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YIGOLOS IMPROVE TO 6-0

All recaps courtesy of Amateur Baseball Guam

Redhawks soar above Falcons

Weekend Leo Palace Baseball League action kicked off Saturday 12pm with the MTM Falcons taking on the Yona Redhawks. A great pitcher’s duel between Falcon’s starter Larry Fejeran and Redhawk’s Tristan Aguero the Redhawks would come out on top with a 4-2 win.

Redhawk’s Darren Pablo would lead the offense going 3 for 4 with two doubles and one rbi and also pick up the save on the mound getting the last 4 outs to preserve the win. Tristan Aguero picks up the win allowing 0 earned runs over 6-1/3 innings.

Lorne Palomo and Deshon Naputi provided two hits each for the Falcons who couldn’t get the big hit to win the game. Starter Larry Fejeran picks up the lost allowing four earned runs over 5-2/3 innings.

The Redhawks improve to 5-1 in the Amateur Division with the win and the Falcons fall to 1-3.

Winning Pitcher- Tristan Aguero;  Save- Darren Pablo; Losing Pitcher- Larry Fejeran

Haggan wins big upset over undefeated Amigos

Undefeated Chalan Pago Amigos took on winless Haggan in the 3pm Saturday game in what would be the biggest upset of the season. Haggan would fight off a late Amigos rally to earn a big time 10-8 win over the Spring League champs.

Haggan would take advantage of sex Amigos errors for six unearned runs but also provide plenty of offense lead by leadoff hitter Sage Afaisen. Afaisen would finish 1-2 with 3 walks and a big rbi double in the 4th inning. Catcher RJ Escalona was 1 for 1 with three walks and three runs scored and TJ Leon Guerrero would also chip in a pinch hit double in the 5th inning that would add the insurance runs Haggan would need to hold off a late Amigos rally. Haggan starter Johnny Sablan would pick up the win with four innings of work and Eric Lizama would pick up the save closing out the final two innings.

The Amigo’s normally dynamic offense was sluggish with only Brod Santos and Rayzor Quintanilla picking up more than one hit with two hits each. Ryan Castro woud pick up the loss in 2 1/3 innings of relief.

Haggan picks up their first win of the season improving to 1-3 and giving the Amigos their first loss of the Fall season as they fall to 5-1.

Winning Pitcher- Johnny Sablan; Save- Eric Lizama; Losing Pitcher- Ryan Castro

Rays rally to beat Rangers 5-3

In AAA action the Ipan Rays matched up with the Talofofo Rangers in the Saturday 6pm game at Leo Palace Resort. The Rangers would jump out to the early 3-0 lead but the Rays would rally late and their bullpen would shut down the Rangers offense to hold onto the 5-3 win.

The Rays offense was ignited by Roman Duenas who was 3 for 3 with a key rbi single in the bottom of the 5th to lead the Rays. Alan Sarmiento also chipped in two hits for the Rays. TJ Sarmiento would pick up the win in relief coming in the game in the 3rd inning and allowing only three hits over four innings. Tony Doyle would pitch a scoreless 7th to pick up the save. Talofofo starter Andrew Taijeron pitched a great game as he usually does- going the distance allowing only three earned runs. However the Ranges offense couldn’t manufacturer runs to help their pitcher with 12 runners left on base for the game. Shawn De la Cruz and Jordan Bamba would have two hits each for the Rangers.

The Rays improve to 5-2 on the season and the Rangers fall to 3-4.

Winning Pitcher- TJ Sarmiento; Save-Tony Doyle; Losing Pitcher- Andrew Taijeron

Yigolos stay perfect with win over AF Reserves

The Saturday night cap was a AAA matchup between the 1st place undefeated Yigolos and winless AF Reserves. Unlike the earlier upset in the Amateur Division the AF Reserves would fall behind quickly as the Yigolos scored six first inning runs and roll to a 14-0 win in a 5 inning mercy rule game.

