Ebenezer Thomas--Softball Tournament Champs

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Published: June 28, 2017 2:00 pm AST
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The championship title in this year’s Department of Youth Affairs and Sports Primary Schools' Softball Tournament, went to the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School, after they defeated the Robinson O’Neal Primary School, 11-6, earlier this week at the E. Walwyn Brewely Softball Park.

Robinson O’Neal advanced to the finals of the competition, after dominating the Virgin Gorda leg of the league.

Akima Powell, coach for the Robinson O’Neal team, said although her team is new to the game, they did well. She stated that it was an intense game.

“We’re just learning to play softball and we’re actually learning the rules of the game, how it's run and the importance of being cognizant on the field, as well as knowing whom to throw the ball to, instead of throwing the ball without thinking of it first.”

Lesha Forbes, coach of Ebenezer Thomas said the game was a challenging one, but they came out on top.

“For the first two innings we thought we actually were going to be down for this one, but I got my team together and we said team, we’re going to go and we’re going to come back and we’re going to win.”

She added, “We came back and won 11-6. I think Robinson O’Neal came out and played really, really well. It’s just that my team got serious after Robinson O’Neal took the lead.”

Terry “Chino” Chinnery of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports said it was a good game and a good season with the schools.

“I’m looking forward to next season when we can really upgrade the talent, get them more gloves so that they can practice, so that they can be more competitive than they were. But, they were competitive and we look forward to next year.”
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