In one of the rarest occasions in any sport, two Finals games were played in a double-header. The Paseo Stadium got a heavy dose of baseball with the IT&E Rays grabbing control of the GML Championship Series (3-1) over the Auto Spot Crowns Orioles Tuesday evening.
The evening began where both teams left off Sunday evening after Game 3 was forced to be postponed due to heavy rain. The score was dead locked at 4-4 in the pivotal game through seven innings of play. The Rays got the lone run in the game’s continuation to take Game 3 with a 5-4 final before the teams pressed the reset button to go straight into Game 4 after 45 minutes of play.
In Game 4, the Rays dominated the night 14-3 behind a red hot night from Justin Candoleta, who went 3-of-5 and 5RBI. Winning pitcher Tony Yatar got the dub over JT Leon Guerrero. Kyle Kukendell picked up the save to end his night with 3Ks and Paul Pangelinan closed out the night for the Rays with 2Ks. Relief Pitcher for the O’s Mike Bautista had a game-high 5Ks.
Game 5 is scheduled for Friday evening giving the Rays a chance to close out the series.
Guam’s Strongest Man and Woman Competition October 29
The Figo Islanders 40s women’s softball team took gold in the Senior Softball World Championship in Las Vegas. Figo came out of the loser’s bracket and beat the Arizona Belles 17-3 in the AA division championship game Sunday afternoon.
Other Guam teams that played in the 40s tournament were: Team SOTTA (women’s) and Bud Light Guam, Friars 671 and Sindalun Guahan (men’s).
Sindalu finished a respectable 4th out of 24 AAA division teams.
In Guam’s first time competing in the FIBA Asia Cup, we draw China, Japan, and Mongolia in Group C. Competition begins in 2024. Guam also moves up the FIBA world rankings to #76.