Nationals 3, White Sox 1: The Nationals and White Sox played scoreless through four innings until an RBI single by Nick Ahlers (2 for 2) drove in Samuel Miller. The Nationals answered in the sixth, with three runs on hits by Dylan Moore, Paul Herman, Sam Walsh and Henry Deck. Zack Nelson pitched three scoreless innings for the Nats. Toby Bazeley and Herman pitched strong relief. Isaac Charlesworth battled the pesky Nats for nine scoreless outs, handing off to Ben Rapson, who allowed just three runs.
Cardinals 10, A's 5: In the Majors season opener at Chabot Field, timely hits from Jose-Maria Villas-Boas, Elias Macalino and Obie Kahne keyed a two-out, five-run Cardinals rally in the second inning. From there, solid pitching and team defense cemented the win. Nico Hausser had two hits and pitched two and two-third innings of relief. Josh Manheimer caught four strong innings. For the A's, Grant Konkel and Cas Graffagna went 2 for 2, and Malcolm Sykes pitched well.
Giants 15, Rangers 10: The Giants opener was a rematch of the 2012 Championship between the Giants and the Rangers. The Giants hitting was strong throughout the game, led by Zach Thompson's three-run home run. Matthew Drake, Wyatt Thompson, and Aidan Weinstein all contributed doubles. The Ranger's Jack Clydesdale (1B, 2B, 2 RBIs) and Charlotte Low (1B, 2B, RBI) provided the team's offensive fire power, while Holden Smith pitched
Giants 8, Cardinals 5: The Giants jumped out to an early lead and their pitchers held on for the win. Starter Wyatt Thompson threw two scoreless innings. Aiden Weinstein and Matthew Drake made their major league debuts and set up Gabe Katz-Savell, who closed out the game. The Cardinals had strong relief pitching from Tommy Austin and Marshawn Jaramillo. Sharp defense from Mikey Robinson kept the Cardinals in the game.
Orioles 7, Angels 3: Orioles Ryland Henke and Ryan Fitzgerald held the Angels to three runs while striking out 10. Both had big hits and Fitzgerald made a shoestring catch that started a triple play. Emmet Tuttle, Clay Henderson, and Henry Quintella also delivered clutch hits for the Birds. Jonah Chambliss was dominant for the Angels, striking out 11 through four, and crushing a ball off the fence. Isaiah Ireland also contributed a big hit for the Halos.
Red Sox 16, Yankees 3: The Red Sox beat the Yankees and were led by the strong pitching of Benjamin Seashore Hobson, Kaj O'Connell and Aaron Gonzalez. The Sox had a balanced offense, with big hits from Joshua Mannix. For the Yankees, Michael Dixon hit a home run.
Tigers 6, A's 5: The Tigers beat the A's thanks to a four-run rally in the bottom half of the final inning, with doubles by Heron Johnson Vigeant and Zack Schmidt, and a game winning single by Jonathan Phillippi. Luke Ditzler pitched three scoreless innings and Neo Radcliffe-Jaimes made two great defensive plays at second base to keep the Tigers in the game. For the A's, Jack Hanson pitched no-hit ball for four and two-third innings. Rudy Broome made a great catch in left field and Hugo May pitched well in relief.
Lamorinda 13, Skyline Titans 2: Brandon Lew and Quinn Porter bookended the game with scores in the first and fourth quarter, respectively, but the game was mostly notable for highlighting emerging strength on defense. Nick Perkotcha was strong and aggressive defending in the first quarter and suffered a painful arm injury, taking him out for the rest of the weekend. Will MacDonald stepped up, blocking shots and forcing turnovers throughout the game.
West Valley Firehawks 11, Skyline Titans 1: Skyline competed strongly but suffered an 11-1 loss with several key players out. The only score came from Henry Heckman after an assist from Brandon Lew. Julius Allen did it all on defense, collecting several ground balls and forcing turnovers. Quinn Porter and Nick Lee were relentless on both sides of the ball.
Lamorinda Burn 13, Skyline Dragons 1: Despite a lopsided score, several players had solid games including goalie Josh Miller who had five saves, and Shanaa Hadi who scored Skyline's lone goal. Skyline's defense was led by Hunter Settlemier, Kyle Serota and Sheldon Andrews, all of which helped to slow down Lamorinda's strong group of attackers.
Skyline Dragons 7, San Ramon Raptors 2: The Skyline Dragons were in top form against the San Ramon Raptors with great overall play by the Dragon defense, including multiple saves by goalies Andrew Jiang and Harrison Mercier. The Skyline offense didn't disappoint, with Will Jackson and Hadi Shanaa finding the net three times apiece. Andrew Stoddard had an assist, and Logan Vawter scored the final goal.
Skyline Titans 15, Lamorinda 3: The Titans exploded for fifteen goals in their second win of the season. Rex Walters led with five goals, and Jack O'Keefe and Ben Huntington each scored twice. Theo Yu,Oliver Backer, Tucker Lake, Joseph Celentano, Evan Eldridge, and Henry Cooper all scored. O'Keefe had three assists, and Backer, Eldridge, Nicholas Ames, Josh Berg, and Phineas Bond contributed assists. Wyatt Duffy made an impressive debut in goal, and the Titan defense was once again dominant, behind Berg, Georgie Brayer, and Ryan Parkhurst.
Firehawks 8, Skyline Titans 4: After falling behind 3-0 in the first half, the Titans stormed back to narrow the gap to 4-3 but eventually fell short in their comeback bid. Wyatt Duffy was once again strong in goal, with seven second half saves. Jack O'Keefe led Titan scorers with three goals, and Rex Peters scored once. Both Joseph Celentano and Oliver Backer had one assist.
Skyline Bulldogs vs. Pleasanton: Skyline Bulldogs had a strong season opener against Pleasanton. Zach Kramer, Max Lipacis, Benny Mansell, Nathan Briar, and Jonah Azevedo scored goals, while William Devine, Cormac Whitney, Quintan Han, and Orion Allison displayed field dominance. Charlie Saunders and Jonah Azevedo were brick walls in the goal box, blocking three shots each. The team effort showed that the Bulldogs are poised for an exciting season.
Skyline Bulldogs vs. Walnut Creek Maroon: Skyline Bulldogs vs. Diablo Scorpions: The Walnut Creek Maroon met a fierce attack from Bulldogs' Jonah Azevedo, William Devine, Cormac Whitney and Benny Mansell, and clutch play in goal from Zach Kramer and Daniel McLaughlin. On the following day, the Diablo Scorpions ran into scoring machine Charlie Saunders and impenetrable goalies in Max Lipacis and Charlie Van Ness.