La Canada Junior Baseball/Softball Scores
Babe Ruth Division
Yankees (Woe) - 13 Orioles (Hanson) - 3
The Yankees’ Ace Taylor Brink and Closer Joseph Cadiff faced off against Orioles’ pitchers including Sam Baldwin Chris Longo in a game in which the Yankees came out on top. Kevin Dalrymple (a triple and a single). Will Peterman (a double), Brink (two singles) and Mark Saatzer, Jamie Krasner, Harry Kightlinger, John Love and Cadiff, all of whom had singles, led the team
The highlight for the Orioles’ offense was Josh Hanson’s prodigious home run to the right field wall and a double by Longo. On defense, outfielders Chris Curtis and Harry "the mitt" Kightlinger made key catches, while in the infield, Dalrymple and Krasner played well. Yankee Catcher Johnny Moe threw out three Oriole runners, two
to shortstop Cadiff, and one at third base to Saatzer. (Coach Moe)
The Orioles suffered another tough loss against the mighty Yankees. Some of the highlights of the game included a fence-high catch by Josh Hanson, singles by Alex Reed, Daniel Wohl, Sam Taylor, Taylor Van Slooten and a double by Chris Longo. Unfortunately, the Orioles’ efforts could not stop the Moe machine.
Angels (Markowitz) -11 Washington Nationals (Kendall) - 5
The Angels put together a strong effort in an 11-5 victory against the previously unbeaten Nationals. Brandon Nahigian led the Angels with five innings of superb pitching. Kevin Swick closed out the game with a flawless sixth inning of pitching.
Defensively, Swick was on top of the ball with seven putouts. Lucas Connelly tracked down two well hit balls to the outfield and Matt Alegria contributed with a good performance behind the plate.
On offense, Derrick Paine came through in the clutch. He came to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded and knocked in two runs. Alex Markowitz followed with a blooper for another run. Nahigian reached base all four times and scored three runs and Ryan Develle contributed a clutch double for two RBIs. (Coach Markowitz)
The Nationals suffered their first loss of the year to the Angels running their record to 6-1. Brian McGuigan had a double and Jason Yost had singles in the defeat. Michael Chung made a nice catch in the outfield and Brice Gumpel pitched scoreless innings for the Nationals. (Coach Kendall)
Angels (Markowitz) -14 A’S (Gosselin) - 4
The Angels played well in a 14-4 victory against a talented A’s team. Kevin Swick pitched three very strong innings and Develle and O’Brien pitched well in relief. Defensive highlights included Develle connecting with Keith Enterante on a successful pickoff. Nahigian scooped up several balls at first. The Angels’ bats were hot. Develle was a RBI machine with three hits. Jack DePew contributed with two hits and two runs scored. Jack Bowman, O’Brien and Swick also got hits.(Coach Markowitz)
The good-hitting Angels broke open a relatively close game with a six-run fifth. The A’s played some of their best defense of the year.
Brian Blumenthal making several fine plays at second, Sean Fitzpatrick continuing his solid work behind the plate, and Richie Maloff, Kyle Gosselin and John Rodii combining for an excellent relay play to nab the speedy Swick at home on an attempted inside-the-park-homer
Offensively, Gosselin had a hit and scored a run, Rodli had two hits, an RBI and scored, Sean Mintie had an RBI single, and Kyle McDonald scored a run, and hustled everywhere. (Coach Gosselin)
Giants (Lee) -10 Red Sox (Borland) - 9
Down 6-2 after three innings, the Giants came back with 7seven runs in the fourth to take the lead. The Giants’ camaraderie and daring base running brought them back. Alex Lee started the rally getting on base first (and later scoring), followed by some daring dives under the catcher at the plate by Josh Anderson and Jeff Barker, for two more runs. Also scoring runs were Joseph Lee, Tim Kim, and Peter Chodas. Scott Gray hit a line drive to left field for an RBI, and scored to give the Giants a 9-7 lead. The Red Sox scored 2 more runs, but couldn’t catch the Giants.
The Giants answered with Rasheed Akbarut, Matt Faber and Josh Anderson getting on base and Jeff Barker bringing in the winning run. (Coach Lee)
In a tightly contested game, the Giants rallied from a 7 - 2 deficit after three innings to defeat the Red Sox, 10 - 9. While the Red Sox remained hot, they hurt themselves again by giving up nine walks and four hit batters while only yielding five hits in five innings.
The Red Sox attack was led by Hunter Doty with his second straight 2-for-3 performance, Thor Blough and Paul Lee had two hits each, and also getting hits were
Erik Borlund, Jake Borlund, and Jack Paton. The Red Sox’s defense played well enough to earn a win and were without three of their teammates. The coaches are proud of the effort put forth by the boys for their second consecutive win. (Coach Borlund)
Orioles (Hanson) -10 Dodgers (Knopf) -10
What game it was. The excitement started half-way through the second inning when a lightening strike and down-pour caused a game delay. After the delay, Josh Hanson hit a gigantic blast to center field that bounced under the fence. The ump called it a ground rule double,
but really it was a clear triple or home run.
Three walks loaded the bases in the third inning. A grounder by Sam Baldwin to second base resulted in the ball being thrown home which caused a collision between Shoemake and Tobias. With both players injured, Hanson ran from third to home.
A controversy meeting with the ump resulted in an Oriole out and a coach ejection. A blast down the first base line by Alex Reed kept the Orioles alive, but the game ended in a tie. (Coach Hanson)
Washington Nationals (Kendall) - 5 Dodgers (Knopf) - 3
The National’s defeated the Dodger’s for their seventh win of the season 5-3. Nick Bobbs had a triple and scored a run. Brice Gumpel got a hit and David Wyatt had a two- RBI single in the sixth inning to break up a 3-3 tie, and Michael Chung and Jason Yost both scored two runs. Cole Kendall won his fifth game of the season, going seven innings, striking out eight and allowing three hits. (Coach Kendall)
The Nationals and Dodgers played a game that, in the words of Nationals and La Canada Junior Varsity Coach, Pat Kendall, " This game was better than a lot of high school games I’ve seen."
He added that "The boys played very well against each other. They should be proud of themselves."
The Nationals edged the Dodgers, 5-3, to remain undefeated. The Dodgers held the normally high-scoring Nationals to two earned runs and six hits with their five runs being their lowest run total of the season. Starting pitcher Kevin Suh pitched a great game, allowing only three hits and one earned run.
In a much anticipated pitching matchup between two high school prospects, star Nationals’ pitcher Cole Kendall and Dodgers’ hurler Michael Knopf battled pitch for pitch from the third inning on, with Knopf striking out five Nationals with a baffling mix of fastballs and off speed pitches. Kendall pitched a very effective seven innings for the win.
The Nationals played error-free defense but the Dodgers came up with the two most spectacular plays of the night. Gold Glove outfielder Derick Abedian made a wonderful grab of a tricky fly ball off the bat of catcher Nick Bobbs for the first out of the fourth inning and the second occurred in the fifth with speedster Troy Marderosian on first. Dodger center fielder Kevin Suh made a great running catch of a ball hit to deep right center off the bat of Nationals’ slugger Brice Gumpel, robbing him of at least a sure double, and then fired the ball to first baseman Graeme Rothe, who made a nice catch of it to complete the double play.
Jamie Dick and Jeff Tobias shared the catching duties behind the plate with both playing error free baseball.
