Red Sox 9, Rangers 2: The Red Sox were carried to victory over the Rangers with strong pitching by Noah Patterson, Kaj O'Connell and Ben Huntington, backed by solid team defense and productive base running. The Rangers were led by Charlotte Low (1B, 3B) and Cole Dupee (2 1B, RBI).
Giants 10, Orioles 5: The Giants jumped to an early lead over the Orioles with seven runs in the first. Several players had multiple hits: Ryland Takaro, Wyatt Thompson, Aidan Weinstein, and Emmet Burk. Zach Thompson hit a home run before stopping an Orioles rally from the mound, allowing no runs for the remainder of the game. For the Orioles, Clay Henderson had a home run, Henry Quintella had a double and a triple, and Adam Hetherwick added a two-run double.
Red Sox 5, Cardinals 2: The Red Sox earned a hard-fought victory over the Cardinals with a winning combination of steadfast pitching by Benjamin Seashore-Hobson, Noah Patterson and Kaj O'Connell, web gems from Hobson and Takumi Crombie and big hits from Aaron Gonzalez, Joshua Mannix, Joseph Pinon and Luke Ionin. For the Cardinals, the stellar pitching of Marshawn Jaramillo kept the game tied at two until the sixth. Railey Stern Yen got his first Majors hit with a bunt single.
Angels 4, Tigers 3: Angels pitchers, Cameron Bonzell, Aidan Young and Jonah Chambliss combined to pitch a scoreless 6 2/3 innings. However, the Tigers' Jack O'Keefe hit a long double and Jacob Greenberg Bell hit a three-run homer to tie the game. The Angels prevailed in extra innings when Isaiah Ireland doubled and later scored the winning run on Lorenzo Bartalotti's bases-loaded single.
A's 14, Mets 8: For the A's, Jack Hanson (3 for 4, 2B, HR, R, 6 RBI) had a great day at the plate. Pitchers Hugo May, Jack Ellis, Ethan Schnetz and Moe Flynn sealed the win. For the Mets, Sam Hersey (3 for 3, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI), Drew Downes (2 for 3, 3B, 2 RBI), and Sam Toney (2 for 3, RBI) led the offense.
Yankees 9, White Sox 6: In a closely-fought battle against the prevailing Yankees, several White Sox players had multi-hit games: Emilio Cohen, Sam Miller, Sammy Sanchez and Nick Ahlers. Miller and Ahlers also pitched well in the second and third innings respectively.
Tigers 10, Yankees 7: The Tigers beat the Yankees behind a 10-hit attack led by Zack Schmidt's three-run home run and a bases-clearing triple by Jonathan Phillippi. Jacob Greenberg Bell and Heron Johnson Vigeant each pitched three strong innings for the Tigers.
Giants 12, A's 8: In the top of the sixth inning, lead-off Giants hitter Max French, hit a double that ignited a four-run inning that secured the win. Ryland Takaro, Wyatt and Zach Thompson also contributed doubles. For the A's, Chance Parenteau (2B) and Grant Konkel (1B, 2 RBI) led the offense, while Miles Dyke anchored the defense with five innings behind the plate.
Orioles 14, Rangers 3: The Orioles' Ryland Henke pitched four crisp innings, allowing just three hits while striking out six. Ryan Fitzgerald had a three-run home run, and P.J. Carney went 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBI. Tony Todd, Henry Quintella and Lou Whitaker also had key hits. The Rangers' offense was led by Jack Clydesdale (1B, 2B) and Nathan Nakadegawa-Lee (bunt single), while Harper Eden had a brilliant catch in right field and Sam Nelson struck out the side in one inning of work.
Nationals 20, White Sox 10: In a high-scoring game against the Nationals, several White Sox players had multi-hit games: Emilio Cohen, Sam Miller and Cal Gibbon. Cohen, Miller, and Gibbon along with Nick Ahlers scored all 10 runs for the Sox. Justin Goerss and Sammy Sanchez drove in multiple RBI.
Angels 4, Mets 1: Cole Stephens and Nicholas Johnson each had two hits to lead the Angels' offense against the Mets tough pitching staff. Fortunately for the Angels, their pitching was also in top form as Aidan Young and Jonah Chambliss combined to throw five scoreless innings. For the Mets, Billy Brophy had a double and scored a run, while teammate Sam Hersey added an RBI single.
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Alameda#2 13, Green Wave 9: For the Green Wave, Caroline Wynne hit a stand-up triple and an RBI single. Adanni Harper reached base on a walk, then stole second and third before beating a throw to the plate. On the mound, Amanda Wiley struck out four batters in one inning, due to a dropped third strike.
