May 14, 2008 > Gaffey, Nauman carry Giants past Yankees in Mission San Jose Little League Majors
Gaffey, Nauman carry Giants past Yankees in Mission San Jose Little League Majors
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James Gaffey came out on top in a superb pitchers' duel, leading the Giants past the Yankees 1-0 in Mission San Jose Little League Majors action. Gaffey limited the Yankees to two hits and struck out eleven for the complete-game win, while Yankees pitcher, Zach Strand, allowed just one hit pitching into the sixth. That was enough for the Giants. In the top of the fifth, Gaffey reached base on an error and eventually advanced to third. With two out and an 0-2 count, Cade Nauman fouled off several pitches before singling to right center field to bring home Gaffey. The Giants' Jordan Terbeek anchored the defense with solid catching.
Rishabh Bajpai singled and contributed steady defense in right field as the Giants rolled past the Cubs 12-4. Christian Flores doubled and Matthew Tang singled for the Giants. Gaffey smacked a pair of triples, Nauman singled twice and Darien Lo pitched well for the victors.
Julian Tuminaro doubled and made a terrific catch in left field to lift the Yankees past the Niles-Centerville Giants 13-5. Strand homered, while Thomas Rodriguez, Chandler Witham and Arjun Sarkar powered doubles.
The Mariners relied on Christopher Chiang's two RBI single and a single, double and a triple from Adam Curtis to stop the A's 10-0. Martin Padilla played his trademark solid defense at first base, while right fielder Ryan Henderson and center fielder Anthony Achacoso made stunning catches. Varun Suresh's stellar play at shortstop was a highlight for the A's.
Cheyenne Walker struck out nine in a 9-1 Mariners win over the Cubs. Walker also singled and doubled. Shortstop Adam Curtis turned a line drive catch into a spectacular double play and pounded out two triples. Saad Azam chipped in two singles, while Achacoso singled and Nicholas Odom walked twice.
Jigar Desai powered the A's to an 11-7 win over the Niles-Centerville Mariners. Desai slammed a double, a home run and was the closing pitcher to save the win with two and two-thirds scoreless innings on the mound. Nathan Chang banged a triple and Krushi Vemula contributed some offensive clout.
The A's began the week three games out of first place but ended on the heels of the Red Sox, just one game out of the top spot. Reid Marion drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to lift the MSJ A's past the Warm Spring A's 11-10. Marion collected three hits and two RBIs.
The A's also downed the Red Sox, 9-5, plating eight runs in the fifth inning. Matt Eike, Sam Sanches, Zach Nelson and Chris Gaines had key hits for the A's. Gaines also pitched three effective innings, allowing only one hit and striking out four Red Sox batters. The Red Sox offense was led by Patrick Yang, who cracked a long triple, Param Bhatter, who had two hits, and Ian Dickeson, who reached base safely in four consecutive at-bats.
The White Sox topped the Mets, 4-2, as Kevin Finch tossed a complete game, scattering five hits and walking only one batter. All the White Sox runs were scored in the fourth inning as Dustin Koliner ripped a two-run double and Patrick Andresen followed Koliner's blast with a two-run single of his own.
The Braves rallied from a 5-0 first-inning deficit to topple the Red Sox 8-5. Ronak Modi scored twice, singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs. Aarsh Shah went three for three, while Sam Lowrey smacked a two-run double. Stanley Chiang was the closing pitcher with two shutout innings while striking out five.
The Mets escaped with a 10-9 win over the Giants. The game ended with the bases full of Giants. The Giants relied on great efforts from Vijay Srinivasan, Andrew Lei, Jonah Baldwin, Shivan Parikh and Joseph Lee.
The Yankees shut out the Giants 4-0 behind solid pitching from Joshua Devera, Drew Burgess and Nathan Mac. Tanish Ambulkar and Vedant Mehta wowed fans with their defense, while Jacob Devera led the offense.
Top Farm players:
Angels: Hannah Sherer, Clark Wey, Albert Yu, Aidan Berlin, Evan Berlin; A's: Liliana Sanabria, Ash, Vidyarthi, Willis Wang, Shayne Bhatia, Prachit Bhike; Cardinals: Katherine Wolnick, Daniel Wolnick, Alex Yem, Tarek Boudames, Dalton Bowling; Giants: Samantha Teo, Jasper Wu, Torin Yao, Stella Bradley, George Crowley; Mets: Rohan Sheth, Jacob Yeung, Spencer Zeleny, Eric Cheng, Benjamin Hansen; Pirates: Charley Zhao, Alex Zhu, Ethan Chen, Timothy Chiao, Samuel Figueroa; White Sox: Jeffrey Wei, Joseph Yang, Philip Yang, Shreyas Ashwin, Matthew Baldwin; Yankees: Jonathan Nguyen, Jason Pate, Connor Sayle, Arun Balaji, Jeffrey Cho.
Top T-Ball players:
Angels: Paya Arjmand, Aayush Bajpai, Veda Chari, Dorian Griego, Ronald Huang; A's: Sanjith Avantsa, Alexander Chen, Rishi Chillara, Riya Chopra, Julia Fajilan; Giants: Diya Anand, Daniel Chang, Arthur Gan, Steve Gao, Kaleb Gould-Norseth; White Sox: Pranshu Chaturvedi, Caleb Chiang, Keenan Hui, Trace Hyer, Sherwin Lai.