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.
Since forming the GNYFF in 2009, the league has never gone without a season until 2020. The league announced their plans to cancel the 2020 season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
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RIP: Former Guam football player Phil Mendiola, shown here with son Tano, passed away in Las Vegas due to a heart attack. Mendiola played for numerous Guam teams from youth to varsity. He was 39.
Morgan McKenna (left with black face mask) poses for a photo with Guam Football Association Technical Director Sang Hoon Kim (seated, with blue face mask) and Guam Football Association Assistant Technical Director Ross Awa (standing) after signing his letter of commitment to play intercollegiate men’s soccer for Muskingum University in Ohio. The Fighting Muskies compete in NCAA Division III’s Ohio Athletic Conference.