Island sports: Alameda Blaze update
The Alameda Blaze 12U team were the victors of the Incline Village Softball Tournament on July 10-11. The Blaze were undefeated in this tournament, are now 22-6 on the season and now have two championships and three second-place finishes in their five tournaments.
Saturday July 10
Alameda Blaze 10, Santa Rosa Victory 2
Alameda scored four runs in the top of the first and cruised to a win. Caroline Liu, Dominique Shaver, Kiara Proctor and Kennedy Hanson powered the offense and Samantha Williams pitched a four-hitter for the win. The Blaze accumulated 12 hits with Liu’s double and Alanna Reyes’ two-RBI single being the highlights.
Alameda Blaze 12, Stockton Rage 0
The Blaze had nine runs in the first, and Vivienne Saulovich pitched a two-hitter for a big win. Meida Tautalatasi and Samantha Hugger both had two hits and Saulovich helped her own cause with two hits.
Alameda Blaze 13, Auburn Storm 7
Auburn started the game with six runs in the top of the first, but Alameda responded with nine of their own in the bottom of the inning and held off the Storm for the win. Kennedy Hanson led the Blaze offense with a three-run home run and four RBIs. Pitcher Shannon Regan overcame a tough first inning to limit the Storm to only one more run for the rest of the game. Regan also had three hits and two RBIs. Catcher Alanna Reyes had a strong game with a nice play on a foul pop and throwing out a Storm runner to end an inning.
Sunday July 11
Alameda Blaze 8, Santa Rosa Victory 3
The heart of the Alameda batting order had 10 hits and six RBIs to lead the Alameda offense, and pitcher Shannon Regan scattered eight Santa Rosa hits to earn the victory and advance to the finals. Jordan Cenidoza had a particularly strong game with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Alameda Blaze 7, Scotts Valley Trouble 5
The Blaze exploded for six runs on six hits in the sixth inning to take the lead and hung on for their second tournament championship of the season. The Scotts Valley pitcher was dominant through the first five innings allowing only four Alameda hits, but the Blaze had five straight hits to start the sixth and blew the game open. Sammy Williams and Kelley Desmond had back-to-back triples to drive in the tying and leading runs, and Meida Tautalatasi and Kennedy Hanson provided three more RBIs to push the lead to 7-3. The Trouble had a strong hitting lineup but pitcher Sammy Williams was up to the challenge, giving up only three earned runs and striking out five.