Connect with us

Baseball

GML: WEEK 2 RECAP

All 11 teams have hit the Paseo Stadium diamond as the 2021 Guam Major League season is well underway.

No doubt, the Jr. Nationals were the most impressive team of the week.

Here’s a recap of Week 2 as the Jr. Nationals put in two games while the MTM Falcons and Blue Jays were off.

RAYS 5, JR. NATIONALS 2

It was a daunting task for the youngsters making their season debut against the defending champion Rays.

The Jr. Nats actually jumped out of the gate by scoring both runs in the top of the 1st inning as Nolan Cruz and Dominic Cruz came up with big RBI hits.

The Rays, as most seasoned teams do, settled down and methodically pulled off the win with the help of a three-run 3rd inning.

Starting pitcher Kyle Kukendal took the win with eight strikeouts. Cooper Paulino and Scott Kuhnert had a pair of hits while Justin Candoleta drove in a pair.

The youngsters actually outhit the Rays 9-6 and committed only one error in an impressive debut. Dominic Cruz finished 3-for-4 while current high school MVP Ashton Tedtaotao had two hits, including a double.

PIRATES 10, REDHAWKS 7

The Pirates picked up their first win of the season in Sunday’s matinee. J.D. San Nicolas and Dan Cruz both had two hits and a double. D.J. Cruz and Kaleb Cruz came up with big RBI hits while T.J. Leon Guerrero took the win on the mound.

For the Redhawks, Devin Sparks and Gavin Dirige had two hits and two RBI with Freddie Aguon adding two more hits.

DODGERS 12, SPARTANS 5

The Dodgers exploded for 12 runs on 18 hits to move to 2-0.

The young Spartans came out of the gates charging though, taking a 5-1 lead after an inning and a half, but the uber-talented Dodgers would have nothing to do with thoughts of an upset.

Jathan Muna Barnes led the barrage by going 4-for-5 and 2 RBI. Shon Muna Jr. and Mike Bautista added three hits each and a combined five RBI while Ryan Palomo threw in a pair of hits to join the hit party. R.J. Joe settled down on the mound to pick up the win and finished with eight Ks.

Calvin Aguon, Sean Cruz and Malcolm Pangelinan had two hits each out of the Spartans’ nine-hit total.

RANGERS 17, COUGARS 11

18 errors and you win the game? Baseball is a strange sport in that regard as the Talofofo Rangers committed an unprecedented 18 errors and still beat the Agana Hts. Cougars 18-11 Tuesday evening. The game lasted almost five hours.

Pitcher Kagan Rabago did his part to offset all the defensive blunders with 10 strikeouts on the mound for the Rangers. Talofofo’s bats were alive and well with 13 hits as they scored three runs in each inning from the 3rd through 6th innings.

Andrew Taijeron, Dave Santiago and Andew Concepcion led the charge with two hits apiece.

The Cougars, in suffering their first loss of the season, committed eight errors of their own.

Jr. NATIONALS 12, CARDINALS 4

After in impressive debut just six nights earlier, the Jr. Nats continued their excellent play by taking down the 76 Cardinals.

The Juniors broke away from a close 5-4 lead with seven runs in the final three innings. Steady defense was once again key as they committed only two errors on the night for a total of three miscues in two games. Pretty impressive in a league that has averaged close to nine per team per game.

Cleanup hitter Ashton Tedtaotao went 3-for-3 while Franklin Ninete, Jr. had a good night as well going 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. Elijiah Asuncion was 2-for-2 with 2 RBI.

Leo Eber had two of the Cardinals’ four hits along with 2 RBI.

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

August

September 2021

October
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for September

1st

No Events
Events for September

2nd

Events for September

3rd

Events for September

4th

5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for September

5th

Events for September

6th

No Events
Events for September

7th

No Events
Events for September

8th

No Events
Events for September

9th

No Events
Events for September

10th

No Events
Events for September

11th

12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for September

12th

No Events
Events for September

13th

No Events
Events for September

14th

No Events
Events for September

15th

No Events
Events for September

16th

No Events
Events for September

17th

No Events
Events for September

18th

No Events
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Events for September

19th

No Events
Events for September

20th

No Events
Events for September

21st

No Events
Events for September

22nd

No Events
Events for September

23rd

No Events
Events for September

24th

No Events
Events for September

25th

No Events
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
Events for September

26th

No Events
Events for September

27th

No Events
Events for September

28th

No Events
Events for September

29th

No Events
Events for September

30th

No Events

National Guard Athletes

Rose Munoz

An educator, triathlete, mother and Guardsman all in one! The ever active Rose Munoz almost never stops moving, but she’s found a way to balance her busy life while serving from home!

 

Polls

Do you agree with the Executive Order which has halted sporting practices as well as forced postponement of IIAAG and ISA Leagues?

View Results

COMING SOON …

IIAAG & ISA Leagues Postponed (schedules on events calendar)

Guam’s Strongest Man & Woman Competition

QUICK HITS

Captain Morgan: In his fifth pro season in the Japan Professional Basketball League, Morgan Aiken has been named the captain of the Yamaguchi Patriots.
“I’m blessed to officially be voted & named team captain for this season, year 5. Been such a long road, but trust me when I tell you hard work pays off.”
—————————————-
Josh Calvo captures black belt middleweight gold in The Revolution Tournament in Washington. It’s the biggest jiu-jitsu tournament in the Pacific Northwest region.

 

 

 

More in Baseball