McDonald’s opens with win over Twins


Team McDonald’s kicked off the Saipan Little League Baseball season with an 18-10 drubbing of the As Matuis Twins yesterday at the Miguel “Tan Ge” Pangelinan Baseball Field.

The Falcons’ Jester Kintaro, front, and a teammate run toward home plate in their game against the Enforcers in the Junior League of the Saipan Little League last Saturday at the Francisco M. “Tan Ko” Palacios Baseball Field. (Jon Perez)

The Falcons’ Jester Kintaro, front, and a teammate run toward home plate in their game against the Enforcers in the Junior League of the Saipan Little League last Saturday at the Francisco M. “Tan Ko” Palacios Baseball Field.
(Jon Perez)

McDonald’s used an 11-run first inning barrage against the Twins to pull away and the defense did their share in securing the victory.

Donaven Deleon Guerrero hit a solo homerun in that McDonald’s run in the first inning while also hitting an RBI triple in the second.

Lily Podziewski had an RBI double and an RBI triple in the first.

The Twins tried to stage a comeback but John Santos foiled their rally in the final inning.

Podziewski and Santos shared pitching duties for McDonald’s and limited the Twins to five hits while walking six and striking out four.

Ol’Aces 26, Jets 2
On Saturday, Trevor Lieto hit a grand slam, and Latrel Deleon Guerrero and Joaquin Fleming also had round-trippers each while Jordan Babauta struck out eight in the Ol’Aces’ easy win.

Lieto blasted two home runs including a fourth-inning grand slam in a 3-for-5 appearance at the plate. He also had three runs and four RBIs.

Deleon Guerrero scored three times and had two RBIs, while Fleming went 4-for-4 with a two-run shot in a 10-run second inning.

Babauta went 5-for-5 with five runs, a double, and three RBIs, while also giving up two unearned runs on two hits with two walks.

Comets 10, Little Padres 4
The IT&E Comets completed a 10-4 decision over the Little Padres with Alvin Hocog pitching a complete game.

Hocog gave up one earned run, a solo shot by Jaylen Sablan, on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Red Sox 13, Little Legals 3
Devon Pangelinan blasted a two-RBI homer in the third to power the Red Sox to victory.

Fielders 11, Red Sox 7

Jaydon Tenorio went 2-for-3 and had two runs in the Fielders’ 11-7 win over the Red Sox.

Tenorio reached home on a Kimo Aingalen RBI single in the Fielders’ four-run third inning.

Four pitchers came in for the Fielders with starter Tyrese Camacho lasting for four innings giving up two hits while fanning nine and walking five.

He was a re-entry in the latter innings to secure the victory for the Fielders, who also had Aingalen, Dai Podziewski, and Sho Taguchi sharing pitching duties.

Falcons 12, Enforcers 2
Spencer Dickenson and Leo Salalilu each batted 2-for-5 with the former having an RBI single while the latter had a double.

Andres Camacho pitched four innings in relief, giving up one hit while striking out nine batters while walking three.

Jester Kintaro closed out and shut down the Enforcers fanning two and walking three. Salalilu started for the Falcons and pitched three innings giving up one hit with four strikeouts and three walks.

Lawrence Fleming and Shakobe Rangamar scored the Enforcers’ two runs in the third and sixth innings.

Fleming, who walked in the third, advanced to second on a wild pitch and crossed home plate on Larson Sebitan’s RBI single.

Rangamar, who was safe on first on a Dickenson fielding error, stole second, and reached home on a passed ball.

Enforcers 2, Comets 0

Ethan Babauta pitched a complete game and was almost unhittable to lead the Enforcers to victory on Sunday.

Babauta shut down the Comets giving up one hit, while striking out four and with no walks, while the defense also did their share by either preventing their opponents’ runners to advance or stranding them with putout plays.

Babauta also hit a triple and scored on a Nathan Nogis fielder’s choice, while Henry Lizama, who got on base on a Ton Ilo throwing error, stole second, and reached home on a Franklin Lizama RBI single.

The Enforcers’ win erased the memory of its forfeit loss to the Braves last Saturday.

The Enforcers were forced to forfeit the game after their players documents were incomplete.

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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