Connaught Rangers at 31st Athletics 3-6

GOZO CUP SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT 2014 – GROUP STAGE

Monday, July 14, 2014      Venue: Sannat Ground      Umpires: Steve Ellis & Joseph Scicluna

SCORING
1 2 3 4 R H E
Connaught Rangers 0 0 0 3 3 3 3
31st Athletics 1 0 5 6 8 2
 BOX SCORE
Connaught Rangers
AB R H RBI HR RE SO PO A E DP
CAMILLERI, Monique LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GRECH, Rebecca P 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0
REFALO, Ian 1B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
REFALO, Malcolm 3B 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
GRIMA, Corinne SS 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
ELLIS, Geordie 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
GRIMA, Nadine CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
MICALLEF, Nicole RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MUSCAT, Elijah C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
PORTELLI, Sebastian R 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS…………………. 16 3 3 2 0 1 1 6 5 3 0

 

31st Athletics
AB R H RBI HR RE SO PO A E DP
BAJADA, Steve SS 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MALLIA, Gianella 1B 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0
ZAHRA, Corrine R 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SCICLUNA, Estelle P 2 1 2 5 1 0 0 0 9 0 0
MUSCAT, Angelo 3B 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
BEZZINA, Arianne CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
GRECH, Amy 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
CAMILLERI, Carlos LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BORG, Luana   Dona C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
ZAMMIT, Elena RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
TOTALS…………………… 16 6 8 5 1 3 1 12 9 2 0
RECAP

With every game played the fielding of three teams that are competing in the Gozo Cup Softball Tournament is improving. The contest between the Connaught Rangers and the 31st Athletics was a good example of this. The Athletics had a slim 0-1 advantage over the Rangers until the bottom of the 3rd inning. Three consecutive hits to start the bottom of the 3rd inning from the top three batters of the Athletics line up loaded up the bases for Estelle Scicluna. Estelle hit a solid line drive to right field in the gap for an inside-the-park home run to give her team a 0-5 advantage. Two batters later the lead increased to 0-6 following a couple of fielding errors by the Rangers.

The Rangers did score three runs in the top of the 4th inning to reduce the deficit, but it wasn’t enough as the Athletics managed to hang on to their lead to win the game 3-6. With this result all three teams can finish first, however, the Connaught Rangers and the Leinster Royals can control their destiny, whereas the 31st Athletics need the Rangers to defeat the Royals in the first game of the doubleheader on Wednesday, July 16. They have to then go on to beat the Rangers in the final game of the preliminary stage of the tournament. The team that tops the group gets a bye to the final, whereas the other two teams would have to face each other in a playoff for the right to contest the first ever final of the Gozo Cup.

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