Rangers 7, Tigers 3: The Rangers prevailed in a well played game by both teams. Noah Boonin's two out single plated two runs to break open a close game. Charlie Longenecker and Charlotte Low pitched well, giving up only one run. The offense was led by Mays Washington (3 1B) and Harper Eden (1B). For the Tigers, Anthony Madrigal hit a triple, while both Jacob Greenberg-Bell and Zack Schmidt added doubles.
Tigers 4, Nationals 0: The Tigers beat the Nationals behind a complete game, two-hit shutout by Luke Ditzler. The Tigers played error free baseball, with strong defensive plays by Benji Fine, at third base, and Neo Radcliffe-Jaimes, at second base. For the Nationals, starter Sam Walsh pitched four strong innings, allowing just three hits.
Orioles 12, White Sox 5: The Orioles scored early and were able to hold on thanks to strong pitching from Ryland Henke and Clay Henderson. The offense was led by Henry Quintella, Emmet Tuttle and Louis Whitaker, who all had three hits. P.J. Carney also had a big day at the plate going 2 for 2, with two runs and a walk.
A's 6, Cardinals 2: Moe Flynn pitched five scoreless innings and was dominant on the mound. Catcher, Miles Dyke, threw out a runner attempting to steal second and Kolya Popovic turned a double play at second. Ethan Schnetz hit a dribbler back to the pitcher, which scored Rudy Broom all the way from first base. For the Cardinals, Elias Macalino doubled and Liam McCarthy made a nice catch on a line drive to left field.
A's 4, Orioles 0: Miles Dyke, Hugo May and Jack Hanson pitched masterfully for the shutout victory. Jack Ellis led off the game with a double and he eventually scored. He also made several great plays at shortstop. Cas Graffagna went 2 for 3, scored a run, and made a nifty, running catch in center field. The Oriole's P.J. Carney pitched four strong innings and gave up two runs. Henry Quintella and Ryan Fitzgerald pitched great in relief and Adam Hetherwick made some fine defensive plays in the field.
Giants 14, Mets 4: For the Giants, the Thompson brothers combined for three home runs (Zach 2 HR, Wyatt HR). Emmet Burk and Lucas Dodson also contributed with key hits. Giants starter Wyatt Thompson threw four innings and recorded eight strikeouts. Mets hitter Athan Natsues broke up Wyatt's no-hitter in the fourth inning, which sparked a Mets rally. The Mets rallied for three runs in the sixth inning but came up short. Austin Gath and Jack McColm-DeJong contributed RBI singles and Gabe Matta added a double.
Red Sox 9, Mets 6: The Red Sox were led by the pitching of Noah Patterson and Benjamin Seashore Hobson, the fielding of Aaron Gonzalez and Ro'e Zaid, and a home run by Kaj O'Connell. For the Mets, J.D. Klopotowski and Sam Toney had an RBI singles, Gabe Matta added a triple.
Oakland Girls Softball League
Green Wave 14, Bulldogs 3: Stella McCarthy, Cait McGlynn-Mandel and Amanda Wiley combined to strike out 11 batters for the Green Wave. Kate Etter, McCarthy and Ruby Marshall each scored twice for the Wave, who received timely hits from Sara Ahlich, Emma Talamantes, Miranda Sanborn and Fahina Lauti. Caroline Wynne was outstanding on the base paths. Samantha Patterson-Kohout pitched well for the Bulldogs, striking out nine batters over three innings. Katie Toppin and Cameron Parks had key hits.
Thieves 14, Hayward Diamond Divas 13: With one out in the sixth inning, the Divas hit a line drive with go-ahead runners on base, but outfielder Haley Molsick-Gibson made a great backhand catch to hold the runners. Thieves' pitcher Casey Levitt struck out the last batter to preserve the victory. Diana Pattilos, Sumner Lehman (2B), and Jordan Klein (1B, 3B) led the Thieves offense, while Hayley Dennings and Mariko Takata anchored the defense.
Blue Dolphins 2, Alameda Clovers 0: The Blue Dolphins loaded the bases and scored two runs early, thanks to hits by Sara Blaschka, Annadella Healy, Maya Mehta, Symone White, Ciara Cafaro-Mirviss, Miriam Lerner, Alice McCullough and Kendall Maurer. Pitchers Kendall Maurer, Alice McCullough, Elisa McLeod, Liv Catalano and Annadella Healy combined for the shutout. Healy earned the save. In the fourth, the Clovers challenged with runners on base but were kept scoreless after fine defensive plays from Kendall Clay, Maggie Maurer, and Elektra Williams.
Triple Threat 14, Red Devils 3: The Triple Threat shined in a lopsided victory over the Red Devils. Cameron Lee (2 1B, RBI), Citali Aguirre (1B, RBI), Miranda Weber (2 1B, RBI) and Caitlin Kennedy (2B, 2 RBI), led the offensive charge. Ava Osborn (1B, 2B) closed out the game striking out three of the four batters she faced. Highlights for the Red Devils included solid pitching by Naomi Hartog, aggressive base running by Nia Burnett and great at-bats by Quinn Nelson and Catherine Ripsteen.