Royal Blues Flames 11, Flaming Moustaches 1: Timely hitting and aggressive base running were the keys to victory for the Royal Blue Flames as they defeated the Flaming Moustaches. Leah Wildmann and Victoria Carton both doubled, singled, and scored twice for the Flames, while Zoe Meek hit a towering fly ball for a long single.
Royal Blue Flames 12, Jalapenos 1: Essenia Robinson's line-drive single plated two runs to lead the Royal Blue Flames to a victory over the Jalapenos. Piper Leung contributed two hits, while second baseman Natalie Peter played stellar defense. For the Jalapenos, pitcher Jacqueline Bowman pitched two strong innings and recorded three strikeouts.
Light Blue Lightning 9, Junior Giants 0: Nia Markham knocked in two runs, while teammates Emily Ballati and Kyndal Todd were both perfect at the plate as the Light Blue Lightning topped the Junior Giants. Markham and three other pitchers, Anna Kjeldsen, Alia Mesker-Irwin and Scarlett Sens, combined for a two-hitter. The Lightning remain unbeaten on the season.
Sky Blue Jets 9, Piedmont Flaming Mustaches 8: It was an exciting come-from-behind victory for the Sky Blue Jets, who were led by stellar pitching from Leah Gutierrez and Jamie Burgasser. The Jets rallied in the second inning and had key hits from Amina Hart and Ka'Naya Newton. Sophia Bertoldo sealed the game with an RBI single in the third inning.
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Piedmont Hawks 16, Orinda Cardinals 3: Early aggressive base running and a laser throw from Lucas Scherman, which stopped a runner from advancing to second, powered the newly- awakened Hawks bats. A great outing from Noah Rosenbaum (3 IP, 8 K) kept the Cardinals at bay. Teddy Bruin reached base three times and scoring twice, while Jackson De Mello and Ethan Dirienzo both reached base twice. Gavin Kordestani added two hits and an RBI.
Piedmont Hawks 11, Orinda 6: For the Hawks, Sam White went 3 for 3 and Charlie Foster got on base twice. Noah Rosenbaum hit a key double with the bases loaded and Jonah Sanders hit a double, a triple, and closed out the game on the mound. Sam Avery pitched four strong innings.
Piedmont Senators 7, Piedmont Oxygen 5: The Senators were again backed by strong pitching. Harry Kohr pitched four innings, allowing two earned runs while striking out a game-high six batters. Judge Wiliams, Cole Kingston and Will Dalton each pitched an inning in relief, with Dalton recording a one-two-three seventh inning to earn the save. At the plate, the Senators were powered by Kohr (1B, 2 RBI), Jacob Tay (2 1B, RBI), Wiliams (2B, RBI), Kingston (2B), and Daniel Alderman (1B).
Piedmont Senators 12, Orinda Braves 7: The Piedmont Senators used a combination of strong pitching by Cole Kingston and Will Dalton mixed with solid production from their entire hitting lineup to defeat the Orinda Braves. Every Senator scored at least one run and they were led at the plate by Kingston (1B, 3 RBI). Dylan Thayer, Henry Marchant and Harry Kohr each had two RBI. James Sharman, Judge Williams and Will Dalton contributed hits. Cole Kingston started the game on the mound and earned the victory. Will Dalton came on in relief and finished the game.
Piedmont Bedrock 13, Orinda Intimidators 3: Kyle Spanier and Aidan Dixon both homered in a five-run first inning, but Bedrock didn't let up. Kyle Smith added two hits that reached the outfield, while Eli Kleinman and Scott Ewing each had a base hit.
Abe Barnes added two hits, and Adam Porter and Kleinman pitched well.
Piedmont Cyclones 8, Piedmont Xtreme 7: The Cyclones earned a walk-off victory against a strong Piedmont Xtreme team. After trailing by two in the bottom of the sixth, Tyler Moran and Liam Gordon drew walks. Ben Levinson followed with a two-run triple that tied the game before Brian Cain came through with a clutch single that scored that winning run. Andreas Moeller had three hits for the Cyclones, and Sam Christensen had a home run. For the Xtreme, pitching by Max Young, Joseph Haggerty and Daniel McLaughlin and a double play by Colin Mortimer and Josh Lee kept the game close. Jayden Lee had a triple and one RBI, while Thomas Wilson, Haggerty and McLaughlin also contributed hits.
Piedmont Xtreme 8, Piedmont Firebirds 4: Pitcher's Matthew Clavin, Quintan Han, Patrick Devereaux, Jayden Lee and Daniel McLaughlin kept the Firebirds offense in check. For the Xtreme, McLaughlin hit a home run and Han hit a triple. For the Firebirds, Spencer Stein drove in multiple RBI and pitcher's Lars Derr and Jake Hart kept the game within reach.
