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May 2, 2006 > Cal Ripkin Rookies

Cal Ripkin Rookies

by Kimberly Ott and Tracy Kalning

Saturday, April 1

Marlins 4 Mighty Dodgers 0
In a match-up of the two powerhouse teams this year, the Marlins prevailed late with a 4-0 shutout over the Mighty Dodgers.  The Marlins pitched effectively in their win.  Scott Hageman and Team Captain Ani Fukofuka held the Dodgers to 2 hits.  Other great players were Isaac Crus 2-3 with 2 SB, Kyle Style O'dell went 1-2 with a walk and a run, Keanu FukoFuka was 2-3 with a RBI and SB.  Scott Hageman was 1-3 with a Double and 2 RBI's.  And our MVP of game went to Shak Phillips a first year player who caught a fly ball for the first out of the game and hit a double. Way to go Shak. Keep up the good work Marlins!

Monday, April 3

Mighty Dodgers 12 Giants 4
The Mighty Dodgers got their first win of the season beating the Giants 12 to 4.  Josh Shah started out the game and pitched 2 2/3 innings with 6 strikeouts.  Josh Jespersen came in for his first time as a Minor, pitched 1/3 inning to close out the 3rd inning.  Lorenzo Aguirre pitched 3 innings striking out 2.  Damon Collins was MVP of game and went 1-3 with a single and an awesome catch in centerfield to end the game!

Saturday, April 8

Marlins 10 Cardinals 0
Marlins beat a game Cardinals team 10-0.  The Marlins came out on all cylinders firing as they took the lead early and never looked back.  TJ Hood and Kyle Style O'dell pitch a no hitter for Marlins.  Other great players were Garrett Jow 2-3 with a SB.  Keanu Fukofuka 2-2 with a walk and SB.  Chris Osmond, a first year player, got his first hit.  MVP of the game went to Erwin Rodriguez who went 1-2 with 2 RBI's and played great defense.  Great job Marlins!

Saturday April 22, 2006

Rockies vs. Yankees
MVP went to Brogan Reed with great defense plays at short stop.  David Lucero with a HR and nice Pop Fly catch offensive home runs went to Colby Bacon, Aaron Pierre, Jake Miller and Keegan McCaffery.

Thursday, April 7

Rockies vs. Giants
MVP went to Robert Cisneros with 7 defensive outs.  Alvin Yu/ 1 HR.  Jake Miller and Mateo Bontempo each with a triple.  Colby Bacon with a nice defensive pop fly catch.  Great job to all the Rockies!

T-Ball Giants MVP was Jose Luis Ureno for the game on Thursday, April 27 against the Red Sox.  Top Players: Elan Hodges, Matthew Anderson and Jeremy Fojas.
The Yankee T-Ball team is showing improvements each week.  This week we played the A's and had some good defensive plays from our players.  They are doing better at fielding the ball and throwing it to the pitcher right away.  This week's MVP, Aaron Sanders came up with some key hits for our team and he did a great job playing catcher.  With a lot of young players on the team, it is exciting to watch the kids' learn new things and incorporate them into a T-Ball game setting.  We are very proud of the Yankees and look forward to the rest of the season.

Saturday April 22

Cardinals 11 Giants 0
Top Players: Tyler Janitz, Jerry Brown, Ricky Ochoa and JC Maroun.
Game Summary: The Cardinal's Tyler Janitz pitched 4 strong innings, striking out 7 and allowing 2 hits. Tyler also was 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 doubles and a triple and had 5 RBI's and scored 2 runs. JC Maroun did a great job as lead off, scoring 2 runs and also played solid defense at first base. Ricky Ochoa contributed a double with 2 RBI's and scored 2 runs. Rounding off the Cardinals top players was Jerry Brown who played solid defense at catcher and throwing out a runner at 2nd.   He also hit a double and had 1 RBI. The Cardinals are now 3-2 for the season winning their last 2 games.

Red Sox 15 Diamondbacks 0
Minor Red Sox hand the Diamondbacks their first loss of the season, shutting them out 15-0 in 4 innings.  Red Sox pounded out 16 hits including 4 doubles, one by Drew Andre, Tad Lehane, Aaron Perez, and David Collins.  With pitching performances by David Collins, 3 innings, no runs, no hits, no walks, and striking out 5, Joey Hockett closed out the final inning allowing no hits and striking out 2.  The most valuable player of the game was Drew Andre going 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI's and as catcher he picked off one of the only two base runners at 1st base.
Marlins vs. A's
Top Players:  Angel Contreras, Rondrig Bautista, Myrissa Pinaula
Game Highlights: The A's played a tough game against the Marlins.  Rondrig Bautista led off the second inning with a line drive double to right center.  He then stole third and home, scoring the A's first run.  Myrissa Pinaula brought in the second run with some alert base running by stealing second and third and finally scoring on an overthrow.    Game ball went to Angel Contreras for making a terrific catch in right center.
Dodgers 14 Angels 0
Kenneth Kalning started out pitching 4 2/3 innings with 9 strike outs and almost had a no hitter.  When coming to pitch count Josh Jespersen closed game with one strike out. Top Hitters: Kenneth Kalning 3 for 3, Josh Shah 3 for 3, Colten Ott 3 for 3, Josh Jespersen 2 for 3, Lorenzo Aguirre 2 for 3, and Damon Collins, 2 for 3 with a walk.


