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April 30, 2008 > Mission San Jose Little League results

Mission San Jose Little League results

By MSJLL parents

Jones keys White Sox to Mission San Jose Little League Juniors win

Devon Jones' suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning drove in the winning run as the White Sox edged the Red Sox 5-4 in Mission San Jose Little League (MSJLL) Juniors action. Nick Andersen led off the decisive inning for the White Sox with a walk. Kevin Finch, who pitched into the seventh inning for the White Sox, followed Anderson's walk with his second double of the game, setting up Jones' bunt. Tim Tang struck the side out to preserve the victory. For the Red Sox, Jeff Chu pitched six strong innings, Patrick Yang pounded three hits, and Corbin Lee added a pair.

The Red Sox rebounded with four runs in the final inning to slip past the A's 8-6. Sam Sanches crushed three hits, including a double for the A's. Billy James' sacrifice bunt was critical for the Red Sox, who went ahead thanks to Stuart Rosete's line drive single, down the third-base line. Ian Dickeson struck out seven for the Sox.

The A's held off the Mets 10-8, with Kyle Welker singling twice and tossing four strong relief innings. Reid Marion, Aditya Raghunathan and Andrew Chang contributed RBI hits, while Matt Eike preserved the win.

The Mets rode Kenny Jacoby's fine complete-game pitching performance and flawless defense to a 12-2 win over the White Sox. Jacoby struck out six and walked just three. Brandon Fuhs crushed an RBI double, while Barry Blank and Ryan Mark rapped two-run singles and Will Booth chipped in a timely single.

Nick Mason's monster two-run triple to center paced the Giants to a 15-4 win over the Cubs. Second baseman Matthew Tang wowed the crowd with an acrobatic catch, singled and drove in a pair of runs. Aurick Zhou chipped in a pair of singles, and Terence Hu ran the bases well, scoring twice. Johnny Neri ripped a single. Akshay Agharkar and Michael Lin singled for the Cubs. Dustin Chiang led the Cubs' pitching efforts. Andrew Thompson made a nice catch at first, while Ryan Lee helped anchor the defense.

The Giants fell to the Mariners 1-0, despite a fine pitching performance from James Gaffey, who struck out nine. Darien Lo singled twice. Cade Nauman and Christian Flores added singles.

The Cubs lost an 11-10 heartbreaker to the Niles-Centerville Mariners, despite a triple from Austin King and doubles from Akshay Agharkar, Nikhil Menon, Neel Sharma and Michael Lin. Jonathan Chen added a single.

The Yankees upended the first place Mariners 4-1, behind Mark Cho's RBI triple. Pitchers Zach Strand and Arjun Sarkar combined to shut down the Mariners, with Strand striking out seven. Mitchell Broadwin contributed a line drive single to drive in the game's first run. For the Mariners, Adam Curtis fanned nine in five innings of solid pitching. Curtis also blasted a triple to right, while Saad Azam and Guhan Sundar singled.

In a 12-5 Yankees' win over the A's, Sarkar crushed two doubles and a single, while Chandler Witham and Alex Chen contributed a pair of hits each. Vikram Dharasker added a single. Thomas Rodriguez and Witham combined to strike out 11.

Minor National
Shiv Kapur's two-run double and strong defensive play at second paced the Braves to a 5-2 win at the Niles-Centerville Cubs. Ronak Modi collected a pair of hits and an RBI, while Prathik Jogi ripped an RBI double. Sam Lowrey struck out 10 without issuing a walk in four shutout innings.

Minor American
Pitching from Kevin Zhangxu and fielding by Akaash Kambath, Drew Burgess and Tanish Ambulkar led the Yankees' to a 5-2 win over the Mets. Max Bradley plated three runs. The Mets relied on strong pitching performances by Anthony Watkins and Brett Hansen.

Giancarlo Aiuto brought great focus to the pitcher's mound in a game against the Twins. Aiuto slashed two solid hits, while Sagar Luder displayed great support of his team. Joshua Scheel, Steadman Findlay and Cyle Glidewell crushed homers, and Rahul Bandi was a key defensively at third.

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