Island sports: Alameda Little League
Morgan Stanley The Bail Group Cardinals 15, Pontar Real Estate Red Sox 11
Lead-off batter Isaac Delao started the Red Sox off on May 4 with a triple to right center field, followed by an Andrew Leung RBI single. Nate Low delivered another big hit in the third inning for the Sox, knocking in two runs. Daniel Ratto fired up the Cardinals, belting a pair of two-run homers to start their rally. Bronson Lee followed suit in the fourth inning, blasting his own two-run shot to add to the lead, and Ratto and Eric Martinez closed out the game with a double play.
G and L Plumbing Mudcats 19, DOER Marine Red Wings 5
On May 1, the Mudcats won with some big offensive contributions. Joshua Guerrero had an inside the park two-run homer and a double. Liam Lonergan added a pair of hits and two RBIs. Tenoa Swayne had a pair of hits and three RBIs and Tristan Wiley had four hits, four RBIs and two triples. For the Red Wings, Sebastian Verm had two RBIs and a run scored. Adam Ames and Han Winchester also drove in runs. Yishan McNabb and Max Bell flashed some great glove work for the Red Wings.
Tomatina’s Iron Pigs 24, Alameda Firefighters Association Hooks 5
In a strong display of hitting and pitching the Iron Pigs beat the Hooks, 24-5, on May 5. They were led by Willie Mein who had three hits, and added and seven strikeouts in his two-plus innings of pitching, Connor Thomas pitched two scoreless innings, and Adam Bail pitched a scoreless inning and added a triple. For the Hooks, Mitchell Floyd and Garrett Shay made a great outfield catches, and Shay also pitched well in the sixth inning. Christian Gross contributed by hitting a two-run single as the Hooks tried come back in the fourth inning.
New Logic Research Seadogs 7, Harvest Food Products Diamond Jaxx 4
On Monday, April 26, the Sea Dogs’ Elian Pelayo slammed a double, driving in the first run of the game. Later Ale Sanchez doubled, driving in three more, to cap off a five-run fourth inning. The Diamond Jaxx’s Deaglan Rossi-Tormey doubled two runs in the fifth, and Megan Ina flashed great defense, running down and tagging out two Sea Dogs runners.
Harvest Food Products Co. Inc. Diamond Jaxx 21, Dr. Parker D.D.S. Defenders 6
On Saturday, May 1, Defenders’ players Joey and Brian hit RBI singles to plate four runs in the fourth inning. Joey hit a double in the sixth for an RBI. The Diamond Jaxx’s Ryan Sparks hit a bases-loaded, three-run double in the second inning, allowing Christian Collins, Megan Ina, Richie Be and Michael Waldman to cross home plate. Waldman also doubled in the first inning.
Rockwall Riverdogs 10, Dr. Parker D.D.S. Defenders 4
On May 3, Colin Chan led off the Riverdogs with a double. Padraig Lane then followed with a single, eventually stealing three bases, including home. Mathew Cooper caught a high pop fly in the sun on the pitchers mound. Joseph DePinna closed the game with three strikeouts, and earned the game ball for his efforts. The Defenders’ Auden Conway pitched hard and fast with several strikeouts. At first base, Dylan Goode made several unassisted outs late in the game.
Nancy Shalit and Dr. Thomas, Alameda Neuropsych Rattlers 12, Parent Sponsored Scrappers 10
For the Rattlers, Jack Pace, recipient of the game ball, went three for three, had two RBIs and made key plays in the outfield and at catcher. Sean Mackenzie’s multi-hours of batting practice paid off with two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Jacob McNamee had clutch plays in the field, went three for three and scored a run. For the Scrappers, Isa Arroyo-Salugsugan hit two doubles and Marcus Magallanes drove in three runs to keep the Scrappers close, while Jackson Ade made several timely outs from the pitcher’s mound.
Farm Ball Division
Littler Mendelson, P.C. Royals vs. East Ocean Restaurant Mariners
The Mariners and Royals celebrated this past Sunday by treating their moms to a great game. The Royals’ Diego Guerrero laced a single to left side of the field late in the second inning to clear the bases. Lee-John Majerus also contributed with timely hits and great base running. The Royals defense recorded several outs including some nifty plays by Will Arerns at catcher and Zachary Hayward at pitcher. The Mariners offense kept the Royals on their toes with many hard hits. The players supported each other throughout the game by cheering each other on.
