April 8, 2009 > MSJLL roundup
Submitted By MSJLL Parents
Ryan Henderson's power hitting and relief pitching carried the Braves to a 6-3 win over the Angels in Mission San Jose Little League (MSJLL) Majors action. Henderson doubled and tripled and combined with starter Nick Mason to hold the Angels in check after the Angels opened a 3-0 first-inning lead. Mark Gaffey's web gem of a catch at short was a highlight for the Braves. Catcher Jacob Walter gunned down a runner attempting to steal second and Aneesh Kauravlla contributed an RBI single.
For the Angels, Ryland Mortlock singled twice, Karthik Kribakaran and Jonathan Lee chipped in RBI singles and Rahul Dayal reached on a single to right. Hanson Wang added two walks.
Jordan Terbeek struck out nine in a losing cause as the Mets topped the Angels, 4-2. Cade Nauman of the Angels pounded a double after which Jonathan Lee doubled him home. Andrew Chang contributed four strikeouts and Alex Chen chipped in a single.
White Sox rallied for four runs in the last inning to top the Red Sox, 13-12. Brandon Au rapped out a two-run single as the sun was setting to drive in the tying and winning runs for the White Sox. Devon Jones had three hits, including a double, for the White Sox. Jeff Chu (triple), Charles Guan (double), Billy James (double) and Dylan King (two singles) led the Red Sox offense.
White Sox beat the A's, 14-8, behind Jones' double and single, and a pair of singles each from Adam Curtis and Martin Padilla. Neel Sharma, Reid Marion and Saad Azam each collected two hits for the A's.
Mets zoomed to a 7-0 record with two more victories last week. Brandon Fuhs pitched six strong innings of one-hit ball as the Mets downed the A's, 7-1. Fuhs struck out 10 and walked only two batters. Ryan Mark's run-scoring double and James Gaffey's two-run single were key blows for the Mets.
Gaffey and Kenny Jacoby scattered seven Red Sox hits in a 6-3 Mets win. Mets second baseman, Krushi Vemula, made the play of the game: a two-out, bases-loaded running catch to preserve a 3-1 Mets lead in the fifth inning. Gaffey smashed a run-scoring triple, while Ryan Lee singled in a run. King led the Red Sox offense with two singles.
Dodgers took on the Astros at Newark American with Giancarlo Aiuto ready for action on the pitcher's mound. Kevin Normandin anchored second with poise while Steadman Findlay amazed the crowd with homers in each inning. Moises Barrington patrolled center field with skill and Manuel Meincke kept right field under control.
Top Farm players
A's: Brian Lu, Dorothy Luo, Ram Nallappan, Eric Qi, Jerry Qin; Angels: Ishan Maunder, Riya Modi, Roma Modi, Hannah Scherer, Rishi Viswanathan; Giants: Arjun Guhamajumdar, Abhinav Gunda, Aditya Krishnan, Julianna Lee, Teg Ludher; Mets: Calvin Mei, Saavan Parikh, Satchel Petty, Ishil Puri, Shivang Shelat; White Sox: George Crowley, Rohan Dayal, Arthur Gan, Charles Johnson, Pritam Reddy; Yankees: Aayush Sahgal, Shyam Sethi, Varun Srinivasan, Michael Thompson, Jack Wang.
Top T-ball players
A's: Felix Peng, Jase Uchiro, Kevin Chang, Caleb Chiang, Ethan Chou; Angels: Rohan Subramanian, Vashist Suresh, James Zheng, Akhil Deshmukh, Izaiah Glass; White Sox: Lucas Picard, Arpon Purkayastha, Jayden Vigil, Keon Abdollahian, Sarang Ashwin; Yankees: Wesley Wey, Joshua Yeung, Matthew Kinoshita, Owen Obie-Pettigrew, Rehaan Patel.