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May 30, 2006 > Centerville American Little League (CALL) Angels

Centerville American Little League (CALL) Angels

by Rob Roggenbush

Saturday, May 13
Angels down Giants 10-0
Akash Patel pitched 4 no-hit innings and added a triple and a single as the CALL Major Angels beat the Giants 10-0 in a 4-inning shortened game on Saturday because of the 10-run mercy rule. Patel struck out 7 of the 13 batters he faced, walked only two, and faced only 1 batter over the minimum.

The Angels jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first with singles by Logan Broussard, Jake Roggenbusch, Nick Keeley, and Alex Crossland. Billy Bergendahl and Danny Ramirez also drove in a run each in the inning. In the second inning, Patel's triple drove in a run, and Roggenbusch again singled to drive in Patel. Bergendahl also singled and Crossland drove in two runs with a double to give the Angels an 8-0 lead after two. With the score 8-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Crossland started off another rally with his third hit of the game. After a fielder's choice and a couple of walks, Broussard ended the game with an RBI single to make the score 10-0 and give the Angels the win.

Tuesday, May 16
Angels defeat A's 5-2
Nick Keeley and Billy Bergendahl pitched three innings each, giving up only one earned run, as the Angels beat the A's 5-2 on Tuesday night. Bergendahl was dominant, striking out 9 of the 10 batters he faced in three innings. But the A's pitcher, James Almerood, kept the game close until the fifth inning.

Jake Roggenbusch drove in a run in the first to get the Angels on the board. He also singled again in the third and later scored to tie the game at 2-2. It stayed that way until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Angels came to bat. After Keeley worked a walk with the bases loaded to give the Angels a 3-2 lead, Alex Crossland singled with the bases loaded, and Danny Ramirez then singled in another run for a 5-2 lead. Bergendahl then mowed down the final three batters for the win. Justin Casso also made a couple of good defensive plays at second base.

Saturday, May 20
Bergendahl homers, Angels beat Indians
In their first match-up this year, the Angels defeated the Indians 5-2, thanks to a big 3-run home run by Billy Bergendahl to break up a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning. Bergendahl pitched the first two innings, and then Akash Patel took over in the third and pitched 4 innings. The pair limited the Indians to 3 hits. Andrew Perea pitched very well for the Indians, and was relieved by Stevie Johnsen in the fifth inning.

The Angels jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. That score stood until the top of the fifth inning, when Eric Shively hit a one-out single, Blake Brown walked, and Chris Condeff dumped a single down the right-field line to drive in both runners, giving the Indians a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Patel launched a triple to the fence in left-field to open the inning. Logan Broussard then quickly tied the game by lining a 2-2 pitch into centerfield. After Jake Roggenbusch walked, Bergendahl launched his opposite field homer to give the Angels the lead. Patel closed out the game in the top of the 6th. The defense for the Angels was excellent, with most of the action going to Broussard at second, and Danny Ramirez at first. Logan had three assists, and Ramirez had four unassisted putouts at first. Broussard also added two hits in the game, and Nate Graff ripped a 3-2 single to help the Angels score their first run in the second inning.

Wednesday, May 24
Patel battles Johnson, Angels win
In a great pitching battle, Akash Patel from the Angels, and Bridger Johnson for the Indians battled for six innings, but the Angels beat the Indians 3-2 on Wednesday. Patel scattered three hits (two by the Indians Aaron Sloan), and allowed only one earned run. He struck out 10 batters and walked only 3. Johnson allowed only 5 hits, striking out 10 as well, and walked four.

The Angels jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 2nd after Billy Bergendahl led of the inning with a single and later scored. The Indians added a run of their own in the bottom of the third on an error. In the top of the fourth, Jake Roggenbusch led off the inning with a triple, and scored on a single from Nick Keeley. The Angels padded their lead in the top of the 6th inning after Roggenbusch walked, and scored easily on another Keeley hit. The Angels would need that insurance run, as the Indians Chris Condeff led off the bottom of the sixth with a walk and Sloan launched a double to deep left field to make it 3-2.  But Patel got the next two batters out to end the game and preserve the win for the Angels.

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