Island sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Games week ending May 1st 2010
This division does not score games
Bowzer’s Pizza Blue Jays vs. Oakland Blue Knights
The Bowzer’s Pizza Blue Jays and Oakland’s Blue Knights played under welcome blue skies on Saturday. Stella Frame-Ferguson dusted off the plate before banging two hits off the tee. Smooth-fielding Hannah Robins grabbed several grounders in the field. Abbyrose Connor and Adele Thompson hooked up on an excellent play at second base.
SMART Phone & Photo Red Hot Chili Peppers 4, San Lorenzo Green Machines 2
The Chili Peppers got a run for their money from the aggressive San Lorenzo Green Machines, but still managed to win the day and hold on to their undefeated season. Solid defense by Hailey Hayes and Tiana Bullock, combined with good hitting by Kaitlyn Ogata, Megan Stilling and Annika Stenstedt, gave the Peppers a hard-earned 4-2 victory.
Richard Tabor, DDS Blue Angels 8, Tucker’s Ice Cream/Advanced Health Chiropratic Green Dragonflies 0
The Blue Angels offense was fueled by Briana St. Denis and Hailey Tolbert, who combined to drive in seven runs. Julia Hanson drove in the other run for the Blue Angels. Sophia Owens and McKenzie Taffe flashed some nice glove work in the game. Caroline Bridges, Katie Gee, Briana St. Denis and Hailey Tolbert combined on the shutout. Kayla Reyna had two hits and pitched well for the Dragonflies. Lucy Helms, Marcy Jackson and Kaelin Griggs also had hits for the Green Dragonflies.
Carroll Construction Cyclones 1, Oakland Bulldogs 0
The 8U Carroll Construction Cyclones lost a defensive battle with the Oakland Bulldogs by the score of 1-0. The Cyclones managed to get four hits – singles by Emma Dillin, Danielle Archuleta and Jayda Aviles, and a double by Julianne McKenna – but couldn’t break through the Bulldog defense. Natalie Mesterhazy, Sophia Piamonte and Julianne McKenna pitched seven strikeouts.
Airport Appliance Galaxy 7, Oakland Slammers 6
The Slammers’ first two innings drove in six runs. The Galaxy fought back hard with five combined RBIs by Kacy Stoddard, Jemma Thorpe and Lily Walovich. Rosalyn Luque and Mira Piamonte combined scoreless pitching for the third through fifth, and the team’s eight defensive outs rounded out the win.
Gallagher & Lindsey Fire Devils 12, Oakland Golden Gloves 2
Fantastic pitching by Ginny Woodworth, Eileen Rhatigan and Bea Levy held the Golden Gloves to only two runs. Each pitcher pitched three up and three down in the second, third and fourth innings. Samantha Shaffer had three singles and Elizabeth Fraser pounded one between the shortstop and third base and earned an RBI. A throw down from the catcher Shaffer to Christine Warren thwarted a attempted steal at third.
Piedmont Killer Bees 11, Law Offices of Paul F. Mahler Blue Dragons 9
The defense kept busy and made many tough plays. Julia Mendelsohn dazzled with one of the clutch catches at second base. The team had four solid hits with singles by Kennedy Miller, Savannah Mesterhazy, Toby Waleka, and Tatiana Cordova-Glaze. The base running was impressive, with 15 stolen bases. Despite a great effort by the Blue Dragons, they suffered their first loss.
San Leandro Pink Panthers 13, Barbara Galera, DDS Lightning Bolts 9
The Lightning Bolts were strong on the offensive on a bright May Day. Annie Lynch had a single followed up quickly by a steal to second. Sally Parsons’ triple wowed the crowd. In the bottom of the fourth, Alexandra Hearn’s bases loaded single brought Jane Rauser home. Mikayla Wong’s hit to center field brought in an RBI followed up closely by two steals. Way to shine, Lightning Bolts!
Linda C. Avery, Ph.D. Black Knights 8, Harbor Bay Go Go Geckos 4
A pitcher’s duel between the Knights’ Elizabeth Avery and the Geckos’ Lily Wilmot. Elizabeth held the visiting Geckos scoreless over three innings while striking out seven batters. Victoria Avery and Camille Deatherage, the Knights number two and number three pitchers, combined to allow only four runs during the second and third innings. The Black Knights had a balanced offensive attack with eight different players scoring runs. The big hit of the day was Victoria Avery’s triple in the third inning to drive in two runs.
Piedmont Purple Reign 9, Danish Interior/McDonalds Central Pink Panthers 8
The hard-hitting Piedmont lineup gave the Panthers plenty of opportunity to shine in the outfield with Tara Toy and Katy Higuchi making some great catches. The Panther bats were busy, with Samantha Hugger’s high fly double to center scoring the first run, Kiki Proctor going three for three and Danielle Moyal getting on base with both her good swing and good eye. The battle continued into the fifth inning when Meida Tautalasi, hit by a pitch, proceeded to steal her way home to score the tying run and Kennedy Hanson beat out the bunt to drive in the go-ahead run.
Seven Salon Junior Mints 7, Bayside Specialty Constructions Transformers 5
Offensively, Mariko Stenstedt led off the game for the Transformers with a home run and later singled and scored. Christina Carmon doubled in Dominique Shaver and Julia Boyden in the sixth. Defensively Vivienne Saulovich ended the Mints’ first with a terrific over-the-shoulder catch from second base. Julia Boyden struck out four in three scoreless innings on the mound. Dominique Shaver played a great game at third, throwing out one runner nicely on a bunt (with Alexa Hanson covering) and tagging out a sliding runner on another play.