Island sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Games week ending May 8, 2010
This division does not score games
Douglas S. Mitchell, DMD Red Robins vs. Oakland Pink Panthers
The Red Robins played another good game under the sun at Krusi Field. Ayako Kiener was on fire, making key stops and smacking a huge hit into the outfield. Nia Bella Lustig-Ellison combined nice batting with a great defensive play, beating the base runner to third to make the force out. Sonya Narensky pitched in with a very solid hit, Suraya Picaso added more offensive power with her hitting, and both girls were focused and ready in the field.
SMART Phone & Photo Red Hot Chili Peppers 5, Little House Café Waterbees 1
Strong pitching by Peppers Kaitlyn Ogata and Rowan Esquer held the Waterbees to one run in the Peppers’ quest to hold onto their undefeated season record. Timely hitting by Tiana Bullock and Carlin Shannon sparked a four-run fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Rosie Saxton contributed with a couple of singles and a strong performance behind the plate. With just two games left in the season, the Peppers are having a great time!
Tucker’s Ice Cream/Advanced Health Chiropractic Green Dragonflies 7, Oakland Unbeatables 3
The Green Dragonflies bats came alive, with nine Dragonflies combining for 14 hits. Lucy Helms led the team with a triple and three RBIs. Marina Donovan and Sydney Watt each had two hits. Ella Stiger made two impressive defensive stops in left field, and she also had her first hit of the season. Maddie Turner contributed two strong innings of pitching. Sadie Cevallos also played well defensively. All of the Dragonflies contributed to the victory.
Carroll Construction Cyclones 1, Oakland Bulldogs 0
The 8U Carroll Construction Cyclones won, 6-1, against the Oakland Bulldogs. Defense anchored this game with stellar fielding at third base by Natalie Mesterhazy, who caught a fly ball and snagged a hard shot to the corner to get two outs in the third inning. Tori Eichel gave up no runs while pitching, and smashed a line drive. Emma Dillin hit a booming double, and Rachel Nonan led off the game with the solid single to get things started.
Airport Appliance Galaxy 1, Barbara Galera, DDS Lightning Bolts 0
This game was a pitching and defense duel for both teams, with 10 combined strikeouts for the Galaxy by Jemma Thorpe and Mira Piamonte and nine for the Lightning Bolts by Alexis Esparza and Mikayla Wong. Amy Grimm had a great hit, but the Lightning Bolts defense got the out. Lily Walovich brought in the RBI for the only run of the game.
Harbor Bay Reality Go-Go Geckos 12, San Lorenzo Lady A’s 0
The Go-Go Geckos played fantastic as a team! Emani Vaughn got the scoring started for the Go-Go Geckos with a strong showing as the lead off batter and Amaris Grant scored twice from the lead off position. Pitcher Katrina Eichel had her best game of the season with two shutout innings. Defensively Alanna Norman played fierce at first base and behind the plate along with catcher Rachel Wellman.
Danish Interior/McDonalds Central Pink Panthers 9, Bayside Specialty Construction Transformers 1
The Pink Panthers’ patience at the plate paid off with runs scored every inning. The Panthers’ Samantha Hugger took charge of the infield, with two nice fly ball catches from the mound and, as usual, good backup from Tara Toy at short. The Transformers threatened in the third with a triple by Dannielle McCarthy, who then stole home to score. Offensively for the Panthers, Shannon Regan turned a slap hit single and some heads-up base running into a home run, while Jessie Smith and Zhana Prince scored the final two runs of the game.
Danish Interior/McDonalds Central Pink Panthers 8, La Estrellita Bloo 2
Bloo threatened often and early, loading the bases twice, only to be shut down by the Panthers’ powerful defense in the field and behind the plate. The Panthers offense moved into overdrive in the third, with back to back doubles by Katy Higuchi and Kiki Roberts to score four runs. Danielle Moyal made her mark at the plate with two well-placed bunts and in the field with a double play. The Bloo scored in the fifth and sixth but were held to single runs, thanks to heads-up defensive plays by Jackie Carlise at second and the pitcher/catcher combo of Shannon Regan and Kennedy Hanson.
Bayside Specialty Construction Transformers 3, Piedmont #1 3
The Transformers handed Piedmont a setback with tight defense and an aggressive, opportunistic offense. Dannielle McCarthy manufactured a run in the second inning after reaching on a strikeout but working her way around on steals. Elizabeth Allan scored in the fourth when she alertly stole home on an errant return throw to the pitcher. Mariko Stenstedt scored the final run against the tough Piedmont pitching on a sacrifice by Julia Boyden. Vivienne Saulovich and Alanna Reyes pitched a solid game for the Transformers, combining for nine strikeouts in the five innings.