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By Gus Untalan

Air Force Reserve's Jerry Mendiola pitches the ball to Mangachong's Johnny Arriola who slams a solo home run in the third inning. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Air Force Reserve’s Gerry Mendiola pitches the ball to Mangachong’s Johnny Arriola who slams a solo home run in the third inning. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Due to heavy rain, the Air Force Reserve and Team Mangachong match-up in the Guam Senior Winter Baseball League was called after two-and-a-half innings of play Thursday night at the Paseo Stadium. Mangachong was leading 7-2 prior to the call by the umpires.

The top of the third started off with a bang as Mangachong’s Johnny Arriola cranked one out of the park on a solo homerun. Then a few batters later, Tony Munoz drove home Kirk Cruz and Pete Babauta on a two RBI single to center field. The game was then called moments later due bad field conditions.

Mangachong wasted no time getting on board in the top of the first inning. With runners on second and third, a huge hit by Kirk Guerrero drove home Ray Guerrero and Mike Paulino on the two RBI double.

The Air Force Reserve answered with a run on their own in the bottom of the first. Short stop Ron Shimizu ran home off a RBI single by catcher Jess Bamba to cut the lead to one run.

Mangachong continued to extend their lead in the top of the second inning as Frankie Diego stole home on an overthrow to third base.

The second run for the Air Force Reserve came in the bottom of the second inning when Kevin Shimizu ran home on a throwing error.

No continuation date has been set but the match-up ended in the top of the third inning with Mangachong at bat with one out and a runner on first.

Guam Senior Winter Baseball League action continues Saturday at the Paseo Stadium.

 

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Air Force Reserve's Leon Bamba was able to force the out after catching the over-head ball. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Air Force Reserve’s Leon Bamba was able to force the out after catching the over-head ball. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Mangachong pitcher Alan Cruz. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Mangachong pitcher Alan Cruz. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Mangachong's Albert Pascua makes it safely to second as Air Force Reserve's Ron Shimizu catches the ball. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Mangachong’s Albert Pascua makes it safely to second as Air Force Reserve’s Ron Shimizu catches the ball. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Mangachong's Alber Pascua was unable to force the out after not catching the ball in the outfield. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Mangachong’s Alber Pascua was unable to force the out after not catching the ball in the outfield. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Air Force Reserve's Ron Shimizu slides safely back to first base while the ball slips past the grasp of Mangachong's Brian Perez. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Air Force Reserve’s Ron Shimizu slides safely back to first base while the ball slips past the grasp of Mangachong’s Brian Perez. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Mangachong's Brian Perez was able to react fast to jump up and catch the ball to force the out on Air Force Reserve's JJ Cruz who tries to steal second base. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Mangachong’s Brian Perez was able to react fast to jump up and catch the ball to force the out on Air Force Reserve’s JJ Cruz who tries to steal second base. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Air Force Reserve pitcher Jerry Mendiola. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Air Force Reserve pitcher Gerry Mendiola. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

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