BPALL Defense Kept District 56 At Bay
By Annie Rivera
Going into unknown territory did not faze Buena Park American Little League Major All-Stars. BPALL stepped it up and represented District 29 proudly by winning Game 1 of Section 5 playoffs.
Kyle Schultz continued on his homerun streak by hitting a bomb at center field to score for BPALL in the second inning.
The game winning RBI for BPALL came in the second inning with bases loaded, Christopher Rivera was hit-by-a-pitch which drove in Justin Ray for a run.
District 56 Yorba Hills scored one run in the 5th inning. Defense was the key to BPALL's arsenal. District 56 hit a line drive to right field but Luke Schultz showed off his arm strength when he threw home on a one-bouncer to Ryan Morgan who fielded it cleanly and kept the potential tying run at 3rd.
Final score: District 29 (BPALL) 2, District 56 (Yorba Hills) 1
C. Rivera 1-2; HBP, 2B, Run; GWR
C. Vison 0-2
C. Timm 0-2
K. Schultz 1-3; HR, Run
R. Morgan 2-3
J. Ray 2-3; Run
I. Terrazas 0-1; BB
R. Marquez 1-1
A. Romano 0-2
S. Carralejo 1-1
L. Schultz 0-1
A. Awat 1-1
D. Smith 0-1
Winning Pitcher: K. Schultz (4.1 IP)
Closer: Ryan Morgan (1.2 IP)
(NA*- subject to verification)
Next game: Monday, July 16, 2007 vs. Tustin/Anaheim (Dist. ?) at 7:30 p.m. @ Behringer Park
Host District 29 Administrators greet BPALL Coaching Staff during introductions prior to the start of Game 1 in the Section 5 Playoffs.
Teammates Ricky Marquez and Andrew Romano give each other "pound" during the Opening Ceremony of Section 5 Playoffs.
Teammates Kyle Schultz and Cole Timm also give each other "pound" during the Opening Ceremony of Section 5 Playoffs.
Sam Carralejo closely examines a trading pin during the Opening Ceremony of Section 5 Playoffs.
Teammates Justin Ray and Isaiah Terrazas during the Opening Ceremony of the Section 5 Playoffs.
Marquez, Romano, Devyn Smith, Carralejo and Aaron Awat stand in formation during the Opening Ceremony of Section 5 Playoffs.
BPALL recite the Pledge of Allegiance just before the start of Game 1 in the Section 5 Playoffs.
Clayton Vison loads up during his at-bat.
Clayton Vison takes a swing during his at-bat.
Isaiah works a walk to first base.
Papo takes a hit which scored Justin Ray from third while bases were loaded in the second inning.
Kyle Schultz was the starting pitcher in Game 1 of the Section 5 Playoffs.
From his knees, Papo fields a ground ball...
And tosses it to get the lead-off runner out at second.
In the same inning, with back-to-back plays to short stop, Rivera catches a high bouncer...
and steps on the bag for the third out at second.
Kyle Schultz hit a solo-homerun in the second inning.
Ryan Morgan tracks the ball all the way in.
Sam Carralejo gets ready at second.
Ryan Morgan catches a throw from right-fielder Luke Schultz...
to hold District 56's runner at 3rd.
Aaron Awat singled in the top of the fourth inning.
Devyn Smith examines the pitcher during his at-bat.
Luke Schultz with the bullet-throw from right field to catcher Ryan Morgan (9-2) assisted in keeping the runner at third base.
Devyn Smith in left field.
Sam Carralejo runs out to the second base.
Rivera on his way to a double.
Justin Ray at shortstop.
Justin Ray singled and beat the throw out at first.
Isaiah Terrazas hustles to first base on a ground ball.
Andrew Romano asked for the ball during a steal by a District 56 player.
Clayton Vison at second base.
Cole Timm takes a swing.
Luke Schultz loads up during his at-bat.
Luke Schultz waits for his pitch.
Ryan Morgan closed the game for BPALL.
Coach Jeff Morgan congratulates his son, Ryan while teammates Isaiah Terrazas and Christopher Rivera give each other high-fives. Clayton Vison waits for the rest of his teammates to join him on the field.
After the Game 1 Win, teammates congratulate each other on the field.
Friends, family and fans gathered to watch BPALL in Game 1 of the Section 5 Playoffs.
Papo's grandparents Junior and Dina came out to support the team.
Joseph, Devyn's father, after Game 1 of Section 5 Playoffs.
Kids from the Hanko and Rivera families pose for the camera.
Listen to Section 5 Game 1 Podcasts:
Kyle Schultz Hit a HR
In a Bases Loaded Situation Papo HBP Gets the Game-Winning RBI
Double-threat: Schultz Brothers
Angel Terrazas Talk About Unknown Territories
Tom Timm Sr. and his assessment on Game 1 of Section 5 Playoffs
Bob Chance on the Win for District 29's BPALL in the Section 5 Playoffs vs. Yorba Hills
Bob Wahlsteen on His Perspective of Game 1 in the Section 5 Playoffs vs. Yorba Hills
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