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International All Stars D4 Tournament

International All Stars D4 Tournament

International All Stars D4 Tournament

Alameda International All Stars 2, Lafayette 0
Pitcher Kevin Andrada led the Alameda International All Stars to the team’s third shutout win of the D4 Tournament, edging Lafayette 2-0 on Friday, July 10. Andrada pitched a masterpiece, holding Lafayette to only one hit and no runs while striking out eight, keeping Alameda in the Tournament’s winner’s bracket.

The game was scoreless until Alameda came to bat at the bottom of the third. Lead-off hitter Ryan Fong beat out a throw from short to first, earning his second hit of the game. With one out, Kaleo Johnson hit a soaring fly ball to right field deep enough to move Fong to second for a sacrifice fly. With two outs, Andrada hit a line drive to left on the first pitch as Fong took off from second and headed home to score the game’s first run. Alex Vick followed by punching a ball to left for an RBI single as Andrada scored Alameda’s second and last run of the game, which was enough for Alameda to chalk up its third shutout win of the tournament.

Clayton Valley 12, Alameda International All Stars 11
Clayton Valley defeated Alameda 12-11 in Albany on Monday, July 13. Clayton Valley was unforgiving, scoring 12 runs, including seven in the top of the fifth inning as the Alameda defense struggled.

Robbie Achramowicz doubled in the first and scored when Kaleo Johnson followed with a home run. Clayton Valley answered by scoring five in four innings then rallied in the fifth, coming up with seven runs as Clayton Valley batters and base runners challenged Alameda’s defense.

Alameda made a gallant effort to come back in the fifth and sixth innings, including a home run from Ryan Fong and another from Kevin Andrada in the fifth. Andrada later followed with a grand slam in the sixth. Alameda erupted with a total of nine runs in the fifth and sixth innings, but alas, that wasn’t enough. Clayton Valley sent Alameda to the losers’ bracket and forced them to play a must-win game Tuesday night to stay in the tournament.

Alameda pitchers Jarrod Cleto, Robbie Achramowicz and Ryan Fong and Alameda’s defense fought hard to stay in the game. Clayton Valley batters hit well and base runners ran aggressively to challenge Alameda’s heavy artillery in every inning as Clayton Valley came up ahead by only one run.

Alameda 12’s All Stars 9, Albany 1
The Alameda 12’s All Stars advance to the D4 tournament championship after defeating last year’s State champions Albany 9-1 in Albany Tuesday night.

Alameda batters unleashed 17 hits in the slugfest, including three consecutive home runs from Ryan Fong, Robbie Achramowicz, and Kaleo Johnson, racking up five runs in the top of the fifth inning. Earlier in the game, Alameda picked up a run when Fong led off the game with a single and eventually scored on an Alex Vick single to center. In the top of the third with one out, Johnson singled to left, starting a three-run rally. With two outs, Alex Vick brought Johnson in with a shot to left and scored on a single up the middle by Julian Piamonte. Andrew Liu followed with a single to right driving Vick in to score the second run of the inning. Jarrod Cleto kept the rally going hitting a double to left that scored Piamonte.

Alameda pitcher Kevin Andrada pitched another masterpiece, allowing only two hits and striking out seven. Andrada was backed up by solid defense that included John Huntoon, Derek Lodge, Gregory Ngim, Matt Arnstein, and Nels Bergeron.

Alameda was to face Clayton Valley in Albany on Wednesday, July 15. Alameda needs two wins over Clayton Valley to earn the championship title.

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