Triton Baseball enters league playoffs in a tie for third
The University of Guam Triton Baseball Team lost its final game of the Guam Major League regular season, falling to a 7-4 record.
UOG lost 23-13 to the RedHawks in only their second two-game losing streak of the season. They now head into the playoffs rounds of the GML in a three-way tie with the Pirates and Typhoons for third place in the league.
The Tritons jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the top of the first inning, but the RedHawks kept coming back and finally took their first lead 13-10 in the fifth inning and pulled away in the later innings to 10-run “Mercy Rule” the Tritons 23-13 in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Jaren Gumataotao took the loss for the Tritons on the mound, while Kyle Martinez went 2-4 with 3 RBIs on the offense for UOG.
Over the past two games, the Tritons have allowed 37 runs, made 28 hits, and committed 15 errors as UOG has lost all momentum over their long break of rainouts.
The GML will play games to break the ties. The Tritons could end up as the No. 3 to No. 5 seed depending on how the games results are finished. UOG will be in the one-game playoffs with the winners facing either the Dodgers or Junior Nationals in the semifinal round of the playoffs. Semifinals will be two 3-out-of-5 series with the winners meeting in the finals (4-out-of-7 series).