Island sports: Alameda Little League
Adelante Capital Management Dodgers 14, Synergy Corporate Housing Tigers 8
On May 20, Dodger Matthew Esparza pitched four innings against the Tigers, allowing one run on three hits, striking out eight and walking two. Ryan Hosokawa pitched the final two innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking two. Offensively, Esparza was four for four with five RBIs on a home run, a double and two singles. Hosokawa had two singles and an RBI, Steve Manzo drove in two runs with a double and two singles, Avi Graber brought in three runs with a double and a single and Brennan Kamphuis had two singles. The Tigers mound was shared by Angel Munoz, Abraham Saikley, Ben Fetzer and Joseph Rockwell, who combined for 10 runs on 13 hits, seven strikeouts and five walks. Saikley’s bat brought in four runs on two singles, Fetzer had a single and a double with an RBI, and Munoz had two doubles and batted in a run. Jesse Cruz brought in a run with a double. Erik Galvan had two singles and Edan Winckler had a single.
Adelante Capital Management Dodgers 11, Pontar Real Estate Management Corp. Red Sox 5
Avi Graber opened the game on the mound for the Dodgers on May 22, allowing two runs on two hits, striking out four and walking one. Steve Manzo took over in the third inning, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out six and walking three. Joey Lopez was two for three with two doubles and an RBI. Brennan Kamphuis batted in a run and was two for three with two singles. Manzo brought in two runs with a single and a double. Tyler Middleton had an RBI with a single, Matt Esparza brought in three runs and had a single, and Ryan Hosokawa had a single. For the Red Sox, Devin Noonan pitched three innings, allowing 10 runs on seven hits, striking out one and walking three. Jacob Smith pitched the final two innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out three and walking two. Clay Harding went two for three with a single and a double and Smith had two singles. Noonan batted in a run with a single and Andrew Leung had two RBIs and a single. Brannen Elshire brought in a run with a single and Nate Low batted in a run.
MorganStanley Smith Barney, The Bail Group Cardinals 11, Vanguard Construction Twins 10
Branden Woo delivered the game-winning hit for the Cardinals on May 22 as they rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning from a six-run deficit. Bronson Lee went four for four, driving in a total of four runs and Daniel Ratto also contributed two runs with a double. Will Avellar and Lee each pitched three innings. Nick Solis pitched five innings for the Twins and went three for three at the plate, driving in a combined five runs with a single, triple and out of the park home run. Colby Freeman and Mitchell Macahara each pitched in the sixth inning. Carson Bridges and Matt Achramowicz also contributed to the Twins’ offense.
U.S. Window Renewal, Inc. River Cats 10, G and L Plumbing Mudcats 4
On May 8, the River Cats jumped out to an 8-2 lead after two innings and cruised to victory. The River Cats’ Justin Cavalli had a pair of hits and three RBIs. Taylor Sawyer also had a pair of RBIs. Conor Neal, Nathan Wong and Erik Ayala each had a pair of hits. For the Mudcats, Gregory Sagara had a pair of hits and two RBIs. Max Swinderman and Cody Lim each also had a pair of hits.
G and L Plumbing Mudcats 13, Toyota of Oakland Express 12
On May 15, the Mudcats were down 12-8 in the sixth inning, and they scored five runs with two out for the victory. In the final inning, Valentino Leite started the rally with an infield single. After a double to right by Cody Lim, Chris Weber drove in two runs, Tyler Fong drove in a run and Gregory Sagara hit the first pitch he saw for the game-winning double, plating two runs. Zach Repsold made his pitching debut for the Mudcats and got the victory. The Express’ Francisco Pedraza hit an inside-the-park three-run homer in the first inning. With the Mudcats up 8-4, a six-run fifth inning put the Express back in front, with Eric Fong and Liam Hayes each driving in two runs. Sam Wettergren made a nice catch in the final inning after colliding with his pitcher.
G & L Plumbing Mudcats 8, Alameda Firefighters Association Hooks 3
In a well-played game that was close much of the way, the Mudcats beat the Hooks, 8-3, on May 17. They were led by Tristan Wiley, who pitched three scoreless innings in relief and also hit an RBI triple, as well as starting pitcher Max Swinderman, who didn’t allow any runs after the Hooks scored three in the first inning. For the Hooks, Nolan Floyd pitched two scoreless innings, Kaelin Rooney hit a single and had an RBI, and Jason Gee added a single.
