Island sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Games week ending May 22, 2010
This division does not score games
Douglas S. Mitchell, DMD Red Robins vs. Oakland Purple Peacocks
Patricia Penalver caught a great toss from Ayako Kiener to make the play at first base, and Abigail Briganti’s strong arm was evident in her throws from center field. Ayako, Abigail and Patricia also displayed some real power in their big hits at the top of the order. Mercy Moyo helped out with solid play on both offense and defense, and Sarah Leong had two great hits in her last game of the season.
Smart Phone & Photo Red Hot Chili Peppers 4, Cyclones 1
The pitching trio of Kaitlyn Ogata, Rowan Esquer and Tiana Bullock held the hard-hitting Cyclones to one run in four innings. Facing tough pitching from the Cyclones themselves, the Peppers showed timely hitting. Sarah McCarthy’s RBI single in the fourth scored Annika Stenstedt to increase the lead to 3-1. Rosie Saxton contributed with her first double of the season with a line drive to center. The Peppers ended their regular season with an undefeated record.
San Lorenzo Pink Panthers 7, Tucker’s Ice Cream/Advanced Health Chiropractic Green Dragonflies 3
The Green Dragonflies had nine batters bat in the first inning. Sydney Watt had the first hit for the Dragonflies. Ella Stiger made a great defensive stop in second inning. Kaelin Griggs had an unassisted putout at third base. Kayla Reyna and Maddie Turner each pitched one inning well. Marcy Jackson and Marina Donovan also had hits for the Dragonflies. Sadie Cevallos had another good defensive game. The Dragonflies are looking forward to the playoffs.
Airport Appliance Galaxy 8, Gallagher & Lindsey Fire Devils 7
This game was neck and neck with a tie score of 7-7 in the bottom of the third. The Galaxy scored another run, by bringing in Mariah Moore. The defense of Bella Vick, Kiley Carter, Kacy Stoddard, Jemma Thorpe and Mira Piamonte kept the Fire Devils scoreless in the fourth and fifth with five defensive plays and a strike out.
Report from the Fire Devils: The Fire Devils went up against the Galaxy, losing 8-7 in the top of the fifth. Defense came together with throw-out at bases by Elizabeth Fraser, Viktoria Gilbert, Valerie Sheridan-Zavala and Bea Levy. Edyn Garvish and Samantha Shaffer both doubled and earned two RBIs each.
Law Offices of Paul F. Mahler Blue Dragons 13, San Lorenzo Pink Panthers 5
Defensive plays were the key to the win. Savannah Mesterhazy grabbed a fly ball, caught a throw, and stopped a grounder at first for three outs. Ruby Siltanen made two outs at first. Kennedy Miller stopped two grounders for outs at both second and first bases. Helen Montell-Weiland and Siltanen whacked singles with RBIs. The girls’ teamwork continues to impress.
Barbara Galera, D.D.S 10, Linda Avery, Ph.D Black Knights 7
In the bottom of the second, Alexandra Hearn stole second and third and eventually scored. Sally Parsons led off the bottom of the third with a booming triple. Stivaly Maldonado’s clutch hit drove in a run. Claire Tajima pitched a solid inning. Left fielder Alli Cvitanovic had a stellar throw to catcher Sally Parsons, who superbly blocked home and tagged out the runner. Jane Rausser made a few heads-up plays at first base, including the final out.
14U Oakland Cobras 5, Bayside Specialty Construction Transformers 3
The Transformers played well against the Cobras but lost, 5-3. The Transformers’ runs came during a big rally in the fifth inning, which included hits from Dominique Shaver, Dannielle McCarthy, Maura Willow, Esther McCarthy, and Alexa Hanson. They looked sharp on defense, with great plays by Maura (second) and Alexa (third) in the fourth inning, and a nice throw from Dannielle (catcher) to Esther (first) on a bunt in the fifth.