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Braves rout Comets to stay safe in Little League majors

STARTING Pitcher Jylon Sablan allowed only two hits as he struck 11 with four walks to help the NSA Braves freeze the Comets on Sunday, to stay safe as the Saipan Little League Baseball heads to the playoff.

Sablan’s feat from the mound at the Miguel Tange Basa Pangelinan yesterday also kept him on top of the strike out list and comfortable spot in the pitching leaders’ chart with 1.20 ERA in the regular season.

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NSA Braves pitcher Jylon Sablan hurls the ball to a batter during the major division game of the Saipan Little League Baseball at the Miguel Tange Basa Pangelinan Ball Field.  Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

He also went 4-for-4 delivering back-to-back RBI single in the fourth and fifth innings to help the Braves secure their win.

Catcher Joell Borja contributed an RBI single in the fifth, and like Sablan also scored three runs for the Braves.

Short stop Raymond Deleon Guerrero scored two runs.

Pirates 25, Twins 0

Center fielder Charlie McDonald drove in four runs in the game—an RBI double in the first, a two RBI singles in the third and an RBI single in the fourth inning to lead the Pirates in a blowout victory against the Twins.

Pitcher Joey Dela Cruz helped put up the lead in the top of the first inning with an RBI double. He drove in a run again in the fourth on sacrifice fly.

Third baseman Josh Atalig, short stop, JR Suel III and catcher Isaiah Mesa shared pieces of action with an RBI single, an RBI triple and RBI single respectively to help the Pirates keep the upper hand in the third inning.

Little Cubs 9, Comets 1

Shortstop Badung Lizama drove in runs with a triple in the top of the third inning and a double in the fifth to lead the Little Cubs’ strong win over the Comets on Saturday. He also scored two runs for the Cubs.

Starting pitcher Albert Adriano had nine strike outs, gave up five hits with two walks.

 Third baseman Jared Villagomez delivered an RBI double in the fifth.

Catcher Kiku Delos Santos and first baseman Joaquin Lizama chipped in two runs apiece for the Cubs.

Falcons 4, Bank of Saipan 2 

Also on Saturday, the Talaabwogh Falcons kept their winning streak over Team Bank of Saipan.

Noah Aguon replaced Achilles Evangelista on the mound early in the game and struck out five.

Evangelista did well in the offense driving two runs to help take the lead in the bottom of the third inning with a two RBI single, while third baseman Joey Sharry hit an RBI double.

Center field Deandre Sablan drove in a run in the fourth to help keep the lead.

It was starting pitcher Damarlane Santrez and first baseman Greg Perez who built the lead for BOS in the top of the first inning. Santrez delivered an RBI double while Perez an RBI single.

Little Legals 12, McDonald’s 5  

Relief first baseman Benji Palacios hit an RBI single in the second and an RBI double in the fifth to lead the Little Legals in a rout of McDonald’s.

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Little Legals’ Reed Camacho leaps to the first baseman as Bank of Saipan’s Damarlane Santrez catches the ball during last week’s game of the the Saipan Little League Baseball’s major division at the Miguel Tange Basa Pangelinan Ball Field.  Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

Starting first baseman Reed Camacho tied the ball game in the bottom of the first inning with an RBI single.

McDonald’s regained their lead in the second with shortstop Dylan Mister, Dylan Santos and Max Church hitting singles apiece and scored runs.

But the Cubs got even again with third baseman Gunner Sablan driving a run in the third inning.

Center fielder Reid Camacho fired an RBI double in the fourth.

G-Boy Pangelinan hit an RBI single, Palacios an RBI double and catcher Cardi Borja, a sacrifice swing to help the Cubs stretch the lead in the fifth inning.