Island sports: Alameda Little League update
Victor P. Republicano Jr., CPA Yankees 11, The Shooting Stars Photography Astros 8
On April 2, this game started out close with the score tied after two innings. Miguel Hildalgo pitched for the Astros and Thomas Johnson pitched for the Yankees. In the top of the third the Yankees blew the game open with 5 runs topped off by Kevin Andrada’s 2 RBIs. The Astros rallied back in both the fifth and sixth innings. Joe Hausner had a triple that scored 3 runs and John Huntoon, James Bramble and Nicolas Solis had RBIs. The Astros fell short in the sixth and picked up their first loss of the season.
Tapioca Express Mariners 18, Morgan Stanley, Bail Group Athletics 2
Baseballs sailed far and wide from Mariners’ bats on March 31, including home runs by Ryan Fong and Kaleo Johnson in an 11-run first inning that—followed by solid pitching from Steve Manzo, Matt Esparza, and Ryan Hosokawa—sank the A’s. The A’s scored Elijah Hernandez and Jason Johnson in the second inning on contact by Jack Delmore and Keoni Otenbriet, but the A’s play of the game was a running catch in left field by shortstop Daniel Bail in the fifth inning.
Shooting Stars Photography 11, Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream Knights 5
The Knights debuted five different pitchers on April 3, as Brannen Elshire, Bella Sheel, Becky Rochlin, Rob Jefferies, and Jon Jones forced multiple strikeouts. The Rivercats got the scoring started behind solid base running by Douglas Fiedler, Gavin Hill, and Christian Gross. Knights’ slugger Sam Wettergren got on base three times and scored twice.
Vanguard Construction Express 14, Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream Knights 7
The Express struck first on March 28, scoring 3 runs in the first behind singles by Matt Achramowicz, Bradley Anderson, and Carson Bridges. The Knights fought back and took a 4-3 lead after two innings, on hitting and alert base running by Jon Jones, Becky Rochlin, Joseph Rockwell and Kyle Russell. Knights pitchers Rockwell, Jack Neary and Sam Wettergren combined for 10 strikeouts.
Alameda Firefighters LOCAL 689 Mets 7, Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream Knights 5
The score was 2-2 after the first inning on April 1, but the Mets made it 6-2 after three innings, on singles by Samuel Yuen, Tyler Middleton, Devin Noonan, and a double by Henry Canalin. The Knights fought back, making it 6-5 behind hits and solid base running by Sara Cooper, Brannen Elshire, Jack Neary, Kyle Russell, and Nicholas Sartini. Mets’ catcher Nolan Floyd made a spectacular diving catch for an out late in the game.
Rockhounds 15, Doer Marine Thunder 5
On March 26, the Thunder built an early 5-0 lead, the big hit a Ty Preston Barber Magno double that scored two. After allowing an unearned run to score, the Rockhounds’ Jason Gee, Mason Layag, Tristan Wiley and Jacob Yalung shut out the Thunder the rest of the game. For the Rockhounds, Thomas Luca Altaffer walked twice, scored a run and drove in one and Ryan Lym walked, stole 2 bases and scored a run. The Thunder’s Harrison Rogers pitched an inning, striking out three, and Jared Fanene had 2 walks and scored a run.
Pier 29 Lugnuts 11, Rafferty Engineering Owlz 3
In the March 31 rematch, the Lugnuts were again able to hold off the Owlz. A double by Ben Johansing scored Owen Ramiza and Nicholas Pippen, who both singled in the third inning for the Owlz to take the lead. Nathan Pho also chipped in with a single and run scored. The Pier 29 team’s late charge was led by Jackson Ball’s 2-RBI double, along with a double from Justin Ha, who also knocked in a run. Jack Saulovich remained hot with 3 hits and 2 runs scored.
Dr. Parker’s Raptors 12, Rattlers 10
On March 29, Brian Schacht of the Rattlers had 2 RBIs in the second inning and one more in the fourth. Robert Newell had 3 RBIs at the plate and, after making a good stop at shortstop, threw a runner out at first. Thomas Goodman went 3 for 3 at the plate, and had a jumping catch for a put out at third. For the Rattlers, Auden Conway had a 3-run home run. Fraser Meagher had an RBI in the second inning. Oliver Soglin reached base three times.
Pier 29 Lugnuts 18, Rafferty Engineering Owlz 0
On March 28, the Lugnuts were able to top the Owlz. The Pier 29 team was led by Koa Sanchez’s 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Anthony Silva added 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Max Milici sparked a rally with an RBI single in the fourth inning. The Owlz offense was by led by Ben Johansing’s double, and hits by Nathan Pho and Christopher Seranno. Serrano also played great at shortstop, while Richie Owens defended the pitcher’s mound.
New Logic Research Scrappers 11, Rattlers 6
On March 26, Liam Johnson Sandoval of the Rattlers led off the first inning with a double, advancing to third on a throwing error. In the sixth inning Tairen Parker had an RBI triple to the center field fence. Mills Haskett had 3 base hits.
Harvest Food Company Volcanos 11, Rafferty Engineering Owlz 3
On March 22, the Owlz batting line-up hit their stride in the first game of the season with almost all players getting on base, including big doubles by Jake DeMarco and Shane Rafferty and RBIs by Richie Owens, Nicholas Pippen and Nathan Pho. The Volcanos were not to be outdone and turned in excellent hits by Matthew Cooper, Joey Whorley and Ethan Karp (each of whom went 3 for 3). The Owlz infield turned up the heat with key defensive plays by Owens and Alvin Li at shortstop, Shane Rafferty at second base and Jake DeMarco at third base. But the Volcanos lineup kept up the pressure with Jayshaun Wise and Liam Rooney going 2 for 3, Ameer Omar making a full-count double, and an RBI by Orion Ho.
Prado Natural Juices & Nectars Angels vs. Wiley Price & Radulovich Rangers
On March 29 the Rangers took the field with great hits by all players, including a double by Alex Camarena. The Angels responded with great fielding by Sophia Owens at pitcher, Miles Smith at second base and Joanna Ruiz at first base. When it was their turn at bat, the Angels fought back with hits by all, including big hits by Scott Kelly and Sydney Watt. The Rangers’ fielders went to work with great grabs by Andrew Millpointer and Antonio Roblero at short stop, Anthony Anderson at second base and pitcher Michael Proffitt.