Ross, Sinclair & Associates Blue Diamonds vs. Piedmont Ponies
Towering hits by Lola Whalen and Eva Levingston, and Audrey Barnes’ back-hand grab, lead the Blue Diamonds against the Piedmont Ponies. Teagan Shannon played alert at first. Everyone hit well — 19 of 22 at-bats were hits off the pitcher. Clara Millsten, Ella Chae, Anne Rosenbaum, Eva Lozeau de Guzman, Nora Jensen, and Skylar Hart all were 2-for-2. After being hit with a pitch, Anna Kranson got even with a line drive.
Dr. David Johnson, DDS Pixies vs. Piedmont Black Cats
The Dr. David Johnson DDS Pixies faced the Piedmont Black Cats in an exciting game featuring excellent play and good sportsmanship. For the Pixies, Margaret O'Keefe and Lucy Allison suited up and shared duties behind the plate where they exhibited great catching and throwing skills. The infielders likewise scooped up every ball that came their way and featured great fielding from Giuliana Means and Cadence Trammel. Matching the mid-morning sun with even hotter bats, Kadison Lindeen, Jadrien Stack and Sophia Trammel each got big hits to all corners of the field. Kudos to Piedmont's Black Cats, who brought a 12-strong team of youngsters from deepest Piedmont to challenge their Alameda counterparts.
Linguini's Red Flames 1 vs. China House Fiery Phoenix 10
The Red Flames played a great game against a tough opponent. The Flames started off great. In the first play of the game, Talula Wilmot hit a double. Next up was Charlotte Daly, who also hit a double and knocked Talula home. For this, and playing great defensive ball, Charlotte was awarded the game ball. Both Jadyn Banaria and Katy Hosokawa played great defensive ball.
M Zoe Couture Green Hornettes 10 vs. McDonald's Lightning Thunder 0
The Green Hornettes continued their five game winning streak with only nine of their players. Abby Briganti had several strong hits to outfield including an impressive home run in the 1st. Samantha Garrett had two nice hits in the 1st and 2nd innings. Kate Hockensmith and Ava McCracken also showed off their hitting skills in the 3rd. In the 4th inning, Cynthia Beall did a great job in her season pitching debut!
Encinal Market Blue Bullets 6 vs. Citizen Canine Hot Tamales 11
A big 5th inning rally wasn’t enough to boost the Blue Bullets past the talented Hot Tamales. Tiana Bullock had an outstanding day at the plate, logging 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Heather Hennigh and Annie McCutcheon turned in a solid performance with heads-up base running topped by a stomp on home plate. Defensively, Ani Tu'utafaiva and Katie Gee were an unstoppable team and picked off 2 attempted stolen bases.
Law Offices of Paul F. Mahler Hornets 5 vs. San Lorenzo Lady Giants 7
With 12 strike outs and multiple plays by the Hornets, it was a neck and neck game until the finish line. The Hornets had bases loaded at the 5th inning, and the top of the order at bat, but the drop dead time limit ended the game with the Hornets behind.
Law Offices of Paul F. Mahler Hornets 12 vs. Oakland Blue Crystals
Ani Tu'utafaiva and Jayda Aviles did an outstanding job at the mound, with multiple strike-outs and both heads-up plays to 1st base and home for outs. Olivia Lebo-Planas, Elda Guillen and Katie Gee, all with an RBI each. Lily Rausser did an outstanding job behind the plate as she made multiple outs at home for the win.
Alameda Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Green Hornets 4 vs. Harbor Bay Realty Transformers 6
The Alameda Orthopedic & Sports Therapy’s Green Hornets played hard against the Harbor Bay Realty Transformers but couldn't quite come back in the last inning, losing 4 to 6. The Hornet defense held strong, with the Transformers leaving 6 runners unable to convert. The player achievement award went to Tillie Skinner for her good defense at the plate, making no errors and catching throughout the whole game.
Harbor Bay Realty Transformers 6, Alameda Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Green Hornets 4
The U12-U14 Alameda Black and Blue Transformers defeated the Green Hornets in the opening game of a double header by a score of 6-4. Katrina Eichel led the charge for the Transformers when she broke the game open with a bases-loaded triple that sent all three runners home. Eichel then pitched three innings and struck out four batters. April McCarver pitched four innings, struck out six,
and added an insurance run. Samantha Shaffer's amazing stretch catch at first base saved a sure base hit, and her acute situational hitting brought home another run. Estela Ambritz helped rally the team and played solid defense as she has all season.
Harbor Bay Realty Transformers 12, Alameda Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Green Hornets 6
The Alameda Orthopedic & Sports Therapy’s Green Hornets got an early lead over the double header against the Harbor Bay Realty Transformers. The player achievement awards went to Cassie Lumpkin and Jackie Smith for their outstanding teamwork. Cassie started an amazing triple play which ended the second inning with a 5-2 lead over the Transformers. Jackie continued to inspire the girls as they continued to play hard, holding on while finishing the game with a 6-12 loss.
Alameda Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Green Hornets 6, Harbor Bay Realty Transformers 12
The U12-U14 Alameda Black and Blue Transformers defeated a tough Green Hornets team by a score of 12-6. Emani Vaughn got the Transformers offense started as she beat out a throw to first and then bested another throw to the plate. Ruby Siltanen sent three line drives screaming into left field as she kept up her offensive barrage this season. Always dangerous Alexis Esparza smashed a double and threw out a runner at second plate late in the game on a bullet throw from catcher Hailey McKenna. McKenna mowed down two more runners at third base as her teammate Esther McCarthy put down expert tags both times. Cheyanne Rios showed off her speed on the base paths and helped seal the victory for the Transformers. The Green Hornets defense showed its toughness by turning a rare triple play early in the game.
Linda C. Avery Ph.D Explosion 5, Bay Area Children's Theatre Black & Yellow Beastzz 3
Beastzz made another great showing against a team stacked with tournament players, giving them a real challenge. Elizabeth Fraser got the first hit, and stole her way to 3rd so that Jane Rausser could knock her in. At short, Shelby Eggen caught 2 hard line drives — on consecutive batters! Stivaly Maldonado crushed a 2 RBI single. But the Explosion got cinco runs on Cinco de Mayo against the Beastzz' tres, for the win.
Bay Area Children's Theatre Black & Yellow Beastzz 3, Linda C. Avery Ph.D Explosion 5
The host Linda C. Avery, Ph.D. Explosion remained undefeated in a thrilling game against the Beastzz. After a scoreless 1st inning the Explosion trailed for the first time all season when the Beastzz plated a run in the visitor half of the 2nd inning. The Beastzz lead was short-lived as the Explosion responded by scoring 3 runs in their half of the inning as Sarah Mahler, Savannah Mesterhazy, Vailea Bohne and Kendall Miller strung 4 hits together. Later, Sarah Mahler scored the eventual winning run in the 4th inning with Mira Piamonte tacking on an insurance run in the 6th. The Beastzz rallied to score two runs in the 5th inning and were threatening to add more in the 6th with the bases loaded with one out when pitcher Elizabeth Avery struck out the batter, then covered home on a passed ball and tagged out the runner.