2007 South Pacific Games

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The 2007 South Pacific Games were the third South Pacific Games to feature baseball. Two-time defending champion Guam did not send a team, opening up the field more.

August 28[edit]

Flag of Palau Palau 13, Flag of Samoa Samoa 0. Samoa made its debut in an international tournament. They came up short, as one would expect. The game went five innings due to the mercy rule. Omengkar Nagata pitched three no-hit innings for Palau while Herman Alfonso was 2 for 3 with two runs and two steals. Charles Perelini had Palau's first hit while Perelini Perelini was their pitcher.

Flag of American Samoa American Samoa 28, Flag of Fiji Fiji 7. John Solaita drove in six and scored four runs, while Marcus Langkilde drove in four. Aisake Wagavonovono of Fiji hit the tourney's first homer. The game ended after three innings due to the mercy rule.

Flag of Palau Palau 7, Flag of New Caledonia New Caledonia 2. Ty Saiske allowed two runs in seven to beat Philippe Lecourieux (who would pitch for the French national team the next year). Tkoel Iyechad singled in a pair.

August 29[edit]

Flag of Fiji Fiji 2.

Flag of Palau Palau 12, Flag of Fiji Fiji 2. Palau improved to 3-0. Drake Yoshiwo homered and Omengkar Nagata and Kalson Dulei did the pitching for the victors. 14-year-old Joeli McGoon appeared for Fiji.

Flag of American Samoa American Samoa 15, Flag of Samoa Samoa 0. The more-established American Samoa beat their neighbors in a 5-inning mercy rule game. Vena Ma'ae threw a two-hitter, fanning 11 and walking four to beat Aukuso Isaia.

August 30[edit]

Flag of Samoa Samoa 2. Samoa got its first run in an international competition.

Flag of Palau Palau 14, Flag of American Samoa American Samoa 5. The two unbeaten squads fared off and Drake Yoshiwo pitched well in a win, while Duke Reagen Sigoi hit a 3-run homer.

Flag of Fiji Fiji 12, Flag of Samoa Samoa 0. Sitiveni Ligamamada defeated Lio Tuala as Fiji wins its first.

September 1[edit]

Flag of American Samoa American Samoa 10. David Durand had a 3-run hit to break a 9-9 tie.

Flag of Palau Palau 14, Flag of Samoa Samoa 3. Winless Samoa actually lead a 3-0 lead after the first and was tied 3-3 after 3 before unbeaten Palau came back. Drake Yoshiwo hits an inside-the-park homer.

Flag of American Samoa American Samoa 14, Flag of Fiji Fiji 4. Murphey "Samuelu" Sili hits a two-run homer in the 2nd as American Samoa builds a strong early lead.

September 2[edit]

Flag of Palau Palau 15, Flag of Fiji Fiji 2. Palau finished with the best record in the round-robin, which would give them their first Gold when bad weather canceled the medal round. Ty Saiske hit a 3-run triple in a 5-inning mercy rule rout while Omengkar Magata went the distance for the win.

Flag of Samoa Samoa 0.

Flag of Palau Palau 5, Flag of American Samoa American Samoa 1.

September 4[edit]

Flag of Fiji Fiji 12, Flag of Samoa Samoa 8.

Due to bad weather, the medal round was canceled. Palau won their first Gold, followed by New Caledonia and American Samoa.

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