Island sports: Alameda Little League update
Victor P. Republicano Jr. Yankees 3, Adelante Capital Management Dodgers 1
On March 27, in a great pitching duel, the Yankees defeated the Dodgers in seven innings by the score of 3-1. The Yankees’ Maddie Lewis and Vincent Republicano allowed one run on four hits, while striking out 16 batters, and the Dodgers’ Matt Esparza and Ryan Hosokawa allowed three runs on six hits, striking out 15. The lone Dodger run came courtesy on a HBP of Tony Torres, who later came around to score when Brennen Kamphius reached on an error. Steve Manzo led the Dodger hitters with two of their four hits. The Yankees were led offensively by Dominic Taylor who tripled, and Michael Woodworth who singled twice and scored a run. The Yankees won the game in the seventh when Republicano and Kai Schniedergers singled to lead off the seventh. With one out, Wesley Cheung grounded to first, but Republicano narrowly beat the throw to the plate. The ball then got loose and Schniedergers alertly came in with the third run.
Alameda Firefighters Association Hooks 9, US Window Renewal, Inc. River Cats 5
Kaelin Rooney and Bryan Woo each pitched two scoreless innings, Bryce Bromberger hit a triple and scored a run, and Jason Gee hit a two-run single, as the Hooks won an exciting game on March 27. For the River Cats, Conor Neal hit a three-run home run and Matthew Yep hit a triple to help them jump to an early lead.
G and L Plumbing Mudcats 8, Johnson and Jolley, DDS Knights 6
Under the lights at Leydecker Field on March 26, the Mudcats jumped out to an early 8-1 lead, scoring three runs in the first inning, the big blow a triple by Chris Weber that brought in two. Weber also made two great plays at third base, the last one snaring a potential game-tying liner off the bat of Grant Bevan to end the game. The Mudcats’ Tristan Wiley keyed a five-run third inning with a double that scored two runs, and Max Swinderman started the game for the Mudcats and worked three innings, allowing only an unearned run. For the Knights, Davis Tansey was a one-man wrecking crew at the plate with a double, a triple and four RBIs, leading their comeback bid. Grant Bevan took the mound in the fourth, and held the Mudcats scoreless for the last three innings, striking out six. Joshua Soltz had two hits, and also made a rolling catch in left field in the third to help stop a Mudcats rally.
G and L Plumbing Mudcats 4, US Window Renewal, Inc. River Cats 2
On March 22, the Mudcats squeaked out a 4-2 victory on the strong pitching of Max Swinderman and Tristan Wiley. Each worked three innings, allowing one run, and Swinderman added six strike outs. The River Cats’ pitching was also very impressive as Charles Konstantino pitched three innings of one-run ball. Defense was also big throughout the game as the River Cats’ third baseman, J. Carlos Valencia-Garza, turned a double play in the first inning with the bases loaded. The Mudcats’ Zachary Repsold also made a nice tag at third on a runner trying to steal in the fourth inning. Ian Joyce and Conor Neal each drove in a run for the River Cats. Trailing 2-1 in the fifth, the Mudcats loaded the bases and tied the game on a Gregory Sagara single, and took the lead for good when Tyler Fong singled home two more runs.
Tomatina’s Ironpigs 12, G and L Plumbing Mudcats 7
On March 20, the Ironpigs jumped out to an early 9-0 lead as Adam Bail held the Mudcats scoreless for three innings, striking out eight. The Ironpigs offense was led by Connor Thomas who had three RBIs, and Skyler Stebbins, who had two RBIs and two runs scored. The Mudcats closed the game to 9-4 with a four-run rally in the fourth. Tristan Wiley got the Mudcats on the board with a triple in the left center gap. He scored when the ball was thrown away at home on the relay. Chris Weber and Cody Lim added singles in the rally. The Mudcats’ Gregory Sagara fueled the rest of the offense with two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Joshua Guerrero also walked three times and scored a run for the Mudcats, who came up short as the Ironpigs’ Skyler Stebbins closed out the game.
Shooting Stars Storm 11, Harvest Food Bank Diamond Jaxx 6
On Saturday, March 27, Dean Sarmiento jacked a three-run triple in the second inning to lead the Storm. Max Turner finished the inning with three strikeouts, and later was flawless catching, handling every pitch thrown his way. On the mound for the Diamond Jaxx, Blaine Beckwith shut down the Storm with two strikeouts and made a sprawling catch on a pop-up. On offense, A.J. Jawad had a hit and two stolen bases for the Jaxx.
YSF Printing Scrappers 19, Pappos Ironbirds 18
The Scrappers shocked the Ironbirds on March 26, scoring 13 times in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull off a stunning win. For the Scrappers, Nicholas Demmler and Marcus Magallanez scored four runs each, and Joshua Colin played a solid first base. For the Ironbirds, Zachary Hester and Max Davis had three hits each, and Dallas Rider turned in great plays at second base.
Web Assign Sand Gnats 19, Rodgers Trucking Blue Claws 10
Mike Marensky, Keelan Good, Houston Mallette, and Torin Martin all had multi-hit games to fuel a sweep in the season series. Ronald Robertson hit two home runs for the host Blue Claws.
Farm Ball Division
20/20 and Team Parent Sponsored Tigers at the Baskin-Robbins A’s
On March 28, Tiger Alex Waldman made outs at first and third, and Cosmos Restagno made two heads-up plays with a tag at home and a throw-in from the outfield. Hitting was led by Dylan Manabat, with two RBIs, and Kyle Spaulding and Ben Ratto with drives to center field. For the A’s, Luke Wonzen hustled for three outs, Toby Knox Lyttle knocked two solid hits to center despite a knee injury, and Cian Putterman and Andrew Moore each had two hits.