Rep. Antonio Sablan Comets' Franco Nakamura in the Junior League and the DARE Program Enforcers batting regiment in the Seniors are glowing in Saipan Little League Baseball's latest statistics released over the weekend.
Nakamura is fronting the Junior League in both batting and pitching, while the Enforcers boast three of the Top 5 hitters among the Senior field.
Meanwhile, the Big League board remains a mixed bag in both categories.
Nakamura has logged six hits in 10 plate appearances for a league-leading batting average of 0.600.
He leads Bank of Saipan Red Sox's Craig Aguon (.545), Junior Police Officers Program Enforcers' Franklin Delos Santos-Lizama (.545) and Cedric Camacho (.500), Red Sox's Jobe Reyes (.500) and Jose Tycingco (.333), X-clusive's Ryan Borja (.333), and IT&E Fielders' Austin Roberto (.333) with six other with at least nine at bats swinging between 02.00 and 0.300.
Camacho's nine runs batted in (RBI) set the bar ahead of Borja (5) and Vicente Leon Guerrero (5); Aguons' two triples leads Camacho and Red Sox's Roke Tenorio, while X-clusive's Allen Cepeda has logged three doubles that head four others with two apiece and 15 solo acts.
Delos Santos-Lizama's eight runs scored leads X-clusive's Jay Kalen (7), T.J. Dela Cruz (6), Nakamura (6), and seven others with a handful apiece.
Camacho is also a member of the home run club along with Aguon, Leon Guerrero, Comets' Aurel Mendiola, and Ol'Aces' Juan Quitugua all with one apiece.
In the Senior League, Enforcers' Darion Jones heads the pack with 11 hits in 17 at bats for a dependable hitting rate of 0.647.
He leads teammate Franklin K. Lizama (.588), Rep. Lorenzo Deleon Guerrero-Kagman Lions' Mike Muna (.545), IT&E Fielders' Ian Rogolifoi (.500), Enforcers' P.J. Sablan (.500), Hunters' K.J. Deleon Guerrero (.467), Enforcers' Joe Lizama (.467), Lions' Justin Santos (.467), Hunters' Alex Monkeya (.462), and Docomo Pacific Ol'Aces' Verlance Secharmidal (.462) with a handful of others with a least 11 at bats swinging between 0.429 and 0.455.
Jones' nine RBIs is currently tops above Deleon Guerrero (8), Monkeya (7), and Secharmidal (5). Secharmidal and Hunters' Jhace Palacios, meanwhile, have a league-high two triples and lead a host of 11 others.
Sablan's three doubles leads 16 others with one apiece and Monkeya has crossed the plate a league-high 10 times and fronts Ol'Aces' Jesse Brel (7), Jones (7), and Muna (7) with six others knotted up with six runs each.
Deleon Guerrero and Monkeya also each have a home run to their credit.
In the Big League, LEEP Program Enforcers' Austin Lizama remains atop the batting list with his six hits in nine attempts for a batting average of 0.667.
Behind him comes Docomo Pacific Ol'Aces' Jared Sablan (.643), Padres' Brian Camacho (.600) and A.J. Lizama (.533), Ol'Aces' Jake Flores (.500), IT&E Fielders' Davy Matagolia (.500), Padres' Kenta Castro (.500), Natibu Sports Association Braves' Peter Lieto (.500), Greg Iskawa (.455), and Robert Tudela (.364), and Rachel Q. Reyes-Rays' Jordan Pangelinan (.364) with six others holding at least nine appearances swinging between 0.333 and 0.357.
Padres' Brian and Carl Camacho along with Flores lead in RBIs with six apiece ahead of Ol'Aces' Jun Rabauliman (5), Lizama (5), Sablan (5), and Castro (4).
Lizama's three triples leads Flores (2) and Lieto (2) with nine others locked up at one apiece. Iskawa and Tudela hold a share of the doubles lead with three apiece and pace a handful of others with two thus far.
Brian Camacho's nine runs scored is the mark to beat for Ray Tenorio (8), Lieto (6), Lizama (6), and Ol'Aces' Lancaster Secharmidal (6).
IT&E's Ricardo Dela boasts the lone home run so far this season.
In pitching in the Juniors, Comets' Nakamura (2-0) has given up two earned runs off eight hits through 10 2/3 innings for a league-low earned run average (ERA) of 1.31 among pitchers with at least nine innings on the mound.
He leads Enforcers' Kier Agda (1.54), Red Sox's Craig Aguon (3.62), and the X-clusive duo of Virgil Secharmidal (4.80) and Christian Lizama (5.80).
Nakamujra's 16 strikeouts is also nosing Red Sox's Nathan Camacho (15), Aguon (14), Agda (13), Franco Igisaiar (12), Anthony Agulto (10), and Enforcers' Cedric Camacho (10).
In the Seniors, NSA Braves' Frankie Lieto (1-1) has allowed five earned runs off 14 hits through 16 innings for an ERA of 2.19, which leads Hunters' Jhace Palacios and Kagman Lions' Bret Halstead (3.17). Senior League stats were based off a minimum of 11 innings.
Lieto has also struck out 20 batters during his run and leads Ol'Aces' Terson Eina (14), Lion's Dayvin Ada (13), Palacios (13), Enforcers' Darion Jones (11), and IT&E Fielders' Khobby Kaipat (11).
In the Big League, Docomo Ol'Aces' Jared Sablan (1-1) has given up three earned runs off nine hits through 11 innings for an ERA of 1.91.
He leads IT&E Fielders' Joe Atalig (2.10) and the Padres duo of Carl (2.97) and Brian (3.87) Camacho. Big League stats were based on a minimum of nine innings.
Brian Camacho is separating himself from the pack in the strikeout race with 24 and leads teammate Carl Camacho (15), IT&E's Leroy Regis (15), Jerome Reyes (11), Atalig (10), and Enforcers' Tyler Kaipat (10.
Saturday's matchups at Tan Ko Field list a Senior League triple feature starting at 9am with the Kagan Lions taking on the Hunters followed at by the Ol'Aces versus the Braves at noon and ending with the Enforcers against the IT&E Fielders.
Then on Sunday the Junior League takes the stage starting at 9am with the Red Sox versus the Comets, followed at noon by the Falcons against the Lions and ending with the Enforcers lining up across the IT&E Fielders.