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Blue Jays escape defeat against Marlins 6-5

THE young Blue Jays lived to fight another day after holding off Marlins 6-5 during last Saturday’s game of the 2019 Saipan Little League Baseball held at the Capital Hill Ballfield.

A Blue Jays player runners to home plate beating the catch during last Saturday’s game of the 2019 Saipan Little League Baseball held at the Capital Hill Ballfield. Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

Marlins were the first to draw first blood as Camacho snapped the ball past the shortstop handing him the opportunity to touch home before Blue Jays could bag the third out.

However Blue Jays quickly answered back at the bottom of the first as Jesus Sablan earned an RBI bringing home Cody Maritita and then slipped past the home plate himself to hand his team the 2-1 lead.

Marlins continued to put up a fight as they squeezed in their second run at the second inning but Blue Jays maintained control as Rogolifoi stole a run off an error to hold the one-point distance.

But during the third inning Marlins managed to shed some light. Camacho and Laniyo stayed reliable at bat connecting hits to fill the bases and later brought two runs in as they capitalized off Blue Jays’ errors to regain control 4-3.

Marlins only held the lead for a brief moment though as they suffered the same fate with the faulty error which gave Blue Jays’ Nick Sablan the chance to even the score once again ending the third inning 4-4.

Both teams played hard adding one more run each but only one could be called the victor in the end. Marlins failed to gain the advantage as they were quickly sent back to the outfield with three consecutive outs. Marlins failed to deliver on the defensive end as well as they gave batter Nick Sablan a free trip to first base. Their struggle did not stop there as they committed yet another error which Sablan made a run for it and made his way home sealing the win for Blue Jays defeating Marlins 6-5.

The Comets had a much easier victory as they left Twins to wither in defeat 10-0.

Comets barely struggled in defense as pitcher Ethan Yumul improved his stats with countless strikeouts. Throughout all five innings he collected 15 strikeouts.

In the offensive side it was nearly the same. Their runs started during the second inning bringing in three runs and two more at the fourth inning. While Twins struggled to find an answer, Comets excelled at the final inning adding five more runs before taking the win 10-0.