Island sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Game Recaps Saturday, April 25, 2009
McDonald’s/Alameda Pediatric Dental Blue Dolphins vs. Piedmont Purple Leopards
The Blue Dolphins are showing some real finesse! The sixth game of the season was sunny and loads of fun. Iris Phillips and Suraya Picaso showed off their knowledge of the finer details, both making extreme care to lay the bat after swinging. Patricia Penalver and Cambria Restagno used the ready position every time in the field and were able to quickly chase any incoming ball. Great job Blue Dolphins!
Carroll Construction Batting Bees 4, San Lorenzo Blue Dolphins 0
Defense was the key for both teams. A fantastic hit by Claire Tajima of the Bees into far right field was caught by Brooke Roeder of the Blue Diamonds. Another great play made by pitcher Mira Piamonte with a throw down to first base covered by Trina Eichel to get the final out in the second inning. RBIs by Audrey SooHoo, Kennedy Miller and Savannah Mesterhazy of the Bees.
Carroll Construction Batting Bees 11, Oakland Red Wing Hawks 0
Fantastic pitching displayed by Olivia Moore of the Hawks, with two strikeouts, and a great catch at the pitcher’s mound by a driving hit by Alex Martinez of the Bees. The Bees’ hitting took over the game with a triple by Kennedy Miller, which brought in two runs and RBIs by Mira Piamonte, Julia Medelsohn, Christine Warren and Trina Eichel. Rosalyn Luque’s first appearance as a Bees pitcher displayed two strikeouts.
Diamond Diesel Phranklin Management Red Dolphins 1, Piedmont Peaches 0
The Red Dolphins came away with a win against the Peaches in a closely contended game. Caroline Bridges, Chantel Sheridan and Maya McKinney all had great hits for the Dolphins. Haley Graybeal pitched a scoreless third inning striking out two batters. The Piedmont Peaches were led by Nicole Shoptaugh who hit a line drive double to left field.
Roberson Water Consulting Blue Devils 11, Piedmont Dragons 6
The Roberson Water Consulting Blue Devils held on to beat the Piedmont Dragons. Annika Crvarich, Lily Walovich and Elizabeth Avery all had three hits each to lead a balanced attack. Camille Deatherage, Lily Walovich and Elizabeth Avery all pitched scoreless innings.
McEachern Engineering Alameda Angels 13, Oakland Homerun Jalapenos 2
The 10U McEachern Engineering Alameda Angels posted a 13-2 victory over the Oakland Homerun Jalapenos. Several players had multiple base hits including Corine Tan and Samantha Shaffer, who each smacked two line drive singles. Lily Wilmot pitched two stellar innings and allowed only one hit. Madison O’Connor and Becky McEachern played solid defense as the Angels held their opponent to only two runs.
Gallagher and Lindsey Realtors Blue Bombers 8, McEachern Engineering Alameda Angels 5
There were very few hits in this defensive contest, with solid pitching from Anekaila Crevani and Meida Tautalatasi and reliable catching from Edyn Garvisch and Victoria Reim. Rileigh Long and Emilie Watten had back-to-back walks, then scored the winning and insurance runs.
Report from the Alameda Angels: The 10U McEachern Engineering Alameda Angels played a tough game, but lost to the Alameda Blue Bombers. The Angels’ hitting was led by pitcher Grace Oransky, who drilled two singles and drove in two runs. Valerie Sheridan showed off her speed as she stole two bases in the third inning. Nora Kettles walked, stole a base and scored in that inning as well. Stivaly Maldonado and Mikayla Wong anchored the defense that helped keep the Angels in the game until the very end.
Alameda Bayside Specialty Construction Black Widows 13, San Lorenzo Venom 12
In a stunning comeback, the Widows found six runs in the last inning to come from behind for the win over the visiting Venom. Fantastic fielding by Ginny Woodworth and Eileen Rhatigan was key to the Widows’ defense, and a great hit and then a steal by Meagan Riordan were followed by monster hits by Dalia Quezada and Adia Tajima to seal the deal.