Sufa delivers once again in Belau softball league


Sufa’s first baseman catches the ball during their game against Aimeliik in the 2022 Budweiser Belau Amateur Softball Association League last Sunday at the Dandan Softball Field. (LEIGH GASES)

Team Sufa delivered another superb performance in run-ruling Aimeliik, 13-3, in their men’s division showdown of the 2022 Budweiser Belau Amateur Softball Association League last Sunday at the Dandan Softball Field.  

Aimeliik, who is near the bottom of the standings, faced off against Top 3 Sufa and stood almost no chance at winning, but put on a valiant effort against the top sluggers in the league.

The first inning came and went and Aimeliik had no bite on the ball, but the second inning came when they put one run on the board. However, it was not after Sufa’s first four batters in the lineup brought in four runs in the first inning, with home runs each made by Audie Maratita and Jude Dickinson.

Maratita went on to belt another home run in the last inning and scored in a total of four RBIs.

The bulk of the runs by Sufa were made in the fifth and last inning, with five, and in the third inning, they brought in three.

Aimeliik’s efforts ended in the second inning as they brought in two runs, and Sufa pitcher Tom Camacho eventually silenced them in the last two innings, with the final score of 13-3.

With the win, Sufa is up 9-4 in the standings, while Aimeliik went deeper down in the trenches at 2-10.
Peleliu 16, Momma Charo 15
Hagu La’mun 13, Ngaraard Redmen 12

There were two close games as Peleliu slipped past Momma Charo, 16-15, and Hagu La’mun followed suit as they narrowly defeated Ngaraard Redmen, 13-12. 

In the first game, Peleliu escaped a last-inning rally by Momma Charo as they brought in seven runs to bring them one run shy to tie the game and two runs shy for the win. But Peleliu’s fourth-inning, 10-run rally was enough to put them off and escape with the win. 

Peleliu’s Jun Lizama scored the only home run for the team, while Momma Charo’s batters belted two, which was sadly not enough for the W.

Separately, Hagu La’mun narrowly escaped the Redmen’s onslaught of runs as three of them came from home runs, while Hagu La’mun only made two, but one home run was the tie breaking run for the win.

With this win, Peleliu is at 7-1, while Momma Charo is at 5-8. Hagu La’mun is at 8-5 and the Redmen is at an even 6-6.
Tokahao 18,
Salty Boys 8

Tokahao defeated Salty Boys, 18-8, with Salty Boys yet to see a win this season.

The Boys gunned it in the first three innings as they scored their eight runs right away, however, they gassed out in the last two innings and had no more runs to give.

Meanwhile, Tokahao scored in every inning, with three ​runs made through home runs.

Tokahao is in the Top 2 with 10 wins and three losses while the Salty Boys have yet to win with 13 losses.

Leigh Gases
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