Guam and CNMI may have traded wins in their first two meeting earlier this week, but in the final game of the 3rd Micronesian Baseball Classic, Guam used a big 6th inning to jump ahead and hold their lead to earn a Gold finish. Guam defeated CNMI 8-3 at the Paseo Stadium through nine complete innings.
CNMI takes Silver and Pohnpei takes Bronze after falling to CMNI in the morning game.
Winning pitcher for Guam Sean Cruz had himself a day with eight total strikeouts with relief pitcher Pete Perez adding five strikeouts in the save. Shon Muna scored two runs for Guam and big swing Jared Palomo went 2-of-5 scoring three runs and adding an RBI. Athan Yatar had the other RBI in the big 6th inning, going 1-of-4 totaling two total RBI’s in the game.
CNMI’s Poland Masaharu went 2-of-4 scoring one run and on RBI.
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.