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June 13, 2006 > Mission San Jose Little League

Mission San Jose Little League

by Barbara Fuhs

SENIORS (15-16 year-olds)

The Senior Giants rallied in the bottom of the seventh with a pair of runs for a 2-1 win over Niles/Centerville Little League seniors.  Alex Ariathurai started the rally with a single.  Ryan Mahuron added another single followed by a walk to Spenser Peterson which loaded the bases.  James Youn then hit a game winning double to cement the victory.  Rich Burnett pitched well for 4 innings with 2 strikeouts before Peterson came in to close out the pitching for the Giants. He allowed no hits or runs.

JUNIORS (13-14 year-olds)

The A's downed the Mets twice by scores of 6-1 and 14-11.  Chris Turner, Kyle Richter, Tyler Strand and Ethan Torrance shared the mound duties for the A's in their 6-1 victory, scattering 3 hits and striking out eight batters.  Turner also drove in 3 runs.  In their 14-11 victory, the Mets rallied but it wasn't enough.  The Mets comeback was keyed by a 2 run single off of the bat of Caleb Scherer.  Davis McKenzie and Paul Williams also had hits.

The Angels beat the Mariners 14-11.  Kevin Roche, Nick O'Leary, Ernest Luong and Rohan Naik all delivered run scoring singles.  The Angels built their lead to 10-0 before the Mariners came back with 11 runs in one inning.  Chris Gonzalez, Paul Beck, and Sam Morris contributed run scoring singles for the Angels but the big blow was a 3 run double off of the bat of Greg Oliveira.  Eric Gwynn came on in relief for the Angels pitching four innings of scoreless and hitless ball.

MAJORS (10-12 year-olds)

The Mariners overcame the Yankees 5-4.  Adam Curtis snared 2 line-drives, had one well placed double, and pitched two solid innings.  Pitcher Vincent Rojas stifled the Yankees over the final 3 innings.  Sandeep Tomar had 2 hits including a double that set up the game winning run.  For the Yankees, Brandon Fuhs smashed a double to drive in the first two runs and Vishal Shea followed with another RBI double.  Arjun Sarkar added a single, and Jay Lee made a nice running catch to save a run.  Josh Johnson, Brandon Wong and Aria Crabb also played great defense in the outfield.

The A's defeated the Braves 5-4.  The A's hitters came alive with a triple from Nate Zucker and double from Matt Imhof.  This duo then knocked in the tying runs.  The game ended when Zak Nelson scored from third after a perfect bunt by Brandon Au.  The stellar defense included Charles Guan doubling up a runner on the bases after recording an out in center field, and third baseman Dylan King making a strong throw from third to first.  For the Braves, Reid Marion and Logan Graves each knocked in 2 runs while Mark Rupert added a hit.  Graves and Sam Brown provided strong pitching.

Dustin Koliner's bases loaded single drove in the winning runs to give the Giants a 7-6 walk-off victory over the Yankees.  Phil Mirenda went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and Matt Eike went 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Ian Dickeson and Kevin Christensen each added a hit and an RBI.  Timmy Tang and Jeff Chu chipped in with hits and both pitched effectively.  Chu allowed only 2 hits over 4 innings.  Scott Dentinger made some terrific plays at first base.

CHALLENGER (all ages)

Giants Jose Espinoza, Brian Lin, Joshua Scheel each scored as they pushed each other around the bases with well placed hits.  Jonathan Cartwright, Sam Hart, Bryce Jones, Joseph McCollough all responded with 4 RBI hits in the second inning.  The final score was a tie as the Giants Navin Bharadwaj, James Finley, Joshua Scheel and Mets Benjamin Mark, RJ Carrabello and Ellora Remenyi all contributed to the hit parade.

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