May 16, 2006 > Mission San Jose Little League
Mission San Jose Little League
Submitted by Barbara Fuhs
Juniors (13-14 year olds)
The Mariners squeezed by the A's 8-7 in a hard fought win. Highlights for the Mariners included 2 hits with 2 RBIs each for Justin Renteria, Sam Morris, Robyn Huang, and Scott Humphreys. James Michael-Sandness added a single and an RBI and D.J. Kraiker had a single. For the A's Joe Gamsh smashed 2 singles and had 1 RBI, and Atisheel Kaik had an RBI single.
The Angels and Mets joined for a three game series which the Angels won 14-5 and 8-7, with the third game tied 7-7. Star hitters for the Angels during the series were Chris Gonzalez with 3 singles and a triple and Travis Medeiros with 2 doubles, 3 singles, and 2 RBIs. Daniel Stanley had 2 singles, a double and RBI while David Roche had 2 singles and a double. Rounding out the hitting were Nick O'Leary and Joey Cantrell with doubles and an RBI each. For the Mets, hitting highlights included 4 hits and 4 RBIs from Paul Williams and 4 hits and 3 RBIs from Sean Nast. Coren Randall and Davis McKenzie added 3 hits each with Ryan Dang, Jeet Nagda, and Dane Burgess adding key hits as well.
The Yankees beat the Braves 5-4 in a thrilling game. The Yankees scored four runs in the third inning on hits by Aditya Ganesh, Kyle Welker, Chris Gaines, and Sam Sanches. The last run was added on back to back doubles by Brandon Facha and Sanches. Gaines, Welker, and Facha shared pitching duties striking out 8. Jay Lee and Zack Shaffer played great defense in right field. The Braves valiant comeback fell just short in the sixth. Patrick Andresen singled, and Logan Graves hit a sharp double to right field, fueling the three run rally. Scott Havard and Mark Ruppert also banged out hits. Graves and James Gaffey contributed strong pitching performances.
Vince Rojas of the Mariners stifled the Yankees batters for five innings, giving up no hits and striking out eight batters in a 5-2 victory. Rojas also connected well with the bat getting 2 hits including a double and an RBI. John Morris with 1 hit and an RBI and Aditya Raghunathan with 1 hit and an RBI contributed to the score. Kevin Finch, Kenny Jacoby and Ramsey Fisher each banged out hits as well. Brandon Wong and Vishal Shea scored the Yankees two runs after singling to get to first. Kyle Welker went 2 for 4 and Arjun Sarkar, Sam Sanches and Brandon Facha added hits. Brandon Fuhs played great defense at third.
The Angels beat the Mariners by a score of 6-0 behind outstanding pitching from Param Bhatter and Sean Tannenbaum. Bhatter and Tannenbaum combined for 6 strikeouts while allowing 3 hits. The team had strong defense from Aaron Ferrell, Martin Padilla, and Mehul Goyal. Ferrell had 2 hits and 1 RBI. Tannenbaum had 2 hits, including a double and 2 RBIs. Bhatter and Devon Jones each had an RBI. Sohan Shah connected twice for hits. For the Mariners, Adam Curtis and Vince Rojas were the only batters to reach first base safely. Jason Cummings and Curtis pitched well for the Mariners.
Giant pitchers Ian Dickeson and Jeff Chu were brilliant combining on a four hit 11 strikeout gem to shut out the Angels 5-0. Chu and Kevin Christensen had 2 hits and an RBI each to pace a 10-hit Giant attack featuring RBI hits by Billy James and a triple by Dustin Koliner. Dickeson, Matt Eike, and Alex Scott played great defense. For the Angels, Barry Blank and Param Bhatter pitched 5 innings striking out 8, aided by strong defense from Martin Padilla, Aaron Ferrell, and Devon Jones. Solid hits and base running by Ferrell, Kyle Quan, and Sean Tannenbaum did not result in any runs.
A's pitchers Matt Imhof, Chris Paradis, and Zach Nelson combined for a no-hitter against the Giants in a 2-0 victory. The A's only runs came in the first inning after both Paradis and Imhof reached base with a single and double. Nate Zucker then sent the runners home with a single. Other hits included a double from Charles Guan and a single from Ryan Hatano. Heads up plays from infielders Brian & Nate Zucker, Vince Volpatti, Nelson, and Guan produced several outs. For the Giants, Ian Dickeson pitched well and Jeff Chu and Timmy Tang combined for four shutout innings. Dickeson also cracked a double. Chu and Billy James made fine defensive catches.
The A's nearly held on, but lost a close one to the Braves 7-6. Offensive highlights included a solo home run by Matt Imhof and hits from Nate Zucker (single, double, and an RBI), Chris Paradis (single, double), Brian Zucker (two singles) and Vince Volpatti and Charles Guan each with a single. Pitchers Imhof, Paradis and N. Zucker combined for 8 strikeouts.
Down 7-0 in the bottom of the 6th, the Cardiac-Kid Giants mounted an unbelievable comeback by beating the Mariners 8-7 highlighted by Kevin Christensen's game winning two run double. Nine different Giants had hits including two each for Christensen, Phil Mirenda, Scott Dentinger and Dustin Koliner. Matt Eike pitched 5 gutty innings and Stuart Rosete thwarted the last Mariner's rally with strong relief in the 6th. Giant defense was led by Christensen, Dickeson, and Mirenda. The Mariners 7-0 lead came from John Morris - 2 hits, 2 RBIs, Kevin Finch - 2 hits, 1 RBI, Adam Curtis - triple, and Guhan Sundar - 1 hit and an RBI. Ramsey Fisher pitched five strong innings striking out 5.
Braves: Tian Cheng, Christiaan Wustenhoff, Kevin Zhangxu, Vineet Tummala, Nathen Francisco, and Bojia Xu.
Yankees: Charlie Vanek, Hashith Hotni, Nikit Shingari, Chris Kobata, and Ardin Lo.
Giants: Lynnea Shuck, Tanish Ambulkar, Michael Conn, Jerry Yan, and Marc Jiang.
White Sox: Andrew Chang, Kevin Chang, Stanley Chiang, Palak Goel, and Aaron Lethers.