Piedmont Giants 23, Orinda West Coast Ballers 11: Tyler Barsi had a three-run home run, a triple and a double to lead the Giants offense. Johnny Williams, Mateo Devries and Charlie Olcott were all perfect at the plate. Defensively, the Giants were led by Cormac Whitney, Johnny Williams and Cole Pusgley, who each had two pop fly catches. Williams had an outstanding diving catch in centerfield, and Pugsley made a diving catch at shortstop to end the game.
Mad Bombers 20, Piedmont A's 17: For the A's, Dean Lopez led the offense with a triple and a home run. Michael Aikawa, Will Sprague, and Andrew Dorman contributed triples.
Piedmont A's 33, Orange Crushers 27: The A's came from behind to win a high-scoring affair. Michael Lee hit a home run, while Michael Aikawa, Andrew Dorman and Kai Baudendistel added triples. Dean Lopez led the team with seven RBI.
Express vs. Bees: Jordan Alemania and Dylan Batra were the players of the game for the Bees. Oliver Amen and Roen Youkstetter, who blasted a deep home run, were the players of the game for the Express.
Bats vs. Hooks: Players of the game for the Bats were Alexander Cantrill, Max Goldfarb, and Ravi Silverberg, who all made key plays at first base.
Piedmont Purple Pony Express 1, Oakland Blue Dolphins 1: Gracie Hall, Maya Hollingsworth, Lauren Jull, and Hanna Ward limited the Blue Dolphins to just one run. The Pony Express couldn't capitalize on Morgan Hunt's double in the second inning. However, in the final inning, Jull hit a triple and later scored on Leah Bell's RBI single, which tied the game.
Piedmont Mini-Extreme 5, Piedmont Purple Pony Express 2: For the Pony Express, Leah Bell, Lauren Jull, Margaret Weaver, and Tara Kothari combined for two runs in the second inning. Jull, Hanna Ward, and Morgan Hunt limited the Extreme to one run in the first three frames but it wasn't enough as the Mini-Extreme staged a four-run rally in the final inning.
Skyline Titans 15, Palo Alto Tomahawks 2: Skyline finished its season with a power performance, dominating the Tomahawks. Goals were spread throughout the entire team, including a hat trick by Henry Heckman. Sam Rosenbaum was commanding in face-offs and added to the goal count.
Skyline Dragons 10 vs. Petaluma River Cats 3: Led by a stellar performance from Alex Murphy (five goals), the Dragons traveled to Petaluma and came home with a convincing win. Hadi Sanaa, Logan Vawter, Josh Miller, and Max Chen each scored a goal. Defensively, the Dragons were locked in as Laurence Sadler's tenacious defense set the tone, and the outcome of the game was never in doubt.
Palo Alto Tomahawks 3, Skyline Titans 2: The playoff bound Titans held the Tomahawks scoreless for three quarters, but three late goals by the Tomahawks turned the tides. Rex Walters and Joseph Celentano each scored a goal for the Titans. Georgie Brayer, Josh Berg, Ryan Parkhurst, Zack Evans, and Briggs Settlemier turned in strong defensive performances, while goalie, Wyatt Duffy recorded 10 saves.
Skyline Highlanders 4, Petaluma Wildcats 3: The Skyline Highlanders finished the most successful Boys U11 season in the history of the Skyline Lacrosse Club (11-1-1 record) with a hard- fought win over the Wildcats. Michael Ross led all scorers with three goals and also set a single game record with 18 ground balls. Zev Schwab threaded the needle with a crucial goal and J.D. Harrison contributed a key assist. Gregory Gately, Owen Richards, Jack Dunlap and Dylan Demarco each had multiple possession-changing ground balls, while goalie Joe Hempeck made a remarkable 13 saves.
Skyline Bulldogs vs. Petaluma River Cats: Led by goalie Quintan Han the Bulldogs shut down the River Cats. Goals were scored by Max Lipacis, Daniel McLaughlin, Benny Mansell, William Devine and Charlie Saunders, who also had a season high five assists.
Skyline Black 6, Oakland 2: In a display of true sportsmanship, Skyline lent players to the under-manned Oakland squad. Liza Woolard and Lily Keville, playing for Oakland, made some impressive interceptions while Georgia Lichty and Isa Harrison dominated the ground balls. For Skyline, Margie Brayer, Evie Bond, Shay Hempeck and Hayley Sullivan all made outstanding plays.
Ross Valley Grizzlies 9, Skyline Black 4: In a tough match against the undefeated Grizzlies, Skyline made some great plays. Goalie Naomi Moskowitz led the defense with five saves, while Bella Jackson showed amazing fortitude winning several ground balls. Essie Atherton led the scoring with two goals.