The Padres notched their second win in as many games in the 2nd Annual Triple A Youth Baseball after edging the Braves, 4-3, last Wednesday at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield.
Patrick Tenorio delivered the winning hit, as his single at the top of the sixth inning drove Leeroy Regis home and the Padres sealed the victory after getting three strikeouts in the last two innings.
The Braves and Padres played in the first game and the match remained tied after five complete innings with the former getting two runs in the second inning and adding one in the fifth. The Padres made it to the board in the first inning off Khobby Kaipat’s RBI single and got one more RBI single from Kainoa Wanket and an unearned run in the second before going cold in the next three innings.
The Padres went on to break their silence in the sixth inning with Regis leading off, walking to first, stealing second, and advancing to third off a wild pitch before Tenorio brought him home. Tenorio made it all the way to third with only one out, but was left stranded after the Braves got the two outs to end the inning.
The Braves failed to score at the bottom of the sixth, as Jared Sablan took over the mound and struck out two batters. Sablan got another strike to start the bottom of the seventh and last inning and moved out one way from closing the match with a 1-3 putout play. Third batter A.J. Evangelista then walked to keep the Braves in the game, but was later beaten to second base for the third and final out.
Pirates 5, Yankees 4
Also gaining a close win last Wednesday were the Pirates (2-0).
The Pirates took a 5-2 run, going into the last inning where they stopped a Yankees rally to take their second win. T.J. Sablan blasted a two-run double in the third inning, Jun Rabauliman had a one-run double, and the two runs came off the Yankees’ error.
The Yankeess got their first two runs off Brandon Dela Cruz and Greg Iskawa’s RBI singles and were pressed to score at least three runs at the bottom of the seventh to force an extra inning. The Yankees then were one out away from absorbing another loss, as Albert Camacho was struck out and Andrew Salas was beaten to first before they drew an RBI double from M.J. Sakisat and an unearned run. Roke Tenorio was next at bat and doubled, but missed sending the game in the eighth inning, as he was beaten to third.