Lady Eagles topple Kosebakl


Lady Eagles outfielder eyes a fly ball made by a Kosebakl batter which she attempts to catch in the women’s division of the 2022 Budweiser Belau Amateur Softball Association League last Sunday. (LEIGH GASESA )

The Lady Eagles continued their ascent up the standings after nipping Kosebakl, 11-10 in the women’s division of the 2022 Budweiser Belau Amateur Softball Association League last Sunday at the Dandan Softball Field.

The once middle-ranked teams in the standings now have gone seperate ways with the Lady Eagles in the upper echelon with a 4-3 win-loss record, with Kosebakl going the opposite direction at 3-4. 

The Lady Eagles did not have it easy as they were shut down in the first three innings of the game by Kosebakl pitcher Jenny Scaliem. Their first run did not come until Lynnae Cabrera crossed home plate in the fourth inning. 

More runs came in later during the fifth inning when Ikelau Ngirarois, Felisa Brel, Bel Igitiol, and Verlynn Secharmidal scored one run each, to catch up a little closer to Kosebakl, 9-5.

The game started to turn around in the sixth inning when Kosebakl scored only one run and had no runs in the last inning, which triggered a rally by the Lady Eagles to score six runs in the final inning for a close final score of 11-10.

Verlyn Secharmidal contributed the most RBIs with four, while Glare Mabel had three. 

On the Sunday before this game, the Lady Eagles defeated the 670 Babes, 18-13.

The 670 Babes are in the bottom of the standings with two wins and four losses.

Queens of Diamonds 13, Tokahao Ladies 1
The Queens of Diamonds continued their reign of supremacy in the form of runs and great pitching against the Tokahao Ladies in a run-ruled 13-1 win.

It was the sixth win in seven games for the Queens of the Diamond, while Tokahao Ladies continued their slide down the standings with a 1-6 card.

Kiana Aldan started with a leadoff run which trickled down to the next couple of batters, Kiana Camacho and Rachel Salalila, to bring the Queens up 3-0. 

In the second inning, four runs were scored, while in the third inning, they went on a six-run streak with back-to-back home runs by Kiana Camacho and Erin Mendiola. The former collected five RBIs, while Rachel Salalila, Erin Mendiola, Bert Camacho, and Keolani Rios had one RBI each.

Bert Camacho, who happens to be the leading pitcher of the women’s division, demonstrated her dominance once again as she shut down the Tokehao Ladies in three straight innings and allowed only one run in the fourth.

The only run made by the Tokahao Ladies was by Kim Celes in the fourth inning. Four Tokahao Ladies were struck out by Camacho and only six hits were made against her.

On the Sunday before this game, the Tokahao Ladies fell to the Hot Shots in a close game, losing 13-14.

The Hot Shots are currently in the Top 2 of the women’s division at 4-2.

Leigh Gases
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