Adam Overgaard led the offensive attack by getting three of their total seven hits and scoring twice. He also stole four bases. Knopf singled and scored. Kevin Hurbutt had two hits
. Sean Leddee was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning and immediately stole second, advancing to third on a ground out.
Dodger runners got themselves into scoring position with 11 stolen bases, but Kendall and the National’s defense kept most of them from scoring. (Coach Knopf)
A’s (Gosselin) - 14 Yankees (Moe) - 5
Taylor Brink, Joseph Cadiff and Will Peterman pitched for the Yankees, but a porous Yankee defense provided no support.
Among the few Yankee highlights, Kevin Dalrymple made a shoestring catch in left field and Shortstop Mark Saatzer orchestrated a double play. Saatzer had a double and a single. Cadiff and Johnny Moe each had a single. (Coach Moe)
The A’s bats came alive against the always- tough, well-coached Yanks. John Rodii pitched three solid innings for the win. Sean Mintie picked up the save. Offensively, Sean Fitzpatrick scorched a two-run double and added a second hit.
Brendan Zwaneveld, Rodii and Kyle Gosselin each had two hits; and Alex Rosen, Kyle McDonald and Sean Mintie each had a single
the team continued to play well up the middle. McDonald made a beautiful stab of a hot smash at second to squelch a Yankee rally and Rosen were solid behind the plate. Gosselin had three put outs and three assists at short. (Coach Gosselin)
A’s (Stoner) -13 Angels (Gokey) - 8
It was a total team win as the undefeated A’s beat a talented Angels team, 13-8. The A’s batted around in a nine-run first inning
Brad Stoner reached base and scored in all three at bats and Bercut Smith had two hits, two runs scored and two RBI to lead the offensive attack. Alee Wade and Leo Meissner each contributed their first hits of the season. In all, nine different A’s had at least one hit. (Coach Stoner)
Nationals (Anderson) -15 Cubs (Powers) - 9
The Cubs battled the Nationals until the game was called by darkness, but the Cubs fell short in their comeback effort. After falling behind early, the Cubs,
midway through the third inning, tied up the game with home runs by Chad Powers and Buck Miller. Mckay Anderson scored two runs for the Cubs. Anderson, Whitefield, Powers, James, Miller, and Slaught all scored runs. (Coach Powers)
The Nationals’ Tyler Zsebik crushed one out over center field for a three-run homer. Jang LIm scored an RBI in the third. Zsebik did his job on the mound striking out two. (Coach Anderson)
A’s (Stoner) - 8 Cardinals (Herzer) - 5
Bercut Smith’s home run blast in the fourth inning drove the undefeated A’s to an 8-5 win over a Cardinals team that never gave up.
Chris Green pitched a gem in his first start, striking out five Cards in three innings while scattering only three hits and two runs for his first victory.
Second baseman Kevin Stoner turned a critical double-play and continued to prove he’s no easy out, by getting two hits and scoring twice. The A’s got great offensive production from their outfield, as Garrett Apel went 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored a run. Johannes went 2-3 with two RBI. (Coach Stoner)
Astros (Higa) - 7 Mets (Singelyn) - 7
The Astros had to overcome three home runs by the Mets and scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie .the game. The offense was led by Brian Park who scored three times. Justin Higa scored twice, J.C. Cooper and Andrew Park also scored runs. Chase Levra had two RBIs. (Coach Higa)
Orioles (Swanson) -11 Red Sox (Gartside) - 1
The 0’s picked up the 11-1 win after five innings when darkness and thunder and lightning hit. Griffin Boss led the Orioles at the plate and made two nice defensive plays. Andrew Burger pitched four strong innings, picking up the win. Stephen Hernandez picked up hits and scored. Daniel Jung scored after taking a pitch right in the back. Matt Kruglew picked up two walks. Ryan McAleenan went 3-for-3 and threw eight pitches in the fifth. Will Swanson was solid at first. Adam Lieskovsky also played well defensively. (Coach Swanson)
Errors and walks doomed the Red Sox in the 11-1 loss. Jake Johnson was a highlight with two nice stops of grounders at second base.(Coach Gartside)
Padres (Hanson) - 6 Rockies (Slaught) - 2
In their first game in more than two weeks, The Rockies had pulled to within one run in the fifth inning when Mother Nature decided to stop the game with twin bolts of lightning and thunder claps, which sent all players and spectators running for safe cover. As a result, the score reverted back to the fourth inning score of 5-2, with the Padres being declared the winners. (Coach Slaught)
The Padres had a little help from Mother Nature dodging a fifth inning lightning bolt and a comeback by the Rockies in the fourth inning.
Carl Canyon pitched four fabulous innings for the Padres, allowing just two runs. Rhys Newcombe came through with 2 doubles and Mario Del Cueto went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI single. Chad Nahigian got a nice hit and made some nice put outs at first base. Nick McMenamin made an amazing circus catch deep in center
Andy Paynter got a base hit, stole second and scored with some crafty base running. Blake Shepherd made a nice catch at second for the final out of the game. Joey Hanson was 3-for-3 getting on base and scored twice. (Coach Hanson)
A’s (Stoner) - 7 Dodgers (Georgino) - 4
It was a well played game in which the Dodgers just couldn’t keep up in the end vs. a strong A’s team. Coleman Monroe pitched a good game giving up only two unearned runs and he also hit a double. Clayton Weirick made two outstanding plays at third base .
Derek Georgino blasted a homer to the deep left center asphalt. Erick Lankey made another great catch in leftfield. . (Coach Georgino)
After winning 5 in a row the A’s came into this one with a ton of confidence. The first few innings had hard Defense on both sides, and they remained scoreless. The Dodgers built up a late lead on the A’s, 4-3. But the A’s took full advantage of that. Blasting 3 homers. Matt Bender went 3-for-3 on the day, with a Major League baseball kind of catch at first base. Kyle Herron played a full game behind the plate.
The A’s have shown that despite last year they have improved. (Coach Stoner)
Yankees (Cioffi) - 6 Orioles (Swanson) - 1
It was a 1-1 game until the bottom of the sixth when the Yankees lite up the diamond with five hits and 5 runs.
For the Yankees, John Hayes pitched fourth innings with only 56 pitches and allowing only one hit. The Yankees defense was hot with Schwartz assisting in five outs at shortstop and tagging out the runner.
Kawamura was tight at second, getting three outs with a fly catch while Cole Ramseyer made a great catch in center field, stopping short what could have been an in-sidethe-park home run. Schwartz came in to pitch the last three innings and gave up one hit.
Hayes had two assists at short and James Toomarian played solid first base as well as catching a fly for the last out. Toomarian was also hot at the plate, going 2-for-3. But it was Ramseyer who stole the day going 3-for-3 with an in-the-park home run and getting three RBI. Other Yankees scoring with singles were Patrick Patao, Schwartz, Schiller and Kawamura. Hayes also scored
Eisenberg’s sacrifice hit to left field scored a run. Although they didn’t get on the base, JB Lovelace, Austin Kenwood and Zhi Low all got their bat on the ball. (Coach Cioffi)
The 0’s reached the halfway pole suffering their first defeat to the hard throwing Yanks. The 0’s highlights were on the defensive side, including Andrew Burger who tracked down a tough fly ball in shallow left to help end a rally.
