Angels 13, Nationals 0: The Nationals mounted a rally in the top of the first on hits by Zack Nelson, Paul Herman and Liam Rizzo, but could not push a run across. The Angels wasted no time in the bottom half, scoring five runs. The key hit was a bases loaded triple by Isaiah Ireland. Aidan Young, Jonah Chambliss and Cameron Bonzell combined to pitch a shutout. Chambliss hit three doubles and scored three runs. Shmuel Edelman and Cole Stephens and clutch hits.
Red Sox 6, A's 0: Kaj O'Connell and Takumi Crombie combined for the shutout victory. Aaron Gonzalez led the Red Sox offense with a home run. For the A's, lead-off hitter Kolya Popovich went 2 for 2, while Moe Flynn and Jack Ellis both pitched well in relief.
A's 3, Giants 2: Jack Hanson pitched another gem and Hugo May kept the door shut with a brilliant closing performance on the mound. Chance Parenteau drove in two runs. Ethan Schnetz went 2 for 2 and Rudy Broome hit a sacrifice grounder for the game winning RBI. The Giants' starting pitcher, Wyatt Thompson, struck out six in three innings.
White Sox 7, Rangers 3: The White Sox got their first win, with Ben Rapson pitching efficiently (4 2/3 IP, 0 BB, 5 K). Isaac Charlesworth (2 for 3) had the game winning hit on a towering, two-run homer. Cal Gibbons (2 for 3) provided some insurance in the bottom of the fifth with a three-run triple. In the fifth inning, with two outs, Nick Ahlers entered the game and struck out three to record his first save. The Rangers were led by Noah Boonin's solid pitching and RBI double.
Cardinals 6, Red Sox 5: For the Cardinals, Marshawn Jaramillo and Tommy Austin each drove in two runs in a five-run first inning. Jaramillo and Nico Hausser each pitched three strong, and catcher Simon Adams keyed one of two Cardinals' double plays. In the play of the game, Ezra Fenner caught a fly ball and threw out a runner trying to advance to preserve the win.
Tigers 6, Yankees 0: The Tigers beat the Yankees thanks to a complete game shutout by Jacob Greenberg-Bell, who allowed just one hit. Greenberg-Bell also had an RBI triple. Zack Schmidt had three hits, Benji Fine hit a double, and Jack O'Keefe had two hits, including a bases loaded triple.
Giants 10, Tigers 10: The Giants and Tigers dueled to an extra inning tie. The Tigers' Luke Ditzler threw three shutout innings and Ben Isola allowed no earned runs in two. Zack Schmidt, Jacob Greenberg-Bell, Ditzler, and Isola each had multiple hits. The Giants' bats, led by Ryland Takaro, Aidan Weinstein, and Zach Thompson opened the game with a string of five hits and four runs.
Nationals 13, Mets 5: Three innings of strong pitching from starter Sam Walsh, including six strikeouts, set the table for the Nats win. Offensively, Zack Nelson paced the Nationals with four hits. Liam Rizzo added a double and Sandler Douglas added a bunt single. The Mets' Billy Brophy hit his first home run of the year, a towering shot to right-center.
Orioles 8, White Sox 7: After spotting the White Sox an early five-run lead, the Orioles mounted a late comeback and squeaked out a one run victory. Clayton Henderson led the way with two hits and three RBIs. Peter Lehman, Henry Quintella and Emmet Tuttle also delivered big hits and drove in runs for the O's. The White Sox got strong pitching from Sam Miller and Emilio Cohen. Nick Ahlers led the offense with two hits.
Mets 8, Orioles 1: The Mets jumped out to an early lead on hits by Athan Natsues, Sam Toney, and Billy Brophy. Brophy was also solid on the mound, yielding no runs through four innings. For the Orioles, Louis Whitaker came on in relief and pitched three and two-third scoreless innings, while Emmet Tuttle drove in the lone run for the Orioles.
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Thieves 9, Green Wave 8: For the Theives, Summer Lehman's walk-off single plated Diana Pattillos with the game winning run. Casey Levitt pitched three scoreless innings and Ruby Crudo pitched a strong one and two-third innings. Lehman, Jordan Klein and Mari Takata each had two hits, and Anaelle Oiknine and Olivia Petty's defense shined. Stella McCarthy pitched two scoreless innings for the Wave.
