📅01 February 2015
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PRESS RELEASE – The Guam Masters Baseball Association (GMBA) got the 2015 Guam Budweiser Masters Baseball League (GBMBL) season underway this afternoon with the 14 teams gathering at Paseo Stadium for an Opening Ceremony. Representing Ambros, Inc., Mr. John Myers threw out the first pitch to start the season. The season opener followed at 6:00 p.m. when the MTM Falcons took on the Maimai Marlins.

The Falcons stayed in control throughout the game scoring two runs in the top of the second and four more in the top of the third. Maimai got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third scoring three runs to cut the lead to 6-3 after three complete. MTM added another run in the top of the fifth to lead 7-3 all the way till the bottom of the seventh. MTM reliever Jeff Muna held the Marlins scoreless in the bottom of the fifth and sixth but in the seventh; saw the game slip away.

With the bases loaded for Maimai, Pat Alvarez stroked a two-RBI double to left to make it 7-5 MTM.

With two outs and two on, Muna struck out Peter Aguon but the ball gets past MTM catcher Brian Lizama. Aguon races to first but Lizama’s throw to Candido Naputi sails over Naputi’s head and Aguon is safe. All the while Marlin runners on board race home to tie it up 7-7. Sean Earl then comes to the plate and hits the walk off single to right to bring Stan Blau home for the game winning RBI as the Marlins win the 2015 season opener, 8-7. Roke Munoz took the win while Muna suffered the loss.

In the nightcap, the Palau Masters defeated the Net Tours Jets, 17-12, in an offensive matchup. James George got the win on the mound for the Palau Masters, while Alex Roberts took the loss. The 2015 GBMBL season continues on Monday, February 2 at 6:00 p.m. with the Agana Heights Blues facing the Giants followed by the Agana Heights Cougars and Talofofo Rangers at 8:30 p.m. The GBMBL will feature a schedule of doubleheaders on Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00 & 8:30 p.m. and a four game schedule on Saturdays at 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, and 8:30 p.m., with all games played at Paseo Stadium.

Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MTM Falcons 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 7 10 0

Maimai Marlins 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 8 13 2

WP:Roke Munoz,4.0IP,Run,3Hits

LP:Jeff Muna,3.0IP,5Runs,5Hits

MTM:Brian Lizama,2-4,2RBI,Run. Joe Lizama,1-3,2B,RBI. Pete Duenas,1-2,RBI. Felix Mesa, 1-3,RBI.

Ron Shimizu,1-2,2R. Ron Quitano,1-2,Run.

Maimai:Derrick Santos,2-2,Run. Jimmy Reyes,3-4,2B,RBI,2R. Dominic Cruz,1-3,2B,RBI,2R.

Pat Alvarez,2-4,2B,2RBI. Sean Earl,1-2,RBI. Charlie Cabarles,2-4. Mike Alcantara,1-3,SacFly,Run.

Stan Blau,1-2,Run.

Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Palau Masters 1 8 1 3 4 x x 17 18 6

Net Tours Jets 2 8 0 0 2 x X 12 7 4

WP: James George, 3.0IP, 2Runs,4Hits.

LP:Alex Roberts,4.0IP,13Runs,13Hits.

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