Island sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Alameda Theater Blue Jays vs. Piedmont Purple Peacocks
The Alameda Theater Blue Jays were strong on offense as well as defense today against the Purple Peacocks. Amaya Soto made a great catch and throw to the always-alert first base player Maddie Mersch. Althea Kaldis made a nice pick up and throw to first. Vicky Anderer played catcher and did an excellent job as well as hitting the ball past the infield. Other awesome hits were made by Kelly Carlson, Kayla Chang and Cynthia Beall. Thanks Coach Nicole and Coach Mike for a fun learning experience!
Douglas S. Mitchell, DMD Red Robins vs Protex Wax Alameda A’s
The Douglas S. Mitchell, DMD Red Robins played a spirited season-opening game against the A’s. The 6U girls smacked the ball around the yard enthusiastically, with Suraya Picaso and Joanne “Jojo” Warren making great contact with pitches for solid base hits. Agibail Briganti showed her experience and speed on the base paths, and the Red Robins offense scored plenty of runs. The Robins also sparkled in the field, with Sarah Leong making several strong throws to first and Mercy Moyo fielding a hot grounder.
Burger King & Astropress Firecrackers vs Oakland #3
All the girls showed real spark on the field this week! Mia Morris made some great stops at short stop with excellent throws to first. Zoe Matsuzki made an unassisted play at second to get the lead runner out and had two solid hits. Ella McDonald and Iwalani Cruz had two great hits each that sent runners home while Jalyn Marks was impressive at both offense and defense.
Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream Green Dragonflies 3, Oakland Fire Department Blue Flames 2
The Tucker Ice Cream Green Dragonflies won their first game of the season over the Oakland Fire Department Blue Flames. The Dragonflies were led on offense by the strong hitting of Marina Donovan, Kayla Reyna and Kaelin Griggs. Isabelle Brown Lyden and Lucy Helms also got a hits. Deanna Benedetto hit the game winning RBI. The Dragonflies had good pitching from Maddie Turner and Kayla Reyna. The teams celebrated the game with high fives and cheers.
Smart Phone & Photo Red Hot Chili Peppers 10, Piedmont Dragons 0
Strong pitching and good hitting led to a 10-0 victory for the Smart Phone & Photo Red Hot Chili Peppers, the team’s second shutout in two weeks. Leading the hitting attack, Kaitlyn Ogata and Rowan Esquer each hit triples, while Annika Stenstedt, Anisya Lustig-Ellison, Alina Soto and others each scored singles.
Carroll Construction Cyclones 2, Piedmont Purple People 0
The Carroll Construction Cyclones squeezed out a narrow 2-0 victory over the Piedmont Purple People. Natalie Mesterhazy smashed a line-drive double and threw a scoreless second inning. Emma Dillin roped a single that sent a speedy Tori Eichel to second base. Eichel had hit a hard grounder through the infield moments before. Jayda Aviles and Iris McMillian showed off their defensive skills as they helped preserve the Cyclone’s first shutout.
Red Boy Pizza Bull Dogs 5, Richard H. Tabor, DDS Blue Angels 3
The Bull Dogs’ lineup was smoking hot, with great hits by Ruby, Dabuelle and Ty. The Angels responded with great grabs and tags by Katie Gee at second base and Haley Tolbert at first base. The Angels’ bats were also hot, with great hits by Nicole Prislin, Jackie Lim and an RBI by Lula Johnson. The Chili Peppers’ Pitchers held their own, with Stella striking out three batters in a row in the top of the fourth inning.
Harbor Bay Reality Go-Go Geckos 9, Piedmont #1 5
The Geckos came out ready to play with incredible pitching by April McCarver, Katrina Eichel, and Lily Wilmot. The team’s bats were once again on fire with Amaris Grant’s three hits and Cheyanne Rios’s second double of the season. Defensively, Elizabeth Legg played strong at third base with accurate fielding and throws. Playing as a team, the Go-Go Geckos got one in the win column! Way to go!
Law Offices of Paul F. Mahler Blue Dragons 11, Oakland Mighty Slammers 1
The Blue Dragons dominated with strong pitching and a tight defense. Toby Waleka smacked a single, and Tatiana Cordova-Glaze drove in a run on her way to first base. Sarah Mahler and Kennedy Miller punched doubles. Savannah Mesterhazy and Kennedy Miller teamed up for an impressive throw out from behind the plate to third base, stopping the steal, for the play of the game. Great win!
Airport Home Appliance Galaxy 17, Piedmont Black Jacket Bandits 6
Mira Piamonte hit a home run in the top of the first inning, bringing in two RBIs. Great hitting was displayed by the Galaxy with singles by Rosalyn Luque, Jemma Thorpe, Mariah Moore, Kacy Stoddard and Lily Walovich. Jemma Thorpe and Bella Vick had back to back innings of fantastic pitching. Out of eight batters between them, they combined with six defense outs assisted by Galaxy players.
Linda C. Avery, Ph.D. Black Knights 14, Oakland Thunder Penguins 5
On this beautiful spring morning, the Black Knights were victorious. The entire offensive contributed at least one run each with Ella Dushesneau, Olivia Reising, Hallie Marker and Elizabeth Avery each adding a second run. Morgan Morris also contributed to the offensive attack with two singles. The defensive highlight of the game was Elizabeth Avery’s throw and Isabella Sheel’s tag out in the second inning during an attempted steal.
Barbara Galera, D.D.S. Lightning Bolts 22, Piedmont Bees, 6
The Bolts lit up the field Saturday. Pitcher Allison Cvitanovic struck out two batters in the bottom of the second. Chiara Stiger had an RBI single to right field. Mikayla Wong’s triple cleared the bases. Alexandra Hearn’s patience resulted in a walk and an eventual run scored. A bang-up defensive gem robbed Stivily Maldonado of a single as she was tagged just before reaching base.
Oakland Cobras 10, Danish Interiors Pink Panthers 8
Shannon Regan’s lead off hitting and aggressive base running set the tone for the Pink Panthers and a hard-fought game became a knuckle-biter in the bottom of the fifth, when a clutch hit by Adia Tajima sent Kiki Proctor across the plate to tie it up at eight. Although unable to hold off the fast pitching and hard hitting Cobras in the end, the Panthers showed tough defense both infield and outfield with key plays by Samantha Hugger.
La Estrellita Cafe Bloo 9, Bayside Specialty Construction Transformers 7
The Transformers led most of the game, but the Bloo came back with a seven-run sixth inning to win. The Bloo’s three-run first was ignited by Vivienne Saulovich’s lead-off bunt single followed by hits from Esther and Dannielle McCarthy and Christina Carmon. Chloe Hodge led off the second with a line drive single. Defensively for the Transformers, Maura Eve Willow made a nice play at second base and Elizabeth Allan threw out a base runner from the outfield.