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DODGERS CLAIM TRITONS INVITATIONAL

Baseball Tournament celebrates UOG’s 70 Anniversary

PRESS RELEASE – The Dodgers baseball club won the “University of Guam 70th Anniversary Celebration Tritons Baseball Invitational” on Sunday by beating the Guam Junior National Team 13-3 at the Paseo Stadium in Hagåtña. The Dodgers dominated the diamond throughout the two-weekend tournament and finished with a 6-0 record.  

UOG Athletics Director Doug Palmer, left, with Dodgers’ Tristan Debold at the “University of Guam 70th Anniversary Celebration Tritons Baseball Invitational” on March 6 at the Paseo Stadium in Hagåtña. Debold was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. (photos courtesy of Triton Athletics)

Tournament recap  

The second weekend of the double-elimination tournament kicked off with the No. 1 seed Dodgers defeating the No. 4 seed Team Amigos with a score of 8-3 Friday night at the Paseo Stadium.  

The tournament continued Saturday with UOG playing against the Guam Junior National Team. Tritons’ Jathan Muña-Barnes hit a grand slam in the top of the sixth to give UOG a 13-10 lead, but the Guam Junior National Team scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to defeat the Tritons 14-13. 

The Tritons played again on Saturday in an elimination game against Team Amigos and lost 10-5. UOG scored one run in the first five innings, while Team Amigos scored eight runs and led 8-1 in the top of the sixth. UOG scored four runs on four hits in the bottom of the sixth, with Arren Yatar and Colby Martinez hitting back-to-back doubles.  

Team Amigos secured its victory by adding another run in the top of the seventh inning. UOG was eliminated from the tournament with a 1-4 record. 

In the night’s final game, the Dodgers defeated the Guam Junior National Team 8-3 to advance to the championships. 

On Sunday, the Guam Junior National Team defeated Team Amigos 13-6 for a spot in the championship game against the Dodgers. The Dodgers went on to beat the Guam Junior National Team 13-3 and win the tournament undefeated.  

Final standings:  

  1. Dodgers – 6-0  
  2. Guam Junior National Team – 4-3 
  3. Team Amigos – 1-5  
  4. UOG Tritons – 1-4  

Most Valuable Player:  

  • Tristan Debold – Dodgers 

All-Tournament Team:  

  • Jarren Gumataotao – Tritons  
  • Rick Hernandez – Amigos 
  • Ray Leon Guerrero – Amigos 
  • Jeremiah Sablan – Guam Junior National Team  
  • Sean Balauro – Guam Junior National Team 
  • John Salas Jr. – Guam Junior National Team 
  • Shane Muna – Dodgers 
  • Shon Muna Jr. – Dodgers 
  • RJ Joe – Dodgers 
  • Mike Bautista – Dodgers 

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