As Spring Arrives, Girl’s Softball Season Begins in the Island City

As Spring Arrives, Girl’s Softball Season Begins in the Island City


The Alameda Girls’ Softball Association (AGSA) began its 2016 spring season last Saturday, March 19, with action on the diamond from girls ranging from six- to 12-years old.

The Pagano’s Hardware Tigers took down the Alameda Pediatric Dentistry Purple People 4-2 in the 8-and-under (8U) division. The Purple People Eaters’ Phoebe Neff knocked in the first run of the game in the second inning. The Tigers responded with four runs in the third, with doubles by Amelia Forder and Breanna McMillan.

The Raging Red Tigers played the Thunderclouds to a 3-3 tie in the second 8U contest. The Red Tigers pitcher Emery Urquhart struck out two batters and was responsible for two RBIs of her own. The Red Tigers accumulated six hits in the game. 

The Complements Hair Design Space Invaders shut out the Frogs 6-0 in the final 8U match up. A trio of batters powered the Space Invaders to victory. Carmen Slicton Buckingham had three singles, Pepper Chai had two singles and Melina McKinney knocked in a double which drove in two runs. 

The Flaming Phoenix outlasted the Comets in a close 5-4 win in the 10-and-under (10U) division. Siena Balaian and Lexie Olsen drove in two runs each for the Flaming Phoenix. Phoenix pitcher Maddy Doten had seven stikeouts, including the final three batters.

The Green Venom took down the Alameda Referral Group Burnt Marshmallows 5-4 in the second 10U contest. 

The Burnt Marshmallows rallied late in the game, but were unable to overcome the Green Venom’s 5-0 lead.

The Alameda Orange Crush (TMS Automotive) and San Leandro Bears took part in a high scoring affair, but in the end the Orange Crush secured a 16-9 victory. Since the Orange Crush was short a few girls, players from Alameda Aftershock filled in. Cynthia Beall started the fourth inning with a bunt, which was later followed by Katelyn’s two-run double.