the plate, finishing 3-for-3. Felix O'Neal was the losing pitcher.
Against All Odds had the odds well in its favor in women's softball action with a 16-5 win over Who Nex on Sunday.
Chanika Brathwaite finished 3-for-4 with four RBIs to lead five players with multiple hits for the winning team. Jaresha Skelton finished 2-for-4 and Sharifa Malone finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs apiece for Against All Odds.
Akia Frett finished 3-for-4 and Karima Brown finished 2-for-4, respectively, for Who Nex.
Latrice Gibbs was the winning pitcher and Mercedes Latiff picked up the loss.
Bob Owens Slow-pitch Softball League
The Colianni & Colianni Enforcers beat Anchor Dive Pirates 15-9 on Dec. 4. Rob Davis led the Enforcers with two home runs and four RBIs on 3-for-3 hitting. Cory Moore backed Davis with three RBIs, finishing 4-for-5. Javier Carpio was the winning pitcher.
The two teams finished with 13 hits each, but the Pirates committed five errors. Edwin Sankitts was the losing pitcher and Danny Rodriguez led the Pirates with a home run and three RBIs.
The National Guard Hummers beat the BenRay Lumberjacks, 25-17, in the night's other game. David Clarke Jr. led the Hummers with two home runs and five RBIs. Freddie Pimentel added a solo shot to help winning pitcher Stanley Jones.
Gregory Miller III was the losing pitcher. Miller also hit 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs. Lumberjacks teammate Kai Miller hit two homers, collected five RBIs and finished 3-for-4
V.I. Soccer Association St. Thomas Region's League
The New Vibes beat HT Victory 4-3 on Thursday at Lionel Roberts Stadium. The win kept New Vibes in second place with 26 points. Positive Vibes leads all teams with 35 points.
The New Vibes survived HT Victory's league-leading scorer Wakendel Laurent, who buried a hat trick in the loss. New Vibes had two goals from Ozzie Espinoza. Marlon Wilton and Joseph Hunt also scored against an undermanned HT Victory. Yves Joudy and Hercelyn Malbranche received red cards for the losing side in the second half.
HT Victory had a penalty kick in the first half, but New Vibes goalkeeper Kendall Plummer made the save.
Laraza squandered a 2-1 lead in the second half to finish in a 2-2 tie with Raymix. Laraza's Luke Davis knocked the ball in for an own goal to help Raymix avoid the loss.
Laraza's Roberto Machado scored on a penalty kick in the first half to give his team the early lead. Arlington Fritz converted a penalty kick to even the score before the half.
Machado scored again on a penalty kick in the second half for the team's final lead.
Thursday's losers both picked up wins two days earlier on Dec. 4. HT Victory beat Laraza, 3-0, and went ahead four minutes into the game on a Malbranche goal. Laurent scored in the 7th and 29th minutes to cap the scoring.
Raymix beat Waitikubuli, 3-0, with all three goals coming from the feet of Fritz.
Third-round matches began Tuesday.
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