The East Ocean Chinese Restaurant Blue Jays vs. Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Store of Alameda A’s
On Sunday May 2, the Blue Jays had solid hitting and fielding from the team. Their hitting power came from game Harry Gleicher and Andrew Russo. In the field, third basemen Michael Proffitt’s play earned him game MVP with the help of short stop Leo Miranda. For the A’s, Liam McDonough had two hits and great base running to score one run. Lukas Mann had two hits and made a diving out at first base. Ben Ting was the MVP, with two hits and great fielding at second base.
20/20 and Team Parent Sponsored Tigers vs. Gallagher & Lindsey Indians
In their May 2 match-up, Tiger Sam Bilstein had a pair of RBIs and two outs at second, Dylan Manabat showed fielding hustle, Aidan Olson and Cooper Boyle made drives to left, and Kyle Spaulding made a great catch at third base to end the second inning. Indians defense continues to gel. Eli Siltanen and Nate Stackler combined for many outs in a pitcher to catcher combination. Jeffrey Hodge also fielded outs to third base from the pitcher’s position. Game balls were awarded to Jeffrey Hodge and Eli Siltanen.
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Store at Alameda A’s vs. Tim Marr, Harbor Bay Realty Angels
On Sunday May 9, the A’s had solid hitting and scored nine runs. Nolan Johnson had a huge hit in the third inning to score a run. Tyler Luton provided a solid hit in the third inning and great base running to score one run. Colin Wehmann was the MVP with a great play from the outfield to second for one out and two big hits to score two runs.
20/20 and Team Parent Sponsored Tigers vs. Allied Administrators Twins
On Mother’s Day, May 9, the Tigers’ Caimain McKay led the batting with a double, and Henry Mills had two strong singles and an RBI. Ben Ratto was on the ball with fleet fielding at pitcher and two outs at first. Dylan Manabat also contributed three outs and an RBI to the team. For the Twins, brothers Turean Bowman and Ja’dan Bowman both hustled for plays in the field and singles at each at bat. Adam Hoepker smacked two singles to center field and hustled in the field, making an out at first with able assistance from Kellen Sellers.
Sushi House Rays vs. East Ocean Restaurant Blue Jays
Anthony Yalung, Zane Bohne and Matthew Layag each had multiple hits for the Rays on May 9. David Thomas and Jake Harberson made a outstanding infield plays at first and second base. For the Jays, Michael Proffitt, Leo Miranda and Jay Camera had extra base hits, while infielders Aaron Garcia and Harry Gleicher played great defense.
Encinal Market Orioles vs. McGee’s Bar and Grill Red Sox
On Sunday, May 9, the game started on a sentimental note as all the players presented the moms in their lives with roses in honor of Mother’s Day. As the game started, Zak Zimmerman ruled the outfield and stopped a line drive. Kenji Salsbury’s hard hitting led him around the bases more than once. Joseph Donovan’s eagle eyes as catcher resulted in some close plays at home plate. Garrett Deatherage showed his power as a hitter and a fielder and kept the score close.
Encinal Market Orioles vs. TEC Electric White Sox
On Sunday, May 1, the Orioles’ Ezra Frary had a stellar play, tagging out a runner at third base. Sean Culberg-McClung’s powerful throws ruled the infield. James Glaviano guarded home plate as catcher and led the team in hustling in and out of the dugout. Emmitt Phinney and Nicholas Stermer had line drive’s to the outfield and brought runners home.
Encinal Market Orioles vs. Tim Marr, Harbor Bay Realty Angels
On Sunday, April 25, in a fast-paced game against the highly skilled Angels, the Orioles’ Evan Cavanaugh tagged runners out at third base. Justin Yuen led off the bottom of the second with a single that went past the short stop. At the bottom of the second inning, Sam Meyer poked the ball up the middle for a single beating out the throw. In the bottom of the third, Shane Connolly hit a line drive to left, bringing Devon Casis two bases to third. Hiriam Eugene, Jr. tagged out two runners from behind the plate.
Bay Area Spine Care Mets vs. Parent Sponsored Astro’s
There were first inning singles for Miles SooHoo, and Gryphon Norberg. In the second inning, there was a blast out of the infield by Jenna Hart, and Nathaniel Basco’s hustle turns a single turns into an HR! Cooper Brotze turned in a great stop at pitcher, with a solid throw to first. Zach King turned in two sparkling defensive plays at first, and Henry Erwin made a great throw from the mound. Nathan Yu ripped a single to open the fourth inning, and Graziella Basco lined a base hit to center.