Light Blue Lightning 12, Alameda Night Owls 0: The Light Blue Lightning stayed perfect on the season with a 12-0 win over the Alameda Night Owls at Marshall Field. Amara McEvoy had two hits, while Sophie Rathhaus drove in two runs and Anna Kjeldsen pitched a perfect final inning. With the victory the Light Blue Lightning improved to 6-0 on the season.
Piedmont Baseball Softball Foundation
Piedmont Ironmen 3, Piedmont Firebirds 2: The Mustang Ironmen had a hard fought win against the Firebirds thanks to the golden arm of Max Wagener. Wagener had a three-up-three-down inning and also struck out three. Nathan Burge struck out the side in the third inning. In the fifth inning, Braydon Ellis had a double, Brady Dunne had a single, and Tommie McNeil drove in both runners with a solid base hit.
Piedmont Dragons 13, Alameda Cherry Bombers 7: For the Dragons, Rachel Elliot went a perfect 4 for 4, while teammates Maeve Gilbert, Camille Creighton, and Georgia Hayter each went 2 for 3. Hayter had a double and a home run. Nicole Shoptaugh added a two-run triple. Anna Smegal drew three walks and scored two times. Pitchers Caroline Strauch, Creighton, Gilbert, Hayter, and Shoptaugh combined for six strikeouts. The Dragons defense kept the Bombers off the bases while their own base running always seemed to have Dragons in scoring position.
Piedmont Dragons 7, OGSL Bulldogs 11: For the Dragons, Nina Tafapolsky drew two walks and scored twice. Anna Smegal also walked twice and scored once. Julia Tucher went 2 for 2 and scored a run. Defensively, the Bulldogs shortstop Samantha Patterson-Kohout stymied two Dragons rallies, both times snagging line drives with runners on base. Caroline Strauch turned in a heads up double play for the Dragons.
Piedmont Purple Pony Express 8, Piedmont Silver Dolphins 0: Silver Dolphins' Eva Swei, Eden Lorin, Claire Murphy, and Evie Mitchell matched Ponies' Luren Jull, Hanna Ward, Jayanti Singla, Hedy Fredman, and Gracie Hall in a tight pitching battle. For the Dolphins, Amy Derr led the offense with a triple down the left field line. The Purple Ponies rallied with base hits by Friedman, Ward, Singla, and Jull, doubles by Margaret Weaver and Morgan Hunt, and a bases-clearing triple by Leah Bell.
SF Riptide 4, Skyline Dragons 3: The U13B Skyline Dragons' Alex Murphy won nearly every face off, scored a goal, and had two assists. Paul Pappas had some stellar saves to keep the game close. Trailing by a goal with two minutes remaining, the Dragons tied the game thanks to some excellent passing. However, with under a minute in the game, the Riptide were able to score and seal a 4-3 victory.
Diablo Scorpion Stingers 9, Skyline Dragons 1: The U13B Skyline Dragons played a tough game against the top ranked Diablo Scorpion Stingers. The game was scoreless until Dragons middle, Logan Vawter, converted with a long shot. Goalie Paul Pappas was in top form with 15 amazing saves.
Diablo Scorpion Kings 7, Skyline Titans 3: Although they didn't prevail, the Titans defense turned in one of their best performances of the season against an unrelenting Scorpion Kings attack. Wyatt Duffy was outstanding in goal with eleven saves, and Georgie Brayer, Ryan Parkhurst, Joseph Celentano, Zach Evans, and Briggs Settlemier all played strong defense. Phineas Bond, Jack O'Keefe, and Tucker Lake scored once for the Titans.
Skyline Bulldogs vs. Alameda Attack: The Alameda Attack was stopped in its tracks by Skyline goalies Benny Mansell and Charlie Saunders. Orion Allison and Quintan Han along with scoring demons Jonah Azevedo, Max Lipacis, Daniel McLaughlin, Charlie Van Ness, and Nate Briar led the Bulldogs.
Skyline Black 8, Lamorinda Flash 5: Goalie Naomi Moskowitz's three saves and a strong defensive effort from Margaret Faust, Tai Owen, Madysen Caine and Sara Aoki helped Skyline defeat its first A level opponent. Maria Chan and Zoe Torok led the scoring, three each, followed by Essie Atherton and Alexa Ingersoll with one.
Skyline Black 7, Orinda Firehawks 7: In a tough match, goalie Naomi Moskowitz recorded a season high seven saves. Skyline needed every goal from Eve Bond, Margaret Brayer, Zoe Torok, Maria Chan and Essie Atherton for the 7-7 draw. In the final seconds, Alexa Ingersoll and Hayley Sullivan valiantly tried to score, but the Firehawks defense held firm.
Skyline Black 15, Lamorinda Lightning 1: Skyline won the game on aggressive ground ball play. In all, Skyline had 33 ground ball pickups led by Sara Aoki, Maria Chan and Tai Owen. In a balanced offensive effort, Skyline also had five assists. A tenacious defensive effort was led by Elie Cole and Isa Harrison.
Skyline Black 10, Davis 0: It was goalie Naomi Moskowitz's second shutout of the season. She recorded five saves in the game. Lauren Zelnik controlled the draws winning five of six. Scoring was led by Maria Chan (3), followed by Zoe Torok (2). Zoe Moskowitz, Shay Hempeck, Eve Bond and Sarah Aoki were critical in keeping the ball in Skyline's possession.