Sai Sei’s Reyes takes solo lead; Camacho, Sakisat still tied


Sai Sei’s Justin Reyes is alone at the top of the batting leaderboard, while the Papa Bears’s Paul Camacho and the BSI Aces’ Mel Sakisat are still in the deadlock for the pitching lead in the 2016 Masters Baseball League.

Reyes, who tied the GSM Masters’ Jerry Ayuyu for the batting lead last week, now owns the solo lead after going 9-for-12 and averaging .750 in four games. He edged Ayuyu after hitting 3-for-4 in their 11-21 loss to the Old Stars last week, while the latter was booted out of the Top 15 as the GSM Masters (1-1) did not see action in the last three playing days of the league.

The Old Stars’ Jess Mesa, who was third last week, moved up to fourth with his .615 batting average and 8-for-13 performance at bat. Rubak’s Theo Minor (.600/6-for-10), the BSI Aces’ John Acosta (.555/5-for-9/), and Papa Bears’ Bob Lizama (.545/6-for-11) rounded out the Top 5.

Also on the leaderboard are the Old Stars’ Manny Cabrera (.533), Sai Sei’s Ota Nabeyuke (.500), the Papa Bears’ Mike Muna (.500), the Old Stars’ Randall Aguon (.444), Rubak’s Chel Castro (.444), Sai Sei’s Taylor Germance (.438), and the Old Stars’ George David (.400), Ben Tagabuel (.400), and Tom Camacho (.364). The batting leaders were based on nine or more times at bat

In the pitching race, Paul Camacho and Sakisat are still perfect with similar 0.00 ERA. Camacho did not give up a single run in 7.1 innings he pitched for the Papa Bears (1-3), while Sakisat had the same feat in six innings with the BSI Aces.

Ben Duenas, also of the BSI Aces, kept the third spot with its 2.10 ERA (three runs allowed in 10 innings pitched), and was followed by Sai Sei’s Darwin Masaharu (.233), Minor (2.63), the GSM Masters’ John Diaz (3.66), and the Old Stars’ Bill Camacho (3.96).

Bill Camacho has the most strikeouts so far, adding nine more in their win over the Papa Bears last Wednesday night to bring his total in four games to 16. Bill has overtaken Paul Camacho, who has eight so far to tie Sakisat. Diaz and Duenas have seven apiece, while the Papa Bears’ Nick Reyes has registered six so far.

In the runs category, James Fleming and Tagabuel gave the Old Stars the Top 2 spot after posting 14 and 11, respectively, while Nabeyuke and Manny Cabrera have 10 apiece. Old Stars players are ahead in two more divisions with George David having the most doubles so far (3) and Mesa logging the most RBIs (8).

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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