Island Sports: Alameda Little League update
West Wind A’s vs. Monkey Bars Cardinals
Pierce Lapachet hit a grand slam, while Mick Goddard knocked a base hit to right-center for the A’s in their game versus the Cardinals on April 10. A’s pitcher Angus Olaes fielded a ground ball and fired it off to Hudson Taylor at first base. For the Cardinals, second baseman Jonathan Tai and first baseman Colby Okazaki had two great stops. Okazaki also hit a line drive over the pitcher’s head.
Blue Dot Café & Coffee Bar Indians vs. Event Magic Marlins
On April 10, the Indians began with singles by Cooper Brotze and Jack Becker. The Marlins played strong defense with put outs at first by Scottie Rapposelli and Sal Guillen. For the Indians, Reeth Guha excelled at both offense and defense by hitting a single and making several outs as pitcher. The Marlins finished with a base hit by Aaron Norboe and a home run by John Marshall.
Little Mendelson Dodgers vs. Stem to Stern Boating Services
The Farm League Stem to Stern Boating Services Twins hosted the Littler Mendelson Dodgers on April 10. There was some great baseball played Sunday with both teams showing they came ready! Ricky Soderlund of the Twins and Zachary Hayward of the Dodgers each had big hits to the outfield. The kids also played phenomenally on defense. With the bases loaded, Evan Green of the Dodgers leapt from his catching position to grab the ball and make a force out at the plate. The Twins defenders were ready all day, recoding many outs at first. Jake Myers made some nifty plays coming off the mound.
Littler Mendelson Dodgers vs. Mahoney Walker Insurance Agency Diamondbacks
The 2011 Farm Ball Season started off with a bang on April 3 as the Littler Mendelson Dodgers took on the Mahoney Walker Insurance Agency Diamondbacks. Leading off the year, Marco Mora came in ready to play, lacing a single into right field. Owen DeCourcy nearly took out the pitcher with a shot up the middle and Lucas Holley got into the action with a shot later that inning to the right side. There was some great defense played by both sides. Miles Taylor made a nifty play on a pop-up behind the dish, and Lee John Majerus made some impressive early plays at shortstop.
El Caballo Wraps Rattlers 15, Encinal Market Blue Claws 14
For the Rattlers, Ben Ratto caught a fly ball to second base on April 10. Alex Delao and Shamil Youngblood made two outs. Leo Miranda, Alex DeLao and Aaron Garcia hit doubles. For the Blue Claws, Zach Hester to Matthew Becker to Emmitt Phinney for a double play. Dylan Williams caught a fly ball.
McGee’s Bar & Grill’s Lugnuts 16, Wiley Price & Radulovich, LLP Raptors 2
The Lugnuts’ Justin Wong made a double play in the first on April 9 against the Raptors. Raptors pitcher Becca Lagerwey stopped a pop fly in the second. The Raptors’ Vido Ramos and Ian Ramos showed defense in the third. Raptor Johnny Nieters’ hit to left field was stopped by Lugnuts shortstop Joey Green. The Lugnuts scored in the fourth inning with runs by Adam Dean, Aiden Dudley, Jaden Taylor, Luke McCormick and Kory Choy.
McGee’s Bar & Grill Lugnuts 15, Frutti Yogi Muckdogs 6
Justin Wong went five for five while Tanner Roizen and Luke McCormick went four for four to lead the Lugnuts on April 8. Jaden Taylor and Hunter Beales made several key plays. For the Muckdogs, Dima Gilchrist hit a triple and a double while Pete Celaya added a double and a single. Ben Villanueva and Caimin Mackay made some nice plays in the field.
The UPS Store Owlz 11, Alameda Open House Volcanoes 6
For the Owlz, Paul Nguyen, Andrew Russo, Landon Marsh, Gabe Rubio and Derek Balaian all got base hits, driving in two runs. At the top of the second inning, Dylan Tanner hit a lead off home-run over the fence. For the Volcanoes, Marcus Marsh recorded three RBIs while Declan Howard recorded two RBIs. Elijah and Roman Seabock contributed solidly on defense.
El Caballo Wraps Rattlers 12, Nielsen Electric Sand Gnats 5
On April 7, the El Caballo Wraps Rattlers were led by the defensive efforts of second baseman Felix Garcia and Charlie Weiler at first. Their offense was powered by eight different players producing RBIs who were led by Shamil Youngblood (two for two) with three RBIs and Aaron Garcia (three for three) with two RBIs. Sam Meyer got his first RBI of the season. The Rattlers’ batting average was 0.633 slugging percentage and 0.933 for the game. The Nielsen Electric Sand Gnats rallied in the third inning, scoring four runs, with Sam Bilstein driving in two of those runs. Stephanie Guitierrez recorded her third hit of the season. Justin Wong and Alex Camarena made solid defensive plays.
