Alameda Little League
Pontar Real Estate Management Rays 12, Alameda Firefighters Local 689 Angels 9: It took extra innings to decide the battle between the Angels and Rays. The Angels battled back from deficits of 7-1 and 9-3 to tie the game in the sixth inning. After several scoring threats from both sides in extra innings, and great pitching from the Angels' Abraham Saikley and Francisco Pedraza of the Rays, the Rays broke through in the 10th inning with an RBI double by Jacob Smith, followed by an RBI triple by Pedraza. Isaac DeLao retired the Angels in the bottom half of the inning to earn his second save of the season. For the Rays, Nate Low went 5 for 6 and Devin Noonan added four hits to pace the offense. Pedraza put the Rays ahead early with a deep two-run home run over the batting cages in right center field. Noonan pitched well through three innings, and was relieved by Grant Bevan who was followed by Pedraza, who went a full six innings. For the Angels, Bryan Woo and Saikley kept the Rays in check, Woo and Conor Neal sparked a late rally with clutch hits to send the game into extra innings.
Pontar Real Estate Management Rays 5, Neptune Beach Pearl Giants 3: In the fifth inning, the Rays rallied behind a three-run triple from Nathan Low to secure the win over the Giants. Francisco Pedraza and Jacob Smith pitched well for the Rays, with Smith thwarting a late rally to secure the win. Hunter Hennigh and Colin Karch pitched well for the Giants, with Karch and Davis Tansey contributing clutch RBIs to rally the Giants in the fourth inning.
Harvest Food Products Storm 11, Alameda Neuropsych Redwings 4: The Storm was led by Orion Ho who had a double and a triple, and Nicholas Stermer who collected his first hit of the season. Fine defensive plays were turned in by Stefan Schneider, Jacob McNamee and Nicholas Funchess. Aeneas Pardo faced eight batters, gave up no runs and accomplished a rare AA Division feat at the catcher position, when he threw out a runner attempting to steal second base. The Redwings had key hits from Thomas Goodman, Sean Cook, Liam Johnson Sandoval and Cameron Thomas. Paul Lynch's aggressive base running sparked the offense and key defensive plays by Ben Byers and Griffin Calibach kept the game within reach.
Tomatina Hot Rods 11, Stay Tuned Entertainment Mud Hens 7: The Hot Rods held off a late-inning surge to win a close game against the Mud Hens. Pitcher, Ronald Robertson struck out four and allowed just one run. Teammate Eugene Gardner reached base twice and scored once, while Daniel Wolfe reached base three times and also scored once. The Hot Rods offense was led by Jonathan Atasses, Jackson Ade, and Eli Ottaviano, who all hit doubles. Nicholas Ferry struck out two batters to secure the win, and added a triple.
MXL Commercial Construction Bats 10, Fruitti Yogi Muckdogs 0: The Bats, Adrian Yatsko and Griff Loughran were a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate, while Connor Bustos had two hits, including a triple and scored two runs. Jacob Price and Jerick Griego teamed up for a double play and Price caught two pop-ups to lead the Muckdogs. Sebastian Hurtubise and Ben Villanueva went 2 for 2 to lead the Muckdogs.
Fruitti Yogi Muckdogs 6, UPS Store Owls 5: Kellen Sellers went 3 for 3, drove in the winning run, and threw a strike from third-to-first base to catch a speedy runner at first. Pete Celaya and Sebastian Hurtubise caught fly balls and Hurtubise added two doubles to continue his hitting streak. For the Owls, Landon Marsh, Gabe Rubio, and Daylan Tanner had big hits while Marsh and Paul Nguyen made nice plays in the field.
Wiley Price & Radulovich, LLP Raptors 12, UPS Store's Owls 5: Raptors showed off their nice defense with Becca Legerwey, Shamar Cook and Evan Hesse making several outs. Evan Hesse, Nicholas Chow, Riley McCarter, Becca Legerwey and Justin Leung scored runs in a fifth inning rally. Brandon Lim went 3 for 3 and Landon Marsh and Tommy Igo both went 2 to 2. Nat Remmers, Gavin Ruport, Derek Balaian, Nathan Connick, and Daylan Tanner all contributed hits.
