Asia-Pacific Scores Early To Down Europe-Africa
An aggressive Asia-Pacific team pounced on five errors from Europe-Africa to run away with their 2015 SLWS opener.
After going 0-4 in last year's SLWS, Asia-Pacific opened their 2015 Senior League World Series account by doubling up Italy, 10-5.
Saipan's offensive attack was led by Roke Tenorio, 3-for-4 with 2-RBI and two runs scored, and Franklin Lizama, 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. The team totaled 11 hits, with 7-of-9 starters recording a hit.
Lizama earned the win for Asia-Pacific, throwing two innings and striking out a pair. The loss went to Italy's Andrea Campagna who allowed eight hits and eight runs --four earned-- in 3.2 innings of work.
With the win, Asia-Pacific will now play the host team from Old Town, Maine, Monday (8/3) at 1 p.m. Europe-Africa's next game will come Monday (8/3) at 8 p.m. against the loser of U.S. Central (Ohio) vs. Canada (Saskatchewan).