Cares Softball Tourney semifinals start tonight

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ST. THOMAS - The inaugural Amey Cares Christmas Softball Tournament is hitting crunch time.

After seven games, the semifinals are slated to begin with the Pirates against the Archers at 5:15 tonight at Emile Griffith Park. The winner of Tuesday's game between the Rebels and the Sluggers will meet the Reds at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Play began Dec. 12 and two teams remain undefeated. The Archers are 3-0, which includes a 12-0 win over their opponent tonight. The Rebels are also unbeaten at 1-0.

The Archers have no errors through their first three games and are outscoring the competition, 40-15. Najer Victor leads the top team with six hits in nine at-bats and one home run in a 19-9 win over the Achievers.

The Pirates rebounded from their lone loss with a 13-2 win over the Achievers. Alair George and Alliie Stevens finished 2-for-3 each and will need to keep the bats hot against the high-scoring Archers.

In the Rebels' only game of the tournament, the team crushed the Reds, 18-6, and four players had multiple hits. The Reds rebounded with a 9-5 win over the Sluggers (0-1), who can stay alive with an upset of the Rebels. A win for the Rebels will set up a rematch with the Reds.

The semifinal winners will meet at 6 p.m. Friday in the championship.

For more information, contact Neville Amey at 513-4343.

Vialet Men's-Women's Softball League

Victor Portes led Movements with five RBIs in a 19-9 win over Roughnecks in a Susthens Vialet Men's and Women's Modified Pitch Softball League game on Sunday at Griffith Ballpark.

Portes and Jose Rosa each finished 3-for-4 and Rosa drove in three runs for the winning tream.

Ira Baptiste led Movements with four hits (4-for-5) and Ramil Bahul added support with a two-run home run in a 5-0 fourth inning.

Portes was the winning pitcher and Sandino Brito the losing pitcher.

Roger Browne led Roughnecks with two RBIs and finished 3-for-4. Browne hit a two-run home run in sixth inning and teammate Jerald Gooding helped Roughnecks to a 3-0 lead with a two-run shot in the first inning.

Brothers won by forfeit over Bapos, and Oilers won by forfeit over Ambassadors. All six teams are scheduled to play again Sunday. Movements and Ambassadors play at 2 p.m., Roughnecks and Bapos at 4 p.m. and Oilers and Brothers at 6 p.m.

Buccaneer holds serve in Doubles Challenge

The Buccaneer Hotel Tennis Club beat the East End Tennis Club in the first annual Doubles Challenge Match between the two St. Croix teams on Sunday.

The host team won all three matches in the competition. Kris Elien and Kemit Lewis beat Justin Berkeley and Jason Miller, 2-6, 7-6 (10-5); Don deWilde and Dan Lawrence defeated Dante Galiber and Jay Craft, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1; and Mile Petievich and Ward Galbreath beat Carl Beckstedt and Mike Ziegler 7-5, 6-2 to complete the sweep.

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