Operators, Hitmen win in NPSA action

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Games continue on Thursday at Banker’s Field

Simba FrenchSend an emailAugust 15, 2022 175 2 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 RAB Operators pitcher Brendia Ferguson delivers a pitch during NPSA action at Banker’s Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex on Saturday. The Operators defeated the Johnson’s Lady Truckers, 8-1. DANTE CARRER

The RAB Operators and the C&S Hitmen added to their win columns as New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) action continued Saturday at Banker’s Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

The Hitmen picked up their sixth win of the season, taking down the Chances Mighty Mitts, 6-3, in the men’s division. The Hitmen now sport a 6-1 win/loss record on the season. The Mighty Mitts are at 2-3. Hitmen shortstop Sherman Ferguson was named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the game.

There was a rematch from two weeks ago in the ladies game as the Operators battled the Johnson’s Lady Truckers. The Operators dominated with an 8-1 victory. Brendia Ferguson was the MVP of the game. When these two teams faced each other two weeks ago, they gave the fans their money’s worth as they engaged in a three-hour thriller that went the full seven innings. In the end, the Operators were victorious, 24-23.

Most of the action in the Hitmen and Mighty Mitts game took place in the bottom of the first inning. In that inning, the Hitmen’s first five batters scored. Those batters were catcher Phillip Johnson, centerfielder Richard Bain, first baseman Hosea Hilton, Ferguson and second baseman Martin Burrows.

Ferguson is known to hit balls out the park and Saturday night was no different. He ripped one to left field to bring home Hilton, Bain and himself in the first inning, going deep on an 0-2 count. Ferguson went 1-for-3 on the night with that three-run shot. He put his team up 4-0 in the first inning.

The Mighty Mitts had no answer for the Hitmen in the first inning. The Mighty Mitts got their first run of the game in the third inning as leadoff batter Jewel Bain crossed home plate. He got on base with a double.

Both teams struggled offensively after the first inning. The Hitmen scored again in the fourth inning when Bain came home on a single by Hilton to right field. The Mighty Mitts scored two runs in the sixth inning to get back in the game. Third baseman Kenneth Curry and shortstop Norman Bastian came home for them.


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