Braves, Falcons beat Senior League foes


Braves pitcher Lovel Iguel checks the runner on first base before throwing to the plate during their game against the Fielders in the 2018 Saipan Little League Baseball last Saturday at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield.
(Jon Perez)

The Braves and Falcons defeated their respective opponents in the continuation of games in the Senior League division of the 2018 Saipan Little League Baseball last Saturday at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield.

The Braves completed a 9-3 decision over the Fielders in the first game.

Lovel Iguel pitched for six innings for the Braves, allowing six hits with eight strikeouts and three walks. The Fielders’ one run in the second, scored by Trevon Lieto on an error, was unearned.

Josenio Alvarez closed out for the Braves, giving up one hit, fanning two, and walking one to complete the win.

Tyrese Camacho went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI for the Braves, while Alvarez also batted 2-for-4 and scored twice.

Falcons 12, Comets 3
Pedro Maratita had an inside-the-park home run to lead the Falcons to victory.

His homer was made in the first inning where the Falcons registered five runs. Maratita went on to have a 3-for-4 performance at the plate. He had three runs and earned a triple to go with his four RBIs.

Jed Norita also recorded a triple, scored one run, and got an RBI after going 3-for-4 at bat, while Arby Yaguel went 2-for-3 with one run scored and an RBI single in the fourth inning of the shortened game. The match was played for only five innings.

Jericho Jones tossed three shutout innings for the Falcons, allowing one hit—a triple to Davince Mendiola in the second inning. The Falcons ace had four strikeouts and one walk.

Isaiah Teigita pitched the last two innings for the defending champions, surrendering one earned run on three hits and one walk.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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