Tigers 5 Cardinals 4
Matthew Tamaru, Timmy Guerra and Christian Jespersen combined for a one-hitter in their 5-4 win over the Cardinals. Down 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, the Tigers rallied back with lead off Christian Jespersen singling on a drag bunt and later scoring on a 2-base hit by Josh Gatti. Gatti stole home to put the Tigers in front for good.

Saturday, April 15

Marlins 7 Red Sox 2
Marlins win a thriller against outstanding Red Sox team. In a game dominated by great pitching on both sides, the Marlins pull away late for a 7-2 victory. Isaac Cruz and Capt. Ami shut the Red Sox down to 2 hits. The offense took a while to get going but came alive in the 5th and 6th. Great players were Kyle O'dell 2-3 Triple SB. Capt. Ami 2-3 2 SB's. Keanu Fukofuka 1-2 1 SB. Scott Hageman 1-2 Double 1 SB. Shak 1-3 Double. Chris Osmond 1-3 Came through with the bases loaded hit to key the win. He received our MVP of the game trophy. Way to go Chris!

Saturday, April 22

Marlins 13 A's 2
Marlins win 13-2 on great hitting and pitching over a tough A's team. Marlins used 5 pitchers to combine on a 1 hitter. Kyle O'dell, TJ Hood, Keanu Fukofuka, Garrett Jow, and Drew Bland all pitched awesome. The hitters were Chris Osmond 1-1 with 3 walks and 4 SB's. Capt. Ami 3-4 2 Triples 2 SB's. Erwin Rodriquez 1-3 Triple. Garrett Jow 1-2. Kyle O'dell 2-3 and Isaac Cruz 2-3 double. Drew Bland was 1-4 and 2 RBI's and pitched awesome to get the MVP of the game trophy. Way to go Drew!

Monday, April 24
Red Sox vs. A's

Top Players:  Kaualoha Asing, Myrissa Pinaula
Game Summary: Offensive highlights include Kaualoha Asing who went 2 for 2 with a single and a double and one run scored.  Also scoring was Myrissa Pinaula who walked in the second inning, and then stole second and third, running home on a drop third strike play. The game ball was given to Myrissa Pinaula.

Tuesday, April 25

Marlins 17 D'backs 3
Marlin offense comes alive early to hand the D-backs a 17-3 loss. The Marlins score 8 runs in the first and never stopped. TJ Hood, Keanu Fukofuka and Garrett Jow held the D-backs to 2 hits. The offense was supplied by Capt. Ami 3-4 with 3 SB's; Drew Bland 1-2 2 SB's; Shak 3 walks 2 SB's; Chris Osmond 2-2 1 BB and 2 SB's. Our MVP of the game trophy went to Isaac Cruz with a monstrous HR, a double and single. Way to go Isaac. Keep up the good work Marlins!

Cards 4 Giants 5
The Cards and Giants battled to a 5-4 final, giving the Giants their first victory.  Walter Ott had 3 singles and 2 RBI's including the winning hit in the bottom of the 7th inning, scoring Anthony Havea who scored twice.  Anthony Dominguez helped as he moved Havea into scoring position. Dj Kay pitched 4 innings with 6 strike-outs and Andrew Horne who pitched 3 innings with 5 strike-outs.

Wednesday, April 26

Dodgers 10 Cardinals 1
Dodgers: Josh Shah pitched 5 excellent innings with 11 strike outs one hit, before coming to his 70 pitch count.  Kenneth Kalning came in the 6th inning to end game and striking out 2. 
Top Hitters:  Kenneth Kalning 2 for 3 with a double and with 2 RBIs, Josh Shah 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI, Marty Leggett 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and a Home Run.  Damon Collins 3 for 3 with a double. MVP of the game went to Marty Leggett.  Excellent Job Marty!

Cardinals: Top Players:  Marcus Runels and Ricky Ochoa
Game Summary:  This was a tough loss for the Cardinals.  Their bats were quieted by a great pitching performance by the Dodgers pitching staff, limiting them to 1 hit. Rick Ochoa of the Cardinals pitched 4 innings striking out 8 Dodgers in the process before being pulled due to his pitch count.  Ricky also had the only hit for the Cardinals with a double in the 1st inning. On the base paths, Marcus Runels tore it up.  After walking in the top of the 6th, he stole 2nd base, 3rd base and then home to score the lone run for the Cardinals in the top of the 6th breaking up the Dodgers shut out. The Cardinals are 3-3 for the season and will come back this Saturday to face the Red Sox.
Giants 5 Tigers 9
The Tigers downed the Giants 9-5.  The Giants offence was led by Andrew Horne's 2 run HR in the 3rd inning and Walter Ott who went 2 for 2 and scored 3 times.  Steven Stewart also helped the Giants with 2 singles. Anthony Havea came through with a double and an RBI. David Hapiuk came off the bench to pitch 5 strong innings.
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