April 29, 2009 > Mets and Red Sox take a pair in MSJLL Juniors play
Mets and Red Sox take a pair in MSJLL Juniors play
Submitted By MSJLL parents
Mets and Red Sox both won two games as the Mets downed the White Sox, 9-5 and 11-0, and the Red Sox beat the A's, 8-7 and 10-4, in Mission San Jose Little League (MSJLL) action.
Mets rode the hot bats of Kenny Jacoby (triple), Michael Lin (two singles and an RBI) and Ryan Mark (double and an RBI) to the first victory over the White Sox. Jacoby pitched five-plus strong innings in relief, allowing only two runs while striking out six. White Sox offense was paced by Tylan Ahmed, who drove home two runs with a double. Devon Jones added three hits for the Sox, including a double, and Brandon Au smacked a double and knocked in a run. Mets pitching dominated in the 11-0 victory as James Gaffey, Brandon Fuhs and Krushi Vemula combined on a five-inning no-hitter. The three pitchers were also the hitting stars, as Fuhs drove in two runs on three hits; Gaffey drove in two runs with a single and sacrifice fly; and Vemula cracked a double.
Red Sox and A's played a nail-biter, with the Red Sox prevailing, 8-7. Red Sox built up a 4-1 lead, but the A's stuck back with a five-run fourth inning to take a 6-4 lead. Andrew Chen's single was the big hit of the inning. But the Red Sox would not be denied as they bounced back with four runs of their own in their half of the fourth. Brian Zucker's long double keyed the rally. A's rallied for one final run behind Wyatt Ott's line-drive double, and had the potential tying run on third, thanks to a long triple off of the bat of Cole Lewis. However, Red Sox pitcher Jeff Chu got the final out to end the game.
In the second victory, Red Sox defense led the way to the 10-4 victory, turning a double play while catcher Mark Ruppert threw out three base runners. Guhan Sundar pitched four impressive innings for the Red Sox, limiting the A's to no runs on one hit. Red Sox built up an early lead on Ruppert's first inning two-run single. A's offense was led by Reid Marion, who slammed two long doubles.
Yankees edged the Angels, 3-2, behind Sam Lowrey's strong pitching. Lowrey struck out nine and walked two in five innings, while Stanley Chiang preserved the win with three strikeouts in the sixth. Jagvir Tamber stole home for the Yankees' first score, and Chris Desiniotis contributed two hits and drove in two runs. For the Angels, Jordan Terbeek and Andrew Chang ripped triples and Rahul Dayal singled. Cade Nauman pitched three scoreless innings for the Angels, striking out six.
Dustin Chiang, Nathan Chang and Stanley Chiang combined for 10 strikeouts in a 4-1 win over the Angels. Matthew Tang's running catch in center and Chris Desiniotis's great stop on a hard grounder at deep short led the defense. Chang and Matthew Tang added doubles. For the Angels, Ryland Mortlock extended his on-base streak to six consecutive plate appearances, with two walks and a single. Terbeek drove in the lone Angels run, Nauman and Ronak Modi singled and Dwayne Bhatia filled in capably at catcher. Alex Chen allowed just one run in four solid innings on the mound.
First-place Braves continue to roll, gutting out victory after victory. Aneesh Kauravlla struck out the game's last two batters to preserve a 4-3, eight-inning win over the Mets. Andrew Scott scored twice, and Mudit Mittal and Nicholas Odom added runs for the Braves. Kauravlla, Jacob Walter and Nick Mason pitched the Braves past the Mets, 5-3. Aaron Havard and Jason Kinner scored the Braves' fourth and fifth runs, respectively.
Braves rode a jewel of a performance from Andrew Scott into the spring break layoff. Scott struck out 12 and allowed a pair of hits in his masterful, complete-game, 7-0 win over the Angels. He had help from catcher Walter, who threw out a base runner, and Mason, who slammed a two-run triple. Kauravlla drove in a run in the third inning.
Top Farm players
A's: Brandyn Roberts, Leila Rodriguez, Aayush Bajpai, Daniel Chang, Logan Finch; Angels: Jeffrey Wei, Justin Wey, Derek Ye, Suhana Berry, Nathan Chan; Giants: Harsha Moyya, Connor Sayle, James Yem, Nathaniel Chang, Jeremiah Cheng; Mets: Nathan Yee, Jacob Yeung, Benjamin Hansen, Tyler Hertel, Wesley Hiroto; White Sox: Ishan Sastry, Pooja Shah, Marcus Watkins, Matthew Baldwin, Nicholas Bonilla; Yankees: Edmund Young, David Zhu, Thomas Chen, Aaron Chen, Sohum Desai.
Top T-ball players
A's: Anthony Daricek, William Doering, Cristian Gonzalez, Michael Hom, Keenan Hui; Angels: Brandon Huang, Derel Iwamiya, Sayan Jain, Marcus Lee, Edward Lu; White Sox: Abhinav Buddhavaram, Nicholas Capuzelo, Jake Collins, Jacob Edwin, Trace Hyer; Yankees: Elijah Roberts, Evan Roberts, Aneesh Saba, Krishan Sharma, Jadon Tan.