Guam – Latte Amateur Baseball continued Monday with another brilliant pitching performance and another home run, both of which have become routine early in the amateur league season. The MPI Gamecocks (2-0) played all round solid ball, flashing the leather and hitting the long ball to to cap a 9-0 victory over the Tatuha Twins (0-1). MPI managed one big innning with 8 runs in the 3rd, but that would be all their pitching would need as they shutdown the Twins offense. MPI starting pitcher Aric Gogue was dominate from the start, allowing only 4 hits and striking out 5 batters in 4 innings of work to earn the win. Jathan Muna-Barnes pitched a scoreless final 3 innings to pick up the save. The Gamecocks catcher Kyle Browne blasted a 3 run homer in the big 3rd inning to highlight a 3 for 4, 3 rbi evening at the plate. The Twins Jose Cabarles was 1 for 2 with a double and almost got the Tatuha on the board in the 3rd inning but was gunned down out the plate on a nice relay throw by Jathan Muna-Barnes.
Earl Weaver, the longtime Baltimore Oriole Hall of Fame manager used to preach “Three run home runs win ball games”. Must be a coincidence that the winner of each of the last 4 games have hit three run home runs to help secure the win. The young season has also seen several good pitching performances with 4 of the last 5 games being shutouts. Tuesday nights game is the Ipan Devil Rays taking on the Inarajan Gadaos. You can catch Latte Amateur Baseball action 7pm every night at Paseo Monday through Friday and 12pm, 3pm and 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Come check out the action and support your village, team and players!
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