By RICARDO WELLS
THE Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) softball regular season concluded with the St Augustine’s College junior boys clinching their share of the pennant with a 17-7 win against Queens College Comets and Charles W Saunders clarifying the playoffs and avoiding the top-seeded Jordan Prince William Falcons in the senior boys division.
The St Augustine’s-Queen’s College game came down to the bottom of the fourth inning. After the bases were walk-loaded by the Comets’ Daalan Adderley, SAC’s Tanige Wallace stepped up with a two run double to stretch the Big Red Machines’ lead to 10-7. SAC never looked back on their way to a ten-point victory, wcapped by a flamboyant cartwheel at home plate by Wallace during the seven-run fifth inning by SAC.
With the win SAC tied St Andrews and Nassau Christian Academy as junior boys regular season pennant winners. The three schools used the runs scored between them during the season to determine playoff seedings.
The BAISS playoffs start today at 4pm with the top seeds meeting fourth seeds for all four divisions and the junior boys and junior girls will kick off the action.
Tomorrow the second seeds take on third seeds in the same order with all games at Freedom Farm Baseball Park.
The Charles W Saunders senior boys avoided finishing fourth - and a first round match up with the undefeated Falcons - with a 26-23 extra innings win against the Queens College Comets. The game resumed yesterday to break a tie and with the win CWS moved up to third.
Both girls divisions had ended in a three-way tie. In the junior girls the St Andrew’s Hurricanes, Nassau Christian Academy Crusaders and Charles W Saunders Cougars finished level in terms of win-loss records of 4-2. After calculating the runs differential, St Andrew’s came out on top with +4 from CWS (+1) and NCA (-5).
NCA, St Annes and Queen’s College finished the senior girls season with records of 7-2. After the calculations, it meant a finishing order of NCA (+8), St Anne’s (+4) and QC (-12).
1 St Andrew’s School vs 4 Queen’s College
2 Nassau Christian Academy vs 3 Saint Augustine’s’ College
1 Jordan Prince Williams vs 4 Nassau Christian Academy
2 St Augustine’s College vs 3 Charles W Saunders High
1 St Augustine’s’ College vs 4 Nassau Christian Academy
2 St Andrew’s School vs 3 Charles W Saunders High
1 St Augustine’s College vs 4 Queen’s College
2 Nassau Christian Academy vs 3 St Anne’s High