Taylor Germance topped three of the individual awards at stake in the 2017 Belau Men’s Mastes Softball League, which ended the regular season early this month.
The league is now in the playoff round with top seeds Peleliu, Brotherhood, and Momma Charu marching on to the semifinals after lopsided wins against separate opponents.
The Karui slugger had the most runs scored with 34 to beat the 32 each made by Brotherhood teammates Bill Camacho and Joe Lizama, and Lefty Shiro, who topped the doubles with 12 followed by the 10 and 9 apiece by Tito Laniyo and George David.
Germance, who placed fifth in the batting leaders after ending the season with a .618 average or having 34 hits in 55 times at bat, also had the most home runs with 19 against Jojo Attao’s 18. Peleliu teammates Dominic Remeliik and Mabel Ngirngemelas, and Payton Sakuma of Momma Charu had 12 each.
Germance added the most RBIs (56) title to his individual awards collection, while Attao ended up at second with 53 and Sakuma was third with 36.
Attao was the league’s top batter with an .800 average after going 40-for-50, while Camacho and Lizama finished second and third with .673 and .649, respectively. Karui’s Darwin Masaharu (.625) came in at fourth. Peleliu’s Ross Kintaro (.611), Jack D. Diaz (.604), Sakuma (.587), S.A. Masters’ Jude Dickinson (.575), and Karui’s Steve Igisaiar (.571) completed the Top 10 batting leaders.
Joe Celis of the Papa Bears ruled the pitching department with a 5.41 ERA, followed by previous leader Leo Bobai of Momma Charu (5.75), Kinataro (6.46), John Cepeda of the S.A. Masters (7.19), and Ray Villagomez of Peleliu (7.44).
Brotherhood’s John Diaz finished sixth with 7.94, while Lucian George of Karui was seventh with 8.80, followed by Tom Camacho (9.15) of Sufa and Asahi’s Tosh Beltran (9.65). Igisaiar was 10th with 11.52.
Iskawa was the strikeout king with 30, besting Bobai’s 29, and the 28 of Diaz.