Livermore Little League
Majors Division Playoffs
Giants 7, Phillies 6: It took extra innings to decide the outcome of this nail biter. For the Phillies, Rigo Zapien drove in the game-winning run with a two-run double. Ryan Brandt played stellar defense at second, and Dalton Johnston contributed two hits and strong defense at first base. For the Giants, Eamon Smith pitched well and also made a tough catch in right field. Gavin Napier turned in several nice plays at shortstop, and at the plate, he hit a two-run double. Nolan Smith played well at catcher.
AAA Division Playoffs
Giants 10, Phillies 4: The Phillies took an early lead on Cameron Winter's RBI double in the first inning. However, the Giants responded with several runs of their own, while Aden Calvacanti (2 IP, 5 K) kept the Phillies at bay. The Giants had key hits from Michael Bearden (2 1B, 2B, 2 RBI) and Jeffrey Fairbanks (3B, 3 RBI). For the Phillies, Aiden Bartlett (1B, 3 RBI) and Zachary Neal (3B) paced the offense.
A Division Playoffs
Angels 23, Cardinals 22: After trailing by eight runs in the sixth inning, the Angels rallied and won the game behind Andrew Lorenz's RBI single. The Angels off was anchored by Josh Raborn (4 for 4) and Robert Grout (4 for 4), who combined for eight RBI. Tristan Webb hit a key triple early in the game, which started an Angels rally. For the Cardinals, Brandon Von, Braden McRae, and Tyler Delisle led the offense with two doubles apiece.
Giants 13, Rangers 5: For the Giants, Nolan Kitsuse pitched four shutout innings, while the offense was led by Joey Stangl (2 1B) and Jake Denett (2 1B, 2 RBI). For the Rangers, Jacob Ward displayed outstanding defense, while pitchers Grant Ikeda and Sean Haley (2 IP, 0 R) kept the game close.
A's 5, Rangers 2: For the A's, Jacob Vane anchored the defense, and allowed one earned run in four innings on the mound. Offensively, Michael Friesen and Eric Griffin both hit doubles. For the Rangers, Ryan Hanley pitched well and allowed just one run. Jacob Ward and Colton Berlinn each hit doubles.
Dimaondbacks 5, Rangers 4: In the first inning, the Diamondbacks got on the scoreboard after Dylan Silva drove in two runs with a single. The Rangers responded with four more runs over the next three innings, thanks to hits by Garrett Barker (1B, 2B, RBI), Colton Berlinn (2B), and Sean Haley (1B). In the fifth inning, the Diamondbacks rallied to tie the game on hits by Brett Oelrich, Grant Gomes and Cameron Larsson. In the sixth inning, the Diamondbacks took a one-run lead after Jordan Canning drew a walk, stole second, and scored the winning run on Dane Winslow's base hit. In the bottom half of the sixth, Winslow came on in relief to strike out the last two batters and preserve the win.
Giants 5, Diamondbacks 4: For the Giants, pitcher A.J. Moore (4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 11 K) had an outstanding day on the mound. Offensively, the Giants had RBI singles from Christian Grenier, Garret Gomes and Michael Turpin. For the Diamondbacks, Aiden Follis pitched three scoreless innings, while Austin Statham and Joey Gomez backed him up with solid defense.
Rangers 8, Giants 1: For the Rangers, Justin Pestana pitched a complete game and allowed just one run. Brayden Nunes smashed an RBI single to the outfield and he eventually came around to score. Julian Quigley (1B, 2B) and Joseph Mifsud (R, SB) also contributed hits and runs. Defensively, Anthony Molleson and Thomas McKnight both made tough catches in the field. For the Giants, Michael Turpin scored the lone run and Cooper Wilcox added a base hit.
Rangers 12, Yankees 4: For the Rangers, Collin McDowell (2 for 2, 3 RBI) led the offense, while pitcher Justin Pestana (2 IP, R, 5 K) kept the Yankees at bay. Joseph Mifsud (2 for 2, 2 R, RBI) was also perfect at the plate, and Thomas McKnight added an RBI single. For the Yankees, Shane Waechtler hit a double, while Gio Fuentas and Colby Cairel added singles.
