Guam – It was a beautiful night for baseball at the Paseo stadium and fans came out to cheer on the Moylan’s ODC Braves and the A.K. Islanders in the opening game of the Budweiser Baseball league.
President of Ambros Inc. Frank Shimizu threw out the first pitch of the game to officially start the season. “It’s a sport where you can take the whole family and enjoy three hours (together),” said Shimizu and he also noted that for two dollars where else can you go for that price.
The Braves jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Rico Castro, the wrong man to have at the plate with the bases jacked, smacked a double that cleared the bases. Castro would hit another double and bring in one more run later in the night.
The Islanders’ only time to cross home plate came in the second inning when Pat Alvarez brought in John San Nicolas on a single. And the defensive display by the defending champions lift the Braves to a 7-1 win over the Islanders and the start of the 2011 season.
Rico Castro ended the night 2-2 with 2 doubles and 4 RBIs. T.J. Sarmiento was 3-4 with 2 runs and a RBI and JP Aguon got the win and recorded 2 strikeouts.
For AK Pat Alvarez and John San Nicolas both went 1-2 at the plate, Tom Duenas got the loss with one K and Isaac Cruz finished the night with 4 Ks.
B.B.L. games are every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 7:00 in the evening at Paseo Stadium.