Encinal Market Blue Claws 13, AlamedaOpenHouse.com Volcanoes 11: The BlueClaws, James Glaviano demonstrated strong defensive skills in the outfield, and Joseph Donovan continued his fielding streak at catcher and third. Ezra Frary continued his hitting streak and got to second base twice. Brad Healy added a late inning hit. For the Volcanoes, Zachary Screechfield recorded four put outs and an assist at short stop along with three RBI. Chalita Chahine hit a ground rule double and also drove in three runs. Jameson Hoy went 2 for 2 and scoring two runs along with a sacrifice RBI.
El Caballo Wraps Rattlers 25, The UPS Store Owlz 5: For the Owlz, Daylan Tanner went 3 for 3, Landon Marsh and Gabe Rubio both were 2 for 2 and Tommy Igo and Brandon Lim both added hits. For the Rattlers, Aaron Garcia went 6 for 6 with six RBIs and Nick Yajko was also a perfect 5 for 5, including three doubles and five RBIs. The top six batters in the Rattlers lineup combined for an amazing 26 for 29 at the plate. In the field, Felix Garcia made several nice relay throws from the outfield, to hold the Owls runners to singles, and Max Ponssa played well in the infield.
The UPS Store Owlz 6, Baskin Robins Ice Cream Store at Alameda Scrappers 3: The Owlz offense was highlighted by Derek Balaian's 3 for 3 day, along with Daylan Tanner, Mikey McNamee and Brandon Lim who all went 2 for 2. Landon Marsh, Tommy Igo, Gavin Ruport, Nat Remmers, Lucus Christ, and Landon Marsh all contributed hits. For the Scappers, Kyle Wonzen, Colin Wemmen, Tanner McKenzie, Lukas Mann and James Freeman all went 2 for 2. Nolan Johnson and Riley King added singles.
Encinal Market BlueClaws 6, McGee's Bar & Grill Lugnuts 4: Dylan Corona, of the BlueClaws, showed great sportsmanship and team spirit by staying with the team despite taking a ball to the nose. Sean Culberg-McClung was behind the plate for five innings, and contributed an RBI single. Jordan Alva showed off his powerful arm in the outfield and added an RBI. For the Lugnuts, Cole Emerson turned a double play and drove in a run. In the fourth inning, Eric Slez showed off his speed on the base paths and tied the game, while Joey Green crushed a ball to the left field fence.
McGee's Bar & Grill Lugnuts 11, Fruitti Yogi Muckdogs 10: For the Lugnuts, Tanner Roizen, Justin Wong, and Aiden Dudley went 3 for 3, and Roizen, Wong, Kory Choy and Hunter Beals made timely plays in the field. For the Muckdogs, Sebastian Hurtubic went 3 for 3, and Justin Odom, Jerick Griego, and Pete Celaya contributed two hits a piece, including doubles by each. Odom combined with Jacob Price for some clutch outs, while Dima Gilchrist snagged a line drive at first.
Farm Ball Division
Maureen Shandobil's Rockies vs. Gallagher and Lindsey Realtors' Rays: Garrett Deatherage was awarded a game ball for making three great plays at shortstop. Matthew Lee, Christian Watkins, Avery Steuer and Cody Cunningham all played great defense, including quality catches. The Rockies got solid hits from Nathan Jamarillo, Jason Johnston and Haileen Jamarillo.
Vater.com Giants vs. West Wind A's: The Giants showed off their hitting skills aginst their rivals the A's. Eli Slez had a seeing-eye grounder that reached the outfield. William Kelly added to a solid base hit to center field, and Will Roizen hit a line drive up the middle. Defensively, Mikey Wilson made a great stop on a sharply hit come backer to the mound. For the A's, Lucas Eglin and McKinley Elter hit line drives in the second inning, while Wesley Karp punched a hard ground ball up the middle. Hudson Taylor made two great defensive stops, one while at shortstop and one on the right field line.
Alameda Girls Softball
Little House Café Little Angels vs. Oakland Red Robins: The Little Angels continued their streak of outstanding offense and defense with an action-packed game against the Red Robins. Lauren Stockton and Caroline Phinney both hit their second grand slams of the season and Helen Doyle hit a solid line drive to add to the offensive explosion. On defense, Kree Nunnally and Madeline Doten made some outstanding stops behind the plate.
