Island sports: Alameda Little League update
Northridge & McGuiness Tigers 12, The Shooting Stars Photography Astros 4
On May 9, the Tigers had the hot bats and scored most of their runs in the first inning, leading 9-0. Big hits for the Tigers were provided by Will Han with a home run, Ben Fetzer a hit and 2 RBIs and Will Dochette with a double and two RBIs. The Astros came back with four runs in the bottom of the second, with an infield hit by R.J. Pimentel, Joe Hausner with a single and two RBIs and Greg Ngim with a double and 2 RBIs. But this would be the end of the scoring for the Astros as Jessie Cruz and Matthew Arnstein shut out the Astros for the rest of the game. Pitching for the Astros were Miguel Hidalgo, John Huntoon, Andrew Liu and Jamie Nemzer.
Tapioca Express Mariners 10, Dome Fits Nationals 3
The Mariners offense scored 10 runs on May 9 with Kaleo Johnson going three for three and hitting two triples and a single, Avi Graber hitting two doubles and Dylan Tonningsen, Joey Lopez, Nels Bergeron and Derek Lodge all reaching base with singles. Ryan Fong hit a double and pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out nine and allowing only five hits. Robby Jackson pitched 3 2/3 innings for the Nationals and hit two singles. Robbie Achramowicz closed the game and hit a double and a home run. Thomas Rail hit a single and Alex Rados drew walks in both of his plate appearances.
Tapioca Express Mariners 17, Morgan Stanley, Bail Group Athletics 7
On May 7, Mariner Kaleo Johnson went three for four with a double, a triple and his second home run of the season. Ryan Fong reached base in all five at-bats with two doubles and a three-run homer, his fourth of the season. Nels Bergeron and Matt Esparza each had a single and a double. Parker Pixton reached base with a run-scoring single. Ryan Hosokawa closed the game allowing only one run in the final two innings. For the Athletics, Daniel Bail went three for four with two doubles and Elijah Hernandez went two for four with two singles. Keoni Otenbriet and Kenyon Ebert both hit singles. Jason Johnson held the Mariners bats to four runs in the final two innings.
The Shooting Stars Photography Astros 4, Shay’s Café Diamondbacks 3
On May 1, Jarrod Cleto pitched four innings of shut out baseball for the Diamondbacks allowing only two hits, but the Astros rallied in the bottom of the fifth, scoring four runs to win the game. Miguel Hidalgo and John Huntoon pitched for the Astros. Highlights for the Astros: John Huntoon had a two-RBI hit in the fifth and Greg Ngim had a double. Andrew Liu scored the go-ahead run in the fifth. R.J. Pimentel had a key walk that kept the Astros alive. Strong fielding and at-bats from Joe Hausner, Anthony Bonino, James Bramble, Miguel Hidalgo and Jamie Nemzer also benefited the Astros. Nicolas Solis and Mitchell Nakahara each had big hits for the Astros. Also, fresh up from AAA, Matt Achramowicz had two good at-bats and caught the last out of the game for the Astros. For the Dbacks: Daniel Ratto was four for four and Joey Allen and Julian Pelzner each had hits.
Vanguard Construction Express 12, Alameda Firefighters LOCAL 689 Mets 0
On May 10, strong pitching by Alex Achramowicz, Bradley Anderson and Logan Anderson of the Express held the Mets to three hits for the game, including singles from Henry Canalin and Nolan Floyd. The Express were solid defensively with a diving catch in center by Sebastian Hobbs and a solo double play at first by Logan Anderson. Bombs by Anderson and Achramowicz to left field ignited the Express’ scoring rally for their second shutout of the season.
Vanguard Construction Express 9, MetaSwitch Sidewinders 6
On May 9, hits by Sebastian Hobbs, Carson Bridges and Nick Peralta drove in the first runs for the Express. Then Nick Griego, David Republicano and Aaron Hoff added hits to take the lead 7-0 through the fourth. In the top of the fifth, Mingus Knox-White started a rally with a hit and the Sidewinders came within two of the Express. Bridges, Alex Achramowicz and Jason Ravetti pitched scoreless innings for the Express. Abraham Saikley and Marcus Gilbert pitched well for the Sidewinders.
Morgan Stanley Bail Group Bulls 12, Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream Knights 5
The Bulls jumped out to a fast start on May 6, scoring five runs in the first inning, after lead-off hitter Branden Woo walked and Adam Bail singled. The Knights battled back on a combination of walks, singles, and steals by Jon Jones, Brannen Elshire, Bella Sheel, Rob Jefferies and Joseph Rockwell. Knights first baseman Rebecca Rochlin caught a towering fly for a key out late in the game.
Alameda Care Center Rockhounds 6, Alameda Credit Union Riverdogs 4
On May 2, the Rockhounds built an early 6-0 lead with key hits from Jason Gee, Tenoa Swayne and Jacob Hugger. Pitching was big in this game as Max Swinderman started and struck out five in two innings. The Riverdogs got back in the game on the hitting and pitching of Kyle Choy, who had two RBIs and struck out four batters. The Riverdogs’ Tyler Fong also pitched two scoreless innings, striking out four. The Rockhounds’ Tristan Wiley sealed the victory, with six strikeouts in two innings. The Riverdogs’ Jordan Robinson also contributed a hit, and an RBI.
On May 10, the CB Richard Ellis A’s and Del Prado Natural Juices and Nectars Angels went at it in an offensive affair in Alameda Little League Farm Division action. Team captains for the A’s were Jacob McNamee and Andrew Jarecki. Game balls for the A’s were given to Shiloh Miller, Nick Yajko and Will Dodge. The A’s next host the Pacific Fine Foods Indians on May 17.