Mets 4, White Sox 1: For the Mets, Billy Brophy pitched five strong innings with 12 strikeouts and allowed only two hits as the Mets edged the White Sox. Brophy also added offense with a two-run inside the park home run. Drew Downs contributed a two-run double and then closed out the game in relief. Emilio Cohen led the White Sox with a hit and a run scored, and also made an outstanding diving catch at second base.
Tigers 15, Rangers 8: The Tigers defeated the Rangers thanks to four hits from Luke Ditzler and three hits each by Ben Isola and Zack Schmidt. Jacob Greenberg-Bell and Nick Fitzhugh pitched well in relief. For the Rangers, Charlotte Low was the offensive star with a bases clearing triple while Jack Clydesdale added two singles. Cole Dupee was a defensive star catching a line drive in center field.
Orioles 3, Angels 2: In a tightly fought match-up, Oriole's P.J. Carney pitched five strong innings, and Oren Rose-Strochlic came in and threw a scoreless sixth. Rose-Strochlic also hit a towering RBI triple off the fence and scored the winning run. Peter Lehman, Cole Stephens and Cameron Bonzell contributed big hits while Clay Henderson and Ryan Fitzgerald shined on defensive. For the Angels, Isaiah Ireland and Cameron Bonzell kept the game close from the mound, while teammates Lorenzo Bartolotti and Desmond Griffith made outstanding plays in the field.
Nationals 6, Cardinals 1: Zack Nelson and Dylan Moore combined to hold the Cardinals to just one run and three hits, including nine strikeouts. Paul Herman contributed two hits and two RBIs, while Sam Walsh, Hugh Velline, Moore and Nelson all reached base and scored. For the Cardinals, Obie Kahne pitched solid relief and Liam McCarthy walked and scored the lone run.
Cardinals 9, Rangers 1: The Cardinals were powered to victory by two home runs from Josh Manheimer (3 for 3). Tommy Austin pitched shutout ball through four innings allowing just one hit, before Manheimer's home runs sparked eight runs. Nico Hausser hit two doubles and Simon Adams added two hits. The Rangers pitched well, Holden Smith allowed just one run on two hits over two innings over work, while Sam Nelson struck out the side in the final inning.
Yankees 2, A's 0: The Yankees shut out the A's with excellent pitching and great defense for their first victory of the season. Starting pitcher Jackson Staples had eight strikeouts over four innings, and Brendan Hogg had four strikeouts in relief. The A's pitchers held the Yankees to just one hit, a single by Brendan Hogg. For the A's, Moe Flynn threw three hitless innings. At the plate, Dominic Sykes went 2 for 2 and Jack Hanson went 2 for 3 with a double.
Tigers 10, Red Sox 4: The Tigers beat the Red Sox on strong pitching by Anthony Madrigal and Heron Johnson Vigeant. Ten different Tigers had hits, including three by Jack O'Keefe and strong hits by Jon Phillippi and Benji Fine. For the Red Sox, Joseph Pinon caught the entire game and was outstanding behind the plate and Ben Huntington made two stellar plays at second base.
Angels 2, White Sox 0: The Angels edged out the White Sox in a pitcher's duel. The Angels came up with four hits, including an RBI double by Samuel McEdelman. Pitchers Aidan O'Young, Samuel McEdelman and Jonah Chambliss combined for the shutout. Cameron McBonzell flashed the leather in the third inning, squelching a rally and keeping the White Sox off the board. For the White Sox, Ben Rapson pitched five strong innings, yielding no earned runs.
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Thunder 9, Green Wave 8: In an exciting game the Thunder scored a walk-off run to win the game. The Green Wave fell behind early but eventually rallied for the dramatic finish. Amanda Wiley's strong pitching in the later innings enabled the Green Wave's comeback. Caitlynn McGlynn-Mandel and Fahina Lauti also played well for the Green Wave.
Bulldogs 16, Piedmont Dragons 10: In a hard fought battle the Bulldogs prevailed over the Piedmont Dragons. For the Bulldogs, solid pitching was on display by Samantha Patterson-Kohout, Grace Goodsell, and Abby Slater. Offensively, Katie Toppin (3B, 2 RBIs), Ellie Novogradic (2 for 3, 2 RBIs) and Maya Rosen led the offense. Tiana Chang scored in each at bat and Claire VanNess , Kayla Goodwin and Livi Cafaro-Mirviss reached base safely in every at bat. Offensively for Piedmont, Georgia Hayter had a three-run triple in the first inning. Camille Creighton led off the fourth with a triple and eventually scored. Piedmont pitchers held the lead thru the third inning but in the final two innings, the Bulldogs came thru with eight runs and completed the comeback.
Thieves 16, Hayward Diamond Divas 3: For the Theives, Marissa Petty pitched two scoreless innings with six strikeouts, and went 3 for 3 at the plate (2B, 2 1B) with three runs scored. Hayley Dennings and Sarah Barton had two hits each, and Ruby Crudo, Anaelle Oiknine, Casey Levitt and Diana Pattillos each had one hit. Olivia Petty had a defensive gem in right field.
Sky Blue Jets 10, Piedmont (No. 2) 9: An exciting rematch of last year's 8U Championship game, the Blue Jets defeated Piedmont. The Sky Blue Jets scored the go-ahead run in the final inning, and were led by Sophie Contu, Elyse Brill and Rasia Thornton.
