Guam – Thursday night at Leo Palace Baseball Stadium the Chalan Pago Amigos and Vipers faced off in Budweiser Amateur Baseball League action. The Amigos would pull away in the 4th inning taking advantage of a few Viper miscues and hold on for the 7-3 win.
The Vipers came into the game hot, winner of three straight and would jump on the board scoring a run in the first inning and another run in the 2nd on a rbi double by Steve Diego to go up 2-0.
The Amigos would get their offense going in the bottom of the 4th inning with a bases loaded walk to Zachary Quintanilla and an error coming back to bite the Vipers tying the game at 2-2. Binuya would put the Amigos ahead with an rbi single and another error would put the Amigos up 4-2 after 4 innings.
The Viper’s left fielder Rick Fernandez would double and come around to score on a passed ball cutting the Amigos lead to 4-3 in the 5th inning.
In the bottom half of the 6th inning the Amigos would add insurance with Andy Quintanilla and Binuya providing rbi hits to put the Amigos up 7-3. Binuya would give way to the reliever Bruce San Nicolas who would close out the 6th and 7th inning picking up the save and preserving the win.
Despite having some trouble finding the strike zone Binuya would settle down to strike out eleven in five innings, and also added two hits to pick up Strike Zone Player of the Game. The Amigos improve to 2-3 on the season.
Rick Fernandez was 2-3 and starter Brandon Santos turned in a quality start allowing only 3 earned runs as the Vipers even their record at 3-3 with the win.
In Wednesday night action the Northern A’s stay unbeaten with a 9-3 win over the Barrigada Crusaders. Jesse Miner Jr went 4 1/3 innings allowing no earned runs to pick up the win. Daniel Cruz was 2-2 with a run and rbi for Strike Zone Player of the Game. The A’s stay perfect at 6-0 on the season.
JR Hattig was 3 for 4 with a double and Luis San Nicolas is tabbed with the loss. Eddie Garza went 4 2/3 innings in relief allowing no earnedx runs with five strikeouts. The Crusaders even their record at 2-2.
Budweiser Amateur Baseball League action continues this weekend at Leo Palace Resort. Admission is free with great local food concessions and indoor and outdoor seating for family and friends.