Thunder 14, Piedmont Mudhens 8: For the Mudhens, starting pitcher Nicole S. struck out nine.
For the Thunder, Emma Mears and Kate Packer-Dawley combined to hold the Mudhens to eight runs.
Royal Blue Flames 14, Red Devils 4: Sydney Ferris and Mari Crampton had RBI singles, and pitchers Leah Wildmann and Kallie Hansel-Tennes combined for strikeouts, as the Royal Blue Flames defeated the Red Devils. For the Red Devils, Sasha Carey made an unassisted put-out at second base, and Eta Lauti (3 K) and Nia Burnett provided strong pitching.
Piedmont Flaming Mustaches 6, Jalapeños 1: The Jalapeños fared well in their season opener against the Piedmont Flaming Mustaches. Despite excellent pitching by Emily Eckart and Jackie Bowman (3 IP, 4 K), the Flaming Mustaches came away with the win. The Jalapeños had key contributions by Ani Hadley, Jillian Catanzaro, Mia Cecchettini, and Salome Pintado-Vertner.
Triple Threat 8, Hayward Jolt 8: Triple Threat put together an impressive game with strong pitching by Ava Osborn, Caitlin Kennedy and Gabby Plue, who combined for 12 strikeouts. Ava Osborn, Caitlin Kennedy, Charlene Din and Casey Moore also contributed base hits.
Piedmont iScream 10, Sky Blue Jets 3: The Sky Blue Jets were aggressive at the plate early on with a big outfield hit by Aniah Wise. Late in the game, the Jets rallied late with a three-run inning, thanks to clutch hits by Leah Gutierrez, Jamie Burgasser and Zoe Hindman. For the Piedmont iScream, Jillian Tiao, Isabella Epstein, and Daphne Korcuska pitched well.
Blue Dolphins vs. Purple Pandas: The Dolphins scored six runs on hits from Maya Mehta, Liv Catalano, Kendall Maurer, Sara Blaschka, Annadella Healy, Maggie Maurer, Elektra Williams, Symone White, and Elisa McLeod. Solid defense was put on display by Gwen McCarthy, Kendall Clay, Miriam Lerner and Alice McCullough. Annadella, Maya and Kendall M. combined for eight strikeouts and kept the Pandas from scoring. For the Pandas, Gina, Addie and Karolina contributed solid hits.
Light Blue Lightning 16, Piedmont Silver Dolphins 0: Tyler Velasquez and Kyndal Todd collected two hits each, and Annie Coeck played stalwart defense at first base as the Light Blue Lightning celebrated opening day win over the Piedmont Silver Dolphins at Beach Field. Pitcher Anna Kjeldsen notched two strike outs for the Lightning, and Emily Ballati was honored with the game's most spirited player award.
The Oakland Strokes Rowing Club are committed to ensure that the sport is available to anyone who is serious about excelling at rowing, no matter their pedigree.
In cooperation with the East Bay Regional Parks, Oakland Strokes established a youth outreach program in the fall of 2010. Over the past three years, operating out of the Tidewater Boating Center near the High Street Bridge in Oakland, the Strokes have introduced almost 300 young participants from the surrounding neighborhood schools to the sport of rowing in the scenic waters of the Oakland Estuary and San Leandro Bay.
These athletes, called "juniors" in the rowing lexicon, have the opportunity to be coached by the best high school rowing coaches in the country but the program is so much more than that. Outreach rowers have tutoring and mentor programs also available to them. Uniforms, transit passes and van transportation are provided. Boating safety instruction, swimming lessons and some regatta travel costs are all covered by vigorous fundraising efforts on the part of the Oakland Strokes community.
Oakland Strokes rowers practice nearly every day of the school year. The discipline and work ethic that is part of the sport translates to great success in life. Rowing has provided entrée to the best schools in the country for many Oakland Strokes athletes.
In addition to underserved youth, Oakland Strokes also has outreach programs to accommodate adults, adaptive rowers and veterans. Oakland Strokes is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the opportunity to experience rowing for kids of all backgrounds. For more information about joining or supporting Oakland Strokes, go to www.oaklandstrokes.org, or call 510-434-1755.