Piedmont Middle School
The eighth grade boys Scots basketball team took second place in the final middle school tournament. The roster includes: Bing Mitchell, Lane Manalo-LeClair, Jameson Malecki, Kyle Mortimer, Chris Conn, Jake Mura, Willy Matsuno, Prince Liu, Dara Kasrovi, Jackson Beieler, Jordan Leon, Blake Meyers, and Coach Olin Russum.
The PMS 7th Grade Boy's Highlanders basketball team finished the season with a third place finish in the "A" League Tournament. Max Davis was named to the All-Tournament team. The final season record for Piedmont was 14-5. The Piedmont roster includes: Ben Barrett, Max Davis, Cole Kingston, Quinn Willrich, Mitchell Bloemker, Asst. Coach, Gerald Lloyd, Jordan Cortes, Jacob Prager, Lane Bentley, Third Row: Coach, Josh Dozier, Emmett Reed, and Roy Connors.
Orioles 11, Nationals 5: The Orioles grabbed an early lead thanks to hits by Henry Quintella, Clay Henderson and Oren Rose-Strochlic. They followed up with stellar defense including solid pitching by Ryan Fitzgerald, who threw four strong innings. Peter Lehman delivered a key RBI single. For the Nationals, Paul Herman got two early hits and the team rallied in the sixth, scoring three runs on walks and hits by Zack Nelson, Dylan Moore and Sam Walsh.
Red Sox 6, Angels 1: The Red Sox received outstanding pitching from Noah Patterson and Aaron Gonzalez. Benjamin Seashore Hobson played well on defense.
A's 3, Rangers 1: Hugo May pitched four innings for the A's and Jack Hanson and Moe Flynn provided shutdown relief. Jack Ellis led the A's hitting with a double and a triple. Grant Konkel had an inning ending catch in the third. Charlotte Low and Charlie Longenecker pitched well for the Rangers and Mays Washington was 2 for 2 with an RBI double.
Mets 10, White Sox 9: The Mets beat the White Sox in extra innings, first tying the game in the bottom of the sixth and then clinching in the bottom of the eighth on Billy Brophy's winning run. The White Sox also had hits from Ben Rapson (3 for 4, 2 RBIs), Nick Ahlers (2 for 4, RBI) and Sam Toney (4 for 5, 2B) and an outstanding over-the-shoulder catch by Clayton Lamoureux. White Sox offense was led by Isaac Charlesworth (3 for 4, HR, R, RBI).
Tigers 9, Cardinals 1: The Tigers scored six runs in the first inning with home runs by Benji Fine and Luke Ditzler. Ditzler threw five strong innings and Nick Fitzhugh closed it out. On defense, Teo Von Elgg made two outstanding defensive plays at second base. For the Cardinals, Railey Stern Yen caught two deep fly balls in right and Obie Kahne threw five innings of strong relief.
Yankees 4, Giants 0: Yankees starter Brendan Hogg pitched five shutout innings with eight strikeouts. Giants starter Wyatt Thompson threw four innings (4 IP, 2 H, 8 K). For the Yankees, Hogg, Jackson Staples, Michael Dixon, and Oliver Purves provided the offense. Left fielder Charles Bush caught a tough line drive in the third inning to preserve the shutout. For the Giants, Ryan Hunt and Max French contributed hits.
Giants 19, Nationals 11: Both teams hit home runs in the first. For the Giants, Zach Thompson followed up his first inning grand slam with two more home runs. Ryland Takaro, Wyatt Thompson, Aidan Weinstein, Max French, Thomas Mosley, and Gabe Katz all had multiple hits. The Nationals mounted an impressive 17-hit attack led by Dylan Moore (1B, HR, R, RBI) and Toby Bazeley (4 1B).
Mets 1, Tigers 0: Billy Brophy pitched a complete, near perfect game in a no-hitter against the Tigers (CG, 0 R, BB, 12 K). The Mets offense came from Joey Hickling (1B, RBI). Defensively, Sam Toney made an outstanding back-hand play on a sharply hit grounder to preserve the no-hitter. The Tigers also had strong pitching performances from Ben Isola (4 IP, 2H) and Anthony Madrigal (2 IP, 3 K).
