The As Matuis Twins used a seven-run fifth inning barrage in completing a 13-9 win over the Jets in the Majors division of the Saipan Little League on Sunday at the Miguel Basa “Tan Ge” Pangelinan ballfield.
It was the Twins’ first win after eight games this season while keeping their opponents winless in eight matches.
Elery Castro and Nixon Smith shared pitching duties for the Chel Castro-managed team, combining for two earned runs on two hits with 10 strikeouts and 11 walks.
Smith closed out for the Twins grounding the Jets in the bottom of the sixth. He quickly retired Dylan Salalila and Froilan Camacho before walking Ryder Alvarez.
Alvarez, however, was left stranded on base after Smith struck out John Paul Sablan, who homered in the fourth.
Little Falcons 17, Little Padres 1
Aven Evangelista pitched a complete game, while catcher Jack Reyes went perfect at the plate in the Talaabwog Little Falcons’ victory.
Evangelista lasted five innings as the game was cut short by the mercy rule. He gave up an earned run, a homer to Terrance Babauta, on two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.
It was Terrance Babauta’s third homer this season and first of the outside-the-park variety. Jathan Babauta had the Little Padres’ other hit, a double in the fifth.
Reyes went 4-for-4 for the Falcons scoring twice and had two triples.
Comets 12, Ol’Aces 1
Reid Teregeyo pitched three shutout innings before allowing the Ol’Aces to score what was their team’s lone run in the game.
Teregeyo gave up a triple to Jordan Babauta, who reached home plate on a Joaquin Fleming fielder’s choice in the bottom of the fourth.
Teregeyo surrendered two hits, fanned eight and walked one batter.
Falcons 15, Red Sox 3
Kobe Lifoifoi and Leo Salalila combined for seven runs as the Falcons handed the Red Sox their third straight loss.
Salalila went 3-for-4, all singles, with three runs while Lifofoi scored four times on a 3-for-4 batting stint with an RBI-double in the Falcons’ five-run second inning rally.
Arby Yoquel pitched four innings allowing one earned run on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks, while Jester Kintaro pitched two shutout and hitless innings retiring three batters.
Fielders 7, Enforcers 6
Neidreyton Skirei doubled and scored the winning run on a walk-off error, reaching home plate after Lawrence Fleming overthrew to first base.
Skirei scored three runs and had a double in a 3-for-4 appearance at the plate.
Tyrese Camacho tossed six innings, four in a shutout, giving up five hits, fanning five and walking three.
Kimo Aingalen closed out for the Fielders with Lloyd Tarope having a leadoff walk but was tagged out while attempting to steal third base. Gloyd Martin had a fielder’s choice while Peter Litulumar struck out and the game ended when Pedro Maratita grounded out on a 6-3 putout play.