Diamondbacks 7, Rangers 6: For the Diamondbacks, Ryan Kelly (1B, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Joshua Kim (2 RBI) led the offense. In the bottom of the sixth, Kelly plated Joey Gomez for the winning run. Defensively, Jeffrey Patterson caught two pop flies, and Niles Moy earned the game ball for his hard work and improvement throughout the season. For the Rangers, Julian Quigley (1B, R, RBI) and Jacob Hutchinson (sacrifice, R, SB, RBI) paced a balanced offense. Gavin Powers played great defense as catcher and offensively scored two runs, one which he stole home.
Yankees 10, Giants 6: For the Yankees, Matt Fiedor pitched four perfect innings, and was backed by solid defensive plays from Cody Franco. Offensively, Shaun Smith hit a double and Giovanni Fuentes added a base hit and stole home. The Giants were led by Gabriel Emfinger, Michael Turpin, and Grady Harris, who all had key hits.
Rangers 9, A's 7: For the Rangers, Anthony Molleson (3 1/3 IP, 7 K) made his pitching debut. At the plate, Justin Pestana hit two line drive singles and scored twice, Joseph Mifsud contributed two hits, two RBI, and scored a run. Thomas McKnight added an RBI single and scored a run. For defense, catcher Gavin Powers threw to shortstop Caelob Stimpson twice getting base runners out that were trying to steal 2nd base.
Pirates vs. Yankees: For the Pirates, third baseman Graedon Beeler turned in a great defensive play to end the game, and he also earned the game ball. Ryan McKinzie and Xavier Armas also combined for several outs. For the Yankees, strong defensive plays were turned in by Lukas Stifter, Kade Ornellas, Riley Scott, Sean Stotts, Xavier Lortie, James Foley and Nathan Bruan. The offense was led by Noah Roe (2B, 2 RBI).
Yankees vs Red Sox: For the Yankees, Xavier Lortie (2B, RBI), Brayden BlackLock (1B, SB), and Lukas Stifter (2B, 2 RBI) led the offense. For the Red Sox, James Foley, Noah Roe, Kade Ornellas, and Sean Stotts anchored the defense and combined for several outs.
Red Sox's vs Giants: For the Red Sox, Jordan Dennett went a perfect 3 for 3, including a double, and Michael Mal earned the game ball. For the Giants, Caleb Bogdanov and Isaac Romero were top players.
Dodgers vs. A's: For the Dodgers, Jesse Trinta led the offense with three hits, while Dominic Hurtado turned in a great play at first base. For the A's, Owen Swanson played excellent defense, while Cal Duarte paced the offense.
Dodgers vs. Giants: For the Dodgers, Grant Scharnhorst slammed four doubles, while Nate Keaney anchored the defense with three outs. For the Giants, Aiden Bessolo played a great defensive game and Joe Montoya led the offense with a line drive double.
Giants vs. A's: For Giant's, Matthew Stahl led the offense and Aiden Bessolo anchored the defense with multiple outs at first base. For the A's, Jack Hansen pitched well and was backed by strong defense from Noah Jacobs, who turned in an unassisted double play.
Giants vs Padres: For the Giants, Tyler Laymon had three hits, including two doubles, to lead the Giants. First baseman, Aiden Bessiolo, had three unassisted outs in one inning. For the Padres, Tristan Weed made a great play in the field, while Tyler Lahowe paced the offense with multiple hits.
A's vs. Diamondbacks: The Tee-Ball had their first coach pitched game of the season on the AAA field. For the A's, Hayden Druba (3 for 3, 2 RBI) and Andrew Rodgers (3 for 3, RBI) led the offense.
A's vs Rockies: For the A's, Thomas Harris (3 for 3, 2 RBI) and Jake Sekany (3 for 3, 2 2B, 3 RBI) paced the offense.
Giants vs Cubs: For the Cubs, Chaz Patterson (2B, 2 RBI) and Elias Ferran (3 for 3, 3 RBI), and Joseph Bella (grand slam) led the offense.
