Action around the diamond at the Leo Palace Resorts continues to bring thrills and excitement for baseball fans in the Guam Amateur Baseball League.
Recently, the Agat Reds and Sakudee took on one another in a game that came down to the final inning before a winner was determined. Combined with some great pitching and defense, Sakudee fended off a tough Reds squad and picked up the 2-0 shutout victory. With the win, Sakudee ups their season-record to 2-1, while the Reds drop to 1-3.
Heading into the seventh inning, the Reds needed to find a spark on offense in hopes of extending the game further or winning it outright. After allowing Agat to put runners on to load the bases, Sakudee needed to dig deep defensively to prevent any offensive output.
Turning to relief pitcher Josh Aguigui, Sakudee was able to get out of a jam and preserve the victory on a game-ending double play.
From the first pitch of the game, starting pitchers from both teams set the tone on both sides of the plate. A great pitcher’s duel from Sakudee’s Jude Manibusan and Agat’s Miah Pecina gave fans a show on the mound.
Despite falling short of a complete game, Manibusan earned the victory from the mound. In the losing effort, Pecina pitched a complete game and went six innings, not allowing any earned runs. On the offensive side of things, Luke Tedtaotao and Jeremy Mcdonald led Sakudee racking in two hits apiece.
Rangers defeat Asan Guns
In the mid-afternoon matchup, the Amateur Division Talofofo Rangers took on the Asan Guns in another come from behind nail-biter. The Rangers would score in the fourth and fifth innings in a game dragged out by walks to take a close 5-2 win over the Guns.
Talofofo was not able to capitalize on ten walks but were able to push three runs across in the fifth inning to take a 5-2 walk off victory over their opponents. Amos Taijeron led the mini-surge with a two-RBI double that pushed the winning runs across the plate.
Offensively, the Guns took their first lead of the game in the fourth inning when they scored two runs for an early 2-0 lead. However, the Rangers didn’t allow the early deficit to disrupt their game plan as they went back to work.
The Rangers’ Robbie Rabago earned the victory on the mound, while Asan starter Mike Peredo would go six innings, allowing five hits, ten bases on balls, and two earned runs in the losing effort. With the victory, the Rangers improve to 4-2, while the Guns remain winless and fall to 0-4.
In the Sunday night game, the AAA Division Philip & Son’s Phillies took on the Merizo Rebels. The Phillies would take advantage of five Rebel errors and pound out 14 hits to hold off the Rebels for the 11-10 victory and earn their first win this season.