GSM still perfect in SBL


Go See Mark players and official huddle before starting their game against the Blue Jays in the 2017 Saipan Baseball League last Monday night at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield. (Contributed Photo)

Go See Mark kept its spotless record in the 2017 Saipan Baseball League after outclassing the Blue Jays, 13-3, last Monday night at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield.

The victory was GSM’s 10th in as many games, extending the squad’s lead to three against the second-running BSI Aces while denying the Blue Jays entry to the win column as the latter fell to a 0-9 record.

Designated hitter Tyrone Omar, who was second on GSM’s top of the order, led his team to the victory as he went 4-for-5 at bat and scored four RBIs and one run. Centerfielder Anthony Tenorio added two RBIs off his 3-for-4 performance and the plate and posted a game-high five runs. Jesses Brel was only 1-for-3 at the plate, but made three runs with his last one at the bottom of the eighth allowing GSM to close out the match due to the 10-run mercy rule

GSM scored in the first six innings to break into twins digits and shut down Blue Jays from the fourth to eighth inning. Peter Sablan was the starting pitcher for GSM and after giving up two earned runs early in the first inning, he played steadier in the next six. Sablan struck out seven and stranded eight runners before Franco Flores relieved him at the top of the eighth. Flores went on to fan out the Blue Jays’ first two batters and GSM finished the inning early after first baseman Byron Kaipat caught a grounder from George Cruz.

Meanwhile, GSM also played last Thursday and topped Titanium (2-6), 8-3.

GSM scored three runs apiece in the first and fourth inning to gain cushion and limited Titanium to no more than one run in each of the three innings it hit the board.

Omar was also second on GSM’s top of the order and registered two RBIs after going 2-for-4 at bat. He had a triple, single, and one run. Third baseman Peter Tomokane also went 2-for-4 at the plate and contributed two runs and one RBI, while three other GSM players chipped in one RBI apiece. Brel had no RBI, but got two runs and was the third GSM player to hit 2-for-4 at the plate.

In other results last week, defending champions Chalan Kanoa Bears are still at the top half of the team standings in the eight-squad field after defeating the Comets, 15-6.

J.J. Lizama threw a two-hitter in shutting down the Comets in the first five innings to help the Bears improve their record to 5-4 for third place in the headboard.

With Lizama yielding no run to the Comets in the first five innings, the Bears built a 5-0 lead. The defending champions then withstood the Comets’ rally after scoring six runs at the top of the last inning. Peyton Lizama had a two-RBI single at the top of the ninth, while Nick Cruz and A.J. Lizama blasted an RBI triple and RBI single, respectively, and the Bears got two more runs off the Comets’ miscues.

A.J. Lizama went on to finish with two RBIs and a team-best three runs off his 2-for-4 performance at the plate. Jose Lizama, Angel Palacios, and Peyton Lizama added two runs each.

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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