Asahi clobbered Momma Charo, 10-7, in the first men’s division game during the 2022 Budweiser Belau Amateur Softball Association League on a sunny Sunday at the Dandan Softball Field.
Their win came after they suffered a defeat against team Sufa from the winner’s bracket in their last game before a week of delayed games due to bad weather.
With this win, Asahi leveled their standing at six wins and losses and Momma Charo is right behind them with five wins and seven losses.
Derek Sasamoto of Momma Charo drew first blood in the first inning as he batted in a run to start off the game. The rest of his team tried to follow suit but the next inning wasn’t in their favor as they came up empty. Their bats could not connect with Asahi pitcher Dominic Hideo’s throws until the third inning, when they put up four runs on the board, but by this time, Asahi had already created a big lead, 9-5.
Asahi’s batters had an early go for the lead, batting in two runners in the first inning, and bringing in seven runs in only the second inning.
Dominic Hideo, who was the pitcher for Asahi, energetically helped his team out on the offensive side as well, as he hit three big ones out of the park and brought in four runners in three hits out of four at-bats.
The runs barely trickled in during the rest of the game as Momma Charo could only conjure two more runs in the fifth and sixth inning, while Asahi made only one more run in the last inning, for a final score of 10-7.
Ngaraard Redmen, 7
In this tightly wound game between the Tokahao and Ngaraard Redmen, the former barely scraped by to win by one run, 8-7.
It was a pitching battle between Tokahao pitcher, George David, and Redmen pitcher, John Diaz, as the runs were limited throughout the span of the game.
Both teams came up empty in the first inning, with only one run made by the Redmen in the second inning. The hits came in the third inning, when Tokahao found their rhythm with the bat, as Jerome Delos Santos and Jeff Cruz both swung a home run to put their team up, 4-1.
However, the Redmen followed suit and scored three runs to tie the game. They added two more runs in the next inning, but could only add one more in the sixth inning, succumbing to Tokahao as they brought in the winning run in the last inning, 8-7.
Ngaraard Redmen are 6-5 and Tokahao are number two in the standings with nine wins and three losses.
Hagu La’mun, 14
Hagu La’mun dismembered Aimeliik as they won in a run-ruled game, 14-3.
With this win, Hagu La’mun is at 7-5 and Aimeliik is at 2-9 in the standings.
Toi Celis contributed two home runs, which brought in three of the 14 runs for his team in the third and fifth inning. The bulk of the runs were made in the first inning, when he and his teammates scored seven. Four runs were made in the fourth inning and two runs were made in the fifth and last inning, as Aimeliik blanked out in the last three innings.
Aimeliik scored three runs in the second inning and could not retaliate further.
Man Amigos, 2
Peleliu won over No. 1 ranked Man Amigos, 9-2 and with this win, Peleliu is at 6-5 and Man Amigos is at 9-2 in the standings.
Cricket noises were heard over Man Amigos’ attempts at bat over the course of six scoreless innings, only cracking through in the second inning for two runs.
It was the opposite for Peleliu as they managed to get a run in every inning besides two, and conquered the game after the Amigos went radio silent throughout.