VIDEO: Espada Gets Win in Men’s Soccer; A’s Win Opening Game in BABL

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Guam – Table 35 Fuji Ichiban Espada played their best soccer since the season started to edge a surging Quality Distributors 4-3 in the Budweiser Men’s Soccer League.  

In the Budweiser Amateur Baseball League the Northern A’s started the season with a win.  Justin Bennett provided PNC Sports with a recap of the game.

Northern A’s 14 Chalan Pago Amigos 4
WP: Lorenzo Flores(A’s) 4ip, 7k, 4bb, 3h, 2er
Strike Zone POG: Lawrence Idlebong(A’s) 2-3, 3b, 2 runs, 3 rbi, great catch in center
Miller Santos(A’s) 3-4, 2b, r, 2rbi
Polycard Luther(A’s) 2-2, 2r
Johnny Aguon(A’s) 2-3, 2r, 3rbi, 2sb
TJ Aguon(Amigos) 2-2, r, rbi, bb

In the Saturday night cap the Northern A’s backed up last season’s championship with a 14-4 win over the Chalan Pago Amigos in a rematch of last season finals.

The A’s would jump out to an early 5-0 lead before the Amigos would get on the board in the 3rd inning scoring two runs to cut the A’s lead to 5-2.  Lawrence Idelbong would make a diving grab in deep centerfield running with his back to plate to end the Amigos 4th inning rally.

RJ Miner would pace the A’s offense with a rbi double, single, stolen base and run scored.  Starter Lorenzo Flores shut down the Amigos offense allowing two runs on three hits over four innings.

The Amigos would add two runs in the 5th inning with Brian Quintanilla and TJ Aguon providing rbi singles to cut the A’s lead to 10-3. But the A’s would end the game in the bottom of the 5th inning scoring four runs for the five inning 10 run mercy rule.  Miller Santos would hit a rope down the right field line for a ground rule double driving in Idelbong to end the game.

Flores picks up the win for the A’s and Pete Quintanilla the loss for the Amigos.  Lawrence Idelbong grabs Strike Zone POG with his web gem and 2-3 with a triple, two runs and 3 rbi at the plate.  TJ Aguon was 2-2 with a run and rbi for the Amigos.