Adam Lieskovsky made a key catch of a long fly ball in left field. Daniel Jung played well at second and Ryan McAleenan’s pitching kept the Orioles in the game through four inning. Matt Krugler reached base in two out of three plate appearances. (Coach Swanson)
Afete (Singelyn) -15 Astros (Higa) -12
Justin Higa hit two home runs, gathered six RBIs, scored twice and went 3-for-4 to lead the Astros’ offense. Patrick Xu scored three times Brian Park scored twice while going 3-for-5 with a RBI. Andrew Park went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Neil Halpenny had a single, double, scored once and had a RBI. Also scoring runs was Neel Sitaramya. Al Kassir made a great catch in right with the bases loaded to end the inning. (Coach Higa)
Red Sox (Gartside) - 8 Cardinals (Herzer) - 7
The Red Sox won a thriller, 8-7. Alex Kim got on base four times and scored the winning run on an infield single. Randy Gartside led the offense with a two-run home run and contributed solid pitching over four innings. Lucas Gauthier had his usual strong catching performance and hit a double.
Sean Moriarity had a single and Ryan Archer made a couple of plays filling in at second base. Cameron Aenlle-Rocha hit a line drive single to right. (Coach Gartside)
Dodgers (Georgino) -19 Padres (Hanson) -18
This may have been the most fun game of the seasoner with the Padres making the comeback of their season. Down by 10 runs in the fifth, the ump warned the Padres that they must score or the game was going to be called.
In the bottom of the fifth: nine out of 10 Padres scored, the 10th Padre got a hit, and runs 7 to 10 came on a grand slam home run.
The Dodgers kept fighting and promptly added four runs in the sixth. With their backs against the wall again, the Padres scrambled to score again just before time was called in the top of the seventh. The Padres got three quick outs and proceeded to light up the bats again in the seventh. After a three-run burst, and with the tying run on second with two outs, the Padres hit a sinking fly ball to shallow center field. The Dodgers’ center fielder came from nowhere, making a terrific catch on the dead run to end arguably the most fun and exciting game.
Mario Del Cueto scored, made excellent catches in center and contributed some nice play at second. Joey Hanson hits two doubles and a grand slam> Kevin Paynter pitched a perfect fourth inning, got a base hit, scored twice.
Rhys Newcombe got a base hit, a two-RBI double, and made excellent plays at third base.Blake Shepherd made a clutch play at second base, had a nice base hit and scored a run. Chad Nahigian scored twice, hit an RBI double, played well at first base and catcher. Carl Canyon pitched three innings, got a base hit, scored twice and made an excellent play at short. Mack Strockis got three hits, including a double and a triple, scored twice and made nice plays at his position. Andy Paynter also had four hits including a three-run homer.(Coach Hanson)
Dodgers 19 Padres 18 In a wild game that featured many huge hits, the Dodgers had to fight back in the seventh inning after losing at one point, 15-4. The emerging Padres would not quit. Coleman Monroe (three hits, six RBIs ) smashed a home run and made several great plays at shortstop on some hard hit balls. Tommy Bartholetti (three hits, three RBIs) added a double that drove in two big runs. Derek Georgino pounded the ball all game with four hits (two doubles, four RBIs) made a diving backhand catch. Leo Higley got two hits and Zane Bodmer singled and doubled. Erick Lankey scored. (Coach Georgino)
Nationals (Anderson) -12 Angels (Gokey) - 1
The Nationals had a great day hitting the ball. Jack Anderson and Clayton Herrmann sent the ball soaring into
center-left field for solid doubles. Tyler Zsebik, Sam Saucedo, Patrick Saucedo, Jang Urn, and Daniel Miller each smacked singles. Alden Sayre, and Brendan Daly drew walks and also scored for the Nationals. Kyle Van der Linde made a great play to first on a dropped third strike. He attempted to tag the batter out and got the runner at home instead. Sam Saucedo. Herrmann, Zsebik executed well on plays to keep the batters from advancing. (Coach Anderson)
Almost Burnt Marshmallows (Yoon) - 7 Sparks (Johnson) - 4
The Sparks fell victim to a five-run, third inning as the Marshmallows prevailed, 7-4. Amanda Johnson pitched well for the Sparks. Kinzie Dodge, and Courtney Grand scored for the Sparks. Morgan Stevens made a great catch and tag at second base. (Coach Johnson)
Wahine Surfers (Monroe) - 5 Green Gecko Girls (Galper) - 4
In another close battle, the Geckos lost again to the Surfers, 5-4, as the game ended on a bang-bang play at first. The Geckos really played hard and were aggressive in scoring four runs in the sixth. The game had many highlights including three strong innings pitched by Jenna Galper. Some great defensive plays were made by catcher and Daisy Beckner at second base.
Kara Lankey, Chelsea Johnson and Sarah Borland kept the rally alive with key hits. (Coach Galper)
The Wahine Surfers and Green Gecko Girls gave quite a performance for the spectators.
The Wahine Surfers squeaked by the Geckos by a score of 5-4. Kaelin King was player of the game, after her finger was bandaged and was able to hold on for the final out at first base. Kelsey Drange, Annie Monroe, Lauren Barsamian all delivered key hits in the victory
From behind the plate Caroline Kavich picked off a potential steal. (Coach Monroe)
Angels (Markowitz) - 18 Purple Pirates (Swanson) - 2
The Angels played a solid game in a victory against the Purple Pirates. Niamh James pitched two strong innings. Lindsey Kelleher, Emily Temple, Natalie Markowitz, Budzy, Sarah Bartine and Niamh James each chipped in with hits. Scoring multiple runs were Katherine Zwingli, Kelleher, Markowitz and James. (Coach Markowitz)
Marisa Wang and Maddy McCollum both scored for the Purple Pirates. Raleigh Sharre struck out three. (Coach Swanson)
Wahine Surfers (Monroe) - 12 California Chicks (Musso) - 8
The California Chicks were not quite ready for prime time as the mighty Wahine Surfers beat the California Chicks 12-8.
The Chicks managed some nice plays on defense. Shelly Musso made a nice stop and throw to first on a well hit ball Shelly also had two RBI. Michelle Grochow had a hit. Blake Dietnch continued to rip the ball with a hit and two RBIs. Annette Persson played great in center field. (Coach Musso)
The Wahine bats came alive in their 12-8 victory over the California Chicks. Kelsey Drange and Camille Betance each had a hit. Lynn Gilmour and Lauren Barsamian each drove in runs on singles. On defense, Sam Shackel handled a hard hit ball for a great put out.
Caroline Kavich made her pitching debut. Camille Betance pitched well.(Coach Monroe)
Green Gecko Girls (Galper) - 13 Sparks (Johnson) - 2
The Geckos had another strong pitching performance using four pitchers to hold the tough Sparks team to two runs in a 13-2 victory.
Jenna Galper led the way with Madelyn Merchant, Allison Thornton and Julia Blanco finishing the job. Rachel Devine scored 2 key runs
Dupas added another. Another highlight was the debut of Grace Canyon and Katrina Davis at catcher, they both did an outstanding job.
Chelsea Johnson had the play of the game as she dove for a ball at first and after a dazzling catch. (Coach Galper)
The Sparks were unable to wake up their bats, as they snoozed their way to a 13-2 loss at the hands of the Green Gecko Girls.
. Courtney Grande and Leanis Stepanian scored the two runs for the Sparks.
Angels (Markowitz) - 1 Purple Pirates (Swanson) - 0
The short handed Pirates had to forfeit. (Coach Swanson)
Win by forfeit. (Coach Markowitz)
Green Gecko Girls (Galper) - 9 Angels (Markowitz) - 5
In a very tough game, the Geckos pulled out a 9- 5 victory over the Angels. Sarah Borland led the way with 2 hits and three RBI.