G and L Plumbing Mudcats 14, Health Chiropractic Center Bulls 7
On May 22, in a game where the lead went back and forth through the first three innings, Tristan Wiley broke a 7-7 tie with an RBI single that put the Mudcats ahead for good. Wiley had three hits and three RBIs. The Mudcats’ Jacob Yalung also scored three times and drove in a pair with a double. Tyler Fong also went three for three with three runs, two doubles and an RBI. For the Bulls, Dominic Moore was three for three with three RBIs, Preston Barber was two for three with an RBI and Tino Mahoney scored a pair of runs.
Shooting Stars Productions Storm 7, Rock Wall Winery Riverdogs 0
On May 14, the Riverdogs started out with strong defense by Parker Lincoln and Tairin Parker. Alex Olaes made some exceptional plays, including throwing several outs at first base. Noah Ahmed combined good hitting with good defense throughout the game. For the Storm, Max Turner continued to throw accurately from the pitcher’s mound with three strikeouts in each of the two innings he pitched. Joshua Hui played good defense at third base. LJ Rose was tough at shortstop and threw an out at first base.
Nancy Shalit/Dr. Thomas of Alameda Neuropsych Rattlers 4, Web Assign Sand Gnats 2
Miles Abadia of the Rattlers was recipient of the game ball, hit well and put in a stellar performance as catcher. Cameron Thomas had two hits, including a triple and the game-winning RBI. Adam Dean made key throws from the outfield, hit well and had an RBI. Ryan Wong drove in Conrad Chipman for the first Sand Gnats’ run in the second inning. Mike Harris followed with an RBI single that scored Wong and put the Sand Gnats up 2-1. Keelan Good and Davis Stewart both reached base twice with solid singles to help start Sand Gnats rallies in the first and third innings.
Sushi House Rays vs. East Ocean Chinese Restaurant Mariners
David Thomas and Luis Ramirez-Verduzco blasted several multi-base hits on May 16. Tommy Igo and Matthew Layag produced fielding gems, while William Norboe recorded three unassisted outs in the same inning. Tommy Barbey had a first pitch hit. Max Hernandez hit a fly ball to the outfield. James Freeman and Jack Harris teamed up for a force out at third. Curt Hennecke tagged a runner out. All of the Mariners had fun.
Tim Marr Harbor Bay Angels vs. 20/20 and Team Parent Sponsored Tigers
In their May 16 game, fielding standouts for the Angels were Ricky Glover, with an outstanding play in the outfield, and Michelangelo Alessio, with a put out at third. At bat, Joanna Ruiz smacked the ball deep into center field and Joshua Blackman made a line drive. For the Tigers, Cosmos Restagno made consecutive outs at first and Nathan Connick made outs at first and fourth. Jack Johnston nailed a drive to left and Brandon Lee made four RBIs and was a heads up player throughout the game.
Encinal Market Orioles vs. Alain Pinel Realtors Marlins
James Glaviano’s amazing arm resulted in several close plays at first base, while Devin Casias guarded home plate as catcher. Speedy Emmitt Phinney tagged several players out at second base, and Shane Connolly hit a powerful line drive into the outfield.
Littler Mendelson, P.C. Royals vs. Baskin Robbins Alameda Ice Cream Store A’s
In an incredible show of support, the Littler Royals shed their uniforms and donned YES on MEASURE E uniforms on Sunday, May 23. The positive vibes transferred to the field. Both teams had the bats going with Gabe Rubio circling the bases for the first home run of the season for the Royals! Cole Emerson got in on the action with a blast to left field for a long single. Jonathan Schnoebelen laced a line drive that was snared by the A’s Lukas Mann, who instinctually threw the ball to Liam McDonough to double up Miles Taylor. For the Royals, Jay Khadder came through with a nifty play at short stop to throw Colin Wehman out at third base.
Encinal Market Orioles vs. 20/20 and Team Parent Sponsored Tigers
In their May 23 game, for the Orioles Hiram Eugene, Jr. led off team’s strong hitting streak. Sam Meyer’s strong hit in the second inning helped bring a teammate home. At third base, Evan Cavanaugh kept the ball in play for an out. Justin Wong hit a powerful line drive to center field. For the Tigers, fielding standouts were Aidan Olson’s hustle on the pitching mound, an out at third by Ben Ratto, and Alex Waldman’s heads up catching. At bat, Jack Johnston hit a double and Henry Mills hit two singles.