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Ol’ Aces rout McDonald’s, reach top 3 in Little League

2011 all-star Virgil Secharmidal hit his second home run this season as the IT&E Ol’ Aces tore through team McDonald’s, 13-7 in the 2012 Saipan Little League at the Miguel “Tan Ge” Basa Baseball Field on Saturday.

IT&E Ol’ Aces’ Kimo Angailen pitches against team McDonald’s during a Saipan Little League game at the Miguel “Tan Ge” Basa Baseball Field last Saturday. Photo by Christian V. CruzIT&E Ol’ Aces’ Kimo Angailen pitches against team McDonald’s during a Saipan Little League game at the Miguel “Tan Ge” Basa Baseball Field last Saturday. Photo by Christian V. CruzSecharmidal went 2-for-4 and scored his second RBI after a hard triple in the fourth inning.

The win catapulted the Ol’ Aces to a 6-3 record — just below the top ranked Dandan Comets (8-0) and JPO Enforcers (7-1) as of Saturday.

“They really came around and we have a young team. They either just started or they’re on their way to the juniors (division),” Aces’ coach Mark Flores told Variety.

“They put in a lot of work. They’re just playing really good baseball right now.”

Earlier, leadoff batter Tyler Flores bagged the Ol’ Aces’ first run and Secharmidal hit a sacrifice fly to right field to put the scores at 2-0.

The Aces widened their lead to 8-0 in the top of the fourth and eked out four more in the sixth inning after two wild pitches from Brandon Delos Reyes.

A series of errors led to a seven-run fifth inning for McDonald’s, ending a scoreless run since the bottom of the first.

Kimo Angailen held them down on 10 strikeouts with three walks.

Spencer Dickinson led McDonald’s on a 2-for-4 performance and posted one run.

Both Ol’ Aces’ Jordan Kosam and Glenn Calvo went 1-for-2 with two runs apiece.

Braves 9, Red Sox 8

The Natibu Sports Association Tanapag Braves survived a late-game scare to overcome the Bank of Saipan Red Sox in another match-up.

The Red Sox needed at least one more run to tie the game when John Reyes marked their third out in the top of the sixth.

The Braves squeezed in three last runs in the fifth inning when Justin Congo, Napu Pua, and Andres Camacho scored from an error, wild pitch, and stolen base.

Pua went 2-for-2 on two singles and piled two runs while Jeremy Ngiraked went 2-for-3 with two runs.

Comets 10, Rays 0

The Rep. Joseph P. Guerrero-sponsored Dandan Comets stayed perfect in a mercy-rule win against the Pacific Amusement Rays (5-3).

Starter Ethan Babauta pitched a one-hitter and struck out four with only one walk.

The Comets grabbed a 6-0 lead as early as the first inning and ended the game in four innings after Lorenzo Sebaklim’s two-run double.

Babauta and Erik Cruz (1-for-3) combined for four runs while Rejay Iskawa and Austin Indalecio scored one each.

Austin Hocog (1-for-2) notched two RBI from a first-inning double.