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Peleliu upsets Brotherhood to win pennant, 25-3

PELELIU blanked Brotherhood in the first inning then, protected their lead all the way to their pennant victory in the Belau Masters Softball League at the Dandan Softball Field on Sunday.

Peleliu who climbed to the top with straight wins in two weekends sat on their laurels Sunday while Brotherhood had to deal with the Papa Bears first in order clinch the pennant game.

“We want to them to win against Papa Bears,” said Mabel Ngirngemelas referring to Brotherhood, as they waited outside the right field during the playoff.

And Brotherhood did win.

With second baseman Ken Kalen opening the game with a solo HR, the Brotherhood routed the Papa Bears, 23-12.

So there came what Peleliu had been waiting for—to see the exhausted Brotherhood defend their pennant title from them.

The Peleliu sluggers pose for a group photo while waiting as Brotherhood and the Papa Bears battle for the slot in pennant game in the Belau Masters Softball League at the Dandan Softball Field on Sunday.  Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

With third baseman Mark Flores, first baseman Charley Kenty and pitcher Rush Kintaro hitting singles, Peleliu put up a strong lead in the opening inning.

After shutting out Brotherhood in the bottom of the first, Peleliu went on stretching the lead with right fielder Ngirngemelas firing a solo shot in the top of the second inning.

They made Brotherhood struggle in the bottom of the second, nailing them to one run.

Then Peleliu surged to a 13-run third inning with Kintaro and second baseman Dominic Hideo launching home runs as the rest of them rounded bases with back-to-back base hits.

Third baseman Bill Aguon homered and Joe Lizama doubled as Brotherhood trimmed their deficit in the bottom of the third.

Kintaro threw his only strike out of the game and Peleliu blanked Brotherhood in two straight innings.

And with left fielder Dominick Remeliik firing a home run, Peleliu strengthened their lead and never looked back to secure their pennant win.

SA Masters 19, Asahi 9

The S.A. Master rallied in the bottom of the fifth inning and beat Asahi big time.

With left fielder JB driving in a run on fielder’s choice and Toby firing an RBI single, Asahi established a lead in the top of the first inning.

Despite first baseman’s Jude Dickenson’s home run, the S.A. Masters fell short of tying the game in the bottom of the first.

But pitcher JJ C struck out two to help the Masters shut out Asahi in three straight innings.

Centerfielder Jeff Cabrera homered and the S.A. Masters widened the gap.

With back-to-back HRs from Jeff and Dickenson, the Masters secured their victory in the eight-run fifth inning.