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THE Monday night edition of the Guam Masters Baseball League had a double-header scheduled to play at the Paseo Stadium.
In the first game of the night, the Yona Masters and Triple J Blue Jays took on one another in what turned out to be a nail-biter. However, at the end of the night, only one team would emerge victorious. With the production of runs late in the game, the Blue Jays were able to nab the 8-6 win over their opponents.
Both teams came out with every intention of getting things going early in the game. In the top of the first inning, Yona worked four runners across home plate to take a quick 4-0 lead. Triple J responded huge in their half of the inning and matched their opponents to knot the game at four.
After giving up a run in the top of the third to give Yona a 5-4 lead, Triple J regrouped quickly and went right back to work. Led by Kevin Mayberry’s RBI-double, the Blue Jays knotted the game once more when J.P. Aguon came home. In the ensuing inning, Yona was denied production on offense as Triple J retired the side facing only four batters.
In the bottom of the fourth, Triple J took their first lead of the game after scoring two runs to make it a 7-5 game. It was from that point on when the Blue Jays never looked back. Paul Diego was credited with driving in a run after hitting a single. Before Yona could get out of the inning, Triple J added another run to their lead.
Yona managed to trim their deficit in half in the fifth inning to make it a 7-6 game. However, a tough Blue Jays defense ended Yona’s chances of equalizing the game once more. In the bottom half, Triple J scored a run to up their lead to 8-6. The Yona Masters would run out of time as the game’s time limit expired to give the Blue Jays the victory.
The Blue Jays’ Diego went 3-for-3 from the plate with two RBIs and a run scored. Ben Quenga, who went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, led Yona. From the mound, James Brady Duff earned the victory for Triple J, while Frank Pangelinan suffered the loss.
CTD Adahi 10, Yona Red Hawks 3
In the nightcap, CTD Adahi defeated the Yona Red Hawks, 10-3. Adahi had a shutout going after three innings with starter Franklin Ninete.
However, in the top of the fourth inning, the Red Hawks scored two runs to make it a 5-2 game.
Adahi kept the pressure on as Ninete hit a double to center scoring Tony Dowless to cap off a four-run sixth inning. Ninete got the win while Darrel Villagomez took the loss. CTD’s Luke Tedtaotao was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and two runs scored.
The Guam Masters Baseball League will continue with a doubleheader tomorrow night at Paseo Stadium with the Kleene Guard Cardinals and Pohnpei Masters at 6 p.m., followed by Guahan Old School and the Santa Rita Braves at 8:30 p.m.
View the GMBL post-game summary here.