May 6, 2009 > MSJLL recap
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Red Sox handed the Mets (9-1) their first loss by combining steady pitching from Jeff Chu and Brian Zucker with an aggressive offense for a 14-4 win. Chu and Zucker combined to scatter three hits and strike out six batters while walking only one. Red Sox built an early 8-0 lead behind the hitting of Charles Guan, Billy James, Mark Ruppert and Sam Chen. Mets rallied for three runs behind Ryan Lee, whose sharp single to right center ignited the rally. Akshay Agharkar capped the rally with a run-scoring single. Chandler Witham and Dylan King delivered clutch hits to put the game out of reach.
A's nailed their first victory, downing the White Sox, 7-3, behind the four-hit pitching of Mark Cho, Wyatt Ott and Reid Marion. Brandon Wong keyed the A's offense with three singles, including two, two-out, run-scoring hits. Carlos Gee added a key hit for the A's. Devon Jones and Sean Tannenbaum ripped doubles for the White Sox, and Thomas Rodriquez aided the Sox offense.
White Sox won a 10-9 nail-biter over the resurgent A's. A's rallied from a 10-2 deficit to score seven runs in the last inning before the last out was recorded with the bases loaded. White Sox got on the board quickly with five first-inning runs behind singles by Brandon Au and Martin Padilla (his first of two hits in the game) and a booming two-run double by Cheyenne Walker. White Sox built their lead to 10-2 behind line-drive doubles off of the bats of Au and Rodriguez. Andrew Chen keyed the A's rally with an RBI single and aggressive base-running. With the score 10-9 and the bases loaded, Tannenbaum got the final out.
Mets slipped past the Angels, 4-3, despite a fine pitching effort from the Angels' Cade Nauman, who struck out eight and gave up one earned run in five innings. Andrew Chang scored all three Angels runs, walking twice and singling. Hanson Wang ripped two singles and speedy Ryland Mortlock contributed a pair of hits.
Angels' Karthik Kribakaran singled twice and scored a pair of runs in a 10-4 loss to the Mets. Chang continued his hot streak with a single, double and an RBI, while Dwayne Bhatia smacked a single. Center fielder Chang fired home to catcher Jordan Terbeek to nail a runner, and second baseman Mortlock made a terrific racing catch of a pop fly in foul territory.
Stanley Chiang capped off a 3-3 day with a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the seventh as the Yankees trimmed the Braves, 3-2. Kyle Sandhu pounded a two-run double in the second and Matthew Tang added a pair of hits. Sam Lowrey singled and scored the winning run. Aurick Zhou contributed a hit and a nice snare at second on a hard-hit line drive. Stanley Chiang, Nathan Chang and Dustin Chiang combined to limit the Braves to four hits, striking out 11.
Top Farm players
A's: Elvin Huang, Andrew Kan, Brian Lu, Dorothy Luo, Ram Nallappan; Angels: Anish Cherwoo, Ronald Huang, Kyle Leon, Ishan Maunder, Riya Modi; Giants: Jeffrey Cho, Nihal Deopura, Daniel Geschke, Arjun Guhamajumdar, Abhinav Gunda; Mets: Rahul Katwala, Gurshaan Lobana, Calvin Mei, Saavan Parikh, Satchel Petty; White Sox: Neil Chatterjee, Pranshu Chaturvedi, Rishi Chillara, George Crowley, Rohan Dayal; Yankees: Ethan Farasat, Kaleb Gould-Nordseth, Aayush Sahgal, Shyam Sethi, Varun Srinivasan.
Top T-ball players
A's: Arvind Jayaraman, Andrew Kim, Felix Peng, Jase Uchiro, Kevin Chang; Angels: Caovinh Nguyen, Eshaan Patel, Randy Rowe, Rohan Subramanian, Vashist Suresh; White Sox: Chace Koth, Riya Mittal, Apurva Papolu, Lucas Picard, Arpon Purkayastha; Yankees: Cannon Waters, Bradly Wei, Wesley Wei, Joshua Yeung, Matthew Kinoshita.