Alameda Little League
Pappo Athletics 6, Greens and Grains Cardinals 1: For the Athletics, Eli Ottaviano pitched a great game, racking up eight strikeouts and allowing one earned run on six hits and three walks over five and one-third innings. Zach Repsold (3 for 3, 2B, HR, R, RBI) led the A's offense. Making his catching debut, Clayton Restagno was instrumental in the win. For the Cardinals, Jack Farner pitched five strong innings with good command. He also had his first extra base hit, a double in the fifth inning. George Chabre made several nice plays in the field at first and second base. Jackson Rodriguez made a running catch in center field and also had a great stop on a hard-hit ball at first base.
Fun Time Photo Booth Threshers 12, Becker Media River Bandits 4: Beckers Media RiverBandits had strong pitching from Matthew Becker and Jezaiah Naigulevu to keep the game within reach. Joey Brady hit a home run and Jeriah Lewis had a triple to lead the Threshers in an eighth-run fifth inning.
Encinal Market Hooks 23, Zero2R Stars 9: For the Hooks, Marcus Magallanez and Emmitt Phinney led the offense and combined for five hits and six runs. Justin Leung and Adrian Yatsko were major contributors on the mound with five strikeouts each. For the Stars, Joey Green struck out the side, had three stolen bases, and was a defensive standout at shortstop. Teammates Estivido Ramos and James Freeman drove in RBIs for the Stars.
Dr. Vicki Wang Orthodontics Red Wings 8, River Cats 3: For the Red Wings, Sean Gorham blasted two triples and drove in three runs and James Kapp smacked a two-run double. Ryan Wong pitched three innings and struck out six, while holding the River Cats to just one run. Connor Bustos stole three bases to manufacture a River Cats run. Shiloh Perez-Miller had two solid at-bats, including an RBI single. Makaio Shea and Isa Salugsugan combined for a double play and Will Dodge made a great stop for an out.
Fun Time Photo Booth Threshers 12, Alameda Police Manager's Assoc. Iron Pigs 5: For the Threshers, Max Ponssa hit a double to start a fourth inning rally. Miles Smith had a solid third and fourth inning in a middle relief pitching effort, allowing just two hits. The Threshers base runners created opportunities with Joey Brady stealing home. For the Iron Pigs, Diego Ottaviano and Davis each stole home, and Brian Pinochi hit a towering shot off the left field wall for a double.
East Ocean Storm 9, Vodafone Hot Rods 4: Hot Rods' catcher, Tate Johnson, saved a run with a tag for an out at the plate. Mady Leung (1B, 4 SB), Zak Zimmerman, Brandon Souza and Dylan Wondolleck led the Hot Rods with base hits. Quinn Rasmussen had a single and an RBI and Scottie Rapposelli Jr. added two hits, including a double and three RBIs. Teddy Baldonado was the hitting and fielding star for the Storm, including a steal of home. Excellent pitching was provided Turean and Ja'Dan Bowman, Tanner MacKenzie, Ryan Chang and J.P. Chiu.
Bowzer's Pizza Riverdogs 10, Sinead Smyth L.M.F.T Rockhounds 3: The game got off to a quick start with a lead-off hit by the Rockhounds Tom Cooke. Pitchers Mateo Hamilton and Dylan Good contributed solid middle innings, each with multiple strikeouts. For the Riverdogs, James Moore made a great catch in the outfield. Tanielia Moli had a long double and Zachary Sreechfield pitched two scoreless innings in the victory.
Vodafone Hot Rods 9, Alameda Pediatric Dentistry Knights 3: Four Hot Rods pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts and walked just two Knights batters. Johnny Neiters and Scottie Rapposelli Jr. had three RBIs a piece. Nine different players scored for the Hot Rods, including rookie speedster, Justin Williams-Huhn. Josh Moleiro had a solid outing on the mound for the Knights, allowing no runs over two innings, while teammate Paul Verdickt added two singles and a stolen base.
Karin Fox-Harbor Bay Realty 15, UPS Store 0447-Bay Farm Thunder 3: For Harbor Bay Reality, Declan Howard made an impressive catch in left center and Nathan Connick pitched a scoreless fourth inning. Michael Chun broke the game wide open with a three run double for the Bulls.
Stem to Stern Mudhens 10, D. Snyder, Psy.D. Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services Bats 9: Logan Hinsberg pitched two solid innings and struck out four hitters. Henry Pace made a great catch in left center field and Adam Hoepker scored twice and drove in several RBIs. For the Mudhens, Zack King struck out four batters in two innings of work, and also scored the game winning run. Brian Fournier was on base three times, scored two runs and drove in one. Lucas Baldizan made two great plays in the field.
Karin Fox, Harbor Bay Realty Bulls 15, Sinead Smyth L.M.F.T. Rockhounds 7: The Rockhounds' Ethan Thomas went 3 for 3 and struck out three batters. Jacob Corfey lined a RBI double to left and made a great play at third to earn the game ball.
For the Bulls, solid defense was on display by Jake Fox and Song Navaska that jolted the Bulls to a win. Solid pitching by Shamar Cook was a big key in the victory.
