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Indians rally past Outlaws, 15-14 in battle for survival

THE Indians pushed an extra inning and rallied past the Outlaws in a battle for survival of Saipan Baseball League at the Francisco Tanko Palacios Baseball Field on Wednesday.

The Outlaws surged in the top of the second inning with pitcher Verlance Secharmidal and right fielder Chris Meyer driving in run on infield error and center field Dave Matagolai hitting an RBI single.

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Indians starting Robert Tudela throws the ball at the Outlaws Dave Matagolai during last Wednesday’s game of the Saipan Baseball League at the Francisco Tanko Palacios Baseball Field.  Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

With one out in the third inning, first baseman Manny Salas hit an RBI double, catcher Mario Salas an RBI on fielder’s choice and Secharmidal on base on ball to hand the Indians a strong lead.

MJ Sakisat took the mound as the Indians tightened their defense to hold the Outlaws runless in four straight innings.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, leftfielder and Jason Camacho had back-to-back single as the Indians cut the deficit.

Sakisat, center fielder Ian Lizama and short stop Perry Celis drove in runs to tie the ball game in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Then, they blanked the Outlaws in the top of the 10th inning.

With one out in the bottom of the 10th, Ben Lizama walked before Jason Camacho drove him in for the winning run, 15-14.

It was Indians’ second win in the season while the Outlaws have yet to beat a team.