Island sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Games week ending April 10, 2010
This division does not score games
Alameda Theatre BlueJays vs. Burger King/Astropress Firecrackers
The Alameda Theatre Blue Jays vs. the Burger King/Astropress Firecrackers started with some excellent plays at first between Kamryn Beene and Maddie Mersch. Elizabeth Zenner made several outstanding catches at the pitcher’s mound position. Great hits were made by all of the girls with amazing shots by Kelly Carlson and Althea Kaldis, who also did outstanding as the catcher! Everyone worked hard and did their best. The Blue Jays continue to support each other with positive teamwork.
Douglas S. Mitchell, DMD Red Robins vs. Oakland Knights
The Red Robins lit up a cold Oakland afternoon with their positive attitude and strong batting. Ella Rossi led off the game with a solid shot up the middle, Joanne (Jojo) Warren followed with a hard grounder, and every player hit a pitch in the final inning. On defense, Elleke Knibbe stopped the hits up the middle, while Patricia Penalver and Kathleen (Katie) Ohno teamed up on some great infield plays.
Carroll Construction Cyclones 4, Little Oakland Unbeatables 3
The 8U Carroll Construction Cyclones won 4-3 against the Oakland Unbeatables. The Cyclones went ahead 2-0 with RBI singles from Jayda Aviles and Rachel Nonan. After giving up three runs, the Cyclones took the lead for good with a triple by Sophie Piamonte, an RBI double by Natalie Mesterhazy, a single by Aviles and an RBI single by Nonan. Piamonte, Mesterhazy and Kayla Reyna combined to pitch eight strikeouts.
SMART Phone & Photo Red Hot Chili Peppers 5, Tucker’s Ice Cream/Advanced Health Chiropractic Green Dragonflies 1
Pitcher Kayla Reyna started the game with three strikeouts in the first inning. Emma Tillman had two great plays in right field. Kaelin Griggs and Marina Donovan each had two great innings as catcher. Kayla Reyna caught a pop fly near short stop. The Dragonflies and Peppers gave high fives to each other after the game.
Linda C. Avery Ph.D. Black Knights 12, Gallagher & Lindsey Fire Devils 9
The Fire Devils took on the Black Knights. Two four-run innings ignited their game. Singles were made by Eileen Rhatigan, Viktoria Gilbert, Samantha Shaffer, Tabbi Compton, and Valerie Sheridan-Zavala with two. Eileen pitched a scoreless 3rd inning and defense was tight. They ended the game in a loss 12-9.
Airport Appliance Galaxy 12, San Lorenzo Blue Demons 10
Strong hitting from both teams. San Lorenzo hit a grand slam in the top of the fourth inning, to bring them to a 10-8 lead. A home run and a double by Mira Piamonte and hits by Lily Walovich, Jemma Thorpe and Kiley Carter all contributed to runs scoring. Defense of Amy Grimm, Christina and Celia McGee and comeback hits in the bottom of the fourth brought the win for the Galaxy.
Danish Interiors/McDonalds Central 11, La Estrellita Cafe Bloo 7
The Pink Panthers took the lead early and never let it go thanks to a strong effort from the entire lineup. Aggressive base running by Zhana Prince and Dalia Quezada led to both players stealing second and third before scoring. Strong defense by Kennedy Hanson playing first and Katy Higuchi on third held the Bloo to two runs until they rallied in the top of the sixth, scoring five runs, including a two-run homer by Angelica Parodi.
Oakland Cobras 11, Seven Salon/McDonald’s Shoreline Junior Mints 7
Jordan Cenidoza and Sarah Fiedler put two runs on the board in the first. Good base running by Caitlin Shener, Nora Kettles and Jordan added three more. Oakland scored four in the third bringing the score to 6-5. Help from Jordan and Sarah allowed Nora to score, which tied the game. Kelly Desmond’s single in the sixth allowed Caitlin to score, but in the end it wasn’t enough and the Junior Mints take a loss of 11-7 against Oakland.
Piedmont #1 6, Bayside Specialty Construction Transformers 5
The Transformers lost a hard-fought game in the last inning. Dannielle McCarthy keyed a four-run first inning with a triple. Defensively, Maura Eve Willow threw out a runner at first base – from right field! Chloe Hodge also made a nice outfield catch in center. On the infield, Vivienne Saulovich made a nice play at pitcher, and Alanna Reyes made a nice play from shortshop, throwing over to first baseman Mariko Stenstedt.