THE last time the Chalan Pago Amigos and Agat Cardinals met on the diamond, the Cardinals played spoilers and dealt the Amigos their only loss of the regular season in the Guam Amateur Baseball Latte Spring League.
On Monday night, the Amigos had an opportunity to extract revenge in a game that would decide who advances to the championship series. Chalan Pago made things look quite easy as they cruised to a 19-3 victory in a game that was cut short due to the league’s 10-run mercy rule. With the win, the Amigos have set up a date with the Agana Heights King Car Chiefs in a best-of-three series set to begin tonight at 7 p.m.
After giving up a run to the Cardinals in the opening inning, Chalan Pago went right to work in their half of the innings and build a huge 6-1 lead early on. Agat continued to run into some problems on both sides of the plate and couldn’t get anything going. Later in the third inning, Agat managed to cut their deficit down to 6-2 after adding another run to their tally.
With the only blemish in their record coming at the hands of the Cardinals, Chalan Pago seemed to use that as their motivation throughout the game. In the bottom of the third, the game’s scoreboard reflected the Amigos holding an 11-2 lead. The trio of Broad Santos, Pete Castro Jr. and Ryan Castro were able to find their way home after teammate R.J. Aromin connected with a pitch that he smashed into right field for the three-RBI triple.
The Cardinals came back in the top of the fourth looking to trim away at the deficit. However, one run was all they could muster once again to make it an 11-3 game. After retiring the Agat side, the Amigos returned back to work. Proving their hunger to reach the championship, another eight runs were posted on the board to open up a commanding 19-3 lead. Alan Quintanilla led the late game surge recording a three-RBI triple.
Chalan Pago pitcher Bruce San Nicolas was awarded the victory from the mound and improves his record to 5-0. Offensively, the Amigos were led by Quintanilla who went 2-for-3 with five RBIs, while teammate Rayzor Quintanilla went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Vince Villasoto and Justin Candoleta, who went 4-for-5 combined on the night, led Agat. Matt Blas suffered the loss from the mound for the Cardinals.
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