Guam – The 76/Bank Pacific Cougars already have two make up games because of rain and last night they didn’t want to extend the 2011 Budweiser Baseball League season any longer than it already is. Thanks to the efforts of the players from both teams the field was deemed playable and the game was able to get under way.
The Braves quickly went to work in the early innings and mounted a 6-0 lead after only four innings and then more than doubled that score in the next three innings. The defending champs tacked on four runs in the top of the fifth and then scored a whopping six runs in the top of the 7 and ended the ballgame early via the mercy rule.
Now the Braves are tied at second place with the AK Islanders and have a tough game against the Bank of Guam A’s next. The Cougars on the other hand are fighting for a playoff spot. This loss puts the Cougars tied with the Agana Heights Docomo Reds for the final playoff spot and the two teams have yet to challenge each other. The Braves improve to 10-2 and have already clinched the post season.
Paul Pangelinan was awarded with the win and struck out 7. TJ Sarmiento went 3-5 with a run and 3 RBIs, JT Tuquero was 2-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs and Glen Fernandez was perfect at the plate at 2-2 with a run and a ribi. For the Cougars, Kyle Arce was given the loss. Roman Aguero was 1-3 with a ribi and Coby Barnes was 2-3 with a ribi.
Tomorrow night the number one Bank of Guam Athletics will play the Agana Heights Docomo Reds. Game starts at 7 at the Paseo Stadium.