The Patriots-Angels maintained their unblemished record following a 13-10 triumph over Balas in the Natibu Sports Association Girls Fast-pitch and Boys Slow-pitch Softball League last Saturday at the Capitol Hill Ballfield.
The Patriots-Angels had a good start, combining for seven runs in the first two innings and then scored three runs apiece in the last two after going cold in the third to earn a perfect 5-0 record. Balas fell to a 3-2 mark.
Cass Camacho and Kiana Aldan each reached three times with the latter’s two-run homer at the bottom of the first inning handing the Patriots-Angels a 3-0 lead. Camacho scored the other run for the Patriots-Angels in the opening inning, while Aldan brought home Richelle Ramon.
After failing to cross home plate in the first inning, Balas made three runs at the top of the second to momentarily tie the match before the Patriots Angels scountered with four runs at the bottom to regain the upper hand, 7-3. Ramon, Tia and Baby Camacho and Chanel Espinosa scored for the Patriots-Angels.
The Patriots-Angels were never threatened after that and closed out strong, making six runs in the fourth and fifth inning. Cass and Kiana Aldan delivered two runs each in the final two frames, giving the Patriots-Angels a 13-7 lead and Balas managed to score only three runs at the top of the last inning, ending the game in favor of the unbeaten squad.
Ayuyus 18, Niners 12
In the first girls division game, the Ayuyus downed the Niners in five innings.
The Niners got close to the Ayuyus only at the bottom of the first inning, as the latter led by three, 5-2. The Ayuyus then buckled down to work in the last four innings to secure the early win.
Kyannah Norita led the way for the Ayuyus with her three runs, while Camille Muna and Juanah Lizama added two runs apiece. Destiny Pangelinan and Monica Norita each crossed home plate twice for the Niners.
The Ayuyus improved to a 2-3 card to remain at the No. 3 spot in the team standings, while the Niners are at the bottom with their 0-5 mark.