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Joseph Gomez Lions Are Girls’ Softball Champions

2016-2017 Girls’ Softball Champions – the Joseph Gomez Lions and coaches

The V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation – St. Thomas has announced the 2016-2017 Girls’ Elementary Softball League champions have been crowned. The Joseph Gomez Lions outlasted the Ulla Muller Panthers 14-13 in a rematch of last year’s Girls’ Softball Championship game. 

The Ulla Muller Panthers were down 12-4 at the start of the final inning of the game, but they mounted what many thought would be an impossible comeback with nine runs in the top of the 6th inning to go ahead 13-12. 

The teams that competed for the Girls’ Elementary Championship: The Joseph Gomez School Lions and the Ulla Muller School Panthers

The Lions in their last at bat were led by what many would consider the “Most Outstanding Player,” Ronisha Cuffy’s bat with a leadoff double advancing to third on an error. Cuffy was knocked in by J’Nia Celestine reaching base on an error and tying the score at 13-13. 

Nekeyla Amey, in her efforts for Ulla Muller Panthers, struck out a batter with a runner on third making it 2 outs.   N’Quana Davis put the ball in play, then Amey made a play to the plate with Celestine scoring the winning run to end the game. The game stats are:

    WP: KeShante Christopher (Gomez) LP: Nekeyla Amey (Muller)

    Top Hitters:  Dior Thomas (Gomez) 4-4; Juliette Hyacinth (Gomez) 2-2

     KeShante Christopher and Ronisha Cuffy (Gomez) 2-4

    KeDeja Rogers (Muller) 2-3; Nekeyla Amey (Muller) 2-4

    HR – KeShante Christopher (Gomez) 2 run in the fourth

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