Pirates pound Blue Jays in SBL’s U25


Nathan Camacho had a brilliant game for the Pirates as he pitched and batted his way to leading the Derron Flores-managed squad to a 12-1 thrashing of the Blue Jays in the Saipan Baseball League’s U25 division tiff last Tuesday night at the Francisco M. Palacios Baseball Field.

Camacho pitched four innings of three-hit ball in lifting the Pirates to their fourth win in seven games.

He fanned seven batters and walked three, while giving up one earned run when Virgil Secharmidal, who singled and reached second on an error by T.J. Deleon Guerrero. Secharmidal then scored on a Blas Quimson single for the Blue Jays’ lone run at the bottom of the fourth inning. Pat Tenorio was the other Blue Jays player that had a hit against Camacho when the latter singled in the third but got stranded on base, with one out, after Russel Hocog struck out.

L.J. Sebaklim closed out for the Pirates and had a 1-2-3 inning. He forced Kyle Foreman to an infield fly and Pat Tenorio to a ground out to second baseman Jobe Reyes before striking out Hocog.

Camacho also went 2-for-3 at the plate with one run and two doubles, including a two-RBI double at the top of the fifth. Reyes scored three runs, going 3-for-3, while Franco Nakamura went 3-for-4 with three runs and one RBI.

In other results, the Boleros squeezed out a 9-8 win over the GSM Masters last Monday in the continuation of their Oct. 6 rained-out match.

The Boleros won their ninth straight match after also posting consecutive victories against the IPI Masters, 17-8, last Nov. 22 and the Papa Bears, 15-10, last Nov. 24.

The GSM Masters, before losing to the Boleros, won two consecutive games in last week’s resumption of action in the Masters. GSM crushed Saisei, 15-2, and edged the IPI Masters, 14-13, for a 4-5 record.

The IPI Masters dropped the match, no thanks to back-to-back throwing errors by Manny Villagomez and Joe Torres in the fifth as they try to stretch a double play. Bill Camacho, with two outs, got on base on a fielder’s choice and scored the winning run off a Tony Flores double.

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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