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June 20, 2006 > Mission San Jose Little League

Mission San Jose Little League

by Barbara Fuhs

Seniors (15 and 16)

The A's came from behind to beat the Giants 3-2. Brian Curtis started the pitching effort for the A's followed by Jonathan Wellman who got the win. For the A's, Trevor Sollitt, with his two hits, was responsible for all three RBIs. Matt Bierman, Curtis and Wellman had hits as well. Kevin Barton made a great diving catch in left field to end the game. For the Giants, Brian Wihl pitched well for seven innings giving up only four hits and striking out 12. Spenser Peterson came through with two hits and Matt Stumbo recorded an RBI. Josh Burnett and Eric Fuhs smashed doubles to the fence and Wihl singled.

Majors (10 to 12)

The A's prevailed over the Braves in a 9-2 win. The A's loaded the bases with two outs and then Nate Zucker cleared the bases with a grand slam over the right field fence. Other hitters included Vince Volpatti who went 4 for 4 and singles from Chris Paradis, Zak Nelson and Brandon Au. Defensive highlights included strong fielding from outfielder Dylan King and second baseman Brian Zucker. For the Braves, Scott Havard, Logan Graves and Reid Marion came up with solid hits.

The Yankees came from behind to beat the A's 3-2 to take over first place in the Majors division. The Yankees began the 5th inning with singles from Vishal Shea and Jay Lee. After a walk loaded the bases, Kyle Welker cleared the sacks with a triple to cap the Yankee's scoring. Brandon Facha contributed a double and a single. Zack Shaffer and Aria Crabb played great defense. The A's provided game excitement when Nate Zucker hit an inside the park home run. Brother Brian Zucker came through with two singles and an RBI. Matt Imhof and Dylan King had singles as well.

Minor National (9 to 12)

The A's shut out the Braves 5-0. For the A's, pitcher Johnny Leinweber had six strikeouts while allowing only one single over three innings and pitcher Cheyenne Walker had eight strikeouts and gave up no hits in three innings of work. The A's Chandler Witham belted a double for two RBIs and Peter Dentinger, Mark Cho, Saad Azam, and Aneesh Kauravlla each added singles.

The first place A's beat the hard-hitting Mariners 10-2. A's hurler Jay Shah had 10 strikeouts over five innings and also belted a double and a single. A's Peter Dentinger and Chandler Witham walloped doubles while Saad Azam and Johnny Leinweber each had singles. The defensive duo of Dentinger and Trenton Silveira helped limit the Mariners run total. Mariners ace, Andrew Chang, pitched four innings of no-hit ball, striking out seven. Chang, who struck out 99 batters this season, handed the Mariners a 2-1 lead going into the top of the 5th.

The Braves eliminated the Giants 6-2 in their first playoff game. Braves' Omkar Ghandi delivered a two RBI triple followed by an RBI double from Nikhil Menon. Ryan Graves tagged out a Giant trying to steal second base and catcher Patrick Yang made a nice catch of a foul ball pop-up. The Giants' Thomas Rodriguez belted out a monstrous RBI triple, scoring Akshay Agharkar after he hit safely. Defensively, the first and second base combination of Rodriguez and Chris Lo teamed up to put out six Braves runners.

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