Pleasanton Girls Softball League
Mini Black Division Championship
Athen's Burger 15, Hopyard Ale House 14: With the division title on the line, both teams played well. For Hopyard Ale House, Mia Hildebrand and Isabella Restani shared pitching duties, while the offense was led propelled by Daylin Williams (3 1B), Isabella Restani (3 1B, 2 RBI), Mia Hildebrand (2 1B, 4 RBI), Alex Wampler (3 RBI), Andrea Gregory (2 1B), Abbey Baer (1B, 3B, 2 RBI), Sydney Cohen (1B, RBI), Sadie Brown (1B) and Amanda Engel (1B). For Athen's Burger, every player in the lineup contributed a hit. Pitcher Avery Clark kept the game close, until the seventh inning when Hopyard Ale House took a three-run lead. In the final inning, Athen's Burger rallied with two-outs and Erica Haley drove in the game-winning run with a single. Avery Clark, Kelly Fietz, Ella Gervasoni, Erica Haley, Ella Melvin, A.J. Molina, Julia Novi, Samantha O'Brien, Kate Sanders, Kayli Shimanuki, Olivia Soble and Alexandra Stokoe were top players for Athen's Burger.
Minor Teal Division Semifinal
A2 Technologies 2, Central Painting 1: Bridgett Aguilar struck out 13 batters and allowed just one unearned run as A2 Technologies edged Central Painting 2-1 in a Minor Teal playoff semifinal game. Aguilar, who gave up just four singles in her complete-game performance, struck out the final six batters. A2 Technologies scored the game-tying and game-winning runs when Lacy Becker's single plated Alex Amavizca, followed by Masynne Mendes' RBI single that scored Becker. For Central Painting, Maryssa McKee and Sammi Carlson combined for two earned runs and allowed just six hits. Lexi Valentine's RBI single drove in Kristen Greene for their only run.
Major Black Division Championship
Richert Lumber Co. Inc. 3, Greg Jefferies Academy 1: The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning, when Richert Lumber Co. Inc. rallied for three runs on hits by Jenna O'Neal (3B), Maya Nozaka (2B) and Sarah Layer (2B). Greg Jefferies Academy fought back with an RBI double by Hannah Myers but fell just short. Top players for Richert Lumber Co. were Sarah Layer, Jenna O'Neal and Jessica O'Neal. For Greg Jefferies Academy, AnaMaria Beard, Jessica Emde and Halle Uhl were top players.
Jan MacPherson Memorial Tournament
The Phantom 12B team, led by coaches Pete Schlag and Shannon Giusti, competed in their first tournament and came home from the Jan MacPherson Memorial Tournament with a second place trophy.
In their first game, the Phantom offense exploded for 16 runs as they defeated the San Carlos Force 16-2. Rachel Pettey was dominant in the circle, while Michaela Cabral paced the offense with a single and double.
In their second game, the Phantom narrowly defeated the Foster City Flash 5-4. Pitcher Libby Schlag held the Flash to just one run over the first six innings. In the top of the seventh, the Flash scored three runs and tied the game. In the bottom half of the inning, the Phantom rallied with hits by Hope Alley, Rachel Pettey and Ellen Ebbers, who drove in the game-winning run.
In their third game, the Phantom defeated the San Mateo Slammers 3-1. Once again, Rachel Pettey pitched a strong game while Brooke Promes, Malia Konig and Michaela Cabral paced the offense with doubles. Aliya Lubrin made a great catch at shortstop and Brooke Promes had a strong throw to third that prevented a run from scoring.
In their first game of bracket play, The Phantom defeated Los Gatos Magic 13-5. In the first inning, Rachel Pettey put the Phantom on the scoreboard with a three-run triple. Both Jessica Shockley and Lauren Hermes added two singles and also stole several bases. Kaitlyn Jones pitched the first three innings and was followed by Rachel Pettey, who closed out the game.
In the semifinal game, the Phantom handed Almaden Lightning a 5-4 loss. In the first inning, pitcher Libby Schlag retired the Lightning in order, and at the plate Hope Alley and Lauren Hermes gave the Phantom an early 1-0 lead. The Lightning rallied for three runs in the second inning, but the Phantom answered with four runs thanks to a key bunt and aggressive base running by Abby Curlett and Libby Schlag. Lauren Hermes and Hope Alley also contributed key doubles. Rachel Pettey pitched the final inning and secured the win.
In the championship game, the Phantom faced a tough Foster City Flash team and lost by a score of 17-13. The Phantom jumped out a 3-0 lead after Rachel Pettey held the Flash scoreless in the top of the first.
Rachel Pettey was back to pitch and that she did, shutting down the Flash in the first inning. In the second inning, the Flash scored five runs, but the Phantom battled back with a two-run double from Michaela Cabral and a two-run single from Malia Konig. In the third inning the Flash scored five runs, but once again the Phantom rallied and scored five runs, which game them a 12-10 lead. In the seventh inning, the Phantom held a 13-11 lead but the defense broke down gave up six runs, which ended being the final runs of the game.
