Tuesday night in the Governmental & Industrial softball league, the top two teams in the league, Fire and the Juan Luis Hospital Injectables hooked up in what was supposed to be the game of week at the D.C. Canegata Ball Park.
However the league-leading Fire was having none of that as they scorched the Injectables 11-2 in the night’s opening contest. In the night cap, the Public Works Pavers found themselves in the winning column for the first time this season by whipping Education 17-10.
Fire 11, Injectables 2
The game many expected to be the most highly contested to date this season didn’t materialize, as the Fire Department came out hot, but the Juan Luis Hospital Injectables show up with dull needles and could not inject much effort into the highly anticipated matchup. Fire ace Paul Christian did it to the INjectables again as he scattered eight hits and allowed just two runs in pitching his team to victory. Julio Perez got the loss for the Injectables.
The win allowed Fire to open a two-game lead on their second-place rivals. It was Fire with 11 runs on 17 hits and one error, while the Injectables finished with two runs on eight hits. Top batters for the winners were Arthur Canaii (3 for 3 with a home run and five RBIs), Mario Christian (3 for 4 with three RBIs) and Elroy Bates (3 for 3). For the Injectables, Guido Schjang was 3 for 3 with one RBI, and Raymond Cintron was 2 for 3 with one RBI.
Pavers 17, Education 10
In game two on Tuesday, the Public Works Pavers finally got into the win column by surprising Education 17-10 to move to 1-4 on the season. The Pavers finished with 17 runs on eight hits and three errors, while Education had 10 runs on seven hits and four errors. The winning pitcher was Gabriel Jagrup, while Gareth Knight got the loss. Top batters for the Pavers were Jagrup (2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs) and Julio Carmona (2 for 4 with two RBIs). For Education, Kenny Jackson was 2 for 4 with four RBIs, and Otonre Pereira was 2 for 4 with three RBIs.