The Talaabwogh Star Association Falcons, Attorney Vince Torres Comets II, and the IT&E Ol'Aces remain unscathed as the Major Division of the 2013 Saipan Little League season entered its third week at the Miguel “Tan Ge” Basa-Pangelinan Ballfield.
The Falcons are leading the pack with three wins in as many games, while the Ol'Aces and Comets II remain unbeaten with two wins apiece.
Other notables include Attorney Robert T. Torres Kagman Little Legals who have taken two out of three matches, while the Natibu Sports Association Braves, the Pinnacle Rockies, and the Bank of Saipan Red Sox are all in waiting to take the field again after coming out victorious in their debuts.
In the middle of the pack comes Speaker Joseph P. Deleon Guerrero's Comets I, JPO Enforcers, and the Jets who all hold a win and a loss on their cards.
Laolao Bay Golf Resort (0-1), McDonald's of Saipan (0-1), Joeten Motors' Kagman Ford Rangers (0-2), Dial Rent-To-Own/Martha's Store's Survivors (0-2), Rep. Christopher Deleon Guerrero As Matuis Twins (0-2), and IT&E (0-3) make up the rest of the 16-team Major Division field.
A number matches have also been put on hold due to weather and sunlight restraints. Among thse include Tuesday's afternoon match that left McDonald's and the Rockies in a 7-up deadlock in the top of the seventh inning; last Sunday's chess match between Comets II and the Braves who left off tied at 3-all in the top of the ninth; Feb. 21's meeting between Laolao Bay and the Red Sox that was suspended tied at 7-apiece in the top of the seventh; and Feb. 19's match where the Survivors were leading the Jets, 4-3, in the bottom of the third inning.
The Ol'Aces take on Laolao Bay at noon tomorrow followed at 3pm with the Rangers against the Twins.
Then on Sunday the Rockies line up across the Braves at 9am followed at noon with McDonald's against the Survivors, before finishing with the Red Sox versus the Enforcers at 3pm.
Comets II 23, Ford Rangers 0
Comets II pitchers Ignacio Mendiola and Jesse Taitano gave up just one hit in three innings as the group flexed its muscle at the plate.
They also showed keen skills around the bases as they racked up 12 runs in the very first inning and followed it up with another hefty discharge for 10 more runs all off just 12 hits.
The Rangers wore themselves out in a way as well and were charged with 10 errors in the game.
Comets II added its final run in the top of the third and received the nod via mercy rule for holding at least a 15-run lead after three complete innings.
Taitano awed the crowd with a home run and a double for three RBIs and reached base eight times in the game.
Clarence Cabrera touched base five times, stole a base, and picked up an RBI along with fellow teammates Rled and Dennis Teregeyo.
Little Legals 15, Survivors 0
The Little Legals started off well and moved around three runs in the first inning and they later erupted for 12 runs in the third frame for a decisive win.
The Survivors were stuck with just one hit in the game.
The Little Legals showed a lot of hustle and produced its offense with six hits and aggressive base running. They stole seven bases in the game as a team.
Gloyd Martin pulled around on two triples and a double for three RBIs and a stolen base. He touched base eight times.
Falcons 12, Twins 1
The Falcons efficiently manufactured five runs in both the first and second innings and threatened haunts of an early decision by the third with another pair of runs.
The Twins were kept in check by Falcons pitcher Max Pangelinan, who only allowed one runner to the plate in the second inning, off three hits, and a hit batter, through four frames. He threw 36 strikes in 50 pitches for seven strikeouts.
The Falcons did its damage off seven hits and received help from five errors that came due to some early jitters by the Twins.
Falcons' Jester Kintaro logged two RBIs, while Aven Evangelista and Pangelinan each bagged one apiece. In total nine quality at bats were recorded by the whole dugout.
Ol'Aces 16, JPO Enforcers 3
It was a close match that started off, 3-1, in favor of Ol'Aces and remained as such until the start of the fifth inning.
Ol'Aces added a run in the top of the third frame, but the Enforcers quickly got it back in the bottom of the fourth when all of a sudden the former band hammered up a dozen runs in the ensuing exchange to march off with the win.
The Enforcers were only able to come up with one run in response and succumbed via the mercy rule.
Ol'Aces bashed eight hits in total compared to its opponent's three and committed just on error in the game.
Kimo Angailen and Tyrese Camacho logged two hits. Angailen also stole home, while Camacho, and Tyler Flores each collected two RBIs.
Ol'Aces pitchers Roman Reyes and Camacho combine for nine strikeouts. Enforcers starter Shakobe Rangamar racked up eight strikeouts through 3 2/3 innings.
Jets 20, IT&E 9
The Jets worked out a 3-2 edge in the opening frame and though IT&E went on to double them up briefly in he next three frames, the former caught a late wave that carried into the fifth inning and ultimately to a run-rule victory.
IT&E tied the match with a run in the top of the third inning and added two more in the third to claim the lead, 5-2.
Then they added one more run in the top of the fourth after which the Jets got its engine to turn over.
The Jets mustered up six runs in the bottom frame to reclaim control, 9-6.
IT&E would manage to knot it up again with three runs in the top of the fifth inning, but the Jets took off in the bottom side and never looked back, scoring 11 runs en route to the win.
IT&E outhit the Jets, 9-8, but also committed six errors out on the field to the Jets' five.