The Pleasanton Seahawks attended the Memorial Day weekend Tiger Open long course meet held at the University of Pacific swim facility on May 24-26.
Boys 13-14: Niko Cory achieved a new A time for the 400 IM
Girls 13-14: Alexa Bui achieved 100% best times.
Boys 11-12: Tyler Lu swam for a new PLS Top 10 time for 50 butterfly. Tim Yao achieved four new PLS top 10 times in the 50/100 breaststroke and 50/100 butterfly. Chris Jhong set a new PLS Top 10 time for 200 IM and new PRT times in the 200 IM and 400 freestyle. Calvin Chui achieved new JO times for 50 freestyle, 50/100 breaststroke and 50 butterfly, he also swam for a new PRT for 100 butterfly and a new FW for 200 freestyle. Pieter Cory achieved and new A time for the 400 IM. Justin Huang achieved new times for 50/200 freestyle, 200 backstroke and 100/200 breaststroke. Alex Kuang swam for a JO time for 200 butterfly, new best times for 50/100/200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Michael Martin achieved 2 JO times for 200 freestyle and 400 IM as well as new best times for 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and 200 butterfly. Will Rose achieved best times for 200 breaststroke and 200 IM. Ben Song swam for best times for 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 IM. Ben Sproul achieved new best times for 100/200 breaststroke. Jack Wilkerson swam three new JO times 100, 400 freestyle and 50 backstroke, a new FW for 100 backstroke and new best times in the 50, 200 and 800 freestyle.
Girls 11-12: Izzy Chen achieved new best times for 100 backstroke and 50 breaststroke. Kat Cory did great in her first 400 IM. Bella Hernandez and Rachana Mukkamala achieved 100% best times. Christy Neufeld swam well, and Stephanie Shao swam a strong 200 IM. Miranda Heckman achieved five new PLS Top 10 times for 50 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke and 50 butterfly and a new PRT time for 50 backstroke. Nawoo Kim achieved a new PLS Top 10 time for 100 breaststroke, three new JO times for 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 IM, new PRAT for 100 breaststroke, and a new 50 butterfly A time. Claire Suen achieved two new PLS Top 10 times for 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle additionally she swam for two new PRT times for 100 freestyle/400 freestyle, a new JO time for 100 butterfly and a FW time for 200 freestyle. Paulina Umansky swam for a new PLS Top 10 time for 100 breaststroke, three new JO times for 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 400 IM and a new FW for 50 backstroke. Amber Fornoles swam for a new PLS top 10 time for 200 breaststroke. Fallon Brown achieved five new JO times for 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 50 backstroke and 200 IM. Sarah Rafie achieved a new JO time for 800 freestyle. Courtney Lau swam for three new JO times for 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke. Ashley Johnson swam for best times in the 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Amanda Mobley achieved five new A times. Emma Valentine achieved two new JO times for 200 freestyle and 50 backstroke. Nja Zuniga swam for a new JO time for 50 freestyle. Jennifer Lee swam for three new A times 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 IM. Vera Umansky achieved two new JO times for 100 freestyle, 200 backstroke and 200 IM. Audrik Antonio achieved a new FW time for 50 freestyle and a JO time for 200 breaststroke.
Boys 10U: Alex Smedley achieved four new lc best time for the season with two A and two B times. Akshay Gupta achieved lc best times for 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke. Jaewoo Kim received his first PRT time in the 200 freestyle. Lleyton Patel and Alex Ren achieved PRT times for every event they swam.
Girls 10U: Jocelyn Martin achieved best times in three of her five events with a new B time in her 100 freestyle. Gabby Martinez achieved new best time in all three of her events with B times in her 100 freestyle and 50 breaststroke. Farrah Brown swam well in her first lc meet. Nicole Stiles picked up her ninth Western Zone cut this weekend, competed in her first 400 IM, and earned the high point trophy for Pleasanton Seahawks girls 10U.
Boys 8U: Brycen Martin achieved a best time for 50 breaststroke, Alex Suen achieved new best time for 50 and 100 freestyle, Eric Tandean achieved new best time for 100 freestyle and 50 breaststroke. Dominick Wonosaputra achieved new best time for 50 backstroke and 100 breaststroke. Eric Kang achieved new best times in five of his seven events, taking four seconds off his 100 freestyle time.
Girls 8U: Paige Bennett achieved best time for 50 backstroke, 50 and 100 breaststroke. Adora Do achieved a new B time in 50 freestyle, new best time for 50 backstroke and 100 breaststroke. Aria Harris achieved a new B time for 50 freestyle, 50 breaststroke and 50 butterfly. Breuklynn Harris achieved new B times in 50/100 freestyle, new A time for 50 backstroke, and new best times for 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke. Alcina Kenny new A time in 50 backstroke, new B time for 50 breaststroke, new best time for 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 50 butterfly. Dahlia Versteeg new best and B time for 100 freestyle and 50 breaststroke.