The Dodgers barged into the win column in the 2nd Annual Triple A Youth Baseball League after earning a 3-1 victory over the winless Yankees last Saturday at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield.
Jhace Palacios, Brian Camacho, and Steven Cabrera scored for the Dodgers, who snapped their two-game losing skid while handing the Yankees their fourth loss in as many matches.
Jeremy Atalig made the lone run for the Yankees off a sacrifice fly from Greg Iskawa at the bottom of the second inning for the team’s shaky lead. The Yankees kept the upper hand, as the Dodgers failed to score for the third straight inning before Camacho reached home plate off a Yankees error and tied the match at the top of the fourth
After the game remained even with five innings already in the books, Jonathan Cabrera put the Dodgers on top at the bottom of the sixth, 2-1, as his triple drove home Palacios. The Dodgers never relinquished the lead from thereon as Camacho, who came in for starting pitcher Jonathan Cabrera in the third inning, got three strikeouts and allowed only one hit and the rest of his teammates held their ground on defense.
Camacho gave up a double to Jun Pangelinan at the bottom of the fifth inning and that hit put the Yankees in a good position to get their second run, as their centerfielder stole second base and made it to third off a Dodgers’ error with no outs. Camacho then got the first out, striking out Brandon Dela Cruz, while Gino Dela Cruz also returned to the dugout early after beating beaten to first. Pangelinan was then left stranded at third, as M.J. Sakikat also went out on a 5-3 putout play.
It was almost the same story for the Yankees in the last two innings, as the first three batters went back to the dugout after a brief action at the field, while Steve Cabrera gave the Dodgers the insurance at the top of the last inning, making a single, stealing second and third, and eventually making it home off a passed ball.
Braves 12, Yankees 2
In was a tough weekend for the Yankees, as they also lost to the Braves last Friday.
The Braves got their second win in three games to join the Giants in second place behind the league-leading and undefeated Padres (3-0).
Lucio Kalen led the Braves, going 3-for-4 at the plate and drilling three runs, one double, and one RBI. Cody Kaipat was also 3-for-4 at bat and added two runs and one RBI.
The Braves got off to a good start, nailing four runs at the top of the first inning, while the Yankees did not light up the scoreboard until the fifth inning when Gino Dela Cruz reached home off a Braves error. However, the Yankees’ run was not enough to bring them back into the game, as the Braves answered with five runs at the top of the sixth to finish off their opponent.
Meanwhile, the Tigers (1-1) got a free win in the first game last Saturday after the Pirates (2-1) did not have enough players for the match.