Island sports: Alameda Little League update
Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney, Bail Group Cardinals 10, Synergy Corporate Housing Tigers 1
Daniel Ratto pitched three and a third innings for the Cardinals on Saturday, March 27 and recorded seven strikeouts. Contributing to solid offensive play were Aaron Hoff, who went two for two with four RBIs; and Bronson Lee, who went four for four with two RBIs. Tigers’ pitcher Angel Munoz pitched four innings with four strikeouts, and Abraham Saikley closed the game with a strike out. Jesse Cruz of the Tigers spoiled the shutout in the sixth, launching an out-of-the-park home run.
Adelante Capital Management Dodgers 9, Alameda Theater Giants 8
On March 30, the Dodgers held on to a close win with Steve Manzo and Ryan Hosokawa on the mound. Offensively, Matt Esparza went two for four, including a triple that drove in two runs. Tony Torres reached base in all four at-bats with two singles and an RBI. Avi Graber had two singles with an RBI and Manzo had a run-scoring double. Hosokawa, Tyler Middleton and Roger Chan each had singles, and Dane Landau reached on an error that scored a run. The Giants fought hard, with solid pitching from Kenyon Ebert, Anthony Riley and Jack Delmore. Colin Karch reached base four times, driving in four runs, including a single and a bases-clearing double in the sixth. Jason Johnson went three for three with three singles, and Anthony Riley and Kenyon Ebert both reached on-base hits.
Vanguard Construction Twins 8, Adelante Capital Management Dodgers 2
On April 15, Twins pitcher Matt Achramowicz went five and one-third innings, holding the Dodgers to two runs, striking out eight and walking one. Alex Achramowicz closed the sixth inning forcing the Dodgers to hit into a double play to end the game. Offensively, Alex Achramowicz went three for three with two singles and a triple, and he batted in a run. Matt Achramowicz had a single, double and triple with three RBIs. Mitchell Nakahara had two singles and Carson Bridges and Brad Anderson both had singles. For the Dodgers, Tony Torres was the starting pitcher, struck out two, walked one and gave up six runs. Avi Graber took the ball in the second inning and pitched the remaining five innings, giving up two runs, striking out seven and walking none. Ryan Hosokawa, Steve Manzo, Graber and Torres each hit singles.
Synergy Corp. Housing Tigers 6, Pontar Real Estate Management Corp. Red Sox 5
Ben Fetzer’s hit in the bottom of the sixth inning scored the winning run in the Tigers victory over the Red Sox on April 15. Joseph Rockwell had three hits, and Jesse Cruz hit a two-run homer. Angel Munoz pitched a complete game and Abraham Saikley completed a double play by throwing out a runner at the plate.
Northridge & McGuiness Cubs 5, Adelante Capital Management Dodgers 0
Robby Jackson pitched a complete shut-out game for the Cubs on April 17, allowing only one hit, striking out 15 and walking none. Jackson went three for four with his bat, hitting a single, a double and a three-run home run. Kyle Averitt drive in two runs with a double. Mica Sanchez and Kyle Gilbert both had singles. Steve Manzo was the starting pitcher for the Dodgers, struck out two, gave up three hits and allowed five runs. Matt Esparza completed the game, striking out 12, walking four and allowing no runs. Tony Torres hit a double in the second inning.
G and L Plumbing Mudcats 8, Toyota of Oakland Express 4
On March 29, the Express jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on RBI singles by Ryan Slez and Clayton Restagno. The Express’ Gavin Hill started the game and threw three shutout innings with five strikeouts. Liam Lonergan walked and got the Mudcats on the board, scoring on a single to make it 2-1. Consecutive walks to Tyler Fong, Valentino Leite, Joshua Guerrero and Jacob Yalung put the Mudcats ahead, 3-2, in the fifth. The Express tied the game on an RBI from Brandon Smith in the bottom of the inning. In the top of the sixth, an intentional walk loaded the bases with no outs for the Mudcats’ Cody Lim, who lined an 0-2 pitch into right field for a double scoring two to break the tie. The Express’s Francisco Pedraza launched a mammoth home run over the center field wall for the final tally of the game. For the Mudcats, Valentino Leite and Josuha Guerrero each had a pair of walks and Guerrero also added a pair of RBIs.
