Island Sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Little House Café Little Angels vs. Oakland Knights
In their second game of the season, the Angels lit up the scoreboard by scoring 26 runs in just two innings. Kree Nunnally led the team with eight runs batted in on two grand slam home runs. Kate and Lauren Stockton also contributed to the offensive explosion with solid hits that cleared the bases. The Angels also put on a defensive clinic through outstanding play by Helen Doyle at catcher and Sophia Cooke at third base.
WebAssign Blue Dolphins vs. Piedmont Purple Peacocks
The WebAssign 6U Blue Dolphins rallied to a tie against the strong hitting Purple Peacocks. The weather was nice for the first on-the-road game in Montclair. The Dolphins were treated as Audrey Barnes got a quick lead off hit. Pitcher Katy Hosokawa was able to make a number of plays to first. Rose Wallis also was notable in the field as her glove was like a ball magnet.
Carroll Construction Lightning Bolts 8, Fruitti Yogi Blue Diamonds 0
Natalie Mesterhazy’s home run in the bottom of the first started off the inning. Jordyn Moore had strong hits while Olivia Low struck out the side in the second. Tori Eichel knocked in Lily McKee with a strong hit and the third inning brought six strong hits including Alexis Cantley hitting into the outfield and Sophia Martin del Campo hitting a pop fly. Zoe McCampbell caught a nice ball at third base.
Harbor Bay Realty Blue Dynamite 4, Bayside Specialty/Dr. Johnson & Jolley Green Clover Dragons 3
The Blue Dynamite’s first win of the season was a real nail biter that came down to the very end. Lauren Gaughan singled and scored in the first inning to get things rolling while both teams struggled at the mound. It wasn’t until the fourth inning that Dynamite rallied with a string of seven hits. Joanna Ruiz started with a single, and Jocelyn Ambrosini’s double put the Dynamite in scoring position. Julia Ambrosini had the game winning hit that drove in the fourth and final run.
Bay Area Children’s Theatre Purple Lightning 22, Oakland Bobcats 8
The Purple Lightning pitching was electrifying during their first away game in Oakland. Bea Levy and April McCarver both pitched an inning where they threw two strikeouts and caught the third out themselves. In the first inning, a throw down from catcher Christine Warren to Amanda Quezada stopped an attempt to steal third. Ianna Morris made a quick throw from right field to Briana St. Denis and got the out at first.
McDonald’s Southshore Green Energy 16, Oakland Black Ninja Unicorns 2
The Green Energy started the game strong with three runs on three hits. In the bottom of the first Elizabeth Avery snatched a line drive, preventing a run. After two lead-off walks in the fourth, Sarah McCarthy got an RBI single and the inning ended when Julia Mendelsohn drove in the fourth run. Scoring a final run in the fifth, the Energy went on to win, 16-2.
Citizen Canine Black Magic 18, Oakland Blue Sharks 4
A line drive past second base by Amy Grimm in the first inning brought in an RBI. Mira Piamonte had a three up, three down first inning on the pitching mound, and the team gained seven strikeouts from Kiley Carter, Mariah Moore and Sophia Piamonte, who also contributed with pitching. Deanna Benedetto had a roped hit in the second inning for a double and RBI. The Black magic had an all around great defense to round out the win.
Hayward Wrecking Crew 6 , Dr. Johnson and Jolley Royal Dragons 4
The Alameda Royal Dragons came up just short in a 6-4 squeaker with the Hayward Wrecking Crew. Scoring four runs in the first inning, the Dragons’ powerhouse hitting and superior steeling featured Katie Gee, Madison Turner, and Jemma Thorpe with singles. Bella Vick hit a two-run RBI triple. Emani Vaughn finished off the inning with one-run RBI single. Thorpe and Vick had an excellent showing on the mound, combing for 14 strikeouts. Haley Graybeal hit a single in the second inning, but the Dragons could not hold on to their early lead when the Wrecking Crew rallied in the fourth inning.
Oakland Firecrackers 9, Coast Guard Cutter Aspen Blue Nosed Pit Bulls 4
The 10U Coast Guard Cutter Aspen Blue Nosed Pit Bulls played a tough game against the Oakland Firecrackers but lost, 9-4. Annie McCutcheon stole two bases and scored while Julianne McKenna caught a fly ball and on offense stole second base and scored. Hailey Tolbert locked down first base with her amazing defense. Caroline Bridges threw an amazing second inning as she struck out the side.
Law Offices of Paul Mahler Hot Ice 21, Oakland 14 Karats 5
Stellar pitching from Dominique Barrs, Meida Tautalatasi and Valerie Sheridan in her pitching debut held the Karats to only five runs. It was another fantastic game caught by catcher Sally Parsons. Parsons also had a hot bat, with a single and a double. Quick base running along with icy Hot bats awarded Hot Ice with another win. The 14 Karats’ pitcher, Aiko Takata, started the game off with a three up, three down inning.
Linda Avery Ph.D. Flamin Hot Cheetos 13, Oakland Loan Rangers 3
The Flames busted out against the visitors from Oakland, with Danielle Moyal, Lily Wilmot and Victoria Avery going nine for nine from the plate with two doubles, a triple and a home run, collectively scoring nine of the Flames’ 13 runs. Lily Wilmot pitched to seal the deal by striking out the side twice in the final two innings.
Hayward Black Magic 9, Winzler & Kelly Kryptonite 5
The Kryptonite played with pride in a bruising game against a bigger, stronger Hayward team. Kryptonite pitchers Sasita Knauer, Aliza Newman and Ruby Siltanen were poised and accurate and catcher Esther McCarthey was solid behind the plate. The offense was led by Siltanen, who went three for three with two singles and a double and scored two runs; Knauer, with two singles and two runs; and Casey Smith, with three RBIs. Sindney Swain contributed to the Kryptonite hitting with a big single up the middle in the second inning.