With two of its teams in the finals, Sandy Bay became the uncontested baseball capital of Roatan.
Sandy Bay Giants faced off with the Pirates in a seven game series for the island championship. The two August 1 games followed the July 25 double-header in which Giants easily won both games.
Giants dominated the first game, winning easily 16-8. The second game of the day, and the fourth of the series, offered an opportunity to sweep the seven game series. To the loud cheers of their supporters the Giants did just that: 16-7.
According to Giant’s coach Homer Garcia, Eddison Coleman, Giants’ pitcher, was the key player in the tournament. All-in-all Giants had a very good season. They won 24 games and lost only six. The Giants swept Kool and Gang in a five game series to claim their place in the finals.
The number of island teams expanded as Coca-Cola, a team from Coxen Hole, re-appeared and brought teams in the island league to six.
Despite their disappointing finals’ appearance, Pirates can still make it to national tournament in Tegucigalpa. They are scheduled to face a mainland team in a playoff game in Sandy Bay. [/private]