Laolao Bay Golf Resort (4-2) won the showdown at the Kagman corral, 9-8, over Attorney Robert T. Torres Little Legals (2-4) as the Saipan Little League's Major Division continued last Saturday at the Miguel “Tan Ge” Pangelinan Field.
In other results the Junior Police Officers Program Enforcers (3-2) downed the Dial Rent-To-Own/Martha's Store Survivors (1-5), 13-9, and the Pinnacle Staffing Rockies (4-1) defeated IT&E (1-5), 13-5, on Saturday, while on Sunday, Attorney Vince Torres Comets II (4-2) defeated the Bank of Saipan Red Sox (2-3), 16-11; the unbeaten Talaabwogh Stars Association Falcons capped its sixth straight win over the Juan Santiago Jets (1-5), 16-2; and the Natibu Sports Association Braves (4-0) overwhelmed Rep. Christopher Deleon Guerrero As Matuis Twins (1-5), 10-1.
The rest of the Major League includes Comets I (4-1), GSM Ol'Aces (4-1), and Joeten Motors Kagman Ford Rangers (0-6).
This Saturday's pairings include Comets II versus IT&E at 9am followed at noon by the Twins against Comets I and ending with the Enforcers taking on the Rockies at 3pm.
Then on Sunday the Survivors open up against Laolao Bay at 9am followed by the Rangers against McDonald's at noon with the Jets ending the triple feature against the Little Legals at 3pm.
Laolao Bay Golf Resort 9, Little Legals 8
Laolao Bay's Pete Maratita busted an RBI double in the first inning, but was caught trying to steal home with ducks on the pond that abruptly ended what could have been a big payout.
The Legals then briefly took a 2-1 lead in the top of the inning off two walks and a couple of errors, but suffered pitching woes and watched its rival go ahead, 8-1, off seven walks and an RBI single by Maratita. Vincent Torres II and Joe Javier stole home in the mix and another run was credited off a wild pitch.
The Little Legals added two runs in the third exchange off an error and a stolen dish and then tied the match at 8-all in the fourth inning off a couple of base hits by Jose Camacho and Gloyd Martin Jr., but Laolao's Dwayne Reyes singled on and scored the go-ahead run off a fielder's choice in the fifth frame and the latter held on for the win.
Laolao reliever Maratita struck out six batters through 3 1/3 innings, though his teammate Reyes was issued the win. Little Legals' Barry Lizama Jr. logged two RBIs.
Enforcers 13, Survivors 9
The Enforcers drew first blood with four runs in the second inning off a leadoff triple by Kenneth Kaipat that was followed by a couple of walks, a base hit, and some errors.
The Survivors answered with two runs in the top of the third inning, but then broke down on the field in the bottom side as the Enforcers marched on, 9-2, primarily off extra throws.
The Survivors did not give up and added two runs in the top of the fourth inning, but the Enforcers fired back with an RBI single by Shakobe Rangamar who was doubled in by Kaipat in the bottom portion as the team stretched out to a 12-4 favor. The latter was grounded in on a fielder's choice.
The Enforcers then added its final run to close the fifth inning and held off a late rally by the Survivors in the final stand.
The latter team mustered five runs at the end off a pair of leadoff walks followed by four hits and an RBI fielder's choice by Glenn Taro. Theo Laniyo bagged an RBI single in the mix, while three other runs made it home off errors.
Rockies 13, IT&E 5
Rockies' Dai Podziewski led off the game with a solo shot to help give the team an early 2-0 lead. Donavin Ada also bagged an RBI later in the inning.
IT&E tied it briefly in the top of the second inning with a trio of hits, including a two-RBI base knock by Josato Cruz, but the Rockies nosed ahead in the bottom half as Podziewski hustled out a fielder's choice and scored off an error.
Then it was Ada's turn to go yard as he unloaded a solo blast in the bottom of the third inning as the group pressed ahead, 5-2. The second run was plated off an error.
IT&E did not go away and made it a one-run game, 4-5, in the top of the fourth, scoring off a wild pitch and an RBI single by Mathew Richardson. However, the Rockies got them right back in the bottom side thanks to some defensive blunders.
IT&E's final run came in the top of the fifth inning with patience at the plate, but were denied in the final stand.
The Rockies went on to add a run in the bottom of the fourth and added some insurance in the fifth off three hits, which included a two-RBI smash by Ada.
Winning pitcher Kenneth Diaz Jr. went all five innings and struck out seven batters.
Comets II 16, Red Sox 11
The Comets darted off to a 4-0 lead in the first inning off a trio of hits that followed some early infield jitters, but the Red Sox responded with five runs in the bottom half off four hits, which included a two-RBI single by Luis Blas and an RBI base poke by Joseph Magofna. The other runs came around off an error and a fielder's choice.
The count shifted to 6-5 in favor of the Sox as both teams added a run in the second exchange and Bank of Saipan moved in front, 7-5, in the third inning off an RBI grounder by Magofna.
The Comets II managed to move around a run in the top of the fourth, but the Red Sox countered with two runs in bottom side for a, 9-6, lead heading into the last six outs.
The Comets II dramatically came to life in the top of the fifth inning and pulled ahead, 10-9, as a pair of leadoff walks were escorted home off a double by Dennis Teregeyo. The latter and J.P. Castro scored soon after off errors.
The Red Sox managed to tie the match with a run in the bottom side, but the Comets II caught a wave of six runs in the top of the sixth off three hits coupled with three walks to nab the win. Niffton Raskang cracked a two-RBI double and Jesse Taitano an RBI single.
Red Sox's Magofna bagged three hits for four RBIs on the short end.
Falcons 16, Jets 2
The Falcons held a commanding 10-2 lead after just two innings and made light work of its opponents.
The team picked up two runs out of the gate off three hits, which included an RBI double for Max Pangelinan and an RBI base knock by Arby Yaguel and reeled off another nine shots to lock in the chokehold in the second inning.
Pangelinan, Ace Evangelista, and Yaguel all bagged RBI singles, Keoki Blas and Kobe Lifoifoi each stole a dish, and Traven Quitugua belted an RBI triple.
The latter blasted another triple in the third inning and scored his team's final run off an ensuing error and the Falcons held the jets to one run in the fourth to force the early decision. The Jets' initial run came from Napu Pua earlier in the second inning off a wild pitch.
Winning pitcher Yaguel struck out six batters through three innings.
Pangelinan bagged three hits for three RBIs in the match.
Braves 10, Twins 1
The Twins' lone score came in the opening frame from leadoff man Dominic Yumul who drew a walk and scored off a passed ball.
From there it was all Braves as they immediately got the run back in the bottom side off a wild pitch.
The group then moved ahead, 6-1, off hits in the second inning off two hits and some errors; Vicente Camacho logged a RBI triple.
They then added a run in the third inning as Austin Benavente singled on, stole second base, and scored off an error.
His teammate Robin Sablan hustled out a dropped third strike and eventually stole home in the fourth and the Braves' last two runs came in the fifth inning off two hits, which included an RBI single by Camacho.
Braves' Leonardo Sablan swung 4-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in the game.
The Enforcers' red-hot offense covered up seven errors committed on the field.