Island Sports: Alameda Girls Softball Association update
Games played during the week ending April 17
WebAssign Blue Dolphins vs. Ross, Sinclair & Associates Lucky Charms
It was a great spring day this Saturday when the Blue Dolphins made a splash hosting the Lucky Charms. Anna Kranson, Charlotte Daly, and Lucy Sacco kept the fielders busy with amazing hitting. Brighid Mahoney showed her skill as a seasoned player while in the field being key to may crucial plays. Despite the early lead by the Lucky Charms, the Blue Dolphins swam up and ended the game with a tie. Good work by all!
Little House Café Little Angels vs. Wind River Bumblebees
The Bumblebees played against the Lil’ Angels. Ruby Jordan showed great improvement, showing great support for her teammates. She had her eye on the ball from beginning to end and was always ready for the play. Lucy Allison was struggling with a loose tooth during the game but in the end, her batting skills shined through. With the first pitch, she hit the ball far and brought her teammates home. The Bumblebees are showing great progress and this season is getting more exciting!
8 and Under Division
Coast Guard Chiefs Firecrackers 1, Harbor Bay Realty Blue Dynamite 0
For the second time in the same week, the Blue Dynamite found themselves facing the slow and steady Firecrackers and coming up a run shy. The Dynamite pitching team was solid at the mound and consisted of Joanna Ruiz, Katherine Legg, Kaitlyn Cassidy, and Kenna Davis. Even though the Dynamite had only three hits they shined defensively, with a standout play from Joanna Ruiz at third base.
Carroll Construction Lightning Bolts 13, Bayside Specialty/Dr Johnson and Jolley Clover Dragons 1
In the bottom of the first, hits by Tori Eichel, Vivian Biczynski, an RBI single by Olivia Low and Natalie Mesterhazys’s triple scored two and Jordyn Moore ended the four-run inning with a nice RBI single. In the bottom of the second, the hits kept on coming from Chloe McMann-Chapman, Sophia Martin del Campo and borrowed player Tiana Bullock with a RBI single, and it was a multiple-hits-and-RBI-day for most of the girls. Jordyn Moore hit a triple in the fourth, scoring two runs. The game featured great pitching from Natalie Mesterhazy, Jordyn Moore and Tori Eichel.
10 and Under division
Citizen Canine Black Magic 17, Coast Guard Cutter Aspen Blue Nose Pit Bulls 3
It was an overall great game for Amy Grimm, with three RBIs and a force out at second base in the third. Hazel Johnson had another great play at second base to first base for the out. Catcher Lauren Lum and third baseman Deanna Benedetto picked off an attempted steal to third in the bottom of the fourth. Lauren Lum, Mira Piamonte and Mariah Moore added singles.
Dr. Johnson & Jolley Royal Dragons 3, Bay Area Children’s Theatre Purple Lightning 2
It was another close game for the Bay Area Children’s Theatre Purple Lightning. Briana St. Denis had a base hit that scored two runs early in the game. Christine Warren made a play at home tagging out the runner as she tried to score. Christine also threw to Megan Stiling for an out at third base. Ianna Morris made the long throw from third to April McCarver at first, beating the Royal Dragons runner.
Citizen Canine Black Magic 4, Alameda Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Green Energy 1
Pitchers Mira and Sophia Piamonte combined for 13 strikeouts. In the third inning, Mira Piamonte’s double drove in two RBIs, scoring Isabella McCarter and Hazel Johnson. Cheyanne Rios drove in another RBI and a nice hit from Mariah Moore for a single. First baseman Alex Martinez had two great assists from Hazel Johnson and Amy Grimm at second for outs. Brooklyn Bilstein in the outfield displayed solid defense throughout the game.
14 and Under Division
Law Office of Paul Mahler/McDonalds Shoreline Hot Ice 13, Piedmont Semi-Aggressive Dinosaurs 7
A big hitting day for the Hot Ice team combined with an awesome defense held the Dinosaurs to seven runs. Dominique Barrs had a phenomenal six RBIs, Becky McEachern had two, and Lisette Perez, Valerie Sheridan, Tatiana Kelly and Meida Tautalatasi each had one RBI. Annie Lynch, Bella Sheel, Becky McEachern, Ariana Verduzco and Sally Parsons all had singles.
Hayward Black Magic 12, Linda Avery Ph.D. Flaming Cheetos 4
The Flames faced another out-of-town tournament team in Rec League play, but made a good showing. Danielle Moyal and Cassie Lumpkin combined for consecutive putouts at third to stop scoring threats. Catcher Maura Willow sealed the plate and tagged out a runner attempting to steal home. Victoria Avery and Alexis Esparza each smashed RBI triples, but sadly, Hayward scored more.
Hayward #1 7, Winzler & Kelly Kryptonite 4
The Winzler & Kelly Kryptonite played a near perfect game up to the last inning in a tough loss to a seasoned Hayward team. Elizabeth Noble led the Kryptonite on offense with a hit, an RBI and a run. Center fielder Margaret Pendo played a great game and saved a possible home run with a grab of a booming shot by Hayward.