May 27, 2009 > Mets clinch first in MSJLL Juniors play
Mets clinch first in MSJLL Juniors play
By MSJLL Parents
Photos By MSJLL Parents
Kenny Jacoby pitched a complete-game, four-hitter as the Mets clinched first place with an 8-3 victory over the Red Sox in Mission San Jose Little League (MSJLL) Juniors action for week ending Saturday, May 23.
Jacoby was in command the entire contest as he scattered four hits, walked only two and struck out eight Red Sox batters. Jacoby's hill exploits were supported by a 12-hit offensive attack as the Mets scored in five of the seven innings. James Gaffey rapped out three hits that drove in two runs. Eric Gonzalez, Cal Tarbert, Brandon Fuhs, Ryan Mark and Krushi Vemula all crushed doubles to key several Met rallies. Jeff Chu provided the Red Sox offensive highlight with a two-run triple.
A's won their second game of the season, edging the Mets, 8-7. After building an early 6-0 lead behind clutch hits from Reid Marion and Wyatt Ott, the A's held on as the Mets rallied to close the gap to 7-6 behind back-to-back doubles by Michael Lin and Vemula. With the score 8-7, the Mets rallied to load the bases in the bottom of the seventh. But with one out and the count full, A's pitcher Brandon Wong managed to clip the outside corner for a called third strike. Wong then got the final out on a fly to the right fielder.
White Sox edged the Red Sox, 5-4, in an extra-inning affair. Pitchers on both sides pitched well as neither team could capitalize on several scoring opportunities early in the game. White Sox carried a 4-2 lead into the sixth inning when Red Sox slugger Brian Zucker blasted a two-run double to tie the score. White Sox responded with a lead-off double off the bat of Tylan Ahmed to open the seventh inning. Ahmed advanced to third on an infield out, but Red Sox pitcher, Param Bhatter, retired the next two batters to maintain the tie score. White Sox would not be denied in the eighth inning as Devon Jones' fly into right center field just eluded a diving Guhan Sundar for a double, driving in what proved to be the winning run. Devon Jones struck out the side looking in the bottom of the eighth to ice the victory for the White Sox.
Cliff Yang's RBI hit and run paced the Yankees to a 12-2 win over the Angels. Nathan Chang chipped in a pair of hits, including a two-run double. Stanley Chiang and Dustin Chiang added two hits and two runs each. Jagvir Tamber doubled in a pair of runs, while Matthew Tang smacked an RBI double and scored twice. Sam Lowrey closed the game, allowing just one base runner over the final two and one-third innings.