Budweiser Baseball League continued last night at Paseo Stadium.

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Jordan Jugo
Pacific Daily News

 

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The Atkins Kroll Islanders and the Guam Paradise Fitness Junior Nationals met on the diamond as the Budweiser Baseball League continued last night at Paseo Stadium.

The Islanders dispatched the Nationals 18-4 after eight full innings of play via the 10-run rule.

Right off the bat, so to speak, the Islanders scored their first run off an error by the Nationals. The early lead extended to 2-0 when Pat Alvarez drove in a run before the side was retired.

In the second inning with bases loaded, AK scored another run off a walk. The Nationals had a nice double play a few moments later, but the Islanders' kept rolling as they drove in another.

On defense, AK didn't have any problems holding the Nationals down, tagging three outs in less than five minutes. A wild pitch by the Nationals' starting pitcher Ryne Obispo gave the Islanders a chance to score. With a lead of 5-0, a fielder's choice and an RBI pushed AK's lead to 7-0.

In hopes of putting an end to AK's scoring spree, Obispo was replaced by Jude Manibusan on the mound, however, it didn't faze AK as Miller Santos had an RBI single. An error on the next play pushed AK's lead to 9-0.

AK reached double digits on the scoreboard on RBIs courtesy of Dominic Cruz and Rafael Chavez. A sacrifice fly on the next play put the Islanders up 12-0.

No shutout

The Nationals prevented a shutout as Manibusan hit a sacrifice fly to drive in his team's first run of the night.

In the seventh inning and on the verge of losing via 10-run rule, the Nationals had two RBIs courtesy of Baltazar Hattori III that put the ball game at 13-3. Another RBI by Manibusan cut the deficit to 13-4.

AK went on a tear in the bottom of the eighth




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