June 10, 2009 > Dustin Chiang delivers for MSJLL Yankees
Dustin Chiang delivers for MSJLL Yankees
Submitted By MSJLL Parents
With two out in the bottom of the sixth, Dustin Chiang smacked a single to score Jagvir Tamber and deliver the Yankees' 6-5 win over the Mets in Mission San Jose Little League (MSJLL) Majors action.
Chris Desiniotis pitched four strong innings for the winners, striking out five and scattering four hits. Tamber contributed another run, a single and a triple, while Kyle Sandhu added a pair of hits including a double. Darin Chamberlain drove in two runs and Stanley Chiang pounded an RBI double.
Angels put together their finest offensive outing in a 14-12 loss to the Braves. Andrew Chang ripped a double and triple, scored twice and drove in three runs. Kyle Dean added three singles, a double, drove in two runs and scored once. Ryland Mortlock scored four runs while Jordan Terbeek singled twice to drive in three runs. Ronak Modi added to the hit parade with a single, double and two RBIs. Hanson Wang singled twice and doubled with Rahul Dayal scoring a run. Alex Chen made a spectacular diving catch in center and added a double to the offensive onslaught. Karthik Kribakaran gave the Angels steady catching and singled twice. Jonathan Lee also singled and scored.
It took 10 innings, but the White Sox finally broke a seesaw game open with a five-run 10th to top the Red Sox, 14-10, and claim second place. Red Sox jumped to an early 5-0 lead as their first five batters scored in the opening frame. White Sox rallied for three runs in the fourth behind Kevin Finch's double. But the Red Sox's Guhan Sundar's diving, over-the-shoulder catch in centerfield robbed Devon Jones of extra bases and shut down the White Sox rally.
Red Sox held onto a 7-4 lead entering the sixth inning when the White Sox rallied for four runs behind key hits by Jones and Adam Curtis to take an 8-7 lead. Red Sox sent the game into extra innings as Dylan King cracked a double and scored on Sundar's line-drive single in the bottom of the seventh.
Both teams scored a run in the ninth inning before the White Sox broke the game open in the 10th. Julian Tuminaro, Trevor Brown and Sean Wolnick all reached base, to set the stage for key blows from Patrick Andresen (two-run single) and Jones (run-scoring single). Kevin Finch hurled the final three innings for the White Sox to notch the victory.
Mets finished the regular season at 18-3 as they topped the White Sox in a nail-biter, 5-4. Mets held on after building a 5-0 lead early in the game. Kenny Jacoby, Will Booth and James Gaffey rapped out key hits for the Mets. White Sox bounced back to close the gap to 5-4 as Patrick Andresen, Brandon Au and Tylan Ahmed recorded run-scoring singles. However, the Mets' Kenny Jacoby and Krushi Vemula combined to shut the door on the White Sox offense in the seventh.
Red Sox topped the A's, 12-2, behind a complete-game pitching performance by Darion Lo. Lo was in command the entire game as he scattered four hits and struck out four A's batters. Lo was supported by an excellent Red Sox' defense highlighted by Billy James' diving catch in right field that shut down a potential A's rally. Lo, Jeff Chu, Stuart Rosette and Guhan Sundar had multiple-hit games for the Red Sox.
Mets downed the A's, 8-4, as they raced out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning behind run-scoring singles from Brandon Fuhs and Michael Lin. A's rallied for four runs to cut the A's lead to 7-4 as Reid Marion knocked in a run with a single, and Cole Lewis ripped a long triple to plate two. The mound quintet of Michael Lin, Will Booth, Ryan Mark, Krushi Vemula and Kenny Jacoby pitched well for the Mets.