Alameda Little League
Kevin Kearney, CPA Tigers 8, Greens and Grains Cardinals 7: For the Tigers, Dallas Rider tripled, doubled, and scored the winning run. Joe Boyden and Mark Makishima hit doubles to contribute to the rally, and Zack Karch drove in the tying run with a single. The Cardinals' pitchers, Tristan Good, Jack Farner, Ian Joyce and Harrison Rogers, showed good command and combined for eight strikeouts, including just two walks, in seven innings. At the plate, Ronald Robertson had two hits and three RBI's in his Major's debut.
The Superspeech & Language Connection Reds 5, Power Engineering & Construction Co. Giants 0: The Reds' Jackson Neugebauer-Drum pitched six innings and struck out 10 batters. The Giants' had solid pitching from Gabriel Castilla and Brandon Wong.
Pappo Restaurants Athletics 3, The SuperSpeech & Language Connection Reds 1: For the A's, Nate Low pitched a complete a game (6 IP, 11 K) and hit two doubles. Jackson Ball drove in two runs and Jackson Cooke drove in one. Jack Saulovich, Anthony Anderson, Clay Restagno, and Zach Repsold played solid defense. For the Reds, Andrew Taira pitched a complete game and shortstop, Jack Loudon, threw out two runners at first base. Offensively, Hudson Hennigh had an RBI single and Darin Taira added a base hit.
Karin Fox, Harbor Bay Realty Bulls 11, Alameda Pediatric Dentistry Knights 5: For the Knights, Oisin
Jodi D. Snyder, Psy.D. Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services Bats 10, Welcome Transportation Sea Dogs 2: For the Bats, Henry Pace, Adam Hoepker and Owen Firestone pitched six solid innings and had 14 combined strikeouts. Adrian Kong, Garrett Deatherage and Lucas Pflueger lead the offense with two hits each. Campbell Walter and Nicholas Chan each had several RBIs. For the Sea Dogs, Gavin Ruport displayed great speed on the bases. Max Hernandez and Reeth Guha both had solid hits and Cosmos Restagno flashed the leather at second base.
Neptune Pearl Blue Claws 10, Jack's Restaurant & Bar Scrappers 5: Hudson Taylor, Rex Weber and Justin Blake hit the ball hard for the Scrappers, with Blake ringing two line drives. Hugh Saulsbury drove in two runs and Myles Easley distinguished himself with solid defense on the mound. For the Blue Claws, Shaan Castro and David Gibbs had the hot bats, combining for three hits and five RBIs. Defensively, Liam McNeil recorded three put-outs.
Neptune Beach Pearl Sand Gnats 15, Scolaris's Good Eats Lugnuts 11: Tyus Arnold doubled and and Isaac Yoon singled for the Lugnuts. In the field, Gabriel Garcia had a double play while Tyus Arnold and Zac Forster both had difficult fly ball catches. A team effort led to the Sand Gnats win. Defensive gems were turned in by Zach Nordberg and Jack Baker. Caven Crooms led the offense with a double and a triple.
Alameda Family Dentistry Grasshoppers 10, Anne Mania Attorney at Law Tincaps 7: For the Grasshoppers, Maslin Couts, William Kelly, William Hester, Dylan McGrew, and Jonathan Tai each had RBIs. Scanlan Derrick, Evan Green, and D.J. Yakura each hit doubles and drove in RBIs. William Kelly made a nice play at third for an out at first.
Torrey Pines Bank Owlz 18, Neptune Beach Pearls Blue Claws 11: For the Owlz, Daniel Velichko led the offense with four hits and two runs scored. Liam Sullivan added three hits and also scored twice. Jacey Canalin added two hits and made an inning-ending bases-loaded catch at third base. Liam McNeil had three hits to power the Blue Claws attack. Ben Rubin and Luke Freeman contributed defensively with two put-outs each.
Parker and Sear's Orthodontics Muckdogs 10, Baron's Meat & Poultry Raptors 9: Collin Ng and Landon Gee led the Muckdogs, both went 3 for 3 with runs scored. Nathan Yoo hit a line drive that plated three runs. Colin Henry and Tyler Reeb also contributed RBI singles. The Raptors were led by Dayron Ricabal, who had a solid two-run base hit to the outfield. Dominic Sarmiento and Jeevan Mahlon contributed RBIs.
Alameda Natural Grocery Volcanoes 6, Alameda Family Dentistry Grasshoppers 1: For the Grasshoppers, Scanlan Derrick hit a double and Cyrus Jones had an RBI. Evan Green and Scanlan Derrick each had key defensive plays. For the Volcanoes, Tyler Ray led the offense with a bases-loaded double, while Jaden Jamula and Andrew Connick added RBI singles. Fionntan Meagher made several nice plays in the field.