Alameda Firefighters Association Hooks 7, DOER Marine Red Wings 1
Led by Jason Gee, who hit an RBI double, stole four bases and pitched one inning with two strikeouts, the Hooks beat the Red Wings 7-1 at Leydecker Field on April 16. Other standouts for the Hooks were Will Osborn, who stole home, and Christian Gross, who hit a double and pitched a scoreless inning. Outfielder Steven Sum made an outstanding catch, and Yishan McNabb pitched two scoreless innings for the Red Wings.
Alameda Chiropractic Center Bulls 10, G and L Plumbing Mudcats 8
On April 14, the Bulls overcame a 7-5 deficit with five runs in their last inning to beat the Mudcats, 10-8. The Bulls’ Henry Canalin, who was two for three with three RBIs, and Larry Lancaster, who was two for three with a pair of runs scored, each had two RBIs in the big inning. The Bulls’ James Republicano also contributed two hits and two RBIs. For the Mudcats, Tyler Fong was three for three with two doubles and two RBIs and Chris Weber was two for three with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI. Tenoa Swayne also contributed a pair of hits and an RBI. The Mudcats’ Jacob Hugger contributed great defense at catcher, throwing out a runner at second base and one at home.
G and L Plumbing Mudcats 7, La Estrellita Café and Bar River Bandits 6
On April 17, the River Bandits built an early 4-0 lead with RBIs from Jack Davis and Cameron Kees. Davis also made it 5-0 stealing home in the fourth. The Mudcats tied the game in the fourth with key hits from Liam Lonergan and Max Swinderman, who drove in two. Cameron Yuen put the River Bandits up, 6-5, with an RBI single in the sixth. In the bottom of the inning, Tristan Wiley tied the game with a ground ball to third that was thrown away at first base and at third base, allowing him to circle the bases. Zach Repsold won the game with a bases loaded walk on a 3-2 pitch.
Sushi House Rays vs. Allied Administrators Twins
Luis Ramirez-Verduzco, Micah Stamps and William Norboe each had two hits for the Rays on April 18. Tommy Igo and Adrian English made a great plays at first and second base, respectively. For the Twins, Quinn Dooley, Wiley Jordan and Kellen Sellers each had multiple RBIs. Infielders Turean and Ja’dan Bowman played great defense.
Littler Royals vs. White Sox
The Littler Royals took on the White Sox and both teams looked great! Lucas Holley led the way with two great hits. Jaeden Patterson-Golay came through with a smash through the infield. Joey Green came up with a picture perfect snag of a fly ball. The White Sox and Royals really showed great sportsmanship throughout the game.
Bay Area Spine Care Office Mets vs. Cardinals
In a March 30 game, Nathan Yu turned in a nice play on a hot-shot back to the pitcher, Jenna Hart hit a line drive to second base, and Cooper Brotze held tight for a “quadruple play” at home. Pitcher Aaron Eugene demonstrated smooth fielding in the second inning, making three plays to first. Miles SooHoo led off with a solid single in the second inning, followed by a double to center by Henry Erwin.
East Ocean Restaurant Blue Jays vs. 20/20 and Team Parent Sponsored Tigers
In their April 18 match-up, the Blue Jays fielding highlights included outs at third by Kendall Gottlieb and Grace Wise, and a hustle for a grounder and an out at second by Sam Davis. For the Tigers, Kyle Spaulding made a heads-up fly catch as pitcher and Jack Johnston made a forced out at home plate and got an RBI, Nathan Connick and Henry Mills both showed batting skills with drives to center and fielding skills with outs at first base.