Island sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
March 5, 2011
6 & Under Division
Little House Cafe Little Angels vs. WebAssign Blue Dolphins
The Angels’ opening game was a tie, with both teams displaying outstanding hitting and defense. Caroline Phinney and Avery Griggs both hit grand slam home runs that brought the crowd to their feet. Nora Jensen and Madeline Doten showed superb defensive skills in the infield by stopping some hard-hit grounders. Kamryn Beene hit a rocket line-drive into outfield to move the Angels runners into scoring position. Overall, the game was an awesome display of teamwork!
8 & Under Division
Coast Guard Chiefs Firecrackers 6, McDonald’s Southshore Blue Diamonds 3
The Blue Diamonds showed energy and enthusiasm in their season opener. Jada Aviles got the first hit of the season with a great double to center. Ayako Keiner had solid hits in the second and fourth and scored two of the three runs. On defense, Zoe Matsuzaki recorded the Blue Diamonds’ first strikeout of 2011. Several girls made nice fielding plays, including Ani Tuutafaiva’s heads-up play at second base and Lula Johnson’s unassisted put-out at first.
AdvancedHealth Chiropractic & Law Offices of Scott Hennigh Royal Dragons 5, Harbor Bay Realty Blue Dynamite 2
The Dynamite’s first game of the season was well fought, with both teams showing great talent at the plate. Both Dynamite runs came in the first inning, with lead-off batter Sydney Watt starting the rally early with a base hit. Madeline Roorda’s single put the Dynamite in scoring position, and Katherine Legg’s double scored two runs to put the Blue Dynamite on the board.
10 & Under Division
Green Energy 2, Citizen Canine Black Magic 0
Thanks to stellar pitching by Katrina Eichel and Elizabeth Avery, the Green Energy defeated the Black Magic, 2-0. It started off as a pitcher’s duel, but the Green Energy’s bats came alive in the second inning. With a flurry of stolen bases, including two by Kimble Helms and one each by Elizabeth Legg and Olivia Reising, the Green Energy took and kept a 2-0 lead.
Coast Guard Cutter Aspen Blue Nose Pit Bulls 10, McDonald’s Central Demon Dogs 1
The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen Blue Nosed Pit Bulls began their season with a 10-1 win against the McDonald’s Central Demon Dogs. The Pit Bulls were anchored by Carolyn Bridges and Kaitlyn Ogata, who pitched several tough, shut-out innings. Ogata speared a line drive and turned a stunning double play with Jane Rausser at first base. Tabitha Compton roped a double to spark the offense, which fired on all cylinders on opening day. Nikki Prislin also pitched a tough inning and showed off her extreme speed on the base paths.
14 & Under Division
Winzler & Kelly Kryptonite 6, Law Offices of Paul Mahler Hot Ice 5
It was a tough loss for the Hot Ice in their second game on Opening Day. Bella Sheel started the game off with a huge triple. Samantha Shaffer sacrificed to bring Sheel around to tie up the game. Meida Tautalatasi smacked a double to earn an RBI while also having a single and triple. Pitcher Tatiana Kelly had a phenomenal catch. A Kryptonite batter popped up a fly and Kelly dashed off the mound and snatched the ball to make the last out for a three up, three down inning. Fantastic pitching and great base running wasn’t enough for the Hot Ice team.