Diamondbacks vs Cubs: For the Cubs, Talan Yorn (2 1B, RBI), Graham Shawler (2 1B, HR, R, 3 RBI) led the offense, while Justin Pastorius was impressive at the pitcher position.
Pleasanton Girls Softball League
Major Black Division
Richert Lumber Co., Inc. 6, Maverick Networks 4: The Maverick Networks took an early lead, but Richert Lumber Co. came alive in the third and scored five runs thanks to a timely bunt by Nagisa Smalheiser. Despite a big double by Maverick Networks' Emily Crimi, Richard Lumber Co. held on for the win. Angel Duffy made a nice running catch for Richert Lumber Co. Other top players were Jessica O'Neal, Arabelle Franco, and Kaitlyn Jones.
Richert Lumber Co., Inc. 2, Greg Jefferies Academy 0: Great pitching was on display by Greg Jefferies Academy's AnaMaria Beard and Richert Lumber Co., Inc.'s Jessica O'Neal. Jessica also dropped down a key RBI bunt and Caroline Clark added an RBI triple. Top players for Richert Lumber Co. were Caroline Clark, Jenna O'Neal, and Jessica O'Neal. For Greg Jefferies Academy, top players were Hannah Myers, Halle Uhl, and Michelle Wood.
Major Teal Division
Maher Educational Services 10, Diablo Designs Tile and Stone 4: For Maher Educational Services, Alyssa Crumrine and Shauna McMeekin combined for four RBI, while Kennedy Scoffield added a base hit.
Minor Black Division
California Pizza Kitchen 6, Savvy Seconds 3: For California Pizza Kitchen, Brooke Promes (3 for 3, 2 RBI), Kannon Phipps (2 RBI), and Rachel Petty (2 RBI, 3 IP, 0 R) were top players. For Savvy Seconds, Emily Yamasaki (2 for 3), Hannah Haynie, and Addy Mapes each drove in a run and were top players.
Mini Black Division Playoffs
Athen's Burger 15, Maher Educational Services 6: Athen's Burger's bats caught fire in their second round playoff game. For Athen's Burger, A.J. Molina (1B), Ella Melvin (1B), Samantha O'Brien (1B, 2 RBI), Ella Gervasoni (1B, RBI), Julie Novi (1B), Avery Clark (RBI), Alex Stokoe (1B, RBI), Erica Haley (1B, RBI), and Olivia Soble (1B) contributed hits and runs. Samantha O'Brien, Ella Melvin, and Julia Novi all made key fielding plays to help maintain the lead for Athen's Burger. For Maher Educational Services, Kristen Gonzales (2 1B, 2 RBI), Riley Gilletti (1B), Samantha Madsen (2 1B, RBI), Caelin Cavanaugh (1B), Grace Haubner (1B), Kayla Gonzaga (RBI) and Rachel Singh (1B) paced the offense with hits and runs. Defensive standouts for Maher were: Kim Ebbers, Rachel Singh, Caelin Cavanaugh, and Kayla Gonzaga.
Athen's Burger 7, Hopyard Ale House 6: Athen's Burger took an early lead in the first inning and held onto it for five innings. In the fifth inning, Hopyard Ale House's Abbey Baer tied the game, 5-5, with an RBI single. The game went into the International Tie-Breaker, and Hopyard Ale House scored the go-ahead run on Daylin Williams' RBI single. In the bottom half, Athen's Burger plated two runs and won the game in dramatic style. Top players for Athen's Burger were Erica Haley, Julia Novi, and Kayli Shimanuki. For Hopyard Ale House, Abbey Baer, Isabella Restani, and Daylin Williams were top players.
Mini Teal Division Playoffs
Kaelin Construction Inc. 5, State Farm Insurance-Leslie Wolf 4: Brigetta Vance drove in Ella Piergrossi for the winning run on a fifth-inning single as Kaelin Construction Inc. won their first playoff game. Piergrossi had two hits and two runs scored. Also scoring run for Kaelin Construction Inc. were Vance, Sophia Blaska and Lizzie Allen. Monica Nader, Rylie Palfalvi and Allison Chervet singled and scored for State Farm Insurance.