A's 6, White Sox 5: Malcolm Sykes owned the sixth inning for the A's, striking out two batters in relief, then hitting a walk-off double. Miles Dyke was great behind the plate and Chance Parenteau made a key catch in left. For the White Sox, Emilio Cohen had a impressive game pitching (3 2/3 IP, 2 ER) and hitting (2 for 3, 2B, RBI). White Sox player Isaac Charlesworth blasted a three-run home run.
Yankees 17, Rangers 9: The Yankees got their third straight win behind the strong pitching of starter Miles Hickey. Jackson Staples came in relief to close the door on the Rangers. Yankee Ethan Argue had two hits including a double and three RBIs. Yankee Niku Cowan added two hits including a perfectly placed bunt. Rangers Jack Clydesdale and Charlie Longenecker had two hits apiece and three RBIs. Sam Nelson pitched a scoreless inning on four pitches.
Cardinals 7, Orioles 1: The Cardinals scored six runs on seven hits in the first inning, including triples by Mikey Robinson and Jose-Maria Villas-Boas. Then, Marshawn Jaramillo pitched just one out short of a complete game with 11 strikeouts. Eli Schrag contributed his first Majors run scored. For the Orioles, Oren Rose-Stochlic pitched two scoreless innings and Tony Todd made a great catch at second to start an inning ending double play.
Oakland Girls Softball League
Piedmont Mudhens 8, Green Wave 5: Cait McGlynn-Mandel pitched steadily and Danielle Pohlsen pitched, played shortstop and catcher in a Green Wave loss. Miranda Sanborn was solid all-around and Adanni Harper displayed her speed on the base paths.
Thieves 12, Piedmont Dragons 11: The Thieves won a thriller when Sarah Barton slid under the tag at home to score the winning run on Sumner Lehman's fielder's choice to second base. Barton had four hits, and Lehman, Hayley Dennings, Mari Takata, Casey Levitt and Marissa Petty each had two. Sarai Ashley and Anaelle Oiknine made great catches to secure the victory.
Bulldogs 13, Firecrackers 10: For the Bulldogs, Natalia Guerrero recorded her first base hit in her softball career which also led to an RBI. Ellie Novogradic and Livi Cafaro-Mirviss each had a double, while Cameron Park and Kayla Jones ran the bases well. Samantha Patterson-Kohout had 12 strikeouts. Firecrackers' shortstop Elena Larsen turned a double play, and Fiona Osborn hit a single and a double.
Royal Blue Flames 9, Piedmont iScream 6: Timely hitting and solid pitching led the way for the Royal Blue Flames. Victoria Carton and Kayla Soderback had key RBIs, and Zoe Meek and Sofia Williams made crucial defensive plays for the Flames.
Hayward No. 2 1, Royal Blue Flames 0: Pitchers Hannah and Savannah Sandoval pitched brilliantly as the Hayward Lady Bandits won in five innings. Exceptional fielding from Blue Flames shortstop Victoria Carton, first baseman Sofia Williams, catcher Kallie Hansel-Tennes, third baseman Zoe Meek, and pitcher Natalie Craig helped keep the score close.
Red Devils 9, Piedmont Flaming Mustaches 8: The Red Devils claimed their first victory of the year. Georgia Henke has four RBIs in her last four at-bats. Eta Lauti blanked the Mustaches, striking out the side in the first inning. Citali Marmolejo and Catherine Ripsteen also collected their first hits and RBIs of the season.
Blue Dolphins 3, Piedmont Mini-Extreme 2: For the Blue Dolphins, Maya Mehta hit a walk-off single that plated Kendall Clay for the winning run. Pitching by Miriam Lerner, Maggie Maurer, Sara Blaschka, Kendall Maurer and Annadella Healy kept the Mini-Extreme scoreless after the first inning. Symone White, Alice McCullough, Elektra Williams, Ciara Cafaro-Mirviss and Liv Catalano contributed solid hits.
Triple Threat 12, Sky Blue Jets 6: Triple Threat scored a victory with solid defense and impressive offense. Atiya Whitfield (2 1B, 2B, 5 RBIs) and Fiona Hickey (1B) led the offense. Charlene Din turned an impressive double play with bases loaded to end a Jets rally.
