Alameda Little League playoffs
Note: The regular season has concluded and all the teams have entered into playoff tournaments.
Pappo Restaurants Athletics 7, Kevin Kearney, CPA Tigers 6: The A's Nate Low pitched five and one-third innings with 10 strike outs. Offensively, Jackson Ball (1B, 2 RBI), Zach Repsold (R, SB, RBI), Colin Chan (R, SB), Nate Low (1B, RBI) and Seamus McGuiness (RBI) provided hits and runs. A's pitcher Eli Ottaviano struck out the final batter with two runners on base. For the Tigers, Jonathan Atases pitched six innings and struck out seven. Jake Avellar (1B, 2 RBI), Joe Depina (RBI), Dallas Rider (RBI), and Josh Anders (1B, 2 RBI) led the offense.
Jodi D. Snyder, Psy.D. Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services Bats 4, Alameda Pediatric Dentistry Knights 3: For the Knights, Jonathan Schnoebelen struck out three batters and made two great plays to beat runners at first. Oisin Boyle struck out two, and Levi Tega made a big throw from center for an out at second. For the Bats, Teyo Snyder-Aguigui, Owen Firestone and Logan Hinsberg pitched six solid innings, striking out eight, while giving up just three runs and four hits. Logan Hinsberg and Owen Firestone lead the Bats offense with two hits apeice. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Curt Hennecke hit a single, stole second base and scored the game-winning run. Henry Pace, Lucas Pflueger and Adam Hoepker led the Bats defense with several key plays.
Mets, Scolari's Good Eats Lugnuts 28, Alameda Elks Lodge #1015 Mets 11: For the Lugnuts Joey Fedor, Bailey DeVries, Zac Forster and Isaac Yoon all had extra base hits. The Lugnuts played excellent defense with standout performances by Walker Keating, Joey Fedor, Gabriel Garcia and Jason Alfieri.
Parker and Sear's Orthodontics Muckdogs 11, Anne Mania, Attorney at Law Tin Caps 10: Mitchell Wong hit an RBI line drive, Henry Weichhart hit an RBI triple and Turner Wasson and Nathan Yoo both went 3 for 3 to lead the Muckdogs. Brandon Wong and Collin Ng turned in several nice plays in the field to anchor the defense. For the Tin Caps, Anthony Jones (2B, RBI), Chase VanDerveer (2B, 2 RBI), Isaac Camacho (2 2B), Justin Hooper (1B, 2B, 2 RBI), Cooper Gunning (2 2B, RBI), Nathan Kent (3 1B), and Casey Gorman-Miller (1B, 2 2B) contributed key hits. Defensively, Jack Allen made all three outs in the fifth inning.
Jack's Restaurant & Bar Scrappers 15, Alameda Family Dentistry Grasshoppers 10: The Scrappers Teru Khan's drove in two runs and scored on a deep blast to the outfield. Izajah Ford and Justin Blake both went 4 for 4. Diego Ortiz shined defensively, and also added three hits and two runs at the plate.
Jack's Restaurant & Bar Scrappers 23, Neptune Beach Pearl Sand Gnats 10: The Scrappers staged their second playoff upset in consecutive days. Justin Blake's grand slam over the center field fence capped a 10-run sixth inning that broke the game open. Hugh Saulsbury, Teru Khan, Hudson Taylor, Izajah Ford and Blake keyed the defense in a strong team effort. For the Sand Gnats, Matt Mainguy, Jack Baker and Maxwell Liang turned in solid defensive plays, while Eddie Onaga and John Mainguy added key hits.
Torrey Pines Bank-Owlz 12, Parker and Sears Orthodontics-Muckdogs 3: The Owlz had five players who went 2 for 2 on the day: Daniel Velichko, Rafael Arredondo, Liam Sullivan, Zachary Lachs and Eliab Yared. Nico Araujo, Arredondo, Yared and Ty Menze each drove in two runs. For the Muckdogs, Turner Wasson hit a key RBI double, Landon Gee hit an RBI single and Colin Henry drove in a run with a line drive single. Defensively, Collin Ng and Nathan Yoo combined for two stellar outs.
Alameda Natural Grocery Volcanoes 14, Scolari's Good Eats Lug Nuts 7: For the Volcanoes, Tyler Ray anchored the defense with a brilliant play. Matthew Hildreth's base hit drove in the speedy Jamie Burke. Jaden Jamula, Edwin Berg and Andrew Connick collected two hits each to lead the offense.
Vator, Inc. Mariners, Alameda Neuropsych, Inc. Yankees: In the final game of the season, the Mariners displayed solid hitting and great defense. For the Yankees, David McNamara had an outstanding game, fielding a sharp liner and slinging the ball from the outfield to Matthew Thornton, for an out at second. McNamara also scorched a base hit single in his first at-bat. Kaden Thomas, Nathan Long, Colby Okazaki, Lucas Glaviano, Ben Custer, and Daniel Kinna made outstanding fielding plays, while Dashiell Young added two key hits and showed his speed on the basepaths. As they did all year, Dakota Chamberlain, A.J. Arevalo, Luca Campbell, Pierce Lapachet, and Logan Morris contributed hits, hustle, and heads-up play.
Dragon Rouge White Sox vs. Polly, Scatena, Vasheresse & May, CPA's Diamondbacks: For the White Sox, Donovan Nakamura made several great stops at pitcher. Tennyson Bradley and Maxwell Stuart each had two solid hits, while Alex Prather made two tag-outs at third. For the Diamondbacks, Gaelen Dudley hit an RBI double to lead the offense. Dillon Wong also hit a double and fielded a grounder for an out at first. Taylor Wehmann added two run-scoring singles, and Ryan Baker added an RBI single.