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GECKOS RALLY TO BEAT SHARKS

The GW Geckos needed extra innings, but they managed to grind out a tough victory at home against the Sanchez Sharks through 9 complete innings.

The GW Geckos rallied twice to defeat Simon Sanchez 7-6 in IIAAG baseball action at the GW field Saturday. Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth, GW scored three runs to close the gap to 4-3. GW went ahead 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth when Rico Seaman single brought in two runs. Sanchez tied the game 5-5 in the top of seventh with Julian Flores scoring on a past ball.

In the top of the ninth, Sanchez again scored on a pass ball with Devin Leon coming home making the score 6-5 for Sanchez. Then in the bottom of the ninth, GWs Allen Gillan singled to right center driving home two runs. Gillan’s two RBIs made the score 7-6 and gave GW the victory. GW improves to 5-5 and Sanchez falls to 5-5.

Other scores:
Okkodo 7 Southern 5
Guam High 10, JFK 9
FD 15, Tiyan 4

PHOTO GALLERY:

GW catcher Ethan Dela Cruz makes a nice attempt to catch a foul ball down third base line. (photo by Joey Blas)

GW catcher Ethan Dela Cruz makes a nice attempt to catch a foul ball down third base line. (photo by Joey Blas)

Sanchez starting pitcher loads up to deliver a pitch against GW in the 5th inning. (photo by Joey Blas)

Sanchez starting pitcher loads up to deliver a pitch against GW in the 5th inning. (photo by Joey Blas)

GW SS Alan Gillan hits the game winning single up the middle in the bottom of the 9th inning. (photo by Joey Blas)

GW SS Alan Gillan hits the game winning single up the middle in the bottom of the 9th inning. (photo by Joey Blas)

GW First baseman Kenji McCarthy rounds third base to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning. (photo by Joey Blas)

GW First baseman Kenji McCarthy rounds third base to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning. (photo by Joey Blas)

Jacob Bamba hits a shot down to left field line but was called foul. (photo by Joey Blas)

Jacob Bamba hits a shot down to left field line but was called foul. (photo by Joey Blas)

Sanchez Julian Flores comes in to relief in the seventh inning. (photo by Joey Blas)

Sanchez Julian Flores comes in to relief in the seventh inning. (photo by Joey Blas)

Geckos third baseman makes a nice diving attempt to catch a foul ball while teammate Ethan Dela Cruz looks on. (photo by Joey Blas)

Geckos third baseman makes a nice diving attempt to catch a foul ball while teammate Ethan Dela Cruz looks on. (photo by Joey Blas)

Sanchez SS hits a single up the middle against Geckos. (photo by Joey Blas)

Sanchez SS hits a single up the middle against Geckos. (photo by Joey Blas)

Sanchez first baseman makes a nice grab for the inning ending double play to go into extra innings. (photo by Joey Blas)

Sanchez first baseman makes a nice grab for the inning ending double play to go into extra innings. (photo by Joey Blas)

GW starting pitcher delivers a pitch against Sanchez Sharks. (photo by Joey Blas)

GW starting pitcher delivers a pitch against Sanchez Sharks. (photo by Joey Blas)

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