Boys -- U15 Division
Central Marin 8, Skyline Titans 4: Skyline received strong face off work from Sam Rosenbaum. Goalies Nick Price and Hank Shaw had numerous saves and were in sync with their defense. Brandon Lew was exceptional at ball handling and racked up one goal. The remaining goals came from Quinn Porter, Wes Yost, and defender Morgan Pullen.
Walnut Creek Warriors 14, Skyline Titans 4: Skyline played a fast-paced game, showing crisp teamwork on offense on all four scores. Goals were scored by Ollie Elmgran, Dimitri Manolis and Marshall Petty. Assists were provided by Sam Reynolds, Petty and Nainoa Azevedo. John Novogradac made impressive saves throughout the game.
Skyline Dragons 4, Central Marin Bluejays 2: The Skyline Dragons roared to a victory, as Andrew Jiang, Luke (Trey) Andersen, Logan Vawter, and Hadi Shanaa all scored. Goalie Paul Pappas recorded 13 saves, with support from Dragons tenacious defense, kept the Bluejays in check.
Skyline Dragons 5, Burlingame Coyotes 3: Skyline's defense was in top form with strong saves and out of crease work from goalie Paul Pappas and an aggressive front-line led by Sheldon Andrews, Thomas Ruane, and Trey Anderson. Skyline goals came from Will Jackson (2), Hadi Shanaa, Josh Miller and Hunter Settlemier.
Skyline Titans 9, Central Marin Blue Jays 2: Joseph Celentano scored four goals as the Titans improved their record to 5-2. Jack O'Keefe scored twice, and Evan Eldridge, Luke Pfeiffer and Tucker Lake each added a goal. O'Keefe and Eldridge both had one assist. The Titan defense led by Georgie Brayer, Ryan Parkhurst, Zach Evans, and Briggs Settlemier was once again dominant, and goalie Wyatt Evans had several game-changing saves.
Skyline Highlander 15, Central Marin Bluejays 8: Luke Biehn, William Baum, Jack Dunlap, Gregory Gately, J.D. Harrison, Michael Ross, Zev Schwab and Lucas Tucker all scored. Groundballs were led by Ismet Ceric, Joe Firestone, Liam Burns, Alden Heske, Owen Richards, Conor Wayland and Whit Woolard. Joe Hempeck made seven saves.
Skyline Highlander 9, Pleasanton Cyclones 7: Ground balls were led by Joe Firestone, Luke Biehn, Jack Dunlap, Gregory Gately, J.D. Harrison, Joe Hempeck, Alden Heske, Owen Richards, Antonie Rivera, Tommy Smegal, Lucas Tucker and Whit Woolard. William Baum, Michael Ross and Zev Schwab scored goals and Joe Hempeck had seven saves.
Skyline vs. Pleasanton Torrent: Skyline goalies Cormac Whitney, William Devine and Zachary Quilici marshaled their defenses against a fierce Torrent attack. Daniel McLaughlin and Benny Mansell combined with playmaker Charlie Van Ness to lead Skyline.
Skyline Black 9, Diablo Scorpion Outlaws 9: It was an epic battle of the unbeatens. The Skyline girls got five saves from goalie Naomi Moscowitz and goals from Georgia Lichty (3), Alexa Ingersoll, Bella Jackson, Essie Atherton, Eve Bond, Madysen Caine, Lily Keville, and Lauren Zelnik.
Skyline Black 12, El Dorado Hills LadyTrojans 1: Defense and ground balls ultimately won the game for Skyline. Goalie Naomi Moscowitz recorded five saves while Sara Aoki, Tai Owen and Zoe Rickard led the defense. Scoring goals were Bella Jackson, Georgia Lichty and Hayley Sullivan, Essie Atherton, Maria Chan, Madysen Caine, Zoe Moscowitz and Lauren Zelnik.
Skyline Black 9, Walnut Creek Warriors 0: It was Skyline's first shutout of the season thanks to nine saves from goalie Tai Owen. All nine goals were scored by different Skyline players, with five goals coming off assists. Sara Aoki scored the first goal of her career.
Skyline Black 9, Pleasanton Pride 3: The final game of the weekend showed Skyline's strength -- scoring on assists. Madysen Caine, Alexa Ingersoll, Maria Chan and Lauren Zelnick all had assists. Elie Cole and Ingersoll each had four ground balls and Eve Bond had three.