RAIN KEEPS GUAM OUT OF WORLD SERIES

By Patrick Lujan

The recent rain showers on Guam has extended to our northern neighbors in Saipan, causing our 15-16 baseball team a chance to advance to the Little League Senior World Series.

With the championship first pitch of the Asia Pacific Tournament against the Philippines slated for 1 pm on Thursday, the rains caused a delay twice before the tournament officials left it in the hands of the Little League Headquarters in Williamsports, PA. It was finally called off before 4 pm.

“It’s very disappointing, more so for the players who’ve worked so hard,” Guam manager Gene McDonald said. “There’s been worse conditions we’ve played around the region, but it’s something we have to accept and learn from it. Most importantly, teach our players the life lesson this provides us.”

The Philippines won on the bases of a better record (3-1) compared to Guam’s 2-2 mark. It was a double round robin along with the CNMI.

In fact, the Philippines came back from runs down to win 8-7 in the final inning of Wednesday’s final pool play game. It was thought to be a meaningless game as both teams had already earned a spot in Thursday’s championship game. That last game wasn’t so insignificant after all.

According to coach Vince Carbullido, Guam was resting some of their top players for the title match including stud pitcher Joey Young.

The Philippines now advances to play in the Senior Little League World Series in South Carolina July 29-Aug 5.

GUAM DOWNS CNMI 5-3 TO OPEN ASIA PACIFIC

SAIPAN – Guam opened the Asia Pacific Senior League Tournament with a narrow 5-3 win over the CNMI Friday afternoon in Saipan.

Joe Young had three hits at the plate and allowed only three hits with six strikeouts on the mound in five innings of work to lead Guam.

Jake Carbullido added two hits while Nick Charfauros knocked in two runs while Rick Untalan came in and shut the door with two innings of relief.

Only three teams – Guam, CNMI and the Philippines – are competing in the Senior League tournament with the winner advancing to the Senior Little League World Series in Easley, South Carolina July 29-Aug 5.

Team Guam during the opening ceremonies Friday morning.

The Seniors are sharing the field with the Junior League tournament. Guam, however, did not send a team for the Juniors.

UP NEXT

Guam vs. Philippines Saturday, 12 pm

Guam vs. CNMI Monday, 12 pm

Guam vs. Philippines Wednesday, 12 pm

Top two teams play in championship game next Thursday at 1 pm

ASIAN-PACIFIC TOURNAMENT WRAPPING UP

(Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga) Guam’s All Star Boys in the Little League Majors division suffered the loss against Saudi Arabia, 10-3, in the Consolation Game for 3rd place. place. Guam broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 4th when Gavin Lim scored from 3rd on a throwing error. However, in the top of the 6th, Guam could not close the deal. Saudi Arabia went on a two-out rally scoring eight runs as Guam went through five pitchers in the loss.

Little League Majors Division

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E

Saudi Arabia 2 0 0 0 0 8 10 9 2

Guam 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 5

Juniors Division

In the Juniors Division, Chinese Taipei defeated Guam, 12-1, in the semi-finals. Ruel-Yang Gulin took the win, while Andrew Blas suffered the loss. With the loss, the Guam Juniors are eliminated from the tournament. Chinese Taipei will face Hong Kong for the Championship on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R

Chinese Taipei 1 5 2 1 0 3 x 12

Guam 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 1

WP: Ruel-Yang Gulin

LP: Andrew Blas

Big League Division

Guam’s Big League All Stars went nine innings with the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI) in a pitching duel between Guam’s Bill Quenga and CNMI’s Lancaster Secharmidal. Both teams went scoreless for eight innings. The CNMI scored two runs on a two-run home run in the top of the 9th.

Guam came back in a two-out rally in the bottom of the 9th on the game winning hit by Nick Cruz to take the win, 3-2. Bill Quenga pitched nine innings for the win, while CNMI’s Bret Halstead took the loss.

Despite the win, and finishing 2-1 in the 2nd round, Chinese Taipei wins the Championship after posting an undefeated record of 3-0 in both rounds.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

CNMI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 2

Guam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 9 0

WP: Bill Quenga, 9.0 IP, 2R, 4H, 8SO.

LP: Bret Halstead

Guam finishes both rounds at 2-1.

Guam: Daniel Cruz, 1-4, RBI. Nick Cruz, 2-5, 2RBI. John Aquino, 2-4.Reynaldo Garza, 3-4.

