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June 12, 2007 > Regular season ends for Mission San Jose Little Leaguers

Regular season ends for Mission San Jose Little Leaguers

Submitted By MSJLL Parents

Kenny Jacoby pitched the Mariners past the Giants 4-2, which included six strikeouts and the help of stellar defensive plays from Carlos Gee, Patrick Zhu, Jason Cummings, Andrew Chang, and Saad Azam. For the Giants, Andrew Thompson and Cole Lewis pounded triples, and Tyler Johnson delivered a clutch RBI single into right field. Akshay Agharkar pitched a terrific game in the losing effort, while Austin King made a fantastic play in left field to limit the hard-hitting Mariners.

The Yankees defeated the A's 13-10, behind the pitching of starter Zach Strand and closer Mitchell Broadwin. Alex Chen and Vineet Jain each scored and played solid defense at shortstop and in left field respectively. Jacob Walter got on base enough times to score three runs and Chandler Witham contributed to theYankees' victory with his steady defensive play.

Pitchers Matthew Tang, Darien Lo and Mark Ruppert helped the Braves hold off the Angels 12-9. Ruppert and Ryan Mark smacked doubles, Christian Flores chipped in two RBI's and Lo added a single.

The Braves pounded out a 15-9 win over the A's, behind Dustin Koliner's triple and single and Joey Uken's double, single and five RBI's. Michelle Gent and Timothy Tang went two for two, and Subham Agrawal doubled. For the A's, Chris Gaines tripled, singled twice and drove in three runs, Kyle Welker doubled and singled and Lukas Mickevicius singled twice. In another game, the A's lost to the Mets 15-5, despite a fine hitting performance from the A's. Gaines, Mickevicius and Aditya Ganesh each came through with a pair of hits.

Minor National
Cole Furakawa's three singles and Nathan Chang's double paced the Devil Rays to an 11-6 win over the White Sox. Raghav Rajvanshy, Riyaz Merchant and Chris Chiang spent a lot of time on the bases for the winners, while Jason Kinner anchored the defense. For the White Sox, Michael Lin tripled, scored twice and drove in a run, Jagvir Tamber doubled, Satkaran Tamber singled and Mudit Mittal singled and scored a pair of runs. Gabriel Francisco stuck out five during his stint on the mound for the Sox.

Nicholas Odom's fine defense at first base and strong base running from Leila Garcia were the highlights for the A's in a 14-4 loss to the Devil Rays. Alex Hancock struck out five in the losing effort. Offensively for the A's, Julian Tuminaro drew three bases on balls and Cole Nauman smashed a double.

Minor American
The A's captured the regular-season title, behind strong play from Kyle Dean and Adam Hancock

Top T-ball players
Angels: Shayne Bhatia, Logan Finch, Nihal Deopura, Nadia Gheorghiu; A's: Matthew Sugden, Daniel Geschke, Teg Ludher, Rohan Kumar; Braves: Benjamin Hansen, Shivang Shelat, Calvin Mei, Nathan Yee; Cubs: Richard Rotter, Anish Cherwoo, Charles Johnson, Samuel Figueroa; Giants: Kaleb Nordseth, Rahu Katwala, Aditya Krishnan, Willis Wang; Yankees: Matthew Baldwin, Aayush Bajpai, Calvin David, Pritam Reddy.

Braves win Majors, Minor National Titles in 2007 MSJLL playoff action

The regular season champion Braves slipped past the Yankees in a 9-8 thriller to take the Majors Division playoffs. Braves slugger Scott Havard homered to drive in two runs, Wyatt Ott scored three times, and Mark Ruppert doubled, singled and drove in a run. After the Braves regained the lead with two runs in the bottom of the fifth, Havard closed out the game with a scoreless sixth inning, striking out the last two batters. Brandon Facha powered the Yankees with a two-run homer, and Brandon Fuhs doubled, singled and drove in two runs. Chandler Witham added a two-run double.

To reach the final, the Braves topped the Giants 4-2 and the Yankees rolled past the Mariners 9-1. Braves relied on seven strikeouts from Scott Havard, who didn't allow a hit in four innings against the Giants. James Gaffey doubled and scored twice, while Reid Marion tripled and singled. Terrence Hu added an RBI single. For the Giants, Stuart Rosete blasted a two-run homer, and Jeff Chu struck out seven.

Zach Strand belted a homer, a triple, and scored twice in the Yankees' win over the Mariners. Brandon Fuhs was brilliant on the mound, striking out nine. Fuhs also doubled twice, and Brandon Facha contributed a pair of singles and a double. Another Brandon, Wong, singled twice and scored three runs. Kevin Finch's single was the Mariners' lone hit.

Minor National playoffs

Minor National Braves' team, also regular-season champs, rang up an 18-12 win over the White Sox to win their division playoffs. Andrew Chang singled twice, doubled, scored four runs and led the Braves with four RBI's. Nimay Desai and Stanley Chiang also singled twice with Desai scoring three runs. Five Braves scored at least three runs each in the victory. For the White Sox, Monique Francisco slammed a double, a triple and collected three RBI's. Matthew Chao pounded three singles, and Jonathan Anderson two singles.

In earlier playoff action, the Braves outlasted the A's 10-9 in seven innings. Aaron Lethers singled to bring home Ryan Henderson, who had doubled and stolen third to set up the winning run. Henderson also tripled and scored two other runs, while Nimay Desai doubled and scored twice for the Braves. The A's received outstanding pitching from Jordan Terbeek, who struck out ten and helped his cause with a double, two singles and three runs scored. Chris Desiniotis doubled and singled twice to drive in three runs, while Cade Nauman singled, doubled and scored two runs.

The White Sox upset the Devil Rays 8-5, behind Jagvir Tamber's two-run double in the fifth. Mudit Mittal was three for three with a double. Devel Rays Mike Brazil also went three for three with a double with Nathan Chang doubling and scoring twice.

Cole Nauman singled, stole second and third, then scored on Cade Nauman's eighth-inning double in the A's 6-5 win over the Dodgers. Cade Nauman and Ryan Liu each pitched four strong innings for the A's, combining for fourteen strikeouts. For the Dodgers, Dustin Chiang fired the offense with a pair of singles, two runs and two RBI's and Shane Rexrode contributed a double and a run scored.

Next up for MSJLL will be the Tournament of Champions (TOC) where the first place teams play other leagues' first place teams within their area. After that, leagues put together their all-star teams who play other league's all-star teams within their Little League District. Majors' district winners advance to sectional play, sectional play winners to the NorCal tournament and NorCal winner to the Western Region tournament. The Western Region winner will advance to the eight team U.S. Bracket of the Little League World Series played in South Williamsport, PA in August. Minors' teams only advance as far as the NorCal tournament.

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