Mariners cruise past Outlaws in SBL


Outlaws pitcher Dennis Cabrera waits for the signal of catcher Wally Emul during their game against the Mariners in the 2018 Saipan Baseball League last Friday night at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield. (Jon Perez)

Nate Camacho pitched four innings, while Shane Yamada drove in three runs to help the Mariners cruise to a 25-7 win over the Outlaws in last Friday’s game in the 2018 Saipan Baseball League at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield.

Camacho limited the Outlaws to three hits and a pair of runs after two complete innings before shutting them down in the third. He also had five strikeouts and three walks.

Dave Matagolai, who was hit by a Camacho pitch, scored in the first inning on a T.J. Dela Cruz RBI single. Olympio Muna, who got on base on a Jon Villagomez error, reached home plate off a Matagolai RBI walk with the bases loaded in the second inning. Matagolai again scored at the bottom of the fourth inning, while Wally Emul had two runs. McGregory Camacho and Vinnie Cabrera were the other Outlaws players that crossed home plate.

Yamada, with one out, had a two-RBI single at the top of the second to give the Mariners a 7-0 lead. The Mariners went on to enjoy a 10-0 edge entering the bottom half.

The Mariners were merciless despite the big lead, scoring five runs in the third, two in the fifth, and eight more in the sixth.

Yamada finished 5-for-6 with four runs, three RBIs, and two triples and got a lot of help from Pat Tenorio and Ton Tenorio. Pat went 4-for-6 with three runs and a double, while Ton scored three times on a 3-for-5 batting, had two RBIs, and made a triple.

The win was the second in four games for the Mariners, while the Outlaws were winless after five matches.

Meanwhile, the Blue Jays were playing Titanium at press time in a battle of teams that are in the middle of the standings. GSM, on the other hand, guns for its sixth straight win at 7pm tonight when they duel the Indians.

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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