Island Sports: Alameda Little League update
Pontar Real Estate Management Rays 5, Emerald Packaging Rockies 4
Brannen Elshire went two for two with three runs scored, including the winning run on a walk-off shot to left center by Jacob Smith in the bottom of the eighth inning, to lead the Rays to a comeback win over a gritty Rockies’ squad on April 21. Francisco Pedraza pitched four innings of hitless ball, striking out nine, to earn the win in relief of Devin Noonan and Jacob Smith. Nate Low added two hits to pace the Rays’ offense. Wesley Cheung started for the Rockies and pitched four quality innings, helping his own cause with an RBI triple and two runs scored. Jarod Kathman pitched well in relief, holding the Rays to one run, and lined a two-run double in a comeback fifth inning to give the Rockies their second lead.
Alameda Firefighters Local 689 Angels 2, Emerald Packaging, Inc. Rockies 0
On April 16, the Angels’ Joseph Rockwell pitched a shutout, striking out 11 and walking no one. The Angels’ Bryan Woo had the team’s only hit of the game, and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch; Devin Nash stole home right behind him. Nash also threw out a runner trying to steal and Gavin Richardson had a nice catch in right field to help preserve the shutout. The Rockies’ Wesley Cheung also pitched a complete game, striking out the first 12 batters he faced. Cheung finished the game with 14 strikeouts and added a triple. Kai Schneidegers laid down a nice bunt single, and Jacob Hugger also had a hit and a sacrifice to lead the Rockies’ attack.
Alameda Firefighters Local 689 Angels 6, European Wax Center A’s 5
On April 14, the Angels’ Bryan Woo pitched five effective innings, allowing only two earned runs; he also went three for four at the plate with a pair of triples and three RBIs, driving in the tying runs in extra innings and coming around to score the winning run. Josh Guerrero and Abraham Saikley each scored a pair of runs, and Saikley pitched the last two innings for the win. Cody Lim also had a good defensive game with a couple of nice catches in left field. The A’s Cameron Yuen had given his team a lead earlier in the game with a two-run homer over the center field wall. The A’s Nathan Wong also had three hits and had given the A’s a 5-3 lead in the top of the seventh, with a two RBI triple. Yishan McNabb pitched effectively into the sixth inning and had a pair of hits.
Harvest Food Products Storm 8, Choit Robles Architecture LLP Riverdogs 7
Friday, April 22, Maxwell Onaga doubled in the second to bring in two RBIs. Sophie Nilsson singled in the fourth, and later earned her at-bat by stealing home. L.J. Rose earned two strikeouts pitching. The Storm’s Jacob McNamee caught four fly balls and one line drive defensively. Miles Smith singled in the second. Torin Martin singled in the third, stealing second and third. Later, Kobe Kiener doubled in the third.
McGee’s Bar & Grill Lugnuts 11, Fruitti Yogi Muckdogs 10
Tanner Roizen, Justin Wong, and Aiden Dudley went three for three as the Lugnuts held on to win on April 21. Roizen, Wong, Kory Choy, and Hunter Beales made timely plays in the field. For the Muckdogs, Justin Odom, Jerick Griego, and Pete Celaya each hit a double and a single while Sebastian Hurtubic had three hits. Odom combined with Jacob Price for some big outs while Dima Gilchrist snagged a line drive to first.
Wiley Price & Radulovich, LLP Raptors 8, Nielsen Electric Sand Gnats 7
The Sand Gnats’ Adam Hoepker caught a towering fly ball as shortstop, Justin Wong made great defensive plays as pitcher and Alex Camarena displayed amazing hitting. The Raptors’ Max Hernandez had two doubles at bat and caught two fly balls. Also hitting well for the Raptors were Becca Lagerwey, Vido Ramos, Evan Hesse and Nicholas Chan.
MXL Commercial Construction Bats 14, Wiley Price & Radulovich, LLP Raptors 8
The Bats’ Zachary Albers got an out on third in the first while Will Roberts made a stunning play on first in the third. Gleicher and Joe Loughran both hit doubles. The Raptors’ Nicholas Chan hit doubles in the first and fourth. In the third inning, Shamar Cook got runner out on third, Ian Ramos and Max Hernandez got two runners out on first. Evan Hesse hit a double in the fourth.
Vicki Wang, DDS Orthodontic Care Center IronBirds 11, AlamedaOpenHouse.com Volcanoes 7
The victorious IronBirds saw Scott Kelly and Malachi Francois turn in great defensive plays. Sam Yep had two great catches at first base to end the game and JP Chiu recorded an RBI single. For the Volcanoes, Will Ahrens, Chris Schneider and Chalita Chahini all recorded RBIs. Quinn Dooley caught two consecutive pop flies at the pitcher position.
MXL Commercial Construction Bats 21, Encinal Market BlueClaws 8
On April 18 for the Bats, brothers Donovan and Brandon Gross had multiple RBIs while Adrian Yatsko added strong defensive play in the infield. BlueClaws second baseman Shane Connolly fielded several ground balls and tagged out two runners. Outfielders Eli Siltanen and Dylan Williams were responsible for two back-to-back fielding stops.