Daisy Beckner hitting second also scored twice. Their were several great plays including a great throw by Jenna Galper to Madelyn Merchant to catch a runner stealing second (Coach Galper)
The Angels lost one to the determined Green Gecko Girls. Once again, the Angels did a great job getting on base including hits by Katherine Zwingli, Emily Fisher, Emily Temple, Natalie Markowitz, Sarah Bartine and Niamh James. Also, Lindsey Kelleher reached base multiple times. Hats off, however, to the Gecko Girls who were able to strand 14 runners on the bases.
Zwingli made the play of the game scooping up a hard hit ball at third and firing to first for the out The Anqels received good pitching from pitching from Niamh James and Natalie Markowitz. (Coach Markowitz)
Wahine Surfers (Monroe) - 7 Almost Burnt Marshmallows (Yoon)
The Wahine Surfers and Almost Burnt Marshmellows played an exciting game which ended in a 7-7 tie. Alison Yoon’s pitching brought a halt to the Wahine bats. The Wahine Surfers were held scoreless until the fourth inning, when they sparked a seven-run rally. Hits were delivered by Hannah Docherty (two RBIs) and a grand slam by Kelsey Drange. Presly Maron, Sam Shackel, Lynn Gilmour and Caroline Kavich all scored for the Wahine Surfers. Annie Monroe and Kelsey Drange combined for 12 strikeouts (Coach Monroe)
It was an exciting game between friends ending in a 7-7 tie. The first two innings were a pitching duel between the two teams which resulted in scoreless innings. The Almost -Burnt Marshmallows bats came alive in the third inning resulting in four runs. Teammates Ashley Kirn (one RBI) and Charlotte Leddie (one RBI).
The Marshmallows came back in the fifth inning to score seven runs. Although the Marshmallows were down by three, Alison Yoon started the sixth inning with a hit. She was followed by a single from Ashley Kirn (one RBI) and Charlotte Leddie batting in another RBI. Allison Wojciechowshi (one RBI).
Excellent pitching from Alison Yoon, Noelle Smith and Ashley Kim. (Coach Yoon)
Purple Pirates (Swanson) - 6 California Chicks (Musso) - 5
The Purple Pirates played their best ball of the season, rallying from a 5-2 deficit to beat the tough California Chicks 6-5.
Marisa Wang and Raleigh Sharre scored in the bottom of the fifth for the Pirates’win. Tracey Andrews and Jessica Davidson scored.
Karlie Garrity also reached base in the third with a timely walk. Courtney Perry, Lauren Streeter and Brianna Gazmarian all collected walks for the Pirates. Defensively, Maddy McCollum threw out a runner at first from right field
The California Chicks lost a thriller to the Purple Pirates, 6 - 5. On offense, a number of Chicks made solid contact with the ball.
Blake Dietrich, Shelly Musso, Brenna Gay, and the hot hitting Annette Persson, Shelly Grochow and Katie Benson each added an RBI.
On the mound Kendall Sandoval was red hot, pitching two-and-two-thirds innings with seven strikeout and no runs. Kendall also made a nice catch at catcher.
Finally, with the bases loaded with Pirates, two outs, and the Chicks clinging to a 1 run lead, Katie Benson fielded a hard hit ball and made a beautiful throw to Shelly Grochow, just a shade late. Congrats to the Pirates on a great comeback. (Coach Musso)
Dodgers (Bradley) -18 White Sox (Williams) -12
The White Sox bats were hot tonight in their game against the Dodgers. The entire team got hits.
There was good base running that was lead by Matt Finkelberg and Andy Ashford and Don Pontrelli. Daniel Paton lead the pitching.
The White Sox continue to improve. (Coach Williams)
In a game that was close to the end, the Dodgers demonstrated great hitting throughout the lineup. Mateus DeFaria went 4-for-4 with six RBIs, Jonah Bodmer was 4-for-4, Daniel Cohen went 2-for-3 with two strong doubles and pitched two great innings. Matthew Culhane added a clutch hit.
Michael Cassutt’s catch in the outfield saved at least one run. (Coach Bradley)
A’s (Brown) - 7 Yankees (Selsor) - 4
The A’s played their best game of the year in downing the Yankees. Offensively, Jacob Brown, Brock Hudnut and Ryan Iseri led the way with doubles, with Whitefield and Brown each scoring twice and Hudnut, Iseri and Greg Lupica scoring once.
On the mound, Whitefield started and pitched well, while Lupica was outstanding in relief, holding the hot
hitting Yankees scoreless. Second baseman Juan Carrasquero starred on defense, getting the last two outs unassisted, including the catching of a line-drive for the final out. Travis Dark, Bryce Collier, Michael Greenberg, Doug Koerber and Wills Van Sickle also played well on
defense. (Coach Brown)
The Yankees ran into a great pitching performance by Ben Whitefield and Greg Lupica of the A’s.
The Yankees had multiple hits from Griffin Van Amringe, Johnny Selsor and Josh Yoon. The Yankees had a great pitching performance from Michael Kapla who also had a rally killing defensive play which kept the Yankees in the game. (Coach Selsor)
A’s (Brown) - 6 Dodgers (Bradley) - 4
Pitching and defense, combined with some savvy baserunning, propelled the A’s over the Dodgers, 6-4. Ben Whitefield started for the A’s and pitched two scoreless innings, with Brock Hudnut and Greg Lupica coming on to hold the hard-hitting Dodgers at bay.
Third baseman Doug Koerber, shortstop Jacob Brown, pitcher Lupica and first-baseman Hudnut also made tough defensive stops.
Offensively, Bryce Whitefield had doubles, and Ryan Iseri and Brown had hits. In the last inning, both Wills Van Sickle and Collier stole home to complete the scoring. Whitefield, playing catcher, caught a pop-up to end the game. (Coach Brown)
In a tight game, the Dodgers fell to the A’s. The difference was largely great defense by the A’s, getting outs on everything with the Dodgers needing to to practice a little more.
Mateus DeFaria tied the game in the fourth with his first home run and Jonathan Lim had a great single to the outfield with Matthew Culhane also getting a nice line drive single. (Coach Bradley)
Red Sox (Lee) -10 Giants (Fuelling) -10
The Red Sox hung in against the strong hitting Giants for a 10-10 tie. Kevin DePriest continued his hot hitting with a double and Justin Hopkins contributed with a single. Henry Rowe hauled in fly ball. Austin Gartside played a solid shortstop and started the offense with a double in the first inning.
Angels (Cheung) - 9 Pirates (Jacinto) - 8
Pirates were rocked the first inning for five runs but made a courageous attempt to keep the game close. The Angels hot bat and their tough pitching was the deciding factor.
Jax Jacinto and Collin Morikawa pitched well. Austin Ruiz had a strong showing behind the plate, including throwing a base runner out at second. Warren Bohannon had a key hit in the sixth inning. Alex Khalsa had keys stops at second base.
Austin Ruiz earned the game ball for his strong defense and his outstanding pitching debut. (Coach Jaci )
The Angels jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and held on to hold off the tough Pirates’ team, 9-8. Angels started their offense on key hits by Johnny Brandt, James Cornwall and Ritchie Colburn that led to runs. Kyle Cheung and Johnny Brandt pitched four inning ball while striking out seven.
