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GSM versus CK Bears in SBL finals

THE CK Bears will face GSM in the Saipan Baseball League championship series that will start next week at the Francisco Tanko Palacios Baseball Field.

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GSM’s Roy Celis swings during a previous game of the Saipan Baseball League at the Francisco Tanko Palacios Baseball Field.  Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

GSM secured the rights to play in the finals with a one-run win over the Mariners on Friday last week, 9-8.

The Mariners sent centerfield Ton Tenorio to the mound for the first time. He did a great job blanking GSM in three straight innings until the bottom of the eighth when he let first baseman Byron Kaipat load the bases then, lost to relief pitcher Roy Celis who drove Diego Camacho in for the winning run, with a walk.

Early in the game, GSM put up the lead with catcher Manny Sablan and designated hitter Pete Tomokane driving in runs with walks.

The Mariners rallied to take the lead in the top of the fourth inning with relief second baseman Shane Yamada sending two runners home on sacrifice pop up. Third baseman Jesse Ramon and first baseman Jon Villagomez chipped in RBI single apiece.

But GSM were quick to recover their lead with Camacho and third baseman Keoni Kapileo hitting RBI single apiece.

Tenorio fired an RBI single in the Mariners’ attempt to catch up in the top of the final inning but GSM finished them off when Tyler Flores was tagged out in the third base.