Connect with us

Baseball

ROYALS BLANK TITANS IN BATTLE OF UNBEATENS

Leon Guerrero strikes out a career-high 14

By Aloha Alisasis

It was a battle of the unbeatens Monday afternoon as the Notre Dame Royals and Tiyan Titans both came into their ISA Baseball League matchup at 5-0.

After all was said and done, the Royals proved to be the team to beat with a 6-0 shutout over the Titans to take control of the league with one regular season game remaining.

Star pitcher Ricardo Leon Guerrero II once again shined on the big stage, tossing a complete game and a career-high 14 strikeouts while the offense scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back.

“I’ve grown to be confident on the mound from all the experiences I’ve had playing ball. These experiences have allowed me to be relaxed in tough situations. I knew I just needed to throw strikes, have fun, and rely on my team to play defense. I’d say the outcome was awesome.”

– Royals stud pitcher Ricardo Leon Guerrero II

GAME SUMMARY

In the first inning, Leon Guerrero demonstrated a strong start, quickly securing outs against the Titans. The ND offense exploded out of the gates with their five runs. Key moments included Leon Guerrero’s RBI double and Ean Lizama’s run-scoring hit.

In the second inning, Leon Guerrero remained sharp with two strikeouts despite allowing a runner on base.

The bottom half had the Royals Elijah Asuncion hitting an inside-the-park home run to deep center, extending the lead to 6-0 with no outs. That would be the last of the scoring as both defenses tightened up from there.

In the 3rd inning, Leon Guerrero was dealing with two more strikeouts, mowing down Kanoa Cruz and Averie Benevente.

The Royals looked to add to the lead, but a Tiyan double play stopped those hopes.

In the 4th inning, Tiyan presented ND and Leon Guerrero with its biggest threat as the Titans loaded the bases with no outs.

But Leon Guerrero dug deep and struck out the next three batters to shut down any chance of a comeback.

The Titans threatened again in the fifth with hits from their Kanoa’s as Kanoa Cruz and Kanoa Cepeda got on board with hits. But like the 4th inning, Leon Guerrero sat down the next three batters with his fastballs and curves.

Leon Guerrero finished off his masterful performance on the mound with two more Ks in the 6th inning.

Wendy’s Players of the Game, Leon Guerrero stated, “My favorite play was probably my boy Elijah Asuncion’s inside the park home run. It got us boosted up, excited to play, and to win the game.”

Third baseman, Salas said, “There’s still some work that needs to be done although the win makes us feel good going into the playoffs.”

ND wraps up its season against the GW Geckos on Wednesday, while the Titans’ game that needs to be completed is still not on the calendar.

The semifinals and finals were scheduled for this week, but with countless postponements throughout the season, many games still need to be made up. An updated schedule has yet to be released, but it will be reflected on the GSPN sports calendar once provided.

STANDINGS

Notre Dame 6-0

Tiyan 5-1

FD 4-2

GW 1-1-1

Sanchez 2-3-1

Southern 1-4

Guam High 1-5

Okkodo 0-5

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

June

July 2024

August
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for June

1st

Events for July

2nd

Events for July

3rd

Events for July

4th

Events for July

5th

Events for July

6th

7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Events for July

7th

Events for July

8th

Events for July

9th

Events for July

10th

Events for July

11th

Events for July

12th

Events for July

13th

14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Events for July

14th

Events for July

15th

Events for July

16th

Events for July

17th

Events for July

18th

Events for July

19th

Events for July

20th

21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Events for July

21st

Events for July

21st

No Events
Events for July

22nd

No Events
Events for July

23rd

No Events
Events for July

24th

No Events
Events for July

25th

No Events
Events for July

27th

28
29
30
31
1
2
3
Events for July

28th

Events for July

28th

No Events
Events for July

29th

No Events
Events for July

30th

No Events

COMING SOON …

Father Duenas Alumni Basketball Tournament

DPR Liberation Village Baseball Tournament

Guam National Triathlon Championship July 14

Liberation Miler

QUICK HITS

Guam’s youth golfers competed against the best in the world at the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in San Diego, California.
Ray Ray Blas, Stussy Shiroma, Nathan Caasi, Trey Jacot, Tyanna Jacot, Mina Manibusan, and Krisanna Fenton.
The Guam contingent competed in different age divisions against representatives from 56 countries around the world.
—————————————–
Salas siblings all strike gold in the 2024 IBJJF American Nationals in Las Vegas.
Left-Eyan Salas
Right-Emmett Salas
Front-Aria Salas

More in Baseball