Frutti Yogi Muckdogs 17, El Caballo Wraps Rattlers 16
Leo Miranda and Ben Ratto led the Rattlers with three RBIs, batting three for three, while Shamil Youngblood and Devon Casias also had three hits and two RBIs each on Mach. 13. Defensive efforts by Charlie Weiler and Michael Proffitt at first base kept the game close until the sixth inning. Pete Celaya led the Muckdogs with a key double play to Ranen Chang in the bottom of the sixth inning while hitting two doubles and a single for his team. Dima Gilchrist, Jacob Price and Jerick Griego also hit two doubles each for the Muckdogs.
Frutti Yogi Muckdogs 12, Nielsen Electric Sand Gnats 11
Sebastian Hurtubic and Jacob Price led the Muckdogs in the field and at the plate as the Muckdogs came from behind to win on April 3. Dima Gilchrist went four for four and scored three runs for the Dogs while Ranen Chang and Kellen Sellars made timely plays in the field. The Sand Gnats were led by Adam Hoepker, Ethan Tien, and Olivia Featherstone at the plate while Alex Camarena and Duncan Wilde had the hot gloves.
Nelson Electric Sand Gnats 3, AlamedaOpenHouse.com Volcanoes 1
For the Sand Gnats, Adam Hoepker and Jack Harris each went three for three, Daniel Choi hit a stand-up triple, and Ethan and Kaitlyn Tien made three plays in a row for outs in the final inning to seal the victory. For the Volcanoes, Declan Howard went one for two, putting the ball in play twice, and recorded an assist in the fourth inning while playing shortstop. Jeffery Hodge batted two for two. Jake Yu executed a head’s up play, tracking down a well-hit ball into left field and hitting his cutoff man preventing extra bases.
El Caballo Wraps Rattlers 8, AlamedaOpenHouse.com Volcanoes 2
Alex DeLao and Charlie Weiler led the Rattlers with two RBIs, batting two for two, while leadoff hitter Max Ponssa extended his streak with his sixth single of the season. The defensive glove work of Ben Ratto and Leo Miranda kept the game in control as the Rattlers got their first win and .500 on the season. For the Volcanoes, Zachary Screechfield continues to bat 1.000, going two for two. Jacob Skuta recorded a double and his first run scored on an RBI from Jameson Hoy. Jameson played well on both sides of the ball, recording four put-outs at first base, and batted .500 on the day. Quinn Dooley recorded his team-leading third assist.
Vicki Wang, DDS Orthodontic Care Center IronBirds 9, Nielsen Electric Sand Gnats 2
The IronBirds dialed up timely defensive plays on March 13 against strong hitting from the Sand Gnats. Nate Stackler and Dante Prado caught pop-ups and Kyle Spaulding picked a hot grounder at pitcher. Sam Yep made two unassisted force outs at first base to go along with hitting a double. For the Sand Gnats, Stephanie Guitierrez and Sam Bilstein both batted in runs, David Thomas drove a ball to the outfield fence, and Alex Camarena made solid defensive plays at pitcher and shortstop.
Law Offices of Robert J. Bezemek and Kabob Central’s Thunder 7 , Alameda Neuropsych Redwings 6
Ari Chertock, Jack Loudin, Sean Cook and Liam Johnson pitched for the Redwings against the Thunder on April 9. The Thunder’s Trenton McCoy, Nate Dudley and Ethan Maxim had big hits in the third and fourth innings. The Thunder’s Plamen Tzvetkov made a great defensive catch in the second inning while the Redwings’ Ben Byers made a great catch in the third. The Thunder’s Ezra Hammond stole two bases, and Plamen’s single hit ended the game.
Pappo Bees 9, YSF Printing RockHounds 8
On April 4, the Bees’ Ethan Tillman hit a double off the center field fence in the third, Jackson Barnes struck out the side in the fourth, and David Tuutafaiva drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth. For the RockHounds, Zackery Reese had an RBI double to the center field fence in the first inning, Connor Sparks struck out three in a row in the fourth inning, and Sam Silberstein had an unassisted put out at first base in the fifth inning.
YSF Printing RockHounds 10, Harvest Foods Storm 9
The game took place on Saturday, April 2. For the RockHounds, Ramit Guha struck out the side, in a three-up three-down inning. Darren Taira ran out an RBI infield single. Nirina Parrish hit a two-out, two-RBI double. For the Storm, Marcus Magallariez made an unassisted out at first base. Aeneas Pardo struck out the side in the first inning, and Torin Martin caught a fly ball for an out. All of the kids hustled and showed great sportsmanship.
Law Office of Robert J. Bezemek Thunder 5, YSF RockHounds 4
The first game of the season, March 13, started as a pitcher’s duel between Nathan Dudley (Thunder) and Connor Sparks (RockHounds). The RockHounds scored first, with hits from Nirina Parrish and Nicholas Demmler. Team Thunder scored on hits by Jacques Hernandez and Wylie Jordan. Tied at 4-4, the game ended on a two-out, bottom-of-the-sixth inning single by Logan Carnerie to bring home the winning run.
