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2016 Major Baseball Tournament of Champions-Game Recaps
​Game # 1
Date: 6/14/16  
Played at: Moreland Sports Complex 
Host League: Moreland  
Reported by: Geoff Chuang

Score by Innings: 
Briarwood Pirates:….7.6.2
Metro Yankees:…8.10.1

Metro Yankees Pitching Staff: 
Rashan Bowden_# of Pitches 70, Hits allowed _1_, K's_6_
Griff Orr_ # of Pitches 33, Hits allowed _2_, K's_1_ 
Mihir Borkar_# of Pitches 22, Hits allowed _3_, K's_2_

Briarwood Pirates Pitching Staff: 
Izzak Gonzalez_# of Pitches 83, Hits allowed _8_, K's_5_ 
Ozzy Cadena_# of Pitches 28, Hits allowed _2_, K's_1_

Doubles: (B) Izzak Gonzalez, (M) Samik Singh, Brennan Kelly, Lougan Meyer
Triples: (B) Noel Ramirez 
Home Runs: (M) Lougan Meyer

Leading Hitters: 
(B) Noel Ramirez, 1-3, 3B, BB, R, 4 RBI. Izzak Gonzalez, 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI.
(M) Brennan Kelley, 3-4, 2B, R, RBI. Lougan Meyer 2-3, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI. 

Game Highlights:  
Game 1 of the D44 Majors TOC kept fans on the edge of their seats. It started as a pitching duel between Metro Yankee’s Rashan Bowden and Briarwood Pirates’s Izzak Gonzalez. Bowden pitched 4 shutout innings, racking up 6 K’s before leaving in the 5th due to pitch count. Gonzalez matched Bowden with two scoreless innings of his own, going 5+ innings and getting 5 K’s in the process. Metro’s catcher, Samik Singh played a big part in keeping Briarwood scoreless in the 2nd inning with his hustling after two wild pitches and making great throws to Bowden covering home, resulting in two Briarwood base runners getting thrown out trying to score.
Metro finally broke the shutout in the 3rd inning when Brennan Kelley singled, and eventually scored on a Mihir Borkar single. Griff Orr who reached on a fielder’s choice scored later in the inning when Lougan Meyer reached on an error. Metro led 2-0 after 3 innings. In the 4th inning, Metro tacked on another run when Samik Singh and Kelley hit back-to-back doubles with two outs. Metro led 3-0 after 4 innings.
Briarwood rallied in the top of the 5th to tie the score at 3-3. Deuce Meszaros led off the inning with a walk, and James Tedrow legged out a bunt single. After a Jaden Baddo flyout to right, and Alan Ramirez getting hit-by-pitch to load the bases, Noel Ramirez hit a fielder’s choice to knock in Meszaros. Then, Gonzalez hit a clutch 2-out, 2-run double, scoring Tedrow, and Ramirez. However, in the home half of the 5th, Metro came right back when Borkar led of the inning with a walk, and Meyer broke the tie with a HR to deep left center. The inning continued with Robert Cooper and Matt Cosentino both getting walked, then getting moved over by a sac bunt from Anton Nagahashi. This set up an opportunity for Singh, who delivered with a 2-run single scoring Cooper and Cosentino. After 5 innings, Metro had a seemingly commanding 8-3 lead with 3 more outs needed to advance. 
But Briarwood would not quit. Andrew Palacios led off the top of the 6th with a walk, Ozzy Cadena was hit-by-pitch, and Meszaros singled to load the bases with no one out. After a couple of strikeouts, Alan Ramirez singled in Palacios, and Noel Ramirez cleared the bases with a 3-run triple. It was now 8-7 with the tying run on 3rd with clean-up hitter Gonzalez coming to bat. Gonzalez crushed a 1-0 pitch to deep center but Metro’s Kelley, who had just moved to center field due to Meyer getting hurt on the previous play, ran back toward the fence, dove, and made an amazing snow cone catch to end the game.  
Metro advances to the next round on Thursday 6/16/16 to play Mountain View, at Sunnyvale Southern’s field.

​Game #2
Date 6/14/2016
Played at McKelvey park
Host Mountain View Little League

Ian Kimura 68
Nicholas Hersl 13
June Lee 46
Mathew Chung 60
Dylan Chaloux 37
Jonathan Cabael 23

  Score by Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R
Westside           1 0 0 0 6 0 0 7
Cupertino          3 0 2 0 2 0 1 8

Leading Hitter
June Lee Cupertino 2 run Home run

-------Mike Reelfs, President
Mountain View Little League

Game #3
Data: 6/14/2016
Played at: Earl Carmichael Field
Host League: Santa Clara Homestead
Reported By: Tim Iben

Losing Pitcher: J. Aguilera, 2 innings, 3 hits, 1K
Winning Pitcher: R Drews 2 innings, 1 hit, 5 Ks

Score by innings:
Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6
Visiting Team: 3 0 1 0 2 1 Moreland
Home Team: 0 0 2 1 0 0 Sunnyvale National

Leading Hitters
Moreland (HR) K. Eguchi,, #54 (2B) K. Adams (1B) N. Reyes, R. Kim, #2, #23, 
SV Natl (2B) J. Aguilera (1B) B. Larkin, J. Aguilera

Game #4 Date: 6/14/16
Played at: Raynor Field
Host: Sunnyvale Metro
Reported by: Greg Hall, Jennifer Hoppe

Visting Team: Serra Padres
Home Team: Sunnyvale Southern Cubs

Winning Pitcher: Devin James (35 pitches).
Leading Hitters: Gilbert Murillo, Blake Rogers, Devin James

Game Summary:
The final score: Serra Padres 15, Southern Cubs ). The game ended after 5 innings. In the top of the 5th, Serra scored 9 runs, in part thanks to a grand slam by Gilbert Murillo. Blake Rogers, Devin James and the entire Padres team got very hot with their bats. Noah Takatsuno pitched hard for Southern in the first 3 innings, but Serra woke up and finished the winner.
Serra Padres now move on to face Los Altos at Moreland Fields on Thursday (6/16).

