The 2012 Roatan baseball season began with oomph on March 11. With Coca Cola and the Braves merging into the Nine-Tops, there are six teams in the league this year: the Eagles, Marlins, Giants, Pirates, Kool and Nine-Tops.
On March 18, the Marlins, who placed fifth last season, took on the Eagles in a game in Coxen Hole. With one metal football goal already uprooted and another ready to fall, the Coxen Hole field has regained its baseball roots.
The Eagles dominated the Marlins in the first game winning 15 to 4. In the second game, things slowed down and were closer. The Marlins managed to hold onto their narrow lead and won eight runs to six.
The Marlins are playing without a manager, as Gilbert Bodden has left the team. The leader of the team is the team’s owner, Heather Szczepanski, a Canadian nurse who lives in Brick Bay. She is the first female to own a baseball team on the island. First captain Georgie Mann (CF) has stepped in to lead the players.
The Marlins, a team full of young players, also has another element–father-son starters. Carlos Bellcares Sr. plays catcher as his son Carlos Bellcares Jr. plays first base. [/private]