Harbor Bay Realty Blue Dynamite 7, Bayside Specialty/Dr Johnson & Jolley Green Clover Dragons 4: The Blue Dynamite offense exploded with every player getting at least one hit. Elizabeth Ekern had a great game with two RBIs and a smart defensive play at first base. In the second inning, Kaitlyn Cassidy and Tess Rogers got a rally going with back-to-back singles and they also combined for solid pitching to help secure the win.
Harbor Bay Realty Blue Dynamite 6, Hayward Crushers 5: The Blue Dynamite held on for the win against a well-matched Hayward Crushers team. Kenna Davis, Katherine Legg, Sydney Watt, and Alyse Nunnally were fierce at the plate and each girl went 2 for 2. Kenna crushed a two-run double in the second inning to put the Dynamite up for good. Defensively, Sydney Watt turned in an outstanding play at second base.
Coast Guard Chiefs Firecrackers 4, Fruitti Yogi Blue Diamonds 2: The Blue Diamonds came played well but came up short against in a hard-fought game with the Firecrackers. Ani Tuutafaiva had one struck out in a solid first inning, and Ayako Kiener hit a two-run single in the bottom half of the inning. Tuutafaiva moved to second base and turned in a great defensive play with a beautiful throw to Lula Johnson at first base.
Carroll Construction Lightning Bolts 10, Fruitti Yogi Blue Diamonds 2: The Blue Diamonds showed their improved defensive skills and solid hitting in a rematch against the first-place Bolts. For the Diamonds, Jayda Aviles teamed up with Ayako Kiener for two consecutive outs. In the face of strong pitching, Patricia Penalver came up with the first hit for the Diamonds, and later drove in Ani Tuutafavia with another base hit in the fourth. Zoe Matsuzaki followed with an RBI double that scored Cate Rosenbaum. Raquel Williams and Taylor Andolsek played well, contributed hits and solid fielding.
Dr Johnson and Jolley Royal Dragons 11, Coast Guard Cutter Aspens Blue Nose Pitbulls 6: In this Royal Dragon slugfest Bella Vick, Jemma Thorpe, Madison Turner, Katie Gee, Rachel Nonan, and Chantel Zavala-Sheridan came up with big hits. Emani Vaughn, Carlin Shannon, Haley Graybeal, and Araceli Zavala-Sheridan walked, stole bases, and scored. Kayla Reyna made her pitching debut, combining with pitchers Vick, Thorpe, and Turner to keep the Pitbulls hitless.
Citizen Canine Black Magic 2, Purple Lightning 1: The Black Magic and Purple Lightning met again to play in a rematch game. It was another defensive game for both teams, with Amy Grimm and Sophia Piamonte breaking through with RBIs. Alex Martinez, Mariah Moore, Mira Piamonte and Alex Martinez contributed singles. Hazel Johnson played solid defense at second base.
McDonalds on Central Avenue Demon Dogs 11, Alameda Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Green Energy 8: After falling behind 4-0, the Demon Dogs tied the game on a bases loaded walk to Rosalyn Luque in the second. The Demon Dogs fell behind again but regained the lead with a double from Savannah Mesterhazy, a triple by Kennedy Miller and a single from Alina Soto. In the fourth inning, the Dogs put the game away with five runs, highlighted by a bases loaded triple from Kennedy Miller. Rowan Esquer turned a nice double play, both Marcella Jackson and McKenzie Taffe added a pair of walks and a pair of runs scored.
Law Office of Paul Mahler/McDonalds Shoreline Hot Ice 6, Oakland Lone Rangers 2: The Hot Ice earned another victory in another well executed game. The game started off with a strong defensive play by Samantha Shaffer who made a nice throw from third base to a catch a speedy runner at first. The Hot Ice got base hits from Annie Lynch, Bella Sheel, Ariana Verdusco Dominique Barrs, Tatiana Kelly and Meida Tautalatasi. Lynch, Barrs and Verdusco drove in runs to keep the Hot Ice steaming.
Hayward Lady Sharks 11, Linda C Avery PhD Flaming Cheetos 8: Hayward augmented their recreation team with tournament players, but the Flames gave them a run for their money, with solid fielding and hitting.
Lily Wilmoth pitched several solid innings and Elizabeth Fraser sparked a rally by drawing a walk, then stealing second and third base, before scoring on a powerful triple from Alexis Esparza. Jackie Smith followed with an RBI double and Hannah George stole home plate, but it wasn't enough to pull out the victory.