April 1, 2009 > Mission San Jose Little League recap
Mission San Jose Little League recap
Submitted By MSJLL parents
Mission San Jose Little League (MSJLL) Junior Mets kept up their winning ways, squeaking out an 11-10 win over the White Sox. Brandon Fuhs preserved the game for the Mets, as the White Sox left the tying run on second. The unbeaten Mets took a 4-0 first-inning lead behind doubles from Will Booth and Fuhs. White Sox responded with an eight-run second, the big hit coming on Devon Jones' two-run single.
Red Sox defeated the A's, 10-5, in what started out as a great pitcher's duel between A's Wyatt Ott and Red Sox Darien Lo. Ott pitched four innings of no-hit ball, surrendering two runs. Lo matched him, allowing two runs on eight hits.
Great outfield catches by Billy James and Nikhil Menon aided Lo's cause. Red Sox broke the game open with a seven-run sixth inning, highlighted by a double from Param Bhatter and run-scoring singles by Mark Ruppert and Dylan King. Reid Marion continued his hot hitting for the A's with a triple and single. Saad Asam had three singles for the A's, and Ott added a pair.
Red Sox outscored the White Sox, 18-8, sending 20 batters to the plate in a 14-run third inning. Brian Zucker led the Red Sox with a triple and double, while Jeff Chu tripled and singled twice. Sean Tannenbaum smacked the ball well for the White Sox, collecting the team's only hit.
After losing two 2-1 nail-biters, the Angels pulled some sixth-inning theatrics of their own with a 4-3 win over the Mets. Behind 3-0, the Angels ignited the bottom of the sixth with singles from Andrew Chang and Kyle Dean. Cade Nauman brought both runners home with a sharply hit ball to short and Hanson Wang's towering RBI double tied the score. Wang stole third, and then scored the winning run when Karthik Kribakaran deposited a hit behind second base. Alex Chen pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the Angels, striking out four.
The Yankees broke open a high-scoring game in the sixth, toppling the Braves, 16-10, behind Sam Lowrey's three-run homer. For the Braves, Andrew Scott started two rallies, doubling and tripling. Aneesh Kauravlla scored three runs for the Braves and Aaron Havard played strong defense. Jacob Walter kept the Braves' pitching staff under control in a wild game.
A strong defense was the key as the Yankees stopped the Giants, 12-6. Chris Stoneking, Jacob Devera and Joshua Liu anchored the effort.
Shreyas Ashwin led the A's past the Marlins, 7-0, striking out four in two innings; and he also contributed a hit. Joseph Yang added a pair of hits and two RBIs. Rishi Sharma powered two hits and scored twice, while Aman Chopra went 2-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Torin Yao also had a good day at the plate, going 2-2 with two RBIs; he also scored a run.
Despite fine defensive play from the Giants' Shayne Bhatia, the Marlins triumphed, 2-1. Bhatia made two putouts in one inning and added a single. Chris Casipit and Spencer Zeleny each pitched shutouts in their innings of work for the Giants, while Eric Han added a hit and an RBI. Alex Wu's shoestring catch was a highlight.
Kevin Normandin's focus on the pitcher's mound and Moises Barrington's outstanding work in the field were highlights for the Dodgers in their game against the visiting Mariners. Sagar Ludher delighted the crowd with a line drive to center that brought two runners home. Power hitters Cyle Glidewell, Steadman Findlay and Joshua Scheel came through with clutch hits. Dodgers offered a special thanks to the Major Angels, who worked as buddies for both teams.
Top farm players
A's: Aayush Bajpai, Daniel Chang, Logan Finch, Elvin Huang, Andrew Kan; Angels: Suhana Berry, Nathan Chan, Anish Cherwoo, Ronald Huang, Kyle Leon; Giants: Nathaniel Chang, Jeremiah Cheng, Jeffrey Cho, Nihal Deopura, Daniel Geschke; Mets: Benjamin Hansen, Tyler Hertel, Wesley Hiruto, Rahul Katwala, Gurshaan Lobana; White Sox: Matthew Baldwin, Nicholas Bonilla, Neil Chatterjee, Pranshu Chaturvedi, Rishi Chillara; Yankees: Thomas Chen, Aaron Chen, Sohum Desai, Ethan Farasat, Kaleb Gould-Nordseth.
Top T-ball players
A's: Cristian Gonzalez, Michael Hom, Keenan Hui, Arvind Jayaraman, Andrew Kim; Angels: Marcus Lee, Edward Lu, Caovinh Nguyen, Eshaan Patel, Randy Rowe; White Sox: Jacob Edwin, Trace Hyer, Chace Koth, Riya Mittal, Apurva Papolu; Yankees: Aneesh Saba, Krishan Sharma, Jadon Tan, Cannon Waters, Bradly Wei.