Guam – The Paradise Fitness Jr. Nationals snapped a four game losing streak, on Thursday night, that began at the start of the season and may have scored the most runs in a game in the Budweiser Baseball League.
The Nats mounted 10 runs in the bottom of the third along with 5 runs in the first and 4 runs in the eighth to beat the Saipan Cyclones 24-14 and improve to 1-4. The Cyclones committed 7 errors in the third to help boost the bats of the Nats. Throws were way off the mark on more than some occasions in what should have been easy outs for the Clones, and you would think they would be out of the game. But they weren’t. The Cyclones also had a 10 run inning.
In the top of the fifth, the Cyclones, down 17-3, got 10 runs off of six hit and 1 error. The inning was littered with walks, past balls and hit by pitch to help get runners on base. A productive eighth inning for the Nationals would end the game in the same inning via 10 run rule.
Shane Tenorio got the win with one strikeout while Ray Leon Guerrero got the loss and no strikeouts.
For the Nats, Gerald Borja went 2-5 with 3 runs and 2RBIs. Richard Ward and Frank Troy also drove in 2 runs. Trey Hatori started on the mound for the Nats and recorded 4Ks.
Saipan’s Vicente Camacho went 3-6 with 2 runs and 3 RBIs.
Tonight’s game features the AK Islanders, who are on a three game steak, and the 76 Bank Pacific Cougars, who are coming off a loss to Belau. Game starts at 7 in the evening at the Paseo Stadium.
Information from a press release.