The Yigolos remained the only undefeated team in the Leo Palace Baseball League the same way they have won all their games…great defense, great pitching and timely hitting. Starter Peterson Guerrero would go three innings allowing no hits to pick up the win. Carl Quintanilla would lead the offense going 2 for 3 with a inside the park homerun and three rbi.

The AF Reserves fell behind early and could never get going as the Yigolos defense stopped any rally they hoped to ignite. Jesse Lujan would pick up the lone hit for the reserves who also managed only four baserunners in the game. Starter James Lizama would pick up the loss.

Yigolos stay perfect at 6-0 atop the AAA standings and AF Reserves fall to 0-5 on the season.

Winning Pitcher- Peterson Guerrero; Losing Pitcher- James Lizama

Sakudee tops Agat Reds 2-0

Sunday Amateur Division action featured a Agat matchup with Sakudee taking on the Agat Reds. A absolutely great pitchers duel starter Jude Manibusan and Miah Pecina gave fans a show on the mound. Sakudee would get a game ending double play with bases loaded to hold onto a 2-0 win Sakudee starter Jude Manibusan couldn’t finish the game but pitched 6-1/3 great innings to pick up the win. Josh Aguigui would pitch to one batter with bases loaded and get a game ending double play to pick up the save. Luke Tedtaotao and Jeremy McDonald both picked up two hits each to lead the Sakudee offense.

Red’s starter Miah Pecina was equally as impressive on the mound pitching a complete game allowing 0 earned runs in six innings. The Reds offense couldn’t get Pecina the run support he needed managing only four hits and two walks in the game. The Reds were poised to score in the 7th inning but it was one of those games as Sakudee turned in a clutch double play to end the rally and end the game.

Sakudee improves to 2-1 on the season with the win and Reds fall to 1-3.

Winning Pitcher- Jude Manibusan; Save- Josh Aguigui; Losing Pitcher- Miah Pecina

Amateur Division Rangers take down Guns

In the midafternoon matchup the Amateur Divison Talofofo Rangers took on the Asan Guns in another come from behind nail biter. The Rangers would score in the 4th and 5th inning in a game dragged out by walks to take a close 5-2 win over the Guns.

The Rangers were not able to capitalize on 10 walks but were able to push three runs across in the 5th inning to take a 5-2 walk off win over the Guns. Amos Taijeron 2 rbi double scored the winning runs in the bottom of the 5th giving Rangers reliever Robbie Rabago who went three innings stirking out five the win.

Asan would score take a 2-0 lead into the 4th inning but walks and errors would ignite the Rangers in the come from behind win. Starter Mike Peredo would go 6 innings issuing 10 walks but allowing only five hits and two earned runs while picking up the loss. The Gun’s offense couldn’t take advantage of baserunners leaving 10 runners on base in the loss. Mat Blas was 1 for 1 with a rbi for the Guns who managed only four hits as a team.

The Rangers improve to 4-2 and the Guns fall to 0-4 in the LPBL Amateur Division.

Winning Pitcher- Robbie Rabago; Losing Pitcher- Mike Peredo

Phillies outlast Rebels 11-10

In the Sunday night game the AAA Division Philip & Son’s Phillies took on the Merizo Rebels. The Phillies would take advantage of five Rebel errors and pound out 14 hits to hold off the Rebels 11-10 and pick up their first win of the season.

The Phillies bats would show up Sunday night with 5 Phillies players with two or more hits paced by Miller Santos who was 4 for 4 with a double, triple, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Starter JD San Nicolas picks up the win and Luis San Nicolas the save.

The Rebels offense just wasn’t able to keep pace and untimely errors lead to five unearned runs for the Phillies. Roke Alcantara, Matt Fernandez and Joey Taijeron had two hits each for the Rebels with the rest of the lineup going 1 for 16. Rebel’s Ricky Fernandez picks up the loss in relief going two innings and allowing eight hits and four earned runs.

The Rebels fall to 1-4 on the season and the Phillies pick up their first win improving to 1-4.

Winning Pitcher- JD San Nicolas; Losing Pitcher- Rick Fernandez

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