GOZO CUP SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT 2014 – GROUP STAGE
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Venue: Sannat Ground Umpires: Joseph Scicluna & Steve Ellis
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|MALLIA, Gianella 1B||2||1||2||0||0||0||0||5||0||1||0|
|ZAHRA, Corrine R||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|SCICLUNA, Estelle P||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||0||0|
|MUSCAT, Angelo 3B||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||0|
|CAMILLERI, Carlos LF||2||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|BEZZINA, Arianne CF||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|GRECH, Amy 2B||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||1||0|
|BORG, Luana Dona C||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||0||0|
|ZAMMIT, Elena RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|CAMILLERI, Monique LF||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|GRECH, Rebecca P||2||1||0||0||0||2||0||1||7||0||0|
|REFALO, Malcolm 3B||2||1||0||0||0||1||0||2||0||0||0|
|STELLINI, Austin C||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||2||0||0||0|
|GRIMA, Corinne SS||2||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|ELLIS, Geordie 2B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|REFALO, Ian 1B||2||1||1||1||1||1||0||7||0||1||0|
|GRIMA, Nadine CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|MICALLEF, Nicole RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
The second game of the doubleheader was a decider between the Connaught Rangers and the 31st Athletics. The winner would top the group and head straight to the final, while the loser would face the Royals for the right to contest the cup final.
The Rangers scored a run in the bottom of the 1st inning and added a second in the bottom of the 3rd to take a 0-2 lead after three innings. The Athletics were having difficulties at the plate until the 4th inning when with three consecutive hits they managed to start a rally that saw them even the score at 2.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, the first batter of the Rangers, Ian Refalo, smashed a line drive to right field that went all the way to the wall for an inside-the-park walk-off home run. This was the second walk-off win for the Rangers who finished the preliminary group stage with a record of 3 wins and a loss topping the group and securing a place in the Gozo Cup Final to be played on Monday. The 31st Athletics finished third in the group stage with a win, two defeats and a tie.
Therefore, on Monday, July 21st the Leinster Royals will host the 31st Atheltics in the playoff. The winner will then play the Connaught Rangers in the Gozo Cup Final. The first game will start at 5:45pm at the Sannat Ground. The second game is expected to start at 6:45pm.