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May 16, 2006 > CALL Major Angel highlights

CALL Major Angel highlights

by Lisa Killeen

Tuesday, May 2
Angels 4 Yankees 2

Missing three players at game time, the CALL Major Angels were forced to play two players who otherwise wouldn't have played at all because of  nagging injuries, and lost a close one 4-2 to the FALL Yankees. Jake Roggenbusch pitched the first three innings, and kept the Angels close. A couple of fielding miscues helped the Yankees to plate 3 runs in those innings.  Roggenbusch also added a double and a single, and scored a run.  Billy Bergendahl pitched the final two innings, and also pitched very well.  Alex Crossland had a big RBI double, and Akash Patel came up with two hits.  Patel also made a spectacular fielding play on a ball up the middle that seemed uncatchable, leading to a loud ovation from everyone there.  Hasson was spectacular behind the plate as well, only the second time he has caught this year.

Saturday May 6
Angels 7 Nationals 0

Billy Bergendahl and Jake Roggenbusch teamed up to pitch a shutout, and added an extra base hit to help the CALL Major Angels defeat the CNLL Nationals 7-0.  Bergendahl started for the Halo's, and pitched four solid innings, striking out 8 of the first 9 batters he faced. He also added a double in the second inning. Roggenbusch, who added a triple, came in and pitched the last two innings.  On the offensive side, Justin Casso had a big RBI single into right field. Nick Keeley also added two doubles.

Tuesday, May 9
Angels 14 Giants 4

Billy Bergendahl belted a pair of three run homers and Alex Crossland hit a two-run opposite field home run as the Angels beat the CNLL Giants 14-4 at Patterson. Bergendahl had two singles as well, and an incredible 8 RBIs for the night.  His second home run not only went over the left field fence, but also over the back fence and into a neighbor's backyard.  Alex Crossland's homer was equally impressive. The right-handed hitter launched a bomb to the opposite field for a home run, a feat you rarely see in the Major division.  Crossland went 4-for-4 on the night.

But with all of the home runs hit, the most unbelievable play of the evening was turned in by the Angels' Ameer Hasson, who was playing center field.  After a retrieving a ball hit over his head, he fired an unbelievable throw from deep center field, which reached the Angels' catcher Bergendahl on the fly as the runner from first ran into him for the out.  After the game the stands were still buzzing about the amazing throw.  Jake Roggenbusch pitched the first three innings for the Halos, allowing only one run and Bergendahl pitched the last three.  Logan Broussard hit two booming triples to the fence, and added a single.

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