2003 South Pacific Games

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The 2003 South Pacific Games were the second South Pacific Games to feature baseball. The baseball portion took place from June 30 through July 10, 2003 in Suva, Fiji

Flag of Guam Guam defended their title successfully. In the Gold Medal game, they topped American Samoa 11-3 behind 3 RBI from Roman Duenas; Paul Pangelinan got the win. Among their star hitters were Henry Santos III (.500, 11 R), Duenas (9 R, 12 RBI), Rico Castro (.421, 8 R), John Salas (.438) and Jim Reyes (8 R, 9 RBI). Kin Fernandez (1 ER in 8 IP), Pangelinan (0 ER in 6) and Roke Alcantara Jr. (0 ER in 5 IP) led the staff.


Flag of American Samoa American Samoa won Silver. Their stars were Stanley Filiaga (0 ER, 15 K in 15 IP; .409, 9 R), Ronald Peau (8 R, 12 RBI, .519) and Duke Solaita (2 HR, 9 R).


Flag of Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia won Bronze, losing 1-0 in the semifinals to American Samoa then topping Palau 4-3 in the Bronze Medal Game. Leon Panuelo Jr. hit .429 and Daniel Panuelo .500. Stanley Scaliem was excellent on the mound (1 ER, 20 K in 17 IP).


Flag of Palau Palau beat American Samoa in the round-robin and nearly won Bronze. Ty Saiske was a two-way threat (.412; 0 ER in 6 IP), Reagan Sidoi drove in nine, Tkoel Iyechad allowed two earned runs in 16 innings and Francen Secharraimul had a 0.00 ERA in 5 innings.

Flag of New Caledonia New Caledonia got wins over the Solomon Islands and Fiji. Matthieu Martel was 7 for 16 with 7 runs.


Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands beat Fiji. John Lebeoa had a 9.53 ERA but led the Games with 27 strikeouts.


Flag of Fiji Fiji was winless, but only lost by two to New Caledonia. Inoke Niubalavu hit .529.

See 2003 South Pacific Games (Rosters)

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