TEAGAN COLEBY, left, and Ralph Burrows in action on day one of the inaugural Babe Ruth Region Caribbean Championships and Invitational. Yesterday featured both close games and lopsided results to set the tone for an exciting weekend of youth baseball at the Baillou Hills Sports Complex.
JAVAN Smith pitched a perfect game with nine strikeouts in three innings on day one of the inaugural Babe Ruth Region Caribbean Championships and Invitational.
#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#Day one of the inaugural Babe Ruth Region Caribbean Championships and Invitational featured both close games and lopsided results to set the tone for an exciting weekend of youth baseball at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
#In the 12U division, Bahamas (Tournament) completed day one at 2-0, while Bahamas (Host) went 1-1.
#Bahamas (Tournament) opened play with a 20-0 win over the Cayman Islands. Javan Smith pitched a perfect game with nine strikeouts in three innings.
JORDAN Miller in action yesterday at the newly refurbished Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
#Offensively, Kaizen Dorsett went 3-3 with two runs and three RBI, Ajay Knowles went 2-2 with three runs and three RBI, Javez Coleby went 2-2 with two runs and two RBI, Carlton Storr went 2-4 with 4 RBI and Trae Neymour scored three runs with two RBI. Smith, Mario Dean and Jordan Miller also added RBIs.
#In game two, they recorded another shutout with a 6-0 win over Puerto Rico. Mirko Gervasini took the mound and finished with six strikeouts while allowing just two hits through five innings.
#Dorsett went 1-2 with a run and two RBI, Knowles was 2-3 with a run and two RBI and Jordan Archer drove in two RBI.
AJAY KNOWLES, front, went 2-2 with three runs and three RBI.
#Bahamas (Host) defeated Cuba 6-5 in their opening game. Nathan Fernander got the win and pitched six strikeouts in relief.
#Sherman Ferguson went 2-3 with two RBI while Fernander and Nicholas Cox also drove in runs.
#In the 16U division, the Bahamas won 4-1 over the Netherlands in their only game of the afternoon.
#Breyas Dean blasted a two-run home run while Andru Arthur added a solo shot in the win.
#The 12U Division continues to play today at 9am when both Bahamas teams square off.
#At 11am, Aruba will take on Cuba, followed by the Cayman Islands against Puerto Rico at 1pm.
#Bahamas (Tournament) takes on Cuba at 3pm and the Cayman Islands concludes the day with a matchup against Aruba at 5pm. The 16U division will feature Aruba and the Netherlands in the 9am matchup followed by Puerto Rico and The Bahamas at 11am and Aruba against the USA at 1pm.
#Puerto Rico and St Marteen will face off at 3pm and The Bahamas will conclude the day with a matchup against Aruba.
#The 1pm and 3pm games will be broadcast live on Rev throughout the group stage. They will also broadcast the semifinals and medal games on the final day.
#Play in the group stage continues from 9-5 tomorrow.
#The single-game elimination round takes place on Sunday with Monday slated for gold and bronze medal games.
#Ticket packages for the event can be purchased at the NSA office at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium.
#Five-day packages for adults are available at $65 for adults and $20 for children. Daily rates are $15 for adults and $5 for children.