By Patrick Lujan
Another sunny day blessed the U18 Marianas Baseball Friendship Tournament as pool play concluded on Sunday at the Paseo Stadium.
Action was delayed an hour as field crew worked feverishly to get it in playing condition after an overnight downpour.
The Prospects – after going 2-0 on Saturday – clinched the #1 seed with a 9-1 win over Saipan’s Scoutz 2. Jayven Pangelinan and Ricardo Leon Guerrero led the offensive charge for the Prospects.
Saipan’s Scoutz 1 pulled off a 5-0 shutout over Guam’s Dubs in the middle game. Bing Nakamura went the distance on the mound for the six-inning shuout. Keaha Omapas had two hits, two RBI and two stolen bases. Kaipo Dikito, Angelo Igitol and I.J. Iguel all had two hits while Nakamura had a big run-scoring hit.
In the first game of the day, the Dubs doubled up on Scoutz 2 12-6. John Salas, Jr. and Ashton Tedtaotao led the charge for the Dubs on offense while Justin Magofna went 3-3 with two doubles for Scoutz 2.
9 am semifinals: #2 Scoutz 1 (2-1) vs. #3 Dubs (1-2)
12 pm semifinals: #1 Prospects (3-0) vs. #4 Scoutz 2 (0-3)
6 pm championship game
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