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CK Cubs take top spot in SBL 25U league

THE CK Cubs took the top spot in the Saipan Baseball League’s 25U Summer/Fall League at the Francisco Tanko Palacios Baseball Field on Tuesday.

Despite tight defense, the Blue Jays put up a one-run lead in the opening inning with shortstop Virgil Secharmidal taking it one base at a time on defenders’ errors to secure the scoring spot, then, sprinted to the home plate on a passed ball.

CK Cubs’ starting pitcher Keoni Kaipat retired four batters in the first two innings to nail the Blue Jays to one run.

The Blue Jays also stood their ground with infielders blanking the CK Cubs in three straight innings.

CK Cubs’ AJ Lizama hits the ball for an RBI during a previous game of the Saipan Baseball League’s 25U Summer/Fall League at the Francisco Tanko Palacios Baseball Field.  Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

The Blue Jays stretched their lead in the top of the fourth with first baseman Lance Secharmidal and third baseman Russell Hocog scoring one run apiece on defenders’ errors.

In the bottom of the fourth, the CK Cubs surged to back-to-back base hits.

Short stop AJ Lizama fired a single, followed by two straight doubles from left fielder Ricardo Dela Cruz and Franklin Lizama who drove in two runs.

Designated hitter, Jose Lizama evened the game with a sacrifice fly.

Both teams strengthened defense resulting runless inning, until right fielder Payton Lizama fired an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, for the CK Cubs second victory, 4-3.