Tritons break Junior Nationals’ undefeated record
The University of Guam Tritons handed the Guam Junior National Team its first loss of the season in a Guam Major League game on Sunday at Paseo Stadium. The Tritons won 11-4, breaking the Junior Nationals’ undefeated streak.
The Tritons started strong with Kyle Martinez hitting a two-run homerun over the fence in the top of the first inning. However, the Junior Nationals answered during the bottom of the first with a run by BJ Balajadia and two runs after an RBI triple by John Salas Jr. in the second inning.
In the top of the third, the Tritons added three more runs and took a two-point lead, 5-3. The Tritons maintained their momentum in the top of the fourth with a run by Rico Miner. The Tritons put the game away in the top of the sixth with five runs, which included a two-run homerun by Andrew Perez.
With no runs for the Junior Nationals since the bottom of the second, the Tritons led 11-3 going into the bottom of the ninth. John Salas Jr. hit a single and scored a run for the Junior Nationals, but it was not enough, and the Tritons won 11-4.
Tritons' pitcher Arren Yatar threw six scoreless innings and had seven strikeouts, while Junior Nationals pitcher Franklin Ninete Jr. had five strikeouts. Tritons’ Andrew Perez hit three-for-three with two runs and two RBIs with a homerun. Junior Nationals’ John Salas Jr. hit two-for-four at the plate with two runs and one RBI with a triple.
The Tritons improved to 6-2 and the Junior Nationals fell to 9-1 in the Guam Major League. The Tritons will face the Pirates at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Paseo Stadium.