April 25, 2006 > Mission San Jose Little League game summaries
Mission San Jose Little League game summaries
by Barb Fuhs
On a soggy April 11 in the afternoon, the major A's defeated the Angels 9-4. The offense was led by Charles Guan with three singles, with doubles from Brian Zucker and Matt Imhof. Other hitters included Dylan King (single), Chris Paradis (single) and Nate Zucker (2 singles). At the bottom of the fourth inning, the Angels threatened by loading the bases with no outs, but strong pitching and fielding from A's pitcher Paradis and catcher Imhoff prevented any runners from scoring. Other defensive highlights included strong fielding from second baseman, Ryan Hatano.
The Mariners scored a decisive win over the Braves 12-3. John Morris of the Mariners was in smashing form scoring three hits for four RBIs. Ramsey Fisher connected well to get a double. The Mariners pitching duo of Kevin Finch and Vincent Rojas showed good control to keep the Braves quiet. The defense contributed too with a double play in the third inning involving second baseman Guhan Sundar, shortstop Adam Curtis and first baseman Aditya Raghunathan.
The White Sox fell to the Braves in a 12-7 game. The Braves teamed up to play a strong offensive game with aggressive running by all including a steal of home by Tyler Johnson. The Braves also dominated at bat with a double and RBIs from Patrick Yang, and hits from Omkar Ghandi, Justin Chew and Johnny Neri. Defensively, the Braves held the White Sox at bay with impressive fielding by Ryan Graves, Johnathon Thacker, and Ryan Mark. Pitchers Mark and Nikhil Menon combined to strike out 11 players.
The A's faced the White Sox with the A's winning 10-0. A's ace pitcher Jay Shah threw 10 strikeouts in four innings for a no hitter against the White Sox. A's batter Chandler Witham walloped three singles, Shah and Nikhil Jois added doubles, Johnny Leinweber and Saad Azam each added two singles, and Peter Dentinger belted a single. Great base running by Cody Teague included a close slide under the tag at home plate.
The Braves and the Yankees battled both the rain and each other in a 5-1 game with the Braves coming out on top. Dillon Collins started the Braves off with a double and an RBI. Scott Marth and Patrick Yang followed up with a single and triple respectively. Defensively, first baseman Nikhil Menon made an out at first with an assist from second baseman Collins. Braves pitcher Ryan Mark took control at the mound and struck out 10 Yankees batters. Mark secured the Braves' victory by snagging a hit to the mound, ending the game at the end of the fourth.
The Angels and Giants played a game under very difficult weather conditions, but both teams braved the weather well. When the storm had settled, the Angels had defeated the Giants 5-0. Mudit Mittal made his pitching debut for the Angels and did not give up a run. For the Giants, Michael Brazil and Ryan Liu both struck out two players apiece, but it was not enough to hold off the Angels. Angels' hitting stars for the game included Nathan Fong and Jay Menon. Stellar defensive plays were made by Suhail Sidhu at first base for the Angels. The giants' bats were not all quiet, with Tanios Boudames and Aman Dhar's keeping the pressure on, while Justin Nguyen showed his fielding skills.
The Mets beat the A's 3-0 in five tough shutout innings, built on the pitching arms of Bubba Guzman with 4 strikeouts, Riyaz Merchant and Sammy Lowrey. The A's Marshal Munoz started the game with a solid double and followed his hit with a stellar running catch in deep center field. Austin Lee added two hits and Nicholas Odom got his first hit of the season with a power shot to right field. But the Mets' bats prevailed - Rishabh Bajpai went two for two while Ronak Modi, Aurick Zhou, and Alex Xu all put together the hits needed to win the game. The A's pitching outing was still impressive, with Marshal Munoz working on the pitching mound for the first time this season, and Robert Norwalk finishing up with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, striking out seven batters. Mets Shortstop Chris Desiniotis made the final two defensive outs of the game with a fly ball caught and a dramatic run down of the A's runner trying to get back to first.
The A's lost to the Cubs 1-0 in a close makeup game. Nick Mason and Robert Norwalk generated the only two hits of the game for the A's and Jason Kinner took one for the team to advance to first base after being hit by a ball. Nick Mason finished the game in relief pitching 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Farm top players were: Braves: Darin Chamberlain, Nathen Francisco, Vineet Tummala, Alan Jin, and Christiaan Wustenhoff
T-Ball top players: A's: Christopher Casipit, Dalton Bowling, Prachit Bhike, Eric Han; Angels: Samuel Chiang, Albert Chu, Lauren Leung, Teja Veeramachenem; Braves: Spencer Zeleny, Pavitman Sandu, Derek Chan, Eric Chang; White Sox: Wesley Hiroto, Anthony Watkins, Nihal Deopura, Albert Xiao; Giants: Tarek Boudames, Sahith Tummala, Christopher Lee, Stephen Tan; Yankees: Joedi Brown, Joshua Kim, Richard Liu, and Bryneth Fuller.