Tritons finish Guam Major League season with 8-6 record
The University of Guam Triton Baseball Team ended its Guam Major League season with a 14-8 loss to the Talofofo Rangers on Saturday night at Paseo Stadium.
The Tritons secured their spot in the wildcard playoff game as the No. 4 seed, while the Rangers were the last team to make the playoffs as the No. 6 seed.
Although the Tritons jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, the Rangers kept coming back and took their first lead 4-2 after the top of the fourth. The Tritons tied the game 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth, but the Rangers struck seven runs — including a bases-loaded double by Brandon Rosario — in the top of the sixth and took an 11-4 lead.
The Rangers added three more runs in the top of the seventh to take a 14-4 lead, while the Tritons only added four runs in the final two innings. The Tritons dropped the game 14-8 and were eliminated from the GML post-season with an 8-6 record.
Tritons pitcher O’Neil Yobech took the loss on the mound, while Bam Tequero went 3-5 on the offense for UOG.
“This was a great first step in the return of UOG Baseball to the island of Guam,” said Triton Athletics Director Doug Palmer. “We will see what we can do in the Guam Amateur League this fall and build toward our second Guam Major League run in the spring of 2023.”
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