June 1, 2010 > Giants bats come alive
Giants bats come alive
Submitted By Ed Hugo
Mission San Jose Little League's Senior Giants pounded out 17 hits en route to a 10-2 victory over the WSLL A's in the feature game of last week (May 24-29).
The Giants came out swinging in the first inning as they collected four hits including the first of three doubles off of the hot bat of Kevin Finch. In the second inning, the Giants added three runs with the first two coming in an unusual fashion. With the leadoff man on first base, Stuart Rosete missed a bunt sign and proceeded to line the next pitch he saw over the left field fence for a two-run home run. Finch's second double of the game plated Patrick Yang with the third run of the inning putting the Giants in front 5-0.
A's pitching stymied the Giants bats over the next three innings, tallying just a single run over the third, fourth and fifth innings. But the Giants came alive once again in the sixth inning, pushing across their final four runs across the plate.
Finch's third double of the game was followed by a one-out double by Brandon Fuhs to drive in the first run of the inning. Zubair Serang drove Fuhs home with a line-drive single to left field to increase the Giants lead to 8-2. Yang completed the scoring, lining his third hit of the game - a bases-loaded, two-out, two-run single - to left field.
The Giants pitching combination of Jeff Chu, Fuhs and Finch scattered six hits while striking out seven A's batters and walking only three. Both A's runs were unearned as the A's loaded the bases on an error, a double and a walk in the fourth inning. With two outs, the A's Henry Llamas lined a bases-loaded, two-run single to drive in the team's only runs of the game.
The Giants defense also had its shining moments as two potential runs were gunned down at the plate: one on a nicely executed rundown play; the other on a perfectly executed relay from centerfielder Brian Zucker to third baseman Fuhs and onto catcher Yang who blocked the plate and made the tag on the A's runner.
Photos submitted by Susie Lo