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Dragons rally; Stefano’s walk moves Ol’Aces to finals

AGHILIMAL Faisao took a pitch hit from Jets’ Franco Nakamura and loaded the bases before Oscar Stefano drew a walk driving Virolanson Secharmidal with a winning run to clinch a final berth in the Saipan Little League Major Division during yesterday’s game at the Miguel Tange Basa Pangelinan Ball Field.

The members of Ol’ Aces shortly after winning yesterday’s playoff against the Jets. Photo by Emmanuel T. EredianoOl’ Aces’ starter Jeremy Lizama allowed Jhace Palacios hit a single and Devyn Flores walk in the first inning but held the Jets scoreless down to the second inning.

Meanwhile, Jesse Brel hit a two-run single in the first and Jeremy Lizama launched a solo home run giving the Ol’ Aces a two-run lead in the third inning.

Jose Lizama allowed only two hits as he struck out five for the Jets in the fourth and fifth innings. Lizama tied the ball game in the top of the fifth.

Secharmidal bunted his way to the first base and Nakamura’s pitch against Mike Muna was too low moving Secharmidal to scoring position.

Terson Eina walked but his second base attempt failed as Jets’ short stopper threw him out.

Virgil Secharmidal lost to Nakamura before Stefano took the batting plate and drew the run-scoring walk handing Ol’ Aces their 5-4 victory.

Dragons 8, Lions 2

Jonathan Villagomez hit his second double in the fourth inning, and a passed ball on Chiko Bondoc drove him in to tie the ball game.

Jonathan Cabrera led the rally with his double in the fifth inning and Villagomez hit a run scoring single pounding the Kagman Little Lions with a four-run deficit.

Villagomez had seven strike outs and gave up five hits. He hit another run-scoring double, his third in the game, to secure their championship slot.

During last Saturday’s game, the Little Lions handed the Red Sox a major upset with a 9-8 victory. The Lions maintained their one-run lead by preventing five potentials runs with catcher Cedric Ada and reliever, Jess Santos throwing out base runners right at the home base.

The Dragons defeated the Hustlers when Khobby Kaipat’s wild pitch drove Aldan Ngeskebei in with the winning run.

The Hustlers earlier rallied in the sixth and Raymond Saralu tied the ball game.

Dragons’ Jason Villagomez tied the game again before Ngeskebei’s winning run.