Law Offices of Robert Bezemek Thunder 9, Tomatina Hot Rods 3
The Hot Rods, fresh off an Opening Day comeback win against the Mud Hens, suffered their first loss of the season to the Thunder on March 17. Keelan Good, Jacques Hernandez and Dallas Rider hit well for the Thunder while pitchers Omari Preston, Kian van der Meer, Nate Dudley and Will Dodge held the Hot Rods to just three runs. Davis Stewart, Nicholas Ferry, Quinn Tubiolo and Jonathan Atases pitched well for the Hot Rods.
Power Engineering Rivercats 12, Litho Process Threshers 3
On March 30, the Rivercats’ Jason Gee struck out three in one inning, and the Threshers’ Nate Low and Jake Gibbons combined to strike out 10 while allowing only two runs. Dylan Bell led with a triple and three RBIs for the Rivercats. The Threshers’ Brandon Wong got on base twice with a walk and an RBI single. The Rivercats’ Justin Cavalli helped out on offense and defense, with a double and two strikeouts.
Power Engineering Rivercats 10, G and L Plumbing PawDogs 3
On March 16, the Rivercats’ Elian Pelayo went one for two with a triple and Dylan Bell contributed two singles and two RBIs. Osirir Johnson pitched three scoreless innings for the PawDogs, and the Dogs offense got moving with Koa Sanchez’s two-run single. Joe DePinna got on base twice, scored one run and made an unassisted double play for the Rivercats. The PawDogs’ Dylan Yee had a great catch in right field.
Power Engineering Rivercats 11, Parker & Sears Orthodontics Mudcats 10
The Rivercats’ Tyler Esplana reached base three times on March 12. Teammate Noah Cha was two for two and stopped a Mudcats run. Mudcat pitchers Max Turner and Sandeep Mahl were both three for three. Kevork Hill gave up only one in three innings, throwing six strikeouts for the Rivercats. Dean Sarmiento was key on both defense and offense for the Mudcats.
Alameda Firefighters Local 689 Angels 5, Adelante Capital Management Tigers 0
On April 9, the Angels’ Joseph Rockwell pitched a no-hitter striking out 10 and walking no one. The Angels’ Devin Nash crushed a pair of home runs over the containers in left field and drove in four runs to lead the offense. Han Winchester made a nice defensive play at second base to end the third inning and keep the game perfect. The Tigers’ Tony Torres and Tyler Middleton were the only ones to reach base on errors, and Adam Bail pitched well, allowing only one run in two innings.
Alameda Firefighters Local 689 Angels 7, Victor P. Republicano Jr., CPA Yankees 5
On April 7, the Angels’ Abraham Saikley and Nolan Floyd each drove in a pair of runs in the first inning to give the Angels a 4-0 lead that they would not relinquish behind the strong pitching of Bryan Woo. Angel Shortstop Joseph Rockwell turned an unassisted double play to help squash a Yankee rally and Abraham Saikley got Matthew Achramowicz, who had a double and triple earlier in the game, to fly out to first base to end the game. The Yankees’ Carson Bridges also had a double, a triple and two RBIs, and Alex Achramowicz had a triple and a pair of runs scored.
Neptune Beach Pearl Giants 2, Pontar Real Estate Management Rays 0
Hunter Hennigh and Devin Noonan hooked up in an early-season pitching duel, giving up one hit between them, with Hennigh going the distance in a 2-0 complete-game, opening no-hitter against the Rays. The Giants’ Owen Sowerwine reached base twice, stealing two bases, and dashed home to score the game’s second run in a close play at the plate. Jacob Smith lined a shot to right field to give the Rays hope, but Hennigh struck out the side to end the threat. The Rays’ Francisco Pedraza relieved Noonan and struck out all five batters he faced in an impressive Majors Division debut.
Pontar Real Estate Management Rays 5, Alameda Firefighters Local 689 Angels 2
Jacob Smith pitched three shut-out innings and added two RBI doubles to lead the Rays over the Angels in a rain-soaked affair on March 14. Francisco Pedraza launched a titanic, two-run homer over the container in left field to stake the Rays to an early lead, and closed the game on the mound, pitching three solid innings to earn the save. Defensively, Grant Bevan made several strong plays at first base, and Isaac DeLao paced the offense with two hits and two RBIs. Joseph Rockwell and Abraham Saikley pitched well for the Angels, and Devin Nash reached base twice, stealing three bases, including a daring theft of home to put the Angels on the board.
Pontar Real Estate Management Rays 12, Rockies 4
On April 1, Devin Noonan struck out the side in the first, and Grant Bevan followed with two hitless innings to pace the Rays. Chris Weber launched a three-run homer to stake the Rays to an early lead, and Isaac DeLao closed out the win with three strong innings of relief. Alex English and Jarod Kathman paced the Rockies offense, and Wesley Cheung was robbed of extra bases on a deep drive to center field that was run down by the Rays’ Francisco Pedraza.