Momma Charo swings way to victory vs Tokahao


A Man Amigos player hits against Tokahao in the 2022 Belau Amateur Softball Association League last Sunday at the Dandan Softball Field.(LEIGH GASESA )

Momma Charo swung their way to victory against Tokahao, 21-14, in their men’s division game of the 2022 Budweiser Belau Amateur Softball Association League last Sunday at the Dandan Softball Field.  

Momma Charo left no inning untouched as they scored runs in every single inning. Derek Sasamoto ignited the momentum in the first inning, which trickled down to the next batters Barry Maratita and J.J. Laniyo, with Kalle Igisomar scoring in the fourth run for a four-run lead.

Tokahao wasn’t left in the dust as they put up four runs of their own right after and at the end of the second inning, they had a close one-run lead, 9-8.

However, Tokahao only had one run in the third inning and blew their lead as Momma Charo put up two and followed it up with four in the next innings. Tokahao could only watch their lead dwindle as they were shut down in the fourth and fifth inning, with the game now in Momma Charo’s favor, 17-10.

Tokahao could have turned things around the last innings, but Momma Charo star pitcher Leo Bobai denied their run at a rally, with Tokahao scoring just four runs while Momma Charo’s lineup added seven more for a huge lead and final score of 21-14.

With this win, Momma Charo is at 6-8 in the standings and Tokahao is at 10-4. 

Hagu La’mun 14, Peleliu
Hagu La’mun doubled the score of Peleliu in their 14-7 win.

It wasn’t an easy game as Hagu La’mun came up empty in the first three innings while Peleliu led by three runs.

Then things turned around as Tony Celis hit back-to-back home runs in two innings for Hagu La’mun. By the end of the sixth inning, La’mun was up 9-6 as Peleliu blew their lead.

In the last inning, Peleliu were gassed out as they could only score one more run, while Hagu La’mun added five more for the final score of 14-7.

With this win, Hagu La’mun now has a 9-5 record and Peleliu’s record is 8-5. 

Aimeliik 20, Salty Boys 4
Aimeliik and Salty Boys, who are both at the bottom of the standings, squared off with Aimeliik getting the better of the Boys, 20-4.

All of Salty Boys’ runs came from home runs made by Chris Sablan which brought in three RBIs in the first inning and the other home run was belted by Jack Cepeda which brought in the fourth run in the fourth inning. The Boys runs sputtered and died out there with Aimeliik continuing their pelts of runs against them.

This is just the third win for Aimeliik as against 10 losses and Salty Boys have yet to win in 14 games.

Ngaraard Redmen 19, Asahi 13
The Ngaraard Redmen won against Asahi thanks to a last-inning rally, 19-13

Throughout the game, the teams were evenly matched as before the last inning, they were in a 12-12 tie.

However, Redmen fired some 11th hour shots from their artillery to bring in seven runs and win the game, 19-13, as Asahi mustered only one run. 

The Redmen improved to 7-6, while Asahi fell to 8-6.

Sufa 12,
Man Amigos 11

In another close match, Sufa managed to slip past erstwhile top-ranked Man Amigos, 12-11.

Three home runs from Sufa’s regular hard hitters, Paul Salalila, Audie Maratita, and Jude Dickinson brought in a total of five runs. Four RBIs were brought in by Ben Mesa.

Sufa is up the leaderboard at 10-4 and Man Amigos dropped to second at 9-4.

In the women’s division games, Kosebakl won over Tokahao Ladies via forfeit. The other women’s division game between Hot Shots and 670 Babes was canceled due to rain.

Leigh Gases
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