Guam’s Senior Division All Stars had the day off in preparation for the Championship against the CNMI on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. local time.

For updates, scores, and schedules, visit www.littleleague.org.ph.

 

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DAY 4 OF THE ASIAN-PACIFIC TOURNAMENT

(Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga) Guam’s All Star Girls in the Big League division suffered their third straight loss to the Philippines in the Best-of-Five series. The Philippines will be representing the Asia- Pacific Region with their 15-0 win over Guam. The two softball teams were the only representatives for the region.

Girls Softball Big League Division

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Philippines 3 0 6 0 6 x x 15 14 0

Guam 0 0 0 0 0 x x 0 1 1

WP: Mary Jane Raro, 3.0 IP, No Runs, No Hits, 5SO.

LP: Liberty Tajalle

Philippines wins Best-of-Five series, 3-0.

Girls Softball Seniors Division

In the Girls Senior Softball division, the Philippines defeated Guam’s All Stars 11-1. Guam goes to 1-2, in the Best-of-Five series. Game 4 will be played on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. local time.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Guam 0 0 0 1 0 x x 1 0 2

Philippines 0 3 1 3 4 x x 11 8 3

WP: Lovely Repaja, 4.0 IP, No Hits, 8SO.

LP: Pillar George

Philippines leads series, 2-1.

Majors Division

In the Majors division, Guam used five pitchers for a combined two-hit game beating Indonesia easily 18-1. Gavin Lim had an inside-the-park home run in the top of the 3rd inning ending the day going, 2-2, a double, homerun, 2RBI, and a run. Guam is even at 2-2 in Pool B with a bye on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E

Guam 4 3 3 8 x x 18 14 0

Indonesia 0 0 1 0 x x 1 2 8

Guam: Ethan Lobaton, 2-4, 2B, 3R. Rico Miner, 3-4, 2B, 3B, 2R.

Devin Miner, 2-2, 2B, 3RBI, Run. Kessler Tudong, 2-2, 3B, RBI, 2R.

Juniors Division

In the Juniors Division, Guam defeated Vietnam, 5-3. Enrique Untalan pitched five-and-a-third innings for the win. T. Hai took the loss. Guam is now 2-0 in Pool A.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Vietnam 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 2

Guam 0 2 1 0 1 1 x 5 6 3

WP: Enrique Untalan, 5 1/3 IP, 3R, 4H, 4SO.

LP: T. Hai

Guam: Alan Palacios, 1-3, 3B, Run. Enrique Untalan, 1-4, 2B, 2R. Ethan Marquez, 1-1, 2B, RBI.

Jake Carbullido, 1-1, RBI.

Seniors Division

Guam’s Senior Division All Stars edged out the Philippines, 4-3, on a Grand Slam by Javin Delgado in the bottom of the 6th inning. Trailing 3-0 after five-and-a-half, Delgado put Guam in the lead then it was starter , to get the last three outs for his complete game win. Guam is 3-1 and will face Indonesia, Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. local time. Should Guam win, they will advance to the Championship Game on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. local time.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Philippines 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 0

Guam 0 0 0 0 0 4 x 4 5 0

WP: Tristan Aguerro, .0 IP, 3R, 4H, SO.

LP: Mallari

Guam: Javin Delgado, 2-3, HR(Grand Slam), 4RBI, Run. Ernest Lobaton, 1-3, Run.

Jarred Sarrosa, 1-2, Run.

Big League Division

Guam’s Big League All Stars shut out the Philippines, 12-0. Bill Quenga pitched four-and-two-thirds innings for the win. Guam is now 3-1 in the two-round robin format. Guam faces Chinese Taipei on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. Guam must beat Chinese Taipei to have a chance at getting to the Championship Game.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Guam 3 1 3 1 0 1 3 12 14 1

Philippines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

WP: Bill Quenga, 4 2/3 IP, No Runs, Hit, 4SO.

LP: Michael Gesmundo

Guam: Daniel Cruz, 2-4, SAC, RBI, 2R. Nick Cruz, 2-5, 3B, 2RBI, 4R.

Jesse Miner, 2-4, SAC, 3RBI. Brian Bunag, 2-5, 3B, RBI, 2R.

Reynaldo Garza, 2-4, Run. Nick Sablan, 3-4, RBI, Run.

 

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