Matthew Gilmour pitched the fifth and held the Pirates to two runs, closing out the fifth with a 9-3 lead. It was an all around great team effort by the Angels with all the players contributing. Pirates showed great resolve and rallied for five run to close the gap to 9-8. Great game by both teams. (Coach Cheung)
A’s (Heer) -11 Yankees (Schaedel) -11
In a tightly contested match, that saw the lead change four times during the course of the game, the game ended in an 11-11 tie.
The A’s were lead by Frankie Higgins who went 3-for-3 with five RBIs, including two stand-up doubles. Christopher Madsen added 2 hits, including a triple to knock in a run and Sam Brown reached base safely at all three at bats, scoring one run and adding an RBI.
Harley Drange added two runs and one RBIs to the scorecard. Charlie DePew’s range in the outfield was key to chasing down and catching drives to prevent the Yankees from scoring any additonal runs. (Coach Heer)
A thrilling draw against the undefeated Athletics was preserved by J.P. Schaedel’s two brilliant shutout innings. With a man on and nobody out in the sixth, Schaedel reached deep within himself to get out the side, including striking out the last two batters to end the game.
The stars for the Yankees were Joey Robertson, who had a triple, two singles, and three RBI, and Kevin House, who had two RBI, including a game-tying two-run double with two out in the sixth, and who also pitched a great inning.
Alex Vaughn was three for three. Alex Orloff launched another nice hit for a ground rule double. Dan Stoffe hit a
beautiful line drive base hit into right field. Reed Buck put the ball in play all three times up and made a nice play in the sixth to stop the winning run from scoring.
Francisco Durazo played a solid third base and used his speed to score a key run ahead of Schaedel. It was the most exciting game of the season so far, and hats off to the A’s, who preserved an impressive unbeaten record. (Coach Schaedel)
Dodgers (Bathke) -11 White Sox (Canyon) - 4
The Dodgers won a well played contest, beating a good White Sox squad, 11-4, in a game ended early due to lightning strikes. The Dodgers had plenty of their own thunder, led by the pitching of Tommy Fraher. Great defensive plays were made by Clay Massimino and Eric Bathke
Offensively, the 11 hits were evenly distributed. Evan Valencia won game ball honors for getting on base three times. Eric Bathke had three hits. Tommy Fraher, Adam Home and Clay Massimino all had two hits. (Coach Bathke)
Pirates (Jacinto) -16 White Sox (Canyon) - 8
The Pirates’ bats game alive in this game. All Pirates had a hit or made strong contact with the ball. Jax Jacinto lead the team in batting with triples and a home run. Austin Muller recorded two doubles. Alex Khalsa, Collin Morikawa, Austin Ruiz and Warren Bohannon had hits for the Pirates. Alex Khalsa had an outstanding pitching debut. Austin Ruiz playing behind the plate threw out two baserunners.(Coach Jacinto)
Angels (Cheung) -10 White Sox (Canyon) - 9
The Angels rallied for four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to squeak out a 10-9 victory. The Angels jumped out to an early lead, but the White Sox bats came alive as they went on an 8-2 run. Trailing 9-6 with one out in the bottom of fifth, The Angels scored four times.
Brandt scored the winning run with heads up base running. He was on second base and scored on a fielders choice. (Coach Canyon)
Dodgers (Bathke) -14 A’s (Heer) -13
The Dodgers held on to post their second straight victory, 14-13. The Dodgers offense posted early 9-2 and 14-6 leads, only to have the A’s fight back. Clayton Massimino struck out the last two hitters to record a big save. (Coach Bathke)
In a tightly contested match, the Dodgers outplayed the A’s to hand them their first loss of the season, 14-13. The A’s couldn’t get anything going until the third inning and battled back from a 6-0 deficit with key hits by Christian Heer who hit a single up the middle.
Christopher Madsen added another single and an RBI. The A’s added four runs in the fourth and mustered up five more runs in the fifth with a key hit by Jacob Carter to pull to within three runs of the Dodgers.
The A’s, behind Thomas Phillips and Chad Anderson, pulled to within one, only to leave runners on 2nd and 3rd as Clay Massimino retired the side with two key strikeouts to end the game. (Coach Heer)
Pirates (Jacinto) -10 Yankees (Schaedel) - 4
The Yankees and Pirates treated fans to good pitching and good fielding, but the Pirate bats answered the call to hand the Yankees a 10-4 defeat. Kevin House started strong for the Yankees, pitching two shutout and no-hit innings.
The Yankees were unable to score on the Pirates’ Collin Morikawa. Next, Alex Vaughn pitched two strong innings, allowing just no runs.
After the Pirates amassed a 9-0 advantage, backed by two Jax Jacinto shutout innings, the Yankees came up to hit in the fifth. Alex Vaughn was the star at the plate for the Yankees, cracking a three-run triple to left following a double by a teammate.
After Trent Bauer drove him home, the Yankees forced a sixth inning but could not keep the relentless Pirates off the base paths.
The Yankees got good defense most of the game, including a double play turned by Alex Vaughn (who earned the game ball). JP Schaedel had two hits, and Ethan Ralphs and Kevin House added hits. (Coach Schaedel)
The Pirates played a tough game against the Yankees. Jax Jacinto, Collin Morikawa, Matthew Gorski all had hits for the Pirates. Jacinto and Morikawa both pitched two shut out innings. (Coach Jacinto)
Angels (Kirn) - 20 White Sox (Gilligan) -11
The Angels faced undefeated White Sox . It was a tough game throughout the innings but, the Angels proudly showed their hitting abilities. They made solid defensive plays. The key defensive play started from Ray Kim at first base in the first inning where he again made a great double play and following him were Yoon, Robb Lovelace and Sam Geller with great catches. Offensively, All the Angels again managed to hit at least on base hit.
Te player of the game goes to lan Ryals for great improvement and to Sam Geller for his great contribution to the team, Geller got stung by a bee just before the game but, he was brave enough to play.(Coach Kim)
Giants (Hayes) - 9 Red Sox (Johnson) - 9
The Giants staged a late game comeback to tie the Red Sox, 9-9. Benjamin Spencer had three hits including a triple to lead the Red Sox.
John Monroe (3 RBI), Harrison Hayes (2 RBI), Matthew DeVelle, William Borrelli, and Sean Eckerle each had two hits for the Red Sox. William Borrelli played a solid game at shortstop.(Coach Hayes)
In this tie game, key offensive work included Corey Miller with three hits and runs, Graham Massimino with two hits and runs. Ivan Verbinski also hit and scored. The most notable defensive plays occurred in the bottom of the last inning as the Red Sox retired the first three batters to hold the Giants to a tie. (Coach Johnson)
Pirates (Eggertsen) – 20 Yankees (Sabourin) - 0
No report filed.
Rockies (Schuiz) - 6 Astros (Browning) - 6
The Rockies and Astros played to a 6-6 tie in a game halted after four innings by rain and thunder. The Astros got off to an early 4-0 lead, highlighted by a lead off home run by Davis Browning and solid hits by Will McCracken, George Orloff and Tyler Rube
The Rockies fought back from a 6-3 deficit to score 3 runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game. The Rockies offense was highlighted by a big fourth inning. (Coach Browning)
Cardinals (Badaruddin) -18 Blue Jays (Welsh) - 7
Under cloudy skies, the Blue Jays toughed one out against the hard hitting Cardinals. Giving a great effort in the field and trying to hit,the Jays suffered a tough loss. Great plays in the field by Grant Parker earned him the Game Ball. Ty Burnham, Josh Moulin, Grant Parker and Spencer Shakel all had two hits for the Jays.
