Sufa, Man Amigos wallop foes in BASA

Posted on Mar 29 2023


Man Amigos’ Mark Toves winds up for a swing in this file photo of their game in the 2023 Budweiser Belau Amateur Softball Association League at the DanDan Softball Field.(LEIGH GASES)

Sufa and Man Amigos walloped their foes in the men’s division of the 2023 Budweiser Belau Amateur Softball Association League last Sunday at the DanDan Softball Field.

Sufa had a 20-7 win over Asahi, while the Man Amigos bested Momma Charo, 14-3.

In a run-ruled mercy game, Sufa was a force to be reckoned with right from the jump, with a home run by Paul Salalila. The rest of the lineup followed the leader with a triple by Audie Maratita. Four more runs came in for a 6-0 game.

Asahi replied with just two runs as Sufa’s pitcher Mario Aguon kept his pitches steady. Then Asahi’s Dominic Hideo regained his composure and got out of the second inning without further damage, but Sufa got a piece of him for a three-run third inning.

However, Asahi could only get five more runs in the next three innings in contrast to Sufa’s 11, and the game ended early when the home team couldn’t produce anymore. 

In the Man Amigos game, Momma Charo was out of their depth as the latter went for three run-less innings even with Momma Charo’s Ilo Chico solo home run at the top of the first inning.

Only Jayboy Tilipao and Bernard Kileleman were able to score two runs in the last inning as the rest of the lineup struggled to hit quality shots.

Meanwhile, Man Amigos were on a roll with Joey Dela Cruz slamming two consecutive home runs for six RBIs. Bill Camacho had a home run himself and by the end of the last inning, eight runs were made and the game ended early as Momma Charo had no more runs in them.

Hagu La’mun 22, Tuturamz 4
It was a lopsided win as Tuturamz were overpowered in the first three innings.

Hagu La’muns’ bats came ablaze in the third inning with back-to-back home runs by Kel Kapileo, which is now his second, and Joe Celis, following a home run by Glen Camacho in the first.

Tuturamz’s defenses crumbled as multiple errors allowed Hagu La’mun to reach base—eventually filling up the scoreboard. By the end of the third, 18 runs had been scored for Hagu La’mun while only three had been scored by Tuturamz.

It was a losing effort as the game ended early on account of Tuturamz inability to catch up on a wide lead.

Tokahao 19,
Aimeliik 1 Time 6

Tokahao showed Aimeliik no mercy, putting 13 runs by the third inning. 

Cricket noises were heard over Aimeliik’s offense and couldn’t nip the ball until the fourth inning when a grand slam by Taylor Germance brought in four runs. Only two more runs were scored by Aimeliik for the rest of the game.

As for Tokahao, a home run was made by Clint Quitugua and had four RBIs in the game, while Marco Peter and Larry Deleon Guerrero had three.

Leigh Gases
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