Ebenezer Thomas Secures Spot In Softball Finals

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Published: June 07, 2017 3:14 pm AST
Coach Lesha Forbes, right and the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School Softball team
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Ebenezer Thomas Primary School (ETPS) is now awaiting the name of their rivals from Virgin Gorda, to go head to head in the finals of this year’s Primary School Double Elimination Softball Tournament, hosted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Ebenezer Thomas won the Tortola leg of the league, after they defeated the E. Willard Wheatley Primary School, 7-5, in a game played over the weekend, at the E. Walwyn Brewely Softball Park.

They now await the winner of the Virgin Gorda leg of the league, which has its knockout series this coming Saturday, June 10.

In the deciding game, Ebenezer led by 2-0 after the first inning. They went into the bottom of the second inning, leading with 6-0, before Willard Wheatley scored twice, making it 6-2.

With their last bat, Ebenezer Thomas scored a run to gain a 7-2 advantage.

Willard Wheatley came up with three runs in the bottom of the inning, but stranded two base runners. This saw Ebenezer Thomas walking off with their 7-5 victory.

Lesha Forbes, head coach of the winning team said, “This tournament was exceptionally well. ETPS came out, they played hard, we lost one and right away they said they were going to come back hard and they did, and decided they weren’t going to let the other team win. For three games today, they won and they won exceptionally well.”

Willard Wheatley’s coach, Monique Penn said her team did well, especially since it was the first time most of her players were playing softball.

“They were excited, we did our best and they tried, and we’re satisfied with what we did. This is something I hope continues and is not a one time thing. We’re motivated to come back.”
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