Hits were also had by Matthew Seamons, Andy Rickert, and Harry Lee. Coach Welsh was happy with the effort put forth by the Jays. (Coach Welsh)
Daivon "Fastball" Grayson went 3-for-3, with two home runs and a triple, eight RBIs, and the Game Ball for the Cardinals.
There’s much more to the Cardinals’ offense: "Destroyer" Lee, "Flame" Herron, "Lightning" Choi, and "Dash" Badaruddin were all 3-for-3. "Slugger" Garg, went 2-for-2. "Hot Dog" Richmond hit the ball hard.
And the Cardinals played outstanding defense too: "Dash" had a beautiful catch of a pop fly at pitcher, "Tex" Hulsey wowed the crowd as he snagged a liner to third, and "Rocket" Belcher had a great catch of a fly to second. "Slugger" showed great courage at the hot corner and
knocked down a hard grounder.
"Papi" King and "Destroyer" traded time at catcher, both demonstrating excellent form, catching balls and making good throws back to the pitcher. "Ben-10" Rafert helped the team with his energy and intensity. "A.K." was a joy to watch play. (Coach Badaruddin)
Cubs (Stephens) –10 Dodgers (Varraveto) – 0
No report filed.
Astros (Browning) - 10 white Sox (Gilligan) - 9
The Astros prevailed over the White Sox 10-9 in a close, tight game. The game score went back and forth with each team trailing throughout the game. Then in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Astros scored two runs to win.
George Orloff had three hits for the Astros. Browning, Will McCracken, Nick Betance, and Tyler Rubendall each had two hits.
Angels (Kirn) - 14 Orioles (Hutchens) - 0
The Angels continued their streak of double digit runs by outscoring the short-handed Orioles, 14-7. Jordan Lee Sam Geller both went 3-for-3. Zach Main and Ray Kirn made fine defensive plays. Our Player of the Game goes to Hunter Dorr for his two home runs. (Coach Kim)
Giants (Hayes) - 17 Yankees (Sabourin) - 7
Unfortunately for the Yankees, the Giants played stingy defense all day and made scoring difficult for the Yankees The Giants got on the Yankees early with a torrid scoring spree and never looked back. The Yankees Giancarlo Orlando was awarded the Game Ball for his bat. He was assisted by his teammate Sean Davitt, who helped by put runners in scoring position. (Coach Sabourin)
The Giant offense was led by Benjamin Spencer who had RBIs including a home run and two triples. Harrison Hayes (triple), Matthew Sox, Sean Eckerle (double) and Calvin Urn each got hits.
Charlie Stackbeck, Matthew Develle and William Borrelli had two hits each. Defensively, Stackbeck and Lim made great efforts for the Giants. Ben Chant and Aidan Phillips contributed strong play behind the plate. (Coach Hayes)
Astros (Browning) - 18 glue Jays (Welsh) - 11
No report filed.
Rockies (Schuiz) - 13 white Sox (Gilligan) - 7
No report filed.
Six (Six) - 0 F.F.C. Mighty Daisies (Gay) - 0
The newly renamed Flintridge Finance "Mighty" Daisies turned in another fine performance against a strong Dodger squad.
Rebecca and Melissa Klein, paced the Mighty Daisies with big hits, while Melissa made two spectacular plays at home.
The hitting became contagious as Kyla Sayre, Mia Brower, Breanna Chan, Sydney Lew, Paige Grande and Abby Au had two strong hits each. The defense didn’t let up as Meghan, Mia, Kate Decxker, Amy Giboney and Hazel Toland all turned in importantplays in the field.
Small Fries (Pernecky) - 0 Monroe (Monroe) - 0
The McDonald’s Small Fries played exceptional defense . Sasha Alejo and Hayleu Flyn fielded hard hit balls and then made the outs at first and second base, respectively.
Consistent fielding by Maureen Rodick and Megan Gmelich helped the small fries quickly return to their strong hitting line-up. Marie Pernecky, Mary Cate Smith and Caitlin Smith smashed hits to knock in numerous runs for the Small Fry team. The Game Ball went to Haley Flynn. (Coach Pernecky)
Reilly-Belcher (Reilly) - 7 The Green Goblins (German) - 7
The Purple Pixies came ready to play softball. Great fielding by Annie Bishop, Kara Bradley, Alyssa Busta and Saira Sinah . Also playing well were Hailey Belcher, Madeline Reilly, Lauren Gilmour and Casey Cheng
Always ready to make the plays are Elena Kamar, Anna Terry and Holly Grigg. (Coach Reilly)
Both teams played tough defense in this game. The Green Goblins’ defensive effort was led by Sarah Lam, who recorded twin outs. Recording forceouts were Katrine Madsen’ Amelia Bergen, Darcy Brakemann and Caitlin Aenlle-Rocha. The Green Goblin offense included solid hits by Amelia Bergen, Lindsay Holloway, and Megan Bergen. Getting two hits was Jennifer Gorman.
Emily Carr played a tough first-base and recorded a hit. (Coach German)
The Green Goblins (Gorman) - 0 Six (Six) - 0
Emily Smith played great at pitcher, including speeding home to get a forceout and save a run. Lindsay Holloway achieved a forceout at third. Jennifer Gorman stopped everything behind the plate and had two hits. Katy Paynter also went deep with a line drive, and Amelia Bergen drove in a run with a nice hit (Coach Gorman)
Reilly-Belcher (Reilly) - 1 Small Fries (Pernecky) - 1
The Purple Pixies played tough against the Small Fries. Eleni Kamar had a great defensive play at second base to end the game.
Some great plays were made by Casey Cheng, Hailey Belcher, Madeline Reilly, Saira Singh and Lauren Trujillo. Lauren Gilmour had success behind the plate and at bat. Some fantastic hitting and base running were done by Alyssa Busta, Holly Grig and Anna Terry.
The McDonald’s Small Fries played another incredible game. Kayla Lund smashed the ball at each at bat tallying up four base hits.
The offensive play continued with Michelle Herbert and Mary Cate Smith hitting the ball far in to the outfield. Makena Stimmler and Taylor Stimmler followed with more base hits and the Small Fries continued their dominance with their bats. Great fielding from Maureen Rodick and Marie Pernecky wrapped up the last inning. The Game Ball went to Kayla Lund. (Coach Pernecky)
Mighty McFlurries (Bender) - 8 Golden Retrievers (Witt) - 0
Colleen Pernecky delivered a double and a triple to drive in four runs and sparked the Mighty McFlurrie’s offense. Megan Clancy drove in some of those runs. Caroline Bender, Gillian Boss and Kathleen Rodick all contributed with solid efforts and combined to pitch a shutout. (Coach Bender)
Hayleigh Evans (as starting pitcher) and the rest of the defense for the Golden Retrievers held the always strong McDonald’s team to three runs in the first inning. Bailey Cooper and Natalie Heidemann helped in the outfield as well and then on offense.
Hannah Johnson, who along with Ella Gmelich and Sarah Stoker, helped to encourage the team to the end even though they came up just a little short. (Coach Witt)
Blue Belle Starz (Bradley) - 4 Dirt Devils (Preiss) - 1
The Dirt Devils not only played the first place team Blue Belle Starz, but also a first class team all the away around.
