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May 8, 2007 > April 28 summary for Mission San Jose Little League

April 28 summary for Mission San Jose Little League

Minor National Division:
Patrick Zhu pitched the White Sox to a 9-3 win over the Dodgers. Zhu struck out six in five innings and aided his own cause by scoring a pair of runs. Gabriel Francisco was the closing pitcher for the White Sox while his sister, Monique Francisco, made it a family affair and scored three runs. Michael Lin scored and drove in a run, as did Jonathan Anderson. Anderson's outstanding, heady play behind the plate was a highlight of the game.

Sam Lowrey dominated on the mound in the Dodgers' 6-3 win against the division-leading Devil Rays. He struck out ten and allowed only two base runners over four innings of work. Lowrey got help from Ryan Lee who doubled, singled and scored. Aarsh Shah and Nihal Maunder also singled and scored for the Dodgers, while Dustin Chiang, scored twice. For the Devil Rays, Nathan Chang and Chris Zhang combined for eight strikeouts, catchers Mark Gaffey and Karthik Kribakaran had putouts at home, and third baseman Riyaz Merchant and second baseman Nathan Pope played well defensively.

Chris Desiniotis singled, scored and reached base three times for the A's in a 10-4 loss to the Braves. Lead-off hitter, Ryan Liu, did his job by getting on base three times, and Jordan Terbeek and Leila Garcia both doubled. Cole Nauman made a terrific diving stop of a ball while playing second base, and he also performed well when playing first base. Braves' pitcher, Ryan Henderson, struck out seven during his outing on the mound.

Juniors Division:
The A's nipped the Braves, 8-6, thanks to Tyler Strand's solid two for two performance with a walk and two runs scored. Joseph Gamch and Kyle Welker each crossed the plate twice as well. Chris Gaines and Zack Nelson pitched the A's to the victory.

Angels' pitchers Daniel Stanley, Joey Cantrell and Kevin Roche kept the A's in check in a 6-3 win. For the A's, Lukas Mickevicius banged out two hits and scored, Tyler Strand and Logan Graves added hits and Chris Gaines and Aditya Ganesh each crossed the plate to add to the A's run total.

Majors Division:
Mark Ruppert and James Gaffey slammed back to back doubles, carrying the Braves to a 3-0 shutout of the Angels. Reid Marion, Patrick Andresen and Terence Hu chipped in with singles, with Andresen's hit driving home Scott Havard.

Kevin Finch and Adam Curtis struck out 10 to carry the Mariners to a 4-1 win over the Giants. Kenny Jacoby and Curtis slammed triples, while Finch doubled twice. Cheyenne Walker also doubled, and Johnny Leinweber singled. The Giants fell despite nine strikeouts from pitcher Jeff Chu.

In another game between the Mariners and Giants, Matt Eike had a good day at the plate in the Giants' 9-6 win. The torrid Eike went four for four with five RBI's, while teammate Chu was three for three and four runs scored. Cole Lewis doubled and singled, and Austin King added a single. A.J. Singh's defense play at second base was a key to the victory, as was the stellar double play turned in by Chu and Stuart Rosette.

Gutsy pitching from Brian Zucker and Charles Guan allowed the A's to slip by the Yankees, 3-2. With two outs and the bases loaded, Guan fielded a grounder and fired home to get the runner at the plate and end the game. Zucker pitched 5 1/3 of the six innings for the A's. Guan also singled twice and drove in a run while Jigar Desai walked and scored. Center fielder Trevor Brown gunned down a base runner with a strong throw to Dylan King covering third. For the Yankees, first baseman Josh Johnson and second baseman Jacob Walter made some nice defensive plays.

In a split between the two teams, it was the Yankees tripping the A's 3-1 as Brandon Facha doubled twice and pitched two shutout innings. Brandon Wong singled and Arjun Sarkar scored on a triple by Brandon Fuhs. The Yankees Wong and Zach Strand also played great defense, with Strand tagging out a runner at third base. For the A's, it was Brandon Au who made some great defensive plays.

Challenger Division:
Cyle Glidewell and Joshua Scheel powered the Dodgers against the A's, as each hit two mighty home runs. Giancarlo Aiuto had a hit to load the bases while Rahul Bandi hit well in every inning. Hannah Dang, on the pitcher's mound, and Moises Barrington, at second base, played outstanding defense.

Top T-ball players
Angels: Estelina Kovacs, George Crowely, Danica Gheorghiu, Juliana Lee; A's: Daniel Geschke, Waylon Peng, Satchel Petty, Arnit Sant; Cubs: Richard Rotter, Charles Johnson, Samuel Figueroa, Ishan Maunder; Yankees: Matthew Baldwin, Calvin David, Ben Lee.

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