PRESS RELEASE – The Budweiser Fall Amateur Baseball League battled ‘Mother Nature’ this weekend with only one game completed on Saturday and two games on Sunday when the sun finally came back out. The Amigos took down the Asan Guns 10-2 and Blue Jays shutout Yona 10-0 to both improve to 4-0 and stay atop their divisions. In other action the Agat Reds evened their record at 2-2 with a 13-8 win over the Kosrae Speedos.
Proa Chalan Pago Amigos (4-0), 10 Asan Guns (1-1) 2
On Saturday the Amigos and Guns played the only official game due to rain. The Guns got on the board early with Brandon Umpingco leading off the game against Amigos starter Florencio Binuya with a single and coming around to score on a wild pitch to give the Guns an early 1-0 lead.
The Amigos would answer with a run in their half of the 1st inning with Broad Santos singling and scoring on a fielding error to tie up the game. The Amigos would take the lead in the 3rd inning with rbi singles by Brian Quintanilla and Jason Castro driving in runs. In the 4th the Amigos sticks would stay hot as they scored five more runs with Castro and Quintanilla again providing the big hits.
Binuya would find his rhythm on the mound finishing the game with twelve strikeouts in 5 1/3 inning before the rain would end the game in the top of the 6th inning. Binuya would pick up the win and Strike Zone Player of the Game.
The Amigos pounded out ten hits in five innings with Brian Quintanilla, Jason Castro, Rayzor Quintanilla and Broad Santos each collecting two hits as the Amigos improve to 4-0 on the season and 1st place in the Proa Division. Brandon Umpingco and Malcolm Chaco each had a hit and run as the Guns even their record at 1-1 with the loss.
In other Saturday action the Sumay Braves and Northern A’s game was suspended due to rain in the top of the 2nd inning and will be picked up at a later date.
Agat Reds 14, Ifit Kosrae Speedos 8
In Sunday Action the Kosrae Speedos and Agat Reds started the day off with a great game that came down to the last at bats. The Speedos would score five runs in the top of the 6th to come back and take an 8-7 lead with rbi doubles by Paul Palsis and Hiroshi Palsis rallying the Speedos. The Reds would answer in the bottom of the 6th with a run to tie the game up at 8-8. In the 7th the Reds would put the game away with a six run inning capped by a two run double by Oliver Secharmidal to hold on for the 13-8 win.
Secharmidal was 4-5 with four rbi and teammate Nick Cruz was 2-4 with a double and five rbi for the Reds in the win. Latte Hubbard closed out the last 1 2/3 innings allowing no runs to pick up the win as the Reds even their record at 2-2. The Speedos Paul Palsis was 2 for 4 as the Speedos drop to 1-3 on the season.
Blue Jays 10, Ifit Yona 0
In the Sunday night game the Blue Jay’s starting pitcher Brian Santos picked up the Budweiser Fall League first shutout on the mound with a commanding 3 hitter as the Blue Jays beat Yona 10-0.
The Blue Jays offense was led by Austin McKay who was 3 for 4 with three runs and Marcus Certeza and Donovan Santos who had two hits each. Vicente Quenga reached base twice with a stolen base for Yona who managed only three baserunner in the game with Santos stellar on the mound leading the Blue Jays to their fourth straight win and 1st place in the Ifit Division. Yona evens their record at 2-2 still holding the #2 spot in the Ifit Division.
Budweiser Fall Amateur League action continues this week with games Tues, Wed, Thur and Sat and Sunday with games played at beautiful Leo Palace Resort. Come out and check out the action or follow the games live on Facebook/AmateurBaseball Guam. Check out schedule, scores and stats at www.guamstrikezone.com.
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