The Dirt Devils struggled at the plate but managed to get a run in thanks to Hannah Martinez’s RBI. On the defensive, Caroline Kenney pitched great. And hats off to Hannah Martinez who had her pitching debut in this game, she was awesome. Good plays were accomplished in the outfield by Audrey Larcher, Maddie Preiss and Madeline Weirick. And Katherine Pinney had her catching debut and she did fine.(Coach Preiss)
Defense was the name of the game in a 4-1 battle between the Blue Belle Starz and the Dirt Devils. Heather Connolly’s heads up play at second base shut down a potential Dirt Devil rally. Alyssa Stolmack hauled in a monster pop up and turned it into an unassisted double play to end the contest. Hanna Heileson delivered the game’s big hit with a single up the middle, driving in two runs. (Coach Bradle)
The Mighty Juicers (Fuller) - 2 Bad News Behrs (Powers) - 0
The Mighty Juicers played the most exciting game of the year, edging out the very fine Bad News Behrs team by a mere two runs.
Margaux Alexander had a hit, was on base two times and scored a run. Gabriella Lopez had an important stolen base.Taylor Page and Lydia Tavera got on base once. Erin Salmi had a good hit. Amer Graves had a great at-bat. Maria Caire got two hits and scored the winning run. Dee Dee Logan had a base hit. Lauren Fuller got on base twice. Caroline Moe got the Game Ball. (Coach Fuller)
Battling Bears (LC Books & Toys) (O’Leary) - 4 Gray Matter (Lam) - 4
La Canada Books and Toys’ Battling Bears played really tough, digging deep to battle back from a four-run deficit. Kara Thompson pitched two innings, giving up only one run, striking out three. She was relieved by Kellyn O’Leary, who struck out two.
Kellyn, Kara, Kristen Becker and Deborah Oh each scored a run. Nicole Stevens had a key hit that drove in the tying run.(Coach O’Leary)
Dirt Devils (Preiss) - 7 Blue Belle Starz (Bradley) - 1
Playing each other for the second time in a week, the Dirt Devils got off to a fast start against the Blue Belle Starz and never looked back.
Julia Wohl, Samantha Brown and Heather Connolly helped anchor the Starz defense - making numerous tough plays. Samantha Brown reached base twice, but a stingy Dirt Devil defense allowed only one run the entire game. (Coach Bradley)
Dirt Devils were excited to play Blue Belle Starz (BBS) again this week - in fact they were bummed the game had to come to an end.
The offense was on fire today with everyone getting on base. Hannah Martinez, Sarah Hughes, Maddy Preiss and Caroline Kenney all had RBIs. Missy Horner, Amber Suk, Madeline Weirick, Mishti Murari and Audry Larcher all hitting base hits
The pitching kept the Behrs at bay, and Audrey Larcher andMadeline Weirick made great plays in the field stopping potential runs from being scored. (Coach Preiss)
Blue Belle Starz (Bradley) - 7 Golden Retrievers (Witt) - 4
The Golden Retrievers showed up ready to play ball. The team pulled together and put all their effort and hard
work to give the Blue Belle Starz a hard fought game. Meghan Lacey, Madison Witt and Katerina Kamar took the pitching mound with determination and poise. Cassy Quiring fielded a hard grounder at second base for an out and both Bailey Cooper and Sarah Stoker stops runs with great plays in the outfield.
At bat, Delaney Brower hit a hard grounder to get to first base and Meghan Lacey cleared the fence with a hard hit home run. This fantastic group of girls played a positive game cheering for one another as they remained focused and, while at bat, kept the game extremely close against an almost undefeated team. (Coach Witt)
The Blue Belle Starz, eager to get back to their winning ways, found themselves down 4-1 to a determined Golden Retriever team.
They fought their way back, scoring six times in the last two innings while pitchers Alyssa Stolmack and Kyla Bradley held the Retrievers scoreless over the final three frames. Erin Kim made her pitching debut for the Starz and also smacked a long double.
Megan Reilly sparkled by getting on base three times and scoring twice. Alyssa Stolmack was unstoppable at the plate with three hits in three at bats. (Coach Bradley)
Mighty McFlurries (Bender) - 6 The Mighty Juicers (Fuller) - 2
Gillian Boss and Kathleen Rodick pitched great games and Shannon Rodick, Caroline Bender, and Colleen Pernecky had key hits to score runs. Megan Clancy continued to do a great job as the lead off hitter and Mia Roginson, Natalie Betance and Collleen Fleming with very solid performances. (Coach Bender)
The Mighty Juicers put forth their best defensive effort of the year, along with a number of good hits. Maria Caire pitched two strong inning and had two stolen bases. Lauren Fuller pitched an inning of relief. Margaux Alexander had three putouts at first base and stole two bases.
Markowitz played a strong inning at catcher. Lydia Tavera got on base twice and had a stolen base. Erin Salmi had a strong hit. Amber Graves had an RBI. Caroline Moe stole two bases, as did Gabriella Lopez. (Coach Fuller)
Gray Matter (Lam) - 4 Dirt Devils (Preiss) - 3
Gray Matter narrowly squeaked out a win against an extrememly tough Dirt Devils’ team. Clutch batting ended up being the formula for victory.
A two run home run by Jane Xu, a bunt single by Margaux Everingham, a two RBI sacrifice by Danielle Barry and singles by Madeleine Russell and Haley Miller made for an all around team effort. (Coach Lam)
Super hitting and bunting was the key to the Dirt Devils’ lose. The team did have hitting by Sarah Hughes, Melissa Horner, Maddie Preiss, Hannah Martinez, Caroline Kenney and Audry Larcher.Mishti Murai made a good play at third base. Overal, the Dirt Devils’ offense is getting better. (Coach Preiss)
Bad News Behrs (Powers) - 6 Battling Bears (LC Books & Toys) (O’Leary)
La Canada Books and Toys’ Battling Bears faced a buzz saw. Only seven girls were able to make it to the game.
McKenna Sandoval started the game, and Kara Thompson came in as a relief pitcher. Loren Shin, Nicole Stevens and Sarah Terry played well.
McKenna had a strong first inning of pitching with three strikeouts and a good slide at home. Kara pitched 2 strong innings. Had some strikeouts, and scored the only run. Sarah Terry continued her strong field play with a great throw to third for a close play. Nicole Stevens was
awesome at third base, while Rachel Mansjur had an awesome play at second base. Debroah Oh walked twice, and Loren made an outstanding play in the outfield stopping the Bad News Behrs from scoring. (Coach O’Leary)
The Gillespie Girls (Warner) - 4 Wild Things (Valencia) - 4
This was a great game! Both teams and pitchers dug deep in this one. One team surging back and then the other surging back again to pull even. One of the most interesting plays was a shot by Lauren Bruer off of pitcher Lauren O’Leary’s glove, bouncing into another player’s
glove for the out. (Coach Warner)
The Verizon Wild Things and the Gillespie Girls battled to an exciting 4-4 tie before a large crowd. Great pitching, hitting, batting and fielding, this game had it all. Stephanie Bathke led the Wild Things with another strong pitching performance, slugging a two- run triple and also scoring.
Kate Brown was outstanding behind the plate and scored two runs. Skillful defensive play was also exhibited by the infield and Lauren Kambe. Payton Parker had a double and one RBI. Carlee Kreisel laid down a great bunt single and Lauren Bruer pounded the ball. (Coach Valencia)
Blue Crew (Cox) -15 Blasters (Martel) – 0
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In a game without starting pitcher Nicole Martel, the Pacific West Blue Crew took advantage of a short-handed Blaster Team and was firing on all cylinders in a one-hit shut-out and the bats of Pacific West were in overdrive. Great job by all with the Game Ball going to Lauren
Schirmer for providing the offense for the Blue Crew. Andie Evans was particularly tough at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance.