Triple Threat 18, Piedmont iScream 16: In a game where offense played a key role, there were several Triple Threat defensive highlights by Miranda Weber at third base and Cameron Lee at first base. Kaitlyn Iglesias went 3 for 3 and scored two runs.
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El Dorado Hills Trojans 13, Skyline Titans 4: Skyline looked alive after traveling all the way to Folsom to face the Trojans. All scores showed crisp team work and great shot placement. Brandon Lew fed the ball to Quinn Porter for the first Titan goal in two weeks. Back in the groove, Quinn scored again. Returning from injury, Wes Yost made his presence known and scored goal number three. Skyline's final goal of the game was a beautiful feed from Elijah Tucker to Henry Heckman who struck net with a nice underhanded bounce shot. Julius Allen was strong on defense breaking up plays and goalie Hank Shaw had his best game of the season.
El Dorado Hills 7, Skyline 3: After making the journey two hours inland to El Dorado Hills, the Titans played a tough game against the Trojans. Alec S. Abdul-Rahim lead the defense with 14 saves as goalie. Jason Sun came out aggressive and scored two goals by halftime, and was assisted by Sam Reynolds. Parker Bosche was strong in face-offs and Marshall Petty had eight shots on goal. Strong defense held the Trojans scoreless in the fourth quarter, while Ollie Elmgren scored the final goal with a minute left.
Skyline Titans 8, El Dorado Hills Trojans 1: Evan Eldridge scored two early first quarter goals, and the Titans never relinquished the lead in another dominant performance. Rex Peters also scored twice, and Aydan Beavers, Ben Huntington, Oliver Backer, and Georgie Brayer each added a goal. Backer, Jack O'Keefe, Phineas Bond, and Tucker Lake all had assists. The Titan defense was once again stifling behind Brayer, Josh Berg, Ryan Parkhurst, Zach Evans, and Briggs Settlemier.
Skyline Highlanders 10, Lamorinda Torch 3: The visiting Skyline Highlanders remained undefeated for the season with a 10-3 thumping of the Lamorinda Torch in a contest in which the Highlanders controlled the tempo from start to finish. J.D. Harrison and Mike Ross led the scoring highlights as each produced hat tricks, while Gregory Gately and Jack Dunlap ripped through the Torch defense to deposit two goals each. Zev Schwab, Mike Ross and Owen Richards each guided well designed passes for assists. Goalie, Joe Hempeck, made three saves including two acrobatic stops in the second half. The leaders in possession changing scoops of ground balls were Lucas Tucker, Gregory Gately, Jack Dunlap, Joe Firestone and Luke Biehn.
Skyline Bulldogs vs. Wildcats Red and Blues: Charlie Saunders and Max Lipacis linked up to score against the Wildcats Red, while goalie Daniel Mclaughlin played outstanding defense, blocking two shots. Orion Allison was stellar on ground balls while Jack Chin led the way in scoring against the Wildcats Blue team. Goalie, Nate Briar, blocked one shot.
Skyline Jayhawks vs. Alameda Attack: The Jayhawks had another strong outing this weekend in their match up against the Alameda Attack. Henry Brayer led the Skyline offense with three goals, while Soren Dixon, Andrew Dorman, and Adam Abdul-Rahim contributed a goal each. Goalie, Henry Littell, recorded six saves. Zachary Berg, Nathan Palumbo, Michael Aikawa, Aman Sundarrajan, Littell and Dixon contributed assists. The team showed a lot of hustle winning 64 ground balls. Palumbo lead the team chasing down 12 ground balls during the day.
Skyline Jayhawks vs. SF Wildcats Red and Blue: The Skyline Jayhawks continued their hot streak against the SF Wildcats. In their first game of the day, Henry Littell powered the offense with three goals, while Nathan Palumbo contributed two goals, and Jake Disston added one. Adam Abdul-Rahim had three saves in the goal. Skyline racked up nine steals and won 62 ground balls during the game. During their second game, the Jayhawks came back from a two goal deficit to win the game. Jojo Murphy, Andrew Dorman, and Graham McWeeny scored one goal apiece. Griffin Shields and Henry Littell kept the game close, combining for four saves in the goal. Skyline scooped 27 ground balls and compiled 20 steals.
Black 10, Petaluma 4: Skyline defeated Petalma due to outstanding defensive performances by goalie Naomi Moscowitz (four saves) and defenders Sara Aoki, Margaret Faust, Alexa Ingersoll Liza Wollard and Isa Harrison. Scoring was led by Georgia Lichty and Madysen Caine followed by Zoe Torok, Lauren Zelnik, Lily Keville, Elie Cole and Bella Jackson.
Black 6, San Ramon Condors 1: Despite terrific goaltending by the San Ramon Condors the Skyline girls persevered to emerge victorious. Margie Brayer led a relentless assault by the offense. In a well-balanced effort, six different Skyline girls scored: Hayley Sullivan, Tai Owen, Zoe Moscowitz, Elie Cole, Bella Jackson and Georgia Lichty.
Black 11, San Ramon Hawks 3: The Skyline offense was in total control against the Hawks with rookie Shay Hempbeck scoring her first goal of the season. Goalie, Naomi Moscowitz, had a solid three saves while Skyline won every draw thanks to aggressive centers Essie Atherton and Madysen Caine. The defense was led by Zoe Ricard, Isa Harrison, Sara Aoki and Margaret Faust.