West Wind Rays vs. Paden Orthodontics Angels: The Rays flashed some leather, with Ben Webster and Angus Olaes recording outs in the field. Olaes also caught a pop fly and doubled up a runner at first base. Dylan Watt had two solid hits and three RBIs. For the Angels, Julian Munoz had two put-outs, and Justice Reed and Nicholas Dunwood hit back-to-back doubles.
Herbs and Spices Catering Indians vs. Baskin-Robins Cardinals: The Indians were led by the bat of Ziggy Mintz, who drove in six runs including a three-run hit to end the game. Kevin Swayne led off the second inning with a line drive single. The defense was highlighted by Evan Lachs who tagged a runner out at third base, for a key out in the fourth inning. For the Cardinals, Robert Fintland, Tobin Schrager, and Henry Gerber reached base with singles. Zachary Doritch followed with lightning speed, and out-ran a throw to first base to drive in a run. Defense was led by Micah Rezendez, who caught a screaming line drive on the hill.
Shandobil-HBR Rockies vs. PSVM, CPAs Diamondbacks: The Rockies welcomed in the 2013 season with strong hitting by Avery Steuer (3B) and Christopher Bellinger (2B). The Rockies defense was led by Theo Bogdanos, who made a key out at home. Solid defensive plays were turned in by Santiago Enanoria and Senna Garcia. Every Diamondback recorded at least one hit, and the offense was led by Gaelen Dudley's RBI triple. Tyler Donaldson made an unassisted out at third.
Orioles vs. Tigers: The Orioles open the season with great hitting by Damian Sugitani-Senna and strong defense by Logan Thornton, at third base. Sam Smith also made several great plays at first base. This was supported by great hitting on the offensive side by Kaleb Westbrooks, who also made great throws in the field.
Dragon Rouge White Sox vs. Morgan Stanley Blue Jays: For the White Sox, Seamus Connolly and Dawson Stewart connected for a quick out at first base. Christopher Nguyen fielded a tough grounder and made a strong throw for an out at first. Maxwell Stuart led the offense with a solid hit. For the Blue Jays, Jennifer Proffitt had two hits, Noah Barahona recorded two outs and Leo Paredes displayed outstanding sportsmanship.
Alameda Girls Softball Association
Citizen Canine Blue Penguins 9, Blue Lightning 4: For the Penguins, Bea Levy, Natalie Mesterhazy, Lauren Lum and Rachel Nonan led the offense. The Penguins rallied for six runs in the sixth inning, thanks to solid hits and base running by Annika Stenstedt, Gabrielle Strauser, Deanna Benedetto, Jackie Lim, Lauren Lum, Levy and Eileen Rhatigan.
Eyewise Optometry Night Owls 3, M Zoe Couture Purple flames 1: The Eyewise Optometry Night Owls won their first game of the season on the strength of 10 hits. For the Owls, Caroline Phinney, Bella Sloan, and Malia Layag had two hits each, while Harper Atkisson, Lindsay Taggart, Jane Outlaw, and Lila Atkisson each contributed one. Among the defensive highlights was an unassisted put-out at first base by Caroline Phinney, and strong pitching in the last inning by Stella Frame-Ferguson.
Ross, Sinnclaire & Associates Island Storm 4, Tamor and Tamor Attorneys at Law Flaming Skulls 0: The Skulls showed their team spirit, despite a low offensive output. Annabelle Stiger, Isabelle Underwood and Virginia Morgan contributed base hits but a rally couldn't be found. Sophia Baber showed some good fielding skills and had an unassisted out at second base.
Dr. Tabor Black Diamonds 5, Edward Jones-Deb Knowles Four Leaf Clovers 3: The Black Diamonds got off to a quick start thanks to solid hits and heads-up base running by Jadyn Banria and Emani Manuel. In the middle innings, the Diamonds showed their polish with Cammy Restagno, Raymi Shimada and Meg Rosenbaum providing pitching, batting and clutch play in the field. Katy Hosakowa added a clutch single, after nearly taking out the AGSA snack bar with a foul ball.
Arizmendi Lakeshore Red Hot Flaming Eagles VC Dr. Johnson Kitties: The Arizmendi Eagles were on fire at the plate, with Lola and Anne sending line drives into the outfield. Margaret, at pitcher, and Clara, at first base, made a great pair, combing for three put-outs. In her debut as catcher, Sadie made several nice plays on tough pitches and foul balls.