Molly Peitzman took an inside fastball by Cox deep into right center field for the Blasters. (Coach Cox)
Green Apple Snapple (Trueblood) - 8 Cherry Bombs (Cornwall) - 6
In a fun and well-played game, the Cherry Bombs lost a mid-game lead in a close loss to the fiesty Green Apple Snapple.
Campbell Owen had a single and played great at catcher. Rebecca Villalpando made a couple of nice plays on hard grounder
In her very first time playing third base, Katherine Propper had a good game covering the bag. Megan Cornwall pitched four strong innings with 10 strikeouts. (Coach Cornwall)
Catherine Horner pitched a complete game, had eight strikeouts and scored three runs asGapple Snapple held on for an 8-6 victory
Amanda Wojciechowski, Tess Stenzel, Sarah Hull and Kelly Trueblood all made outstanding plays in the field. Julia Jagels added a perfect bunt for a late run. (Coach Trueblood)
Patriot Babes (Eaton) - 7 Purple Strikers (Ferri) - 4
The Mueller Masonry Patriot Babes played a new perfect game. Offensive highlights included Angela Fuhrmann, Clara Johnson each hitting doubles and Kayla McCue crushing the ball for a triple. Strong defense was lead with Alex Eaton’s accurate play.Other defensive play highlights included Janna Johnson making outstanding catches in the outfield and near flawless infield play by Brette O’Brien, Ali McCarley, Kayla McCue and Clara Johnson. (Coach Eaton)
The Gillespie Girls (Warner) - 12 Cherry Bombs (Cornwall) - 9
This game began with an exciting 4-3-5 double play started by Campbell Owen at second base fielding a grounder and throwing to first base for the first out, then Missy Atonopolis threw all the way to Rebeccas Villalpando at third base who made a great catch and tag-out of the runner trying to advance from second base. A late five-run rally made for an exciting end too, but it wasn’t quite enough overtake the hot-fielding Gillespie Girls.
Antonopolis led the offense with a double and triple and four RBIs. And Lauren Chrisopher had her best hit of the season with a smash over the left fielder’s head for a double that scored Zoe Demos all the way from first base. Katherine Propper, Kenzy Sorenson, Campbell Owen and Megan Cornwall all had solid singles. (Coach Cornwall)
The Cherry Bombs made this game really close, but the Gilespie Girls played inspired defense to pull out the victory. Ali Preiss and Sumner Hanula shared catching duties. Kendall Sandoval scored two runs. Olivia Warner, Sumner Hanula, Ali Preiss, Serra Brenner, Lauren Loadvine, Brett O’Brien and Illiana Durazo each scored one run. This was a total team effort, with all players scoring. (Coach Warner)
Wild Things (Valencia) -10 Blue Crew (Cox) - 4
The Verizon Wild Things continued to impress with a come from behind 10-4 victory over the previously undefeated Blue Crew
Trailing 4-0 after the top of the first inning, and facing one of the best pitchers in the league, Lauren Cox, the Wild Things came back with a two-out rally in the third inning that was sparked by Carlee Kreisel’s bunt home run that scored two runs. Kate Brown contributed with
singles and three runs scored. Payton Parker added a double and scored one run. Stephanie Bathke hit a double and two singles, and while on themound, threw six strikeouts against the strong Blue Crew batters. (Coach Valencia)
The Blue Crew came up short against Team Verizon. After leading 4-1, the Blue Crew was unable to muster enough hits to knock out their opponent. A double by Lauren Cox, singles by Maddy Morey and Claire Hilsen combined with a delayed steal of home highlighted the Blue Crew’s offense. Defensively, Lauren Schirmer fielded a sharply hit ball by Stephanie Bathke to hold her to a single.
Alexandra Brown played tremendous defense behind the plate. Lauren Cox left the game after three innings due to injury, giving up three hits. Shelby Comstock came in for relief and threw well against a fired up Verizon. (Coach Cox)
Purple Strikers (Ferri) -10 Blasters (Martel) - 4
The El Cholo Blasters were held in check by the tough pitching of Katie Clancy and lost to the Purple Strikers, 10-4.
The Purple Strikers had rallies throughout the game as the Blasters wasted a fine pitching effort by Shelby Comstock. Nicole Martel scored twice and Ivana Tasic made a nice defensive play on a bunt. (Coach Martel)
Patriot Babes (Eaton) -12 Green Apple Snapple (Trueblood) - 1
The short handed Green Apple Snapple hung in the game early to keep it tied at 1-1. After three innings, the Patriots’ bats exploded for a 12-1 victory.
Amanda Wojciechowski, Kelly Trueblood and Gretchen Muller all played solid defense, Julia Jagels executed a perfect bunt. Tess Stenzel slid in hard at home for the only run. (Coach Trueblood)
Cherry Bombs (Cornwall) - 21 The Gillespie Girls (Warner) –
A football game score? No the Cherry Bombs were on fire. Emily Selsor had her senior pitching debut pitching the three opening innings.
Sumner Hanula equaled her total innings to-date, closing out the game. Prior to this game, Emily had only pitched one inning.
Only seven regular Gillespie Girls were able to make it to the game so two girls played up: Michelle Grochow and Madison MacKenzie and Michelle did great, as each scored a run. Ali Preiss, Lauren O’Leary, Emily, and Sumner also scored runs. (Coach Warner)
The Cherry Bombs kept up there strong hitting and finally got their first win as every girl got at least one hit and scored at least one run.
Defensively, Campbell Owen made a great put out at third base, knocking down a hard grounder, then making the long throw to first base for the out.
Megan Cornwall pitched 4 good innings and recorded three 1-3 putouts. (Coach Cornwall)
Blasters (Martel) - 8 Patriot Babes (Eaton) - 7
The Blasters overcame a shaky start defensively to nip the Patriot Babes, 8-7. Both teams fought tooth-and-nail in this evenly matched game.
Solid pitching shut the Blasters down until Nicole Martel hit a long home to ignite the offense in the fourth. Molly Peitzman, Erica Tavera, and Ivana Tasic also reached base and scored that inning. Cayley Coren and Rebecca Whalen also contributed with hits.
Shirley Drange tripled, walked twice and made three fine defensive plays at catcher. Shelby Comstock was very solid on the bases.(Coach Martel)
With three of their strong players out, the Muller Masonry Patriot Babes fought a tough battle but ended up on the short end of the well-played game. (Coach Eaton)
Angels (Cornwell) - 0 Orioles (Cairo) - 0
Timmy Fejtek and Tanner Barge played well for the Angeles showing fine fielding and batting skills. Ripping the long ball was Alex Cornwell, Payton Witt and Tanner Dietrich. (Coach Cornwell)
Super Sr. Division"
Heefner-Sierra Madre 0-11 Tasic-Parker (Tasic) - 5
A disappointing loss by the Red Hot Anchor Pacifica team. Meredith Horner pitched a fantastic game with 8 strikeouts. Bats were also alive for Meredith Horner and Paige Parker had another great outing in the outfield.
Sierra Madre just kept finding the holes and scored on a huge rally to put the game away.(Coach Tasic)
Martinez-Sierra Madre - 11 Antonoplis-Weirick (Antonoplis) - 8
The Blue Woman Group led 5-4 after five innings but could not hold on. Catherine Weirick had three hit