Island sports: Alameda Little League update
Morgan Stanley, Bail Group Athletics 16, Shay’s Café Diamondbacks 5
The A’s scored in double digits for the second straight game on April 18, but this time kept their opponent at bay, earning their first win behind the pitching of Elijah Hernandez, Anthony Riley, and Kenyon Ebert. Key hits for the A’s included two doubles by Riley, a bases-loaded two-run single by Ebert, and a two-run double by Hernandez. Trevor Greenley, Jarrod Cleto, and Daniel Ratto had run-scoring hits for the D-backs.
Tapioca Express Mariners 8, Dome Fits Nationals 1
On April 16 the undefeated Mariners were led by the strong pitching of Ryan Fong and Matt Esparza. Fong also contributed an RBI triple and a run scored. The Nationals had runners on base in every inning but could only push across one run, an RBI single in the first by Robbie Achramowicz driving in Robby Jackson, who walked and stole two bases. The Nationals played well in the field with Charley Nordin, Joey Callahan, and Asa Mayeux all making fine catches in the outfield.
Service West Inc. Phillies 18, Morgan Stanley, Bail Group Athletics 14
Easter Break batting practice clearly benefited both teams on April 14. The A’s struck first with Anthony Riley, who hit a three-run home run, a ground-rule double, and a two-run single in his first three at-bats to help build a big early lead. Rahman Kelly also had a run-scoring double for the A’s. But the Phillies’ battled back, including two-run doubles by Alex Vick and Matt Woo and a three-run home run by Nick Adgar.
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 five runs topped off by Kevin Andrada’s two RBIs. The Astros rallied back in both the fifth and sixth inning. Joe Hausner had a triple that scored three 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.
Vanguard Construction Express 12, Doer Marine Bats 9
The Bats came out swinging on April 18 scoring three in the first off hits by Owen Sowerwine, Cody Adams, Cooper Teare, and Taylor Griffith. The Express came on strong in the second scoring seven, aided by a Kendrick Murphy bunt, Sebastian Hobbs sacrifice fly, and Aaron Hoff single. The Bats rallied back to within one run in the fifth, but the Express’ Murphy closed out the game with a two-RBI single, keeping the Express undefeated for the season.
Vanguard Construction Express 6, Shooting Stars Photography Rivercats 1
On April 15, the Rivercats were the first to score on a double by Sebastian Silva, but the Express broke it open in the third with a three-RBI in-the-park home run by Jason Ravetti. Express shortstop Matt Achramowicz turned a double play with the bases loaded off a Jacob Cala line drive. Alex Achramowicz subsequently robbed Cala of another hard shot to short with a diving catch. Solid hits by Logan Anderson added to the Express’ rally. Strong pitching by the Express’ Carson Bridges, Alex Achramowicz, and Matt Achramowicz held the Rivercats to one run.
MetaSwitch Sidewinders 14, Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream Knights 10
On April 13, the game’s action centered at the plate. Sidewinders catchers Abraham Saikley and Adam Orla-Bukowski shut down stolen bases by the Knights’ Jon Jones and Rebecca Rochlin. Knights first base player Rob Jefferies responded with a double play off of a line drive. The Sidewinders’ Marcus Gilbert jumped over Knights catcher Brannen Elshire to steal home in the third. Knights second baseman Kyle Russell caught a tough pop fly in the fourth inning and the batting line-up played catch-up in the sixth inning, with RBIs by Sara Cooper and Joseph Rockwell.
Shooting Stars Photography Rivercats 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 baserunning by Douglas Fiedler, Gavin Hill, and Christian Gross. Knights slugger Sam Wettergren got on base three times and scored twice.
Alameda Care Center Rockhounds 22, Doer Marine Thunder 8
On April 18 the Rockhounds, now 6-0, came out swinging the bats as Tristan Wiley paced the attack with two doubles and six RBIs. Max Swinderman went four for four with four runs scored, a triple and six RBIs. Jacob Hugger and Cody Lim each scored four runs. Lim also contributed a shutout inning of pitching with two strikeouts. Jason Gee closed out the game with two shutout innings and five strikeouts. The Thunder’s Sebastian Verm drove in two runs with a single and a walk. Han Winchester and Adriel Luis Quilatan each had three walks and drove in two runs.
Alameda Care Center Rockhounds 7, Kevin Kennedy LLC Diamond Jaxx 5
On April 16 in a battle of unbeaten teams, the Diamond Jaxx built an early 4-0 lead on the strong pitching of Isaac De Lao and Davis Tansey. The Diamond Jaxx offense was supplied by Isaac De Lao and Jake Gibbons who each had two RBIs. The Rockhounds came back to take a 5-4 lead with the go-ahead run being scored by Donald Stanifer after he got his first hit of the season. Rockhounds Jacob Hugger and Tristan Wiley scored runs to increase the lead to 7-4. The Diamond Jaxx’s Joshua Soltz drove in a run to close the gap to 7-5 before the Rockhounds’ Tristan Wiley closed out the game striking out the last two batters.
Alameda Care Center Rockhounds 14, Tomatina’s Bees 1
On April 3, the Rockhounds’ pitching of Max Swinderman, Jacob Hugger and Tristan Wiley combined to limit the Bees to one run. The same three also each drove in two runs. Jacob Yalung added three RBIs and Tenoa Swayne a pair. On defense the Rockhounds’ Jason Gee doubled up a runner from the outfield. For the Bees Daniel Alvarado had two hits and drove in the Bees’ lone run. Ari Burrows pitched an effective inning allowing only a run while striking out two. Ricardo Tremper also had a pair of walks on offense.
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 baserunning 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.
Bip’s Broiler Ironbirds 5, Pier 29 Lugnuts 3
In the April 15 game, the Ironbirds gave the Pier 29 team their first loss of the season. The Lugnuts were led by Jack Saulovich’s two hits and two RBIs. Nathan Canalin had two hits with an RBI double. Josh Anders helped with two hits and a run scored. Max Nyrop hit well for the Ironbirds collecting three hits and a run scored. But the main damage was caused by Bryce Bromberger and Chris Regan, who both added two hits and two runs scored. Bromberger also had an RBI double in the first inning. The Ironbird win gives them a share of first place.
Bip’s Broiler Ironbirds 4, Rafferty Engineering Owlz 0
The Ironbirds shut out the Owlz through great hitting by most team members, including a double by Bryce Bromberger and RBIs by Matthew Dalton and Cedric Thelen. The Owlz’ infielders took charge with great grabs and tags by Nate Whittaker and Evan Rafferty at Pitcher and Owen Ramiza at first base. The Ironbirds’ infield responded with great pop fly catches by the infield. The Owlz lineup worked hard, with great hits by Maya Sprouse, Jacob DeMarco and Alvin Li, but the Ironbirds ruled the day.
The CB Richard Ellis A’s hosted the Marci Steward Designs and The Goode Family Trust Orioles in an Alameda Little League Farm Division tilt on April 19. The team captains for the A’s were Eric Jarecki and Matthew Hui, who both received game balls. Zachary Aman and Harrison Bell also received game balls after the game. Jonathan Andrews provided the biggest hit of the day for the green and gold. The A’s next host the Alameda Taqueria Red Sox on April 26.