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PRESS RELEASE – Another beautiful weekend of baseball as the Jim Beam Amateur Baseball League played tripleheaders on Saturday and Sunday with several teams pulling off big wins in search of securing one of the eight playoff spots.

Chalan Pago Amigos 6, Yona 5 latte-baseball

In the 12 pm Saturday game Yona would give the Chalan Pago Amigos all they could handle but  would fall one run short as the Amigos would take a close 6-5 win.  Amigos’ reliever Florencio Binuya would enter the game with the tying run on 3rd base and the winning run on 2nd base and strike out the last two Yona batter to pick up the save and preserve the win for the Amigos.

Alan Quintanilla was 4 for 4 picking up the Strike Zone Player of the Game as the Amigos improve to 5-4 on the season.  Peter Cruz was 3 for 4 for Yona who fall to 2-6.

 Agat Reds 8, Yona Redhawks 3

The Agat Reds would pull off an upset taking down the 3rd place Yona Redhawks 8-3 behind a 1 hitter by Red’s starting pitcher Roy Gamboa.  The Reds would score 5 runs in the 3rd inning to break open the game behind the hot bat of Davey Pecha who was 2 for 4 with a double and triple in the game.

Roy Gamboa would go the distance allowing only 1 hit in 7 innings as the Reds improve to 3-4 on the season and move into the 7th playoff seed.  The Redhawks pick up their 2nd loss of the season falling to 5-2 on the season but maintain the 3rd seed in the playoff hunt.

 Barrigada Crusaders 6, 691 4

In the Saturday night cap the undefeated Barrigada Crusaders narrowly escaped their first loss of the season with a 6-4 win over “691”.   The Crusaders would take the lead with a five run third inning with consecutive hits from Eddie Garza, Kaleb Cruz and Nate Cruz igniting the rally.

Garza picks up Strike Zone Player of the Game going 1 for 2 with a run and stolen base as the Crusaders remain unbeaten at 8-0.  691 drops their 5th straight game despite a quality performance from Yuber Souwelian who allowed four earned runs in seven innings but 691 can’t find the offense and fal to 2-5 on the season.

Talofofo Rangers 9, Sakudee 5

Sunday amateur baseball action started with a great game between undefeated Talofofo Rangers and Sakudee.  Sakudee would jump out to a 5-0 lead but the Rangers would chip away and catch Sakudee with five runs in the bottom of the 6th to take a 9-5 come from behind win.

Andrew Taijeron ignited the Rangers offense going 3 for 4 including a clutch single to start the 6th inning game winning rally.   With the win the Rangers keep pace with the Crusaders on top the amateur standings.  Sakudee evens their record at 4-4 with sole possession of the 6th seed.

AMO Cardinals 5, Haggan 3

The Agat Mayors Office Cardinals still looking for their first win of the season faced off against Haggan in the 3pm Sunday matchup.  The AMO Cards would rely on their young players with starter Austin Sablan dominating on the mound and Vince Santos contributing 3 hits at the plate as the Cards took down Haggan 5-3.

Sablan picked up Strike Zone POG with a complete game seven innings allowing only two earned runs with six strikeouts as the Cards pick up their first win of the season and improve to 1-7.  Haggan’s Tony Borja was 2 for 2 with three stolen bases as Haggan drops to 2-6.

Blue Jays 4, 691 2

The Blue Jays and 691 concluded the weekend amateur baseball action with another close game as the playoff race just keeps getting hotter.  Blue Jay’s starter Donovan Santos would set the single season mark for strikeouts in a game with 14 as he dominated the 691 batters leading the Blue Jays to a 4-2 win.

The Blue Jays would break open a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the 5th inning with Marcus Certeza and Jarret Blea providing rbi singles leading the Blue Jays to their sixth win of the year.  The Blue Jays hold onto the 4th seed with a 6-3 record.  691 drops their weekend double header and fall to 2-5 on the season.

as of May 6

W

L

%

GB

Streak

RF

RA

1

Talofofo Rangers

8

0

1.000

Won 8

71

34

2

Barrigada Crusaders

8

0

1.000

Won 8

57

20

3

Yona Redhawks

5

2

0.714

2.5

Lost 1

45

31

4

Blue Jays

6

3

0.667

2.5

Won 1

57

41

5

Chalan Pago Amigos

5

4

0.556

3.5

Won 1

79

46

6

Sakudee

4

4

0.500

4.0

Lost 1

64

55

7

Agat Reds

3

4

0.429

4.5

Won 2

56

62

8

691

2

5

0.286

5.5

Lost 5

35

48

9

Yona

2

6

0.250

6.0

Lost 4

57

62

10

Haggan

2

6

0.250

6.0

Lost 3

54

69

11

Asan Guns

1

6

0.143

6.5

Lost 4

33

87

12

AMO Cardinals

1

7

0.125

7.0

Won 1

38

91

This weeks Amateur League Action

7-May

Tue

7pm

Agat Reds

Talofofo Rangers

9-May

Thu

7pm

691

Asan Guns

11-May

Sat

12pm

Chalan Pago Amigos

691

11-May

Sat

3pm

Barrigada Crusaders

Yona

11-May

Sat

6pm

Yona Redhawks

Sakudee

12-May

Sun

12pm

Talofofo Rangers

Asan Guns

12-May

Sun

3pm

Agat Reds

Haggan

12-May

Sun

6pm

AMO Cardinals

Blue Jays

 

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