Island sports: Alameda Little League
Adelante Capital Management Dodgers X, Morgan Stanley Bail Group X
The Adelante Capital Management Dodgers jumped out in front of the Morgan Stanley Bail Group Cardinals in the first inning of the Cardinals’ season opener on March 18, scoring four runs with expert base stealing tactics and yielding only one hit. Dodgers pitcher Steve Manzo pitched 5 2/3 innings, holding the Cardinals scoreless for three innings with six strikeouts. Cardinals starting pitcher Will Avellar pitched three innings and recorded three strikeouts before belting a long ball for a double. Julian Pelzner of the Cardinals went two for three at the plate with two singles.
G and L Plumbing Mudcats 5, David W. Johnson, DDS Knights 1
In the March 13 opener for the AAA division the Mudcats, with strong pitching from Max Swinderman, Chris Weber and Tristan Wiley, held the Knights to just one run and no walks. Wiley, who finished the game, hurled three scoreless innings. The Mudcats scored all five of their runs in the fourth inning, the big blow a Chris Weber bases loaded single that scored two. Grant Bevan pitched two scoreless innings for the Knights and Ryan Kennedy also pitched effectively and scored the only run for the Knights. The Knights’ Douglas Fiedler pitched the final inning and recorded three strike outs.
G and L Plumbing Mudcats 15, Tomatina Ironpigs 7
On March 17, the Mudcats rolled to a 15-2 lead and hung on for the victory. The Mudcats offense was fueled by Gregory Sagara, who had four RBIs, and Zachary Repsold, who scored three runs and also had an RBI and a stolen base. On the defensive side the Mudcats’ Tyler Fong made a running catch in left field to end the second inning that kept the Ironpigs off the board. For the Ironpigs, Skyler Stebbins had three hits and two RBIs and Todd Vaca and Mason Layag each scored a pair of runs. The Ironpigs’ Joey Digiulio also had two hits and a stolen base, but was thrown out in the final inning trying to steal second base by the Mudcats’ Jacob Hugger which helped seal the victory.
Super Speech & Language Connection/Clinton Chiropractor Lookouts 13, Fruitti Yogi Rockhounds 5
Nico Abe, Ian Dougherty and Neil Donavan all had hits and and drove in runs while Jackson Neugebauer-Drum struck out the side in the fifth and sixth innings for the Lookouts. Alex Orla-Bukowski pitched two strong innings and Ben Stackler singled and stole two bases for the Rockhounds.
Hot Rods 14, Harvest Food Products Co., Inc Diamond Jaxx 9
On March 20, the Hot Rods burned out of the gate, scoring five runs in the first inning. AJ Ramsey had two RBIs and scored a run, and struck out the side for the Hot Rods in the fourth inning. For the Diamond Jaxx, Joe Gibbons drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, and Richie Be and David Tuutafaiva turned in defensive gems.
Web Assign Sand Gnats 16, YSF Printing Scrappers 8
Ryan Wong, A.J. King and Dave Stewart led the Gnats with three hits each on March 19. Nicholas Ferry, Steven Good, and Jack Hernandez provided solid fielding. For the Scrappers, Nicky Demmler and Connor Sparks had three hits each while Adi Glavovic sparked a futile Scrappers rally in the bottom of the sixth. Jackson Ade, Marcus Margallanes and Ezra Hammond led the Scrappers’ effort in the field.
Team Parent Sponsored Tigers vs. Yankees
Cosmos Restagno smacked a double and Cooper Boyle got two RBIs off a drive to left field for the Tigers on March 21. Sam Bilstein and Caiman MacKay hustled for outs at first base, and Nathan Connick showed quick fielding skills to keep runners at first base. The Yankees showed hustle and heart, and made a great showing for their fans.
The East Ocean Chinese Restaurant Blue Jays vs. Royals
On March 21, the Blue Jays’ first game featured solid hitting and fielding from the veteran team. Their hitting power came from game MVP Leo Miranda as well as Jayden Camaera with key doubles. In the field, Grace Wise, Sam Morris and Harry Gleicher put in solid infield performances. The Royals, led by Will Ahern, combined good fielding and base running for the opening day game.