Connect with us

Baseball

FRIARS MAKE STATEMENT IN BIG BATTLE

FD scores five in 5th to win 9-2

By Ben Leon Guerrero

The Father Duenas Friars, behind the strong arm of pitcher Franklin Ninete, Jr., remained undefeated in the ISA High School Baseball League defeating the Notre Dame Royals 9-2 Tuesday afternoon at Paseo Stadium.

Ninete pitched six innings striking out 10 batters and going 1-for-2 at the plate with a double and two RBI.  

The much anticipated showdown between the Friars and Royals started off with both starting pitchers (Ninete and ND’s Nolan Cruz) keeping the bats at bay with a combined 12 strike outs and one unearned run through the first four innings.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Royals looked to take the lead with runners on first and third with one out, but Ninete had other plans as he struck out the next two batters to keep the Friars up 1-0.

BIG 5th INNING

However, things changed for the Friars in the top of the fifth inning. With the leadoff batter reaching base on a throwing error followed by a base on balls, the Friars quickly found themselves in position to extend their lead with Ninete at the plate. 

Taking an 0-1 pitch, Ninete hit a double to left field scoring two runs and extending the Friars lead 3-0. Ninete would later score on a wild pitch after reaching third base on a throwing error. The Friars would go on to score two more runs in the inning to make it 6-0.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Royals managed to put two runs on the board after a hit by pitch and base on balls were followed by a couple of fielding and throwing errors by the Friars defense.

In the sixth, the Friars added three more runs to their lead behind an RBI double from Sean Balauru and an RBI single from Noa Mendiola who later scored from third base on an infield ground out to first.

Ninete closed out the game in the bottom of the sixth inning fielding a hit by leadoff batter Caleb Salas for the first out and striking out the next two batters to seal the 9-2 victory for the Friars.

Nolan Cruz took the loss for the Royals pitching four innings and striking out five batters. Cruz also went 1-for-3 at the plate.

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

December

January 2023

February
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Events for December

31st

No Events
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

No Events
Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Events for January

7th

No Events
Events for January

8th

No Events
Events for January

9th

No Events
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

No Events
Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

14th

15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Events for January

14th

No Events
Events for January

15th

No Events
Events for January

16th

No Events
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

19th

Events for January

20th

Events for January

21st

22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Events for January

22nd

Events for January

23rd

Events for January

24th

Events for January

25th

Events for January

26th

Events for January

27th

Events for January

28th

29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for January

29th

Events for January

30th

Events for January

31st

COMING SOON …

  • 3rd Quarter Sports

QUICK HITS

Pro ballers: Japan pro basketball players Morgan Aiken and Takumi Simon meet up in Japan in between some of Simon’s games.
———————————————–
Dartmouth rugger Matias Calvo met up with pro Zach Pangelinan in Houston. Calvo is part of a college all-star team and the starting hooker of the NE Reds.

More in Baseball