Game #: 5
Date: June 16, 2016
Played at: Faber Field
Host League: Sunnyvale Southern
Reported by: Jim Roberts, VP Operations

Score:................ R H E
SV Metro:.......... 1 2 0
Mountain View: 15 11 0  

Winning Pitcher: Gabriel Barrett innings: 4 Hits: 2 K's: 9
Losing Pitcher: Mihir Borkar innings: 1 Hits: 0 K's: 1

  Mountain View: Chase Bandy
Triples: None
Home Runs: None

Game Highlights:
  Mountain View defeated Metro with a strong pitching performance by Gabriel Barrett and a big second inning where they scored 10 runs.

Game # 6
Date: 6/16/16  
Played at: Bob Barnhardt Field / Serra Little League 
Host League: Serra  
Reported by: Mike Lee

Score by Innings:.............. 
Homestead Blue Jays: .....
Cupertino Diamondbacks:

Homestead Bluejays: 
Owen: Inn 2.2, Pit 35, R 0, ER 0, H 1, K 6
Henrik: Inn .2, Pit 33, R 1, ER 1, H 2, K 1  
Ryan: Inn 1, R 0, ER 0, H 0, K 3

Cupertino Diamondbacks: 
Nicholas, Inn 3, Pit 83, R 12, ER 9, H 11, K 4 
Eugene Inn, R 3, ER, 3, H 3, K 2

2B: (H) Karan, (C) June 
HR: (H) Jacob S 

Leading Hitters: 
(H) Jacob, 3-3, HR, R, 4 RBI. 
(C) June, 1-2, 2B. Nicholas 1-2, RBI. 

Game Highlights:
The Blue Jays coasted to a 15-1 win over the Cupertino Diamondbacks at Bob Barhardt Field in Sunnyale. Homestead scored 3 runs in the 1st inning, then exploded for 7 runs in the 2nd inning, powered by a 3-run home run by Jacob. The Blue Jays tacked on a pair of runs in the 3rd inning on 2 hits in the inning. Cupertino cracked the score column in the 3rd inning when June singled home a run. Homestead leaned on the pitching of Owen who went 2 and 2/3 strong innings, striking out 6.

Game #7
Played at Wilson Park
Hosted by Cupertino Little League
Reported by T. McNair

Score by Innings…...……….
Moreland Yankees….……....
Campbell Yankees………….

Winning Pitcher - Patrick Kane: 5-1/3 IP; 2 Hits; 13Ks
Losing Pitcher – Riley Anderson: 5 IP; 9 Hits; 8Ks

Leading Hitter, Campbell – Frank Preciado: HR 3RBI
Leading Hitter, Moreland – Robert Drews: 3-3, Triple & 2 singles

Highlights: Both starting pitchers, Patrick Kane for Campbell Yankees and Riley Anderson for Moreland Yankees, set the tone for a pitching duel early on. Each of them pitched scoreless innings with dominating performances through the first 4 1/2 innings of the game. The Campbell Yankees got to Anderson in the bottom of the 5th inning, when Michael Strop reached on a fielder’s choice and eventually scored on an error. The game was broken open inthe same inning, when Frank Preciado hit a 3 run homer into Calabazas Creek in right center field. The scoring finished when Alan Lemon after reaching on a single, scored on a double by Brandon Trent. Kane tried to close out the game, but ran out of runway when hitting a total of 89 pitches. Reliever and Leading Hitter, Frank Preciado came in to close the game with 2 strikeouts. 

Congratulations to Moreland Yankees on a terrific season, and good luck to the Campbell Yankees in Round 3 of the Majors TOC tournament. 

Game #9
Date 6/18/16
Played at Mckelvey
Host mountain View

Score by Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Visitors 0 0 0 0 X X 0 1 1  
Home 9 0 8 X X X 17 15 0

Winning Pitcher Jacob #34 4 innings 1 hit 11K
Losing Pitcher Braeden #4 1 inning 7 hits 0K

Ryan lead off home run for the Blue Jays. The Clue jays batted around in the first scoring 9 runs with two home runs. The Blue jays batted around in the 3rd as well and hit back to back home runs. Jacob #34 pitched well for the Blue Jays giving up a walk in the first and a single in the 4th with 11 strike outs. Mountain Views did turn a 4-6-3 double play in the second inning.
Home runs 
Ryan, Henric, Chris, Jacob

Mike Reelfs, President

Date: 06/22/2016

Played at: Robert Holman Field
Host League: Campbell Little League

Reported by: Mike Tausig and Boris Morales

Score by Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Serra:                  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Homestead:        2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 1

Winning Pitcher: Owen #19; 6 innings, 2 Hits, 10 K's
Losing Pitcher: Gilbert Murillo; 5 innings, 4 Hits, 7 K's

Doubles: Padres #35 Gilbert M., #27 Brendon P.

Home Runs: Blue Jays #2 Chris HR 2RBI
Leading Hitters: Blue Jays #2 Chris

Game Highlights:
Incredible pitching from both teams Gilbert had 7 K's and Ownen had 10K's. Extremely well played defensive game, each team held the other
to minimal number of hits and stung enough of them to capitalizad on them.