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April 16, 2008 > Mission San Jose Little League games ending week of April 12

Mission San Jose Little League games ending week of April 12

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Strand homer powers Yankees of Mission San Jose Little League Majors

Zach Strand provided the power behind the Yankees' 6-0 win over the Cubs in Mission San Jose Little League Majors action. Strand launched a massive two-run homer, belted a two-run double and pitched two innings. Strand and Thomas Rodriguez combined for 13 strikeouts. Shane Rexrode and Vikram Dharasker also chipped in singles.

The Yankees rolled past the A's 13-2, with Mark Cho leading the attack. Arjun Sarkar drove in three runs with a pair of hits, and Julian Tuminaro was a force at the plate, driving in a run and scoring twice.

The Giants rallied for a thrilling 6-5 win over the Niles-Centerville Mariners, behind Chris Zhang's game winning single in a five run bottom of the sixth. James Gaffey and Darien Lo, each with two-run singles, struck the big blows in the inning. Aurick Zhou singled twice and walked. Lo struck out nine in the victory.

Johnny Neri belted a double in a losing cause as the Mariners downed the Giants 10-2. Christian Flores' catch in left field was a highlight for the Giants. Matthew Tang had a nice catch on a popup to the shortstop. The Mariners relied on the steady pitching from Adam Curtis. First baseman Martin Padilla's leaping snag was a defensive gem.

The White Sox downed a team from Warm Springs, 8-6, behind the hitting of Dustin Koliner, who ripped a two run triple, and Devon Jones, who collected two hits and drove in a run. Kevin Finch, Vince Rojas and Tim Tang combined for eight strikeouts.

The Mets had a tough luck loss, falling 7-6 to the Niles-Centerville Giants. After building a 5-2 lead behind the clutch hitting of Barry Blank and Aaron Farrell, the Mets' defense couldn't hold off the Giants. Brandon Fuhs pitched into the fifth for the Mets, giving up only one earned run.

The A's fell to the Niles-Centerville Cubs, 3-2, despite Sam Sanches' solid pitching. Sanches went the distance, scattering six hits and did not allow an earned run. Reid Marion singled and scored for the A's.

The A's squeaked by the Red Sox, 4-3, bouncing back from a 3-1 deficit by scoring three runs in the sixth inning. Kyle Welker delivered the key hit as he drove in the winning run with a long double. Welker and Matt Eike combined to strikeout eight. The Red Sox took an early lead behind a single and double from Scott Dentinger. Stuart Rosete pitched five strong innings for the Red Sox.

Red Sox shortstop Jeff Chu made a game preserving, highlight film-worthy catch of a bases loaded Josh Johnson line drive to seal a 7-6 win over the White Sox. The Red Sox built an early lead with six hits. Chu, Ian Dickeson, Patrick Yang, Scott Dentinger and Mark Ruppert each collected an RBI. Vince Rojas and Kevin Finch pitched for the White Sox, striking out nine Red Sox batters.

Minor National
The Giants rolled to an 11-2 win over the A's, relying on strong pitching from Aaron Havard and steady defense from Darin Chamberlain, Jason Kinner and Eric Yuan. Christopher Chaing spearheaded the Giants' base running efforts.

Farm Players
Angels: Evan Berlin, Aidan Berlin, Suhana Berry, Nathan Chan, Derek Chan; A's: Shayne Bhatia, Prachit Bhike, Adam Chang, Thomas Chen, Rohan Dayah; Cardinals: Tarek Boudames, Dalton Bowling Christopher Casipit, William Geschke, Eric Han; Giants: Stella Bradley, George Crowley, Logan Finch, Stevie Murata; Andey Ng; Mets: Eric Cheng, Benjamin Hansen, Wesley Hiroto, Alex Li, Albert Li; Pirates: Ethan Chen, Timothy Chiao, Tyler Hetel, Rahul Katwala, Gurshaan Lobana; White Sox: Shreyas Ashwin, Matthew Baldwin, Kavi Fermes, David Hou, Justin Jacob; Yankees: Arun Balaji, Jeffrey Cho, Aman Chopra, Nihil Deopura, Arjun Guhamajumdar.

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