Queens reign supreme in 5 categories

Posted on Sep 02 2022


A duo with the same name from the Queens of Diamonds are atop the individual standings of the women’s division in the 2022 Budweiser Belau Amateur Softball Association League.

A pair of Kianas top the individual leaderboard as Kiana “Baby K” Camacho and Kiana Aldan, both of the Queens of Diamonds, reign in the most runs scored, doubles, home runs, and RBIs of as of Aug. 21.

Camacho tops the runs scored category with 13, while teammate Kiana Aldan has 11. They are followed by Angela Muna and Sonia Isaac with eight each, and Erica Tenorio, Heather Kladikm, and Rosie Saralu with seven each.

In the doubles category, Camacho is tied at three with Kayla Kaipat and Felisa Brel. They are followed by Britanny Lizama, Mardina Kaipat, Sonia Isaac, and Rachel Salalila with two apiece.

Aldan is center stage as she hit the most balls out of the park in the season with four home runs, followed only by two others, Rosie Saralua and Heather Kladikm with one apiece.

The RBI department is also ruled by Aldan as she batted in 10, followed by Rosie Saralu and Mardina Kaipat with nine, Kayla Kaipat and Bert Camacho with seven, Keyona Tudela with six, and Erin Mendiola and Sonia Isaac with five apiece.

Only two categories were topped by other players with Erica Tenorio of the Hot Shots leading the way with her .750 batting average. She stood in 12 at-bats with nine connected hits. Kiana Camacho is right behind her with a .647 batting average in 17 at-bats and 11 hits. Sonia Isaac of Kosebakl is in third with her .643 batting average with nine hits in 14 at-bats. Bert Camacho comes in next with .632 with 12 hits out of 19 at-bats, followed by teammates Kiana Aldan with .611, 11 hits in 18 at-bats. Erin Mendiola is tied with Allanah Sablan with .583 in seven hits during 12 at-bats.

In the triples category, Rosie Saralu and Keyona Tudela collected two each, followed by Kiana Aldan, Kiana Camacho, Rachel Salalila, Koko Laniyo, Keolani Rios, Edilyn Benjamin, Joyce Taro, and Daisy Kaipat with one each respectively.

Moreover, the Queens remain royalty in defense as well as their pitcher, Bert Camacho tops the pitching leaders category. She has played four games, pitched 32 innings, has seven earned runs, with 40 hits against her, is currently at four games won with no loss, and has an earned run average of 1.53.

Jennie Scaliem has the most strikeouts with 31, followed by Bert Camacho with 22, Felisa Brel with 10, Eileen Babauta and Semerina Simram with nine, and Analyn Olupumar with five.

Over in the men’s division, Man Amigos and Asahi players lead in four categories.

Eric Palacios of Man Amigos is still the current home run king with eight, followed by Pete Sablan with five, Dominic Hideo, Mario Aguon, and John Terlaje with four, and eight players are tied with three home runs.

Palacios leads the RBI column with 22, Dominic Hideo and John​​ Terlaje tied with 15, Jeff Cruz with 14, Pete Sablan with 12, and Bill Camacho with 10.

Hideo of Asahi leads the league with a .884 batting average and 16 hits out of 19 at-bats, followed by Mike Toves’ .813 average, with 13 hits out of 16 at-bats, and Clint Quitugua with a .769 average and 10 hits out of 13 at-bats.

Hideo is tied with Joe “Openg” Celis with the most strikeouts among all pitchers with 15, followed by Eric Palacios and Leo Bobai with 11 each, and Kuich Damian, Ken Kaipat, Perry Besong, and Tom Camacho with eight each.

John Terlaje scored the most runs with 15, followed by Eric Palacios at 13, and Dennis Cruz, Hideo tied with 12.

Tim Wesley tops the doubles category with four, followed by Audie Maratita, Cartfeld Sablan, Mario Aguon, Greg Magofna, Dennis Cruz, Ton Pangelinan, Payton Sakuma, Hector Efraim, Rodney Camacho with three each.

Mike Tomokane leads the way in triples, followed by Mark Villagomez with two, and 10 players are tied with one each.

The pitching leader so far is John Diaz of the Ngaraard Redmen with two games, 12 innings pitched, three earned runs, 18 hits, is 1-1 in the win-loss column, and has an ERA of 1.75. Kuich Damian is second with a 3.74 ERA in three games pitched, 13.1 innings played, and seven earned runs and 28 hits, while Jerry Guerrero is at third with a 4.08 ERA in two games pitched, 12 innings played, 14 earned runs, and 15 hits.

Leigh Gases
Leigh Gases is the youngest reporter of Saipan Tribune and primarily covers community related news, but she also handles the utilities, education, municipal, and veterans beats. Contact Leigh at leigh_gases@saipantribune.com.
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