Sanctuary Island Electric did what no other softball team has been able to do last Wednesday night—they defeated the reigning champions the Sanibel Grill. It was an electrifying game, with a combined 57 runs scored. This is the first game Sanibel Grill has lost in its last 13 games, dating back to March 2010.
Despite getting an early eight-run lead, directed by the heavy batting of Mark Childers, the Sanibel Grill couldn’t keep the cooker on high. Sanctuary Island Electric started a little slow, but once the batteries charged up, energy coursed through their circuits. They inched ahead by a run in the bottom of the fourth inning.
It looked like it wasn’t going to be enough though as the Sanibel Grill recaptured a narrow one run lead in the sixth inning at a score of 28-27. Finally in the bottom of the seventh, Sanctuary Electric made a final two-run surge to win in a major upset. Final score: Sanctuary Island Electric 29, Sanibel Grill 28
In the other games of the evening, Aztec Plumbing took the plunger to All Island Glass in a swirling victory. Led by chieftan Mike Fuchs, the Aztec Plumbing Warriors scalped a 29-21 win.
“We quenched the thirst of our bats with the blood of our enemies,” the Aztec’s said.
And in the final game, Williams and Williams delivered a blast to the Bay to Beach Bombers with a 16-14 win. It was a sweet success for the Williams team, who lost in the last meeting with the Bombers, 26-11.
The Sanibel Softball League plays every Wednesday night at the Sanibel Ball Fields. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345.
Sanctuary Island Electric
Fact BoxGame Results (from Dec. 8)
• Sanctuary Island Electric defeated Sanibel Grill Wrecking Crew, 29-28
• Aztec Plumbing Warriors defeated All Island Glass, 29-21
• Williams and Williams defeated Bay to Beach Bombers, 16-14
Team W L
*Sanibel Grill Wrecking Crew 6 – 1
Sanctuary Island Electric 5 – 2
Bay to Beach Home Services 4 – 3
Williams and Williams 4 – 3
Aztec Plumbing Warriors 2 – 5
All Island Glass and Aluminum 0 – 6
* = Clinched playoff berth