Island sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Games week ending June 4th 2010
This division does not score games
Douglas S. Mitchell, DMD Red Robins vs. Alameda Theatre BlueJays
The Red Robins showed their enthusiasm, spirit, and softball skills under the sun on Saturday. The game capped a great season for all of The Red Robins: Abigail Briganti, Ayako Kiener, Ella Rossi, Elleke Knibbe, Joanne (Jojo) Warren, Kathleen (Katie) Ohno, Mercy Moyo, Nia Bella Lustig-Ellison, Patricia Penalver, Sarah Leong, Sonya Narensky, Sophia Middleton, and Suraya Picaso. As they did all year, the girls played hard, had fun, and made their friend and families proud.
Tuckers Ice Cream/AdvanceHealth Chiropractic Green Dragonflies 3, Little House Cafe WaterBees 2
An exciting nailbiter signaled the start of the AGSA 8U Playoffs. The fourth seeded WaterBees faced the fifth seeded Dragonflies on opening night of the playoffs on Tuesday, June 1. The Dragonflies took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, with Sydney Watt and Deanna Benedetto scoring on a base hit by Isabelle Brown-Lyden. WaterBees pitcher Haley Graybeal limited the damage by striking out the next two batters to strand two runners on base. The Dragonflies’ Madison Turner held the WaterBees scoreless in the first two innings, setting them down 1-2-3 in both innings. Maya McKinney, pitching the second inning for the WaterBees, also struck out the side. In the third inning, the WaterBees’ Jocelyn Ambrosini hit a double, advanced to third base on Enya Tellez’s single and scored on Jasmine Palacio’s single, making it 2-1. In the fourth inning, the WaterBees’ Vivi McKee led off with a single, and one out later Araceli Sheridan hit a double, putting runners at second and third base. McKee scored on Olivia Lebo-Planas’ single, tying the score at 2-2. The game-winning run scored on the next at bat on Haley Graybeal’s walk-off single. The Dragonflies fought valiantly in defeat, flashing great defense and playing with great poise. The WaterBees moved on to face the top-seeded SMART Phone & Photo Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Carroll Construction Cyclones 1, Richard H Tabor Blue Angels 0
A pitching and defensive duel between these two teams, vying for the championship spot. The game remained scoreless through the bottom of the fifth inning. Caroline Bridges and Briana St. Denis combined nine strikeouts, while the Cyclones’ Natalie Mesterhazy and Sophia Piamonte combined 11. At the bottom of the fifth, Julianne McKenna hit a line drive past second for a double. Olivia Low’s hit past second base for another double allowed Julianne to score and advance the Cyclones to the championship game.
Barbara Galera DDS, Lightning Bolts 9, Gallagher & Lindsey Fire Devils 8
In a nail-biting playoff game, the Fire Devils held on to the final out of the fifth, losing 9-8. Samantha Shaffer scored the tying run at the top of the fifth. Shaffer hit an impressive two doubles and single and Edyn Garvish had a single and triple. Ginny Woodworth, Bea Levy, Chantel Sheridan-Zavala and Christine Warren contributed singles. Eileen Rhatigan pitched a no-run inning in the third and stopped a line drive to first with a quick glove. Jenna Long showed her defensive skills with a throw-out at first to Rhatigan. Viktoria Gilbert caught a fly ball and threw out the runner at second. Tabbi Compton had a sacrifice RBI and Elizabeth Fraser played strong defense. The Lightning Bolts demonstrated strong pitching and hitting throughout the game. The Bolts were neck and neck with the Devils throughout the game. Sid Williams alertly stole second. Catcher Sally Parsons scooped up a ball just inside home base and hurled it to first base where Jane Rausser made the out. Mikayla Wong and Alexis Esparza’s dependable pitching paved the way to victory. Alexandra Hearn broke the tie in the bottom of the fifth with the game winning hit.
Airport Appliance Galaxy 7, Barbara Galera DDS-Lightning Bolts 5
At the bottom of the second, the score was 4-3 in favor of the Lightning Bolts. The Galaxy opened the third inning with Kacy Stoddard on first by a walk, a single by Jemma Thorpe and a triple by Mira Piamonte. Bella Vick’s hard hit past first base, drove her around to home and brought the score 7-4. The Galaxy held the lead through the top of the fifth with three strikeouts and three defensive plays. The Lightning Bolts scored one more run in the fourth, but not enough to hold the Galaxy for the win to take them to the championship game.
Law Offices of Paul F. Mahler Blue Dragons 6, Harbor Bay Realty Go Go Geckos 5
The Dragons’ bats were hot for their first playoff game. Ruby Siltanen singled twice, while Savannah Mesterhazy singled, doubled, and drove in two runs. Kennedy Miller’s amazing triple resulted in two scored runs. Helen Montell-Weiland smacked a single for an RBI, and Kimble Helms also singled. Sarah Mahler dazzled on both offense and defense: She singled, and caught throws from Julia Mendelsohn and Mesterhazy for outs at first. Mendelsohn caught a fly ball at second base for an out. While pitching, Madison O’Connor teamed up with Mesterhazy, throwing two runners out at first. O’Connor also had a fielder’s choice and drove in one run. The team played with great focus. This win moves them to the playoff for the championship game on Saturday.
12U/14U Playoff Game
Danish Interior/McDonald’s Central Pink Panthers 9, Bayside Specialty Construction Transformers 5
The Panthers started strong with a two-run first inning, thanks to Meida Tautalatasi’s double. The Transformers came back and were leading, 4-2, but the Panthers took the lead again in the fourth with a triple by Dalia Quezada, scoring Kiara Proctor and Tara Toy. Shannon Regan and Samantha Hugger combined for nine strikeouts to help insure the Panthers’ victory.