Sinead Smyth L.M.F.T. Rock Hounds 7, Vodafone Hot Rods 5: The Hot Rods' Quinn Rasmussen had two hits and pitched two scoreless innings. Mady Leung also pitched well, stole three bases and scored two runs, while Scottie Raposelli hit a line drive for a base hit and stole home. The Rockhounds' bats were swinging with Colin Wehmann and Tom Cooke connecting on key hits, while Mateo Hamilton and Robert Lebbert showed their glove skills by making great defensive plays.
East Ocean Storm 7, Jodi D. Snyder, Psy.D. Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services Bats 6: For the Bats, Adam Hoepker pitched two great innings and struck out four batters. Curt Hennecke scored twice and had two stolen bases. Owen Firestone led the Bats offensive with two hits, a stolen base and a run scored. For the Storm, Turean Bowman and Tanner MacKenzie led the offense, both collected two extra base hits. Ryan Chang drove in the game-tying and game-winning runs for the Storm in the bottom of the sixth.
Anne Mania, Attorney At Law Tin Caps 13, Neptune Beach Pearl Sand Gnats 5: The Sand Gnats' offensive efforts were led by Brady Hormuth (2 for 2).
Neptune Beach Pearl Sand Gnats 3, Parker and Sears Orthodontics Muckdogs 2: The Sand Gnats defense was led by Matt Mainguy, Eddie Onaga and Jude Morenz, whose perfect throw from right field resulted in a putout at second base. Aaron Leung drove in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the sixth.
Alameda Natural Grocery Volcanoes 11, Dr. Vicki Wang Orthodontics Iron Birds 10: For the Ironbirds, Andy Truong had two doubles. Nathan Jaramillo and Max Demmler combined for a great third-to-first putout. John Marshall and Andrew Connick executed a successful rundown play for the Volcanoes. Kevin Ochoa ignited the last inning rally with a base hit and Edwin Berg contributed a two-run double.
Torrey Pines Bank Owlz 18, Scolaris Lugnuts 8: The Lugnuts had several spectacular defensive plays, in particular, a force out at second by Tyus Arnold and Jack Murphy. Offensively, Jacob Thornton went 2 for 2 and Issac Yoon had an RBI double. The Owlz Rafael Arredondo had three hits and two RBIs, Matthew Tarvin added two hits and drove in two runs, and Ty Menze contributed an RBI single.
Alameda Natural Grocery Volcanoes 14, Neptune Beach Pearl Sand Gnats 10: The Sand Gnat defense was led by catcher, Finn Monk, who caught a foul pop fly, and pitcher, Dimitri Brown, who recorded three unassisted put outs. Caven Croom led the offense with a triple and a single. Volcanoes center fielder Fionn Meagher threw out a runner at second base from deep in the outfield. Offensively, Jaime Burke collected three hits and drove in a run, while Owen Sacco extinguished a scoring threat in the fourth inning with a game-changing catch.
Yojimbo Sushi Giants vs. Alameda Collision A's: For the Giants, Caden Fogarty had two hits and drove in six runners. Cole Gargano made several nice defensive plays. For the A's, Evelyn Alexander was a defensive force at pitcher and Ian Madsen hit a single up the first base line.
Alameda Girls Softball
Citizen Canine Blue Penguins 9, Hericanes 8: Hericanes got 4 runs in 2nd and 2 more in 4th . Blue Penguins chased at the bottom of 4, scoring Haylee Nguyen and Lauren Lum, followed by Natalie Mesterhazy, Jackie Lim, Deanna Benedetto, Gabrielle Strauser and Haylee in the 5th. Hericanes brought home two, top of the 6th, pulling ahead by 1.
After falling behind, 4-0, the Blue Dolphins rallied for six runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Haylee Nguyen (2 R), Lauren Lum, Natalie Mesterhazy, Jackie Lim, Deanna Benedetto, and Gabrielle Strauser scored runs. Chantal Zavala-Sheridan tied the game with a home run, and Annika Stenstedt broke the tie. Pitcher Beatrice Levy shut down the Hericanes in the final inning to end the game.
Great Kids Educational Therapy Blue Lightning 20, Maureen Shandobil Harbor Bay Realty Cherry Bombers 4: The Blue Lightning had an outstanding game both offensively and defensively. Triples were provided by Sophia Piamonte, Elizabeth Legg, Briana St. Denis and Zoe Foster. A double play was executed by Andrea Jasso, at second base, and Elizabeth Legg showcased her pitching skills.
The Seven Salon Black Magic 10, Coast Guard Green Explosionz 3: For the Black Magic, the combination of Ella Stiger, Lili Gonzales, Mary Starnes, Ashley Roben, and Cate Rosenbaum looked stellar defending the outfield. Taylor Andolsek went 2 for 2 with three RBIs and three runs scored.
Ross, Sinclare & Associates, LLC Island Storm 5, Purple Flames 0: Thanks to strong pitching and timely hitting the Island Storm shutout the Purple Flames. Graciella Bosco had an RBI double that plated Sophie Eastwood. Sonya Narensky also added an RBI single.
Encinal Market Green Pixies vs. Arizmendi Lakeshore Flaming Eagles: The Flaming Eagles had a strong defensive showing. Lola Whalen made two outs at pitcher. Margaret O'Keefe, Anne Rosenbaum, and Lindsey Duncan fueled the team with their solid hitting. Fellow Eagle, Manaia Taula-Lieras, who broke her arm at practice before the season opener, continues to root on her team by cheering from the side.