Donaire lifts Stallions to 18-Under title in Carmen Baseball Cup

Kyle Ace Donaire pulled a double duty in leading the Carmen Stallions to the title of the 18-Under Division in the First Carmen Fiesta Baseball C up at the Carmen Oval on Aug. 18 to 21.

Donaire struck out five and didn’t allow a single run in three innings at the mound, while in his first turn at the plate, he hit a triple to send Jodell Hace Villamor and Clyton Stue Lao home for a 2-0. Donaire also had a run in the second inning, while in the second Villamor scored a homer and Michael Douglas Patigdas added another homer in the third as Carmen took a comfortable 6-0 lead.

ALL SMILES. Members of the Carmen Stallions 18-Under team celebrate their victory in the Carmen Baseball Cup.

Donaire gave way for Lao in the fourth inning but the relief pitcher only had to work for an inning as the game was stopped. Carmen enjoyed a twice-to-beat edge in the final, having beaten Cebu City earlier but the hosts only needed one game to seal the title.

Meanwhile, Sogod took the third-place trophy.

In the 13-Under Division, JDN Umbros took the title after beating the Stallions, while Oponganon got the third place trophy.

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