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Sherman Ferguson Claims Men’S Title

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

SHERMAN Ferguson, the quiet slugger for the BTC Elite Warriors, has been named the New Providence Softball Association men’s batting champion.

Ferguson, who is normally walked in clutch situations with runners on base and first base unoccupied, posted a .571 average to win the title in 25 or more at-bats as recorded by chief statistician Rozina Taylor and released by chief umpire Thomas Sears.

In 28 at bats, Ferguson ripped 16 hits, nine of which were home runs, drove in 21 runs (RBI) and scored 22 runs.

Alcott Forbes, the talented pitcher for the defending champions C&S Hitmen, was the co-runner-up with his .464 average. In his 28 at-bats, Forbes had 13 hits, 10 RBI and scored 12 times.

Commando Security Truckers’ Austin Hanna was the other co-runner-up with his .464 average. In his 28 at-bats, Hanna had 13 hits, eight RBI, two homers and scored 12 runs.

Angelo Watson, the Truckers’ outfielder, led the league in hits with 19. Ferguson followed with 16, outfielder/pitcher Martin Burrows Jr, of the Hitmen, had 15 and Truckers’ outfielder Lamar Watkins had 14. Ferguson also led in runs scored with 22. Hitmen’s outfielder Rodney Forbes was second with 20, Alcott Forbes had 17, Hitmen’s infielder Philip Johnson had 16 and Watson finished the top five with 15.

Not done yet, Ferguson also had the most RBI with 21. Burrows had 18, Warriors’ DeAndre Rigby had 17 and Hitmen’s versatile Keiron Munroe ended up with 16.

And in the home run category, Ferguson drilled a total of nine to lead the way. Rigby had four and Truckers’ D’Juan Seymour came through with three.

Warriors’ infielder Richard Bain led the most stolen base category with four, while Watkins, Forbes and Chances Mighty Mitts’ Christin Wright all ended up with three apiece.

In the pitching category, Warriors’ ace Jeffrey Woodside pitched 41.2 innings to lead the field. Alcott Forbes got in 37 innings, Truckers’ Eugene Pratt had 34, Mighty Mitts’ Kayle Carey had 26 and Hitmen’s Martin Burrows Jr had 23.

Alcott Forbes had the best earned run average with a stingy 0.19 average. Eugene Pratt trailed with 0.41; Jeffery Woodside was 5.71; Martin Burrows Jr 5.92 and Kayle Carey 12.38.

Forbes had the most wins with seven, Pratt had five and Burrows Jr four.

And Alcott Forbes name also showed up with the most strike outs with 84. Eugene Pratt had 59; Jeffery Woodside 55; Martin Burrows Jr 29 and Mighty Mitt’s Victor Grant trailed with 19.

Here’s a look at the top 20 batters in 25 or more at bats

Player Team AB R H RBI HR AVG.

Sherman Ferguson Warriors 28 22 16 21 9 .571

Alcott Forbes Hitmen 28 17 13 10 0 .464

Austin Hanna Truckers 28 12 13 8 2 .464

Lamar Watkins Truckers 31 15 14 3 0 .452

Philip Johnson Hitmen 26 16 11 10 2 .423

Martin Burrows Jr Hitmen 37 13 15 18 1 .405

Angelo Watson Truckers 47 15 19 10 1 .404

Rodney Forbes Hitmen 25 20 10 5 2 .400

Keiron Munroe Hitmen 31 10 12 16 0 .387

Stephen Russell Truckers 36 9 13 6 1 .361

D’Juan Seymour Truckers 27 10 9 8 3 .333

Deandre Rigby Warriors 35 9 10 17 4 .286

Jordan Gibson Warriors 31 11 8 10 0 .258

Christopher McPhee Mighty Mitts 28 3 7 7 0 .250

Tori Rolle Mighty Mitts 28 9 7 4 0 .250

LeVaughn Ferguson 25 7 6 9 0 .240

Christin Wright Mighty Mitts 28 4 6 4 0 .214

Michael Butler Mighty Mitts 33 6 7 11 0 .212

Moses Kerr 27 6 5 2 0 .185

Chedi Ferguson Mighty Mitts 28 4 5 2 0 .179

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