Island sports: Alameda Little League update
Pontar Real Estate Management Corp. Red Sox 10, Adelante Capital Management Dodgers 7
Steve Manzo opened the game on the mound on April 29, walked two, gave up two hits and allowed four runs. Avi Graber took the ball and pitched five innings, struck out eight, allowed one walk, four hits and two runs. Ryan Hosokawa pitched the final inning, struck out one and allowed four hits, two walks and four runs. Offensively, Hosokawa went four for four and scored four times. Matt Esparza went three for three with one double, two singles and an RBI. Manzo drove in four runs with two singles and Graber batted in a run with a triple. Devin Noonan pitched five innings for the Red Sox, allowed five runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out six. Andrew Leung closed the game, struck out one, walked three and allowed two runs on two hits. The Red Sox bats had 12 hits. Leung went three for four with two doubles, one single and two RBIs. Clay Harding had a single and a double and drove in a run. Nicolas Aguilera had two singles with three RBIs. Jacob Smith, Noonan, Nate Low, Ben Wilson, and Brannen Elshire all had singles.
G and L Plumbing Mudcats 12, DOER Marine Bats 6
On April 26, the Mudcats scored eight runs in the second inning and coasted to victory. Cody Lim opened the big inning with an infield hit, Tenoa Swayne had a bases-loaded single and Jacob Hugger added a bases-loaded double. The Mudcats’ Tristan Wiley added three hits and Chris Weber had a pair of RBIs. For the Bats, Kody Johnston flashed some nice glove work at third base. Kyle Kathman scored a pair of runs in the lead-off spot and Casey Winckler and Morgan Griffith each added RBIs.
DOER Marine Bats 7, G and L Plumbing Mudcats 4
On April 23, the Bats took an early 4-0 in the first and never looked back. The Bats’ Lewie Owens pitched two effective innings, allowing only one run, and he was two for two with an RBI. Ryan Lym also had a pair of hits and a run scored. The Bats’ Jared Kathman closed out the game and also had two hits and two RBIs. For the Mudcats, Tyler Fong had a pair of hits, one a double, and an RBI. Max Swinderman also had two hits, one a triple and an RBI. Gregory Sagara made his pitching debut for the Mudcats and struck out two of the four batters he faced.
La Estrellita Café River Bandits 6, G and L Plumbing Mudcats 4
On April 21, the Mudcats took an early 2-0 lead when Tristan Wiley came home on a wild pitch and drove in Joshua Guerrero with a ground out. The River Bandits came back with five runs in the third and fourth innings. The Mudcats’ Liam Lonergan and Jacob Yalung scored the other runs for the Mudcats. For the River Bandits, Cameron Yuen had two RBIs and pitched a scoreless inning. Jason Ravetti pitched three effective innings and drove in a run. Josh Cleto pitched the final inning for the River Bandits and had a double and a run scored in the game.
Toyota of Oakland Express 11, Alameda Firefighters Association Hooks 3
Led by the outstanding pitching and hitting of Francisco Pedraza, the Express beat the Hooks, 11-3, on April 26. Pedraza pitched three scoreless innings while striking out nine batters, as well as hitting two triples. Other Express standouts were Sam Wettergren, who also pitched three strong innings while preventing the Hooks from mounting a comeback; and Austin Stenstedt, who hit two doubles and played a steady game at catcher. The Hooks’ Nolan Floyd hit a single and stole home, while Christopher Regan walked, stole two bases, and scored on a single by Abdul Church.
Rodgers Trucking Blue Claws 12, Claremont Behavioral Services Lugnuts 11
Eight consecutive hits scored five runs in the final frame as the Blue Claws rallied back from an 11-7 deficit to win an exciting contest. Ronald Robertson and Kanoa Cecaci-Gilliam scored multiple times, and Kobe Kiener and Wesley Grant (game-winning hit) received game balls for their efforts. For the Lugnuts, Kian Van Dermeer and Eugene Gardner scored twice each and Eric Slez had a three-hit game.
Alameda Neuropsych Rattlers 7, Pacific Fine Foods Owlz 6
Nathan Dudley and Eric Jarecki were the stars of the defense for the Rattlers while Liam Johnson-Sandoval and Ramit Guha combined for five extra base hits. For the Owlz, Randy Keep, Sean Gorham and Willie Dodge made solid defensive plays and their bats drove in the bulk of the Owlz’s runs.
Bay Area Spine Care Office vs. Parent Sponsored Dodgers
Henry Erwin raced out a dribbler for a single in the first. Michael Montes’ solid stops made second base impenetrable in the first. A blast to shortstop got a single for Zach King in the second. Four stops in a row by Gryphon Norberg at pitcher amazed all in the fourth.