The red-hot Talaabwogh Stars Association Falcons shut out Attorney Robert T. Torres Kagman Little Legals (2-3), 8-0, last Saturday to extend its unbeaten streak to five in a row, highlighting Saipan Little League Baseball's latest round of Major Division action at the Miguel “Tan Ge” Basa-Pangelinan Ballfield.
In other results, Attorney Vince Torres Comets II (3-2) routed Jets (1-2), 12-1, last Tuesday and IT&E's second-ranked Ol'Aces (4-1) marched over Rep. Christopher D. Leon As Matuis Twins (1-3), 13-3, in four innings on Thursday.
Last Saturday, Comets I (3-1) stood up its Comets II counterparts, 16-6, and IT&E (1-4) torched Joeten Motors Kagman Ford Rangers (0-5), 27-0, in three innings; and on Sunday Kagman Laolao Bay Golf Resort (2-1) romped over the Junior Police Officer Program Enforcers (2-1), 8-5; Natibu Sports Association's Braves (2-0) outlasted Dial Rent-To-Own/Martha's Store's Survivors (0-3), 7-3; and the Pinnacle Staffing Rockies (1-1) bested the Jets, 13-1, in four innings.
Remaining teams in the age group include McDonald's of Saipan (2-1) and the Bank of Saipan Red Sox (1-2).
IT&E Ol'Aces 13, Twins 3
Ol'Aces trotted in front, 4-0, in the opening frame and pulled away, 9-1, after the second inning.
The count shifted to 11-3, in the third and IT&E swiftly worked around the two runs needed to put the mercy rule into effect.
The Ol'Aces then held it down on the field in the bottom portion to secure the early decision.
Winning pitcher Tyrese Camacho struck out all 12 batters he faced on his four-inning shift.
Teammates Jordan Kosam Jr. and Marquin Stevenson both lifted home runs.
Kosam Jr. finished with three hits, three RBIs, and three stolen bases. Stevenson logged two hits and two RBIs
Falcons 8, Little Legals 0
The Little Legals hung tough for two innings, but the Falcons charmed two runs on the board in the third inning and eventually wore down its rivals after four grueling rounds.
The Falcons gashed the Legals with six runs heading into the last inning of regulation and went on to secure the shut-out verdict.
The Falcons cracked nine hits in the game and benefited from four Kagman errors. Two of the Legals' four base runners were picked off in the path.
Falcons' Koby Lifoifoi picked up three hits for an RBI and a stolen base. Jester Kintaro collected two hits for three RBIs. Max Pangelinan logged two hits.
Comets I 16, Comets II 6
It was a tied ballgame at 4-all after the first two innings and Comets II briefly pulled ahead, 6-5, after the third inning until Comets I suddenly dropped a 10-run pile on the head of its colleague to close out the fourth frame.
Comets I added a cherry on top in the fifth inning and finished the game with a whopping 14 hits, collectively.
Comets II suffered from some jitters on the field in the match as well and hemorrhaged nine defensive errors, mostly in the nightmare fourth.
Elijah Villar was granted the win and teammate Austin Indalecio struck out nine batters through 3 2/3 innings.
Villar led the offense as well and jacked a home run, double, and two other hits for three RBIs. Indalecio logged three hits for two RBIs and two stolen bases. Franco Ray Masga bagged three hits for two RBIs. Comets I also stole eight bases in total.
IT&E 27, Rangers 0
IT&E established a daunting 14-0 lead right out of the gate, which was already more than enough to walk away triumphant over the developing Rangers.
IT&E added an additional seven runs in the second inning and put the mercy rule into effect after another six runs in the third frame. It went on to close the match with the shutout intact.
The Rangers were contained to just two hits in the game, while IT&E tallied 14 in the rout.
The team was led by Allan Hinson who blasted two homers and a base hit for six RBIs.
Mathew Richardson (stolen base) and Christopher Achas both logged three hits and an RBI, while Mike Jones and Kyle Kapileo (two base on balls) each picked up three RBIs.
IT&E pitcher Achas struck out six batters through three innings. The Rangers' green bullpen slung 13 wild pitches in the match.
Laolao Bay Golf Resort 8, Enforcers 5
The Enforcers broke a 1-1 tie from the first two innings with three runs in the third and added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning for a promising 5-1 advantage. However Laolao came alive in the top of the fifth frame and pulled to within a run.
Kagman then found its second wind in the final stand for four huge runs that afforded the victory.
The Enforcers out-hit Laolao in the nail-biter, 6-7, but timing was everything as the latter's offense stalled in the last two exchanges.
Laolao's Joe Javier spanked a critical double in the fourth inning that perhaps sparked the rally. He finished the game with two doubles and three RBIs.
Winning pitcher Pedro Maratita went all six innings with eight strikeouts and a pair of hit batsmen. He also showed some skills with the lumber and picked up two hits.
Lloyd Tarope led the Enforcers with a triple and a base hit for an RBI.
Braves 7, Survivors 3
The Survivors started off with a 2-0 lead after the opening exchange, but ran into a wall after scoring what was its final run in the top of the second inning.
The Braves answered with a run in the bottom portion and then knotted the match at 3-all in the third frame.
The Braves then closed the deal with a pair of two-run gestures in the fourth and fifth innings and denied the Survivors from posturing a comeback.
Survivors' Glenn Taro pitched a heck of a game and did all he could to keep the door open, but the runs just did not come in the clutch; he lasted five innings and struck out five.
Austin Benavente was credited with the win. He sat down six batters through 4 2/3 innings and made himself a factor on the base path as well with four stolen bases.
The Survivors out-hit the Braves, 5-4, but also committed four untimely errors on the field.
Braves' Bradley Camacho logged two hits and two stolen bases.
Pinnacle Rockies 13, Jets 1
The Rockies added seven runs to its 2-0 lead from the opening frame in the top of the second inning and never looked back.
They then added four more runs in the third inning to handily defeat the spiraling Jets.
The Rockies bashed seven hits in the game and received assistance in the form of five errors by its opponents.
Two of Donavin Ada's three hits for the Rockies went for triples and bagged him an RBI. His teammate Dai Podziewski logged two RBIs and a hit-by-pitch.
Winning pitcher Kenny Diaz Jr. willed six strikeouts in three innings and put 39 out of 48 pitches in the strike zone. He also picked up an RBI at the plate.