Island sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Games week ending March 27, 2010
This division does not score games.
Alameda Theatre BlueJays vs. Protex Wax Alameda A’s
All of the girls showed enthusiasm and support for their teammates by cheering the batters as they took home plate to swing the bat. Kamryn had an awesome hit to third. Adella swung hard and hit a great shot over to second. Kate, Katy and Elizabeth were excellent on defense and remained alert and ready to catch anything that came their way! Thanks to our wonderful coaches, Nicole and Mike, for another great game.
Bowzer’s Pizza Blue Jays vs. Piedmont Purple Stars
The Bowzer’s Pizza Blue Jays played a solid game against the visiting Purple Stars from the city of Piedmont. Kaitlyn Cassidy had the big hit of the game, pulling a line drive that shot past third base. Hannah Robins and Niara Mims made good plays on infield grounders.
Douglas S. Mitchell, DMD Red Robins vs. Piedmont Purple Puppies
The Red Robins came ready to play on Saturday. Sophia Middleton set the tone in the first with a smash to center field. Kathleen Ohno led off the second with a great hit and scorching speed, and Elleke Knibbe followed suit with a hard grounder toward third. On defense, Nia Bella Lustig-Ellison had good stops and quick throws to first, and Patricia Penalver made heads-up plays, including tagging out a runner at home to end the inning.
Carroll Construction Cyclones 5, Little House Café Blue & Yellow Waterbees 0
The 8U Carroll Construction Cyclones beat a well prepared Little House Water Bees team 5-0 on March 22. Jordyn Moore and Emma Dillin led the offensive charge with booming doubles to the outfield. Iris McMillin and Chloe McMann-Chapman each added timely singles that were their first base hits of the season. Lauren Hubbs helped seal the victory with her fourth inning, heads-up defense at first base.
Carroll Constructions Cyclones 8, Oakland Blue Flames 0
Fantastic pitching displayed by Julianne McKenna, Natalie Mesterhazy and Sophia Piamonte, with 11 combined strike outs for 16 total batters. Singles by Jayda Aviles, Jordyn Moore and Olivia Low added to bringing in four runs each in the first and third innings. Lauren Hubbs, who was behind the plate catching, added strength to hold on for a shut out win for the Cyclones.
San Lorenzo Sharks 6, Tucker’s Ice Cream/Advanced Health Chiropractic Green Dragonflies 0
The Tucker’s Ice Cream/Advanced Health Chiropractic Green Dragonflies traveled to San Lorenzo for their third game of the season. The Dragonflies were led on defense by two great plays in the outfield by Emma Tillman. Sadie Cevallos and Ella Stiger also played very well in the outfield. Marcy Brown had her first hit of the season and Maddie Turner had two solid hits in the game. The Dragonflies gave the Sharks high fives for a game well played.
Smart Phone & Photo Red Hot Chili Peppers 7, Lady Giants (San Lorenzo) 2
Timely hitting and good defense led the Smart Phone & Photo Red Hot Chili Peppers to a 7-2 victory over the San Lorenzo Lady Giants. Carlin Shannon led the hitting attack with a triple, while Tiana Bullock and Megan Stilling each hit run-scoring doubles. Annika Stenstedt contributed with a line drive single to left field. Strong pitching held the Lady Giants to two runs, and Hailey Hayes put in a great effort behind the plate.
Harbor Bay Realty Go-Go Geckos 17, Gallagher & Lindsey Fire Devils 10
With warm weather came hot bats, and 27 runners crossed the plate! The Devils’ Samantha Shaffer knocked in two, and later tagged a runner out at the plate to save a run. Viktoria Gilbert had a great two RBI single, and Eileen Rhatigan burned up the bases scoring after a single and two steals. But the Geckos were also go-go-going around the diamond, outscoring the Devils, 17-10.
Barbara Galera, D.D.S. Lightning Bolts 10, San Lorenzo Misfits 9
Mikayla Wong’s game winning RBI in the bottom of the fifth topped off a four RBI game. Stivaly Maldonado had a single in the bottom of the third, eventually scoring. Patient Danielle Yee had three walks in the game. Catcher Sydney Williams caught a foul pop for a key out in the second. In the final inning, Chiara Stiger stole two bases and then scored the go-ahead run.
Airport Home & Appliance Galaxy 12, Oakland Dynamite 6
Defense was the key of this game, where 11 strong defensive outs were made by the Galaxy. Cate McGlynn-Mandel’s pitching kept the Galaxy ahead by four going into the top of the third. A strong hit grounder by Jemma Thorpe in the top of the fourth kept the runs coming in for the win.
Law Offices of Paul F. Mahler Blue Dragons 21, Oakland Angry Leprechauns 0
The Blue Dragons’ pitching was imposing, with Madison O’Connor striking out every batter in two innings. Kennedy Miller contributed with her successful pitching debut and a single. Tatiana Cordova-Glaze hit back to back singles, while Savannah Mesterhazy mixed it up with a single and a double. Besides great pitching, Ruby Siltanen whacked one out to left field for a jaw-dropping grand slam!
Piedmont 2, Danish Interiors/McDonald’s Central Pink Panthers 1
The Pink Panthers lost a close game that featured strong pitching and defense from both teams. Katy Higuchi caught a low line drive to center and threw out the runner returning to second for the double play. Danielle Moyal, playing second, was busy in the top of the fifth when she got grounders from the first two batters and threw them both out at first. Meida Tautalatasi and Adia Tajima, splitting the catching duties, played strong the whole game.
Bayside Specialty Construction Transformers 19, Seven Salon/McDonald’s Shoreline Junior Mints 6
Jordan Cenidoza started the game with excellent base running including stealing home to put the Seven Salon/McDonald’s Shoreline Junior Mints on the board. In the second inning, Catalina Dalton hit a double to center followed by a blazer from Tabitha Zaragoza to left-center for a triple. Both scored. The barrage of hits by Bayside Specialty Construction Transformers proved to be too much for the Junior Mints defense. Julia Boyden was a star of the game for the Transformers with monster hits and accurate pitching.
Report from Transformers: Led by cheering from injured players Dominique Shaver and Gabriella Navarro, the Transformers had their best offensive game of the season. Julia Boyden had four hits including a double and a triple; Vivienne Saulovich contributed two singles and a triple and Julia Landreth reached base three times. Defensively, Alexa Hansen made a nice fielding play at third while the pitching was solid throughout.
Oakland #1 4, La Estrellita Café Bloo 0
La Estrellita Café Bloo played a tough game against the Oakland Cobras but lost, 4-0. Sammy Williams and Rachel Reising allowed no runs against a tough lineup. Bernie Steele made several excellent plays at third base, throwing out multiple runners at first and second. The defense was solid all around. While Bloo got on base, they just couldn’t get that key hit to score runs.