Vikings hold series lead in Jackson AA baseball
Published: August 1, 2012
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Ajahni Dowdy led the Vikings at the plate, going 4-for-6 with one run batted in as they defeated the Hurricanes, 9-4, in Game 2 of the Raphael Jackson AA Baseball League Championship Series on Sunday at D.C. Canegata Ballpark on St. Croix. The Vikings lead the best-of-5 series, 2-0.
Justin Navarro added a 2-for-3 effort for the Vikings as they recorded 14 hits and no errors. He was followed by Mark Franklin at 2-for-4 and David Clarke Jr. at 3-for-5. Carlos Morales went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate for the Hurricanes, followed by Enrique Soto and Cruz Soto Jr., who each went 2-for-4 at the plate.
The winning pitcher was Raphael Jackson.
In Game 1 on Saturday, Navarro went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs in the Vikings' 6-4 win. Winning pitcher Timothy Sneed helped to hold the Vikings to just three hits, and he went 2-for-2 at the plate.
V.I. Pride Basketball Association
Akil Lewis led Right Mix with 28 points and six assists as they held on for an 85-84 win over Legacy in the V.I. Pride Summer Open Basketball League on Saturday at the Charlotte Amalie High School gym on St. Thomas. Right Mix held a seven-point lead at halftime, but had to hold off the surging Legacy the rest of the way, including a shootout of a fourth quarter in which Legacy outscored Right Mix, 30-28.
Steve Gardner II added 18 points for Right Mix, followed by Leon Daniel with 14. Aubrey Daniel was Legacy's top scorer with 21 points, Fitzroy Dunrod added 18 points and Malik Hodge chipped in 15 points and nine rebounds.
In Saturday's second game, Taking Ova lived up to their name as they took over the game after a 25-21 first-quarter deficit to cruise to a 118-83 win over Elite. Taking Ova's surge included a 42-point fourth quarter that put the game out of reach.
The top scorers for Taking Ova were Ricky Mabry with 30 points, Shamal Caines with 21 points, Merwin Potter with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Khalid Gerard with 15 points. Ryan Mills added a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Ted Fahie was Elite's top scorer with 21 points and eight rebounds. Philip Thomas added 15 points and Jaymar Morgan added 14 points.
On Friday, Right Mix got their first close win of the weekend, beating Elite, 86-62. Lewis led Right Mix with 33 points, followed by Michael Davis with 19 points. Wayne Rawlins added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Fahie was Elite's top scorer with 22 points, and Thomas closely followed with 21 points. Jahleel Lavie was third on the team with 15 points.
The nightcap saw Taking Ova dominate the second half against Shut Dem Down, outscoring them 87-37 during that span for a 141-84 rout. Mabry's 29 points and 10 rebounds led the way for Taking Ova, followed by Jamari Maduro with 28 points, and Mills, Gerard and Caines with 18 points each.
Cedric Smith led Shut Dem Down with 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Kashawn Benjamin added 18 points and Jason Hercules scored 15 points.
League play on Monday was postponed because of inclement weather.
Billfish Tournament for Haiti
Marlin Prince, with Captain Eddie Morrison, kept its lead on the final day Sunday with three blue marlins released as it won the second annual Billfish Tournament for Haiti. Proceeds from the tournament went to the Pere Basile Moreau Secondary School in Haiti, which was damaged by Haiti's massive earthquake in 2010
The event consisted of two days of fishing out along the North Drop just of St. Thomas, and prizes were given to the three boats with the most points based on marlin caught. Boats earned 500 points for each blue marlin caught, and 300 for each white marlin caught. Tiebreakers went to the vessel that made its catch first.
The Stalker took second place among boats, followed by Therapy. The awards dinner on the Marlin Deck at American Yacht Harbor was attended by almost 100 guests and included a raffle. Music was provided by Jason Jones.