May 13, 2009 > MSJLL recap
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Angels put together a four-run fifth to outlast the Yankees, 8-6, in Mission San Jose Little League (MSJLL) Majors action. Jordan Terbeek and Dwayne Bhatia plated runs with singles in the inning. Angels' big blow came earlier in the game, when Cade Nauman's two-run double gave the Angels a 4-3 lead. Nauman struck out six in four innings while Terbeek closed the game with three strikeouts. Andrew Chang thrilled the crowd by stealing home. The speedy Chang scored twice and singled. Ryland Mortlock singled and scored as well and Jonathan Lee chipped in a run.
For the Yankees, Matthew Tang continued his red-hot hitting with a pair of doubles and a single. Tang drove home Cliff Yang and Darin Chamberlain to put the Yankees out front, 5-4, in the top of the fifth. Dustin Chiang allowed just three hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven in four strong innings.
White Sox topped the Red Sox, 8-6, holding on after building up an early 8-3 margin. Devon Jones and Brandon Au slammed back-to-back doubles followed by singles from Martin Padilla, Cheyenne Walker, Tylan Ahmed and Julian Tuminaro in a five-run White Sox rally that provided the winning margin. Red Sox were able to narrow the margin to 8-6 behind clutch hits from Dylan King, Param Bhatter, Nikhil Menon and Billy James, but Adam Curtis pitched a 1-2-3 seventh to close the game for the White Sox.
White Sox also edged the Red Sox, 4-3, as both teams came up with fine pitching performances. White Sox pitcher, Thomas Rodriquez, hurled four-plus strong innings and Param Bhatter and Jeff Chu matched Rodriquez with four shutout innings. Red Sox built up a 3-0 lead in the fifth as Darien Lo slammed a solid double to plate a run. White Sox rallied to tie the score behind consecutive hits by Cheyenne Walker, Devon Jones and Patrick Andresen. With the score tied, 3-3, Walker's soft fly in the last inning landed between two Red Sox outfielders to drive home the winning run.
Mets kept up their winning ways, taking two games from the A's. In the second game, the combined pitching efforts of James Gaffey, Brandon Fuhs, Kenny Jacoby and Vikram Dharasker made the difference in the contest, striking out ten A's batters. Fuhs and Gaffey got the Mets' offense off to a quick start as their first-inning doubles plated two runs to tie the game. Mets continued the doubles parade with two more in the second as Michael Lin and Cal Tarbert smacked two-baggers. Ryan Mark's booming triple was the big hit that keyed the three-run rally.
Top Farm players
A's: Elvin Huang, Andrew Kan, Brian Lu, Dorothy Luo, Ram Nallapan; Angels: Anish Cherwoo, Ronald Huang, Kyle Leon, Ishan Maunder, Riya Modi; Giants: Rahul Katwala, Gurshaan Lobana, Calvin Mei, Saavan Parikh, Satchel Petty; White Sox: Neil Chatterjee, Pranshu Chaturvedi, Rishi Chillara, George Crowley, Rohan Dahul; Yankees: Ethan Farasat, Kaleb Gould-Nordseth, Aayush Sahgal, Shyam Sethi, Varun Srinivasan.
Top T-ball players
A's: Arvind Jayaraman, Andrew Kim, Felix Peng, Jase Ushiro, Kevin Chang; Angels: Caovinh Nguyen, Eshaan Patel, Randy Rowe, Rohan Subramanian, Vashist Suresh; White Sox: Chace Koth, Riya Mittal, Apurva Papolu, Lucas Picard, Arpon Purkayastha; Yankees: Cannon Waters, Bradly Wei, Wesley Wei, Joshua Yeung, Matthew Kinoshita.