Island sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Game Recaps week of May 30, 2009
Carroll Construction Batting Bees 9, Piedmont Peaches 0
The Peaches’ Nicole Shoptaugh’s fantastic pitching in the first and second innings displayed six strikeouts. The Bees came back in the third and fourth innings with singles by Trina Eichel, Rosalyn Luque, Danielle Archuleta, Christine Warren and Audrey SooHoo, doubles by Claire Tajima and Savannah Mesterhazy and a triple by Kennedy Miller. Defense was on fire with a great catch by Kylie-Ann Heller of the Peaches on third base and a throw out from shortstop Mira Piamonte to first base.
Diamond Diesel Phranklin Management Red Dolphins 3, Oakland #4 2
Displaying their ever-improving batting skills, the Red Dolphins ended their regular season with a 3-2 win over Oakland#4. Nyah Morgan, Brianna St. Denis, Carly Doumitt, Haley Graybeal, Morgan Devlin, Michaela Maloney and Chantel and Araceli Sheridan all had singles for the Dolphins. Araceli Sheridan, Alina Soto and Morgan Devlin showed strong pitching skills in their first outings of the season for the Dolphins. Way to go Dolphins!
Phranklin Management & McDonald’s Central Fearless Frogs 4, Roberson Water Consulting Blue Devils 2
The Blue Devils scored two runs in the first inning. Strong pitching from Lizzy Avery and Lily Walovich kept the Frogs scoreless. Emily Matcham and Casey Chen were throwing strikes. The Frogs broke through the defense in the fourth inning with Emani Vaughn hitting a solid double for the Frogs’ first RBI. Juliet Ingram slowed the Frogs down with a play at second. The game finished with a bang with Allison Cvitanovic’s first home run of the season.
McEachern Engineering Alameda Angels 10, Alameda Bayside Specialty Construction Black Widows 6
The 10U McEachern Engineering Alameda Angels won an exciting, fast-paced game against the Alameda Black Widows, 10-6. The Angels batters had a great evening. Pitchers Grace Oransky, Julia Boyden and Lily Wilmot combined for 13 strikeouts, three doubles and four RBIs. Catchers Maura Willow, Hailey McKenna and Samantha Shaffer put together a double, three singles and four RBIs.
Law Office of Paul Mahler Green Sea Serpents 9, McEachern Engineering Alameda Angels 6
The Serpents came back from a 6-0 deficit to win against the Angels. The offense was led by doubles from Sally Parsons and Esther McCarthy, and an RBI single from Victoria Avery. Defensive highlights included Esther’s fly ball catch in foul territory, strong pitching from Andi Wiley and three fielding outs in the second. Pitchers Julia Landreth and Alanna Reyes struck out the sides in the fourth and fifth to secure the win.
Alameda Blue Bombers 11, Alameda Bayside Specialty Construction Black Widows 6
The Gallagher and Lindsey Blue Bombers beat the Black Widows in an exciting 11-6 win. Edyn Garvisch hit a sacrifice ball to drive Anekaila Crevani home for the first run for the Bombers. Anekaila had an awesome day at bat, hitting three RBIs in the third inning. Alexis Esparza batted an RBI and showed great skill sliding into home to score a run for the Bombers. With the bases loaded, Meida Tautalatasi walked to bring Emilie Watten home.
Report from the Black Widows: The Black Widows could not withstand the Blue Bombers’ barrage. Great fielding plays at third and home by Adia Tajima and Alanna Norman were matched by Sarah Mahler’s hitting and brazen base thefts. Eileen Rhatigan and Elizabeth Fraser each took one for the team, both reaching base with RBI walks after getting (gently) plunked, but those five additional Blue bombs acted like Raid for the Black Widows.
Seven Salon Blueberry Pop-tarts 13, Albany-Berkeley 4
The Pop-tarts played a balanced offensive and defensive game. Pitchers Sasita Knauer and Caroline Liu walked only a handful of batters and pitched six strikeouts. Kiara Proctor and Kelley Desmond combined for an awesome play down the third base line to prevent the lead runner from scoring. The Pop-tarts also recorded 13 hits. Sasita Knauer, Sara Fiedler and Jordan Cenidoza all hit doubles that drove in runs.
Oakland Dynamite 9, Douglas S Mitchell, DMD/Alameda Credit Union (RED) 8
Samantha Williams stole home to put the (RED) on the board in the first inning. Rachel Reising had a great day with a single, a double and three RBIs while giving up no runs as a pitcher in two innings. Dominque Shaver stole home and rung a double an two RBIs. Sarah Charney had a single and Quinn Fish had a single and an RBI. Bernie Steele had a great offensive catch at third that stopped three runs from coming in.