Serrano returns walk-off favor to Paradise Bagels
Of two youth divisions playing baseball at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, the 8-10 age group’s season opened April 26 and ended with an inside-the-park home run for Tyler Brewer with Tony Rappold on base, giving Paradise Bagels a walk-off victory.
Fast forward to May 3 and Gerardo Serrano’s two-out, two-strike base hit to right centerfield with the score a 9-9 tie, giving Beach to Bay Construction the 10-9 victory.
Paradise Bagels jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top in the first inning on hits by Gianna Sparks, German Rivera, Tyler Brewer and Travis Bates, with Sparks, Rivera and Brewer coming in to score.
Beach to Bay Construction kept it close with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Joel Peters and Serrarno singled and scored on a single by Riley Peters and an RBI double by Julius Peteriet.
Paradise Bagel extended its lead to 5-2 in the third inning on hits by Rivera, Bates, Callen Achor, Sean Rodriguez and Roman Langley.
Beach to Bay Construction went down quietly in the third and fourth innings, but came to life in the fifth.
Will Batey singled and scored on a single by Sam Howells. Watson then came up and cleared the bases with an inside-the-park home run for a 5-5 score. Riley Quillin and Joel Peters later came around to score, giving Beach to Bay a 7-5 lead after five innings.
Paradise Bagels came right back with four runs in the top of the sixth inning, three on Tuna McCracken’s inside-the-park home run, which also plated Rivera and Callen Achor.
Beach to Bay Construction’s rally started with singles by Bryce Higgins and Cecilia Peteriet. Batey singled in Higgins, and a ground out by Quillin scored Peteriet, tying the score at 9-9 and setting the stage for Serrano’s heroics.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s baseball league plays Monday and Fridays, starting at 6 p.m. for T-ballers, age 5-7, and 7:15 p.m. for the pitching machine-age 8-11 division.
Ross Built undefeated in basketball
With the AMICC youth basketball season at the halfway mark, only Division I Ross Built remains with a 5-0 perfect record. However, it only gives them a half-game lead over second place Walter & Associates, which sits at 4-1. Sand Dollar is alone in third place with a 2-2 record followed by 1-4 Southern Green and winless Duncan Real Estate.
The Division II standings are tight: Beach Bums is on top with a 3-1 record followed by 2-3 Manatee Cancer Center and Beach Bistro, all tied for second, or last, depending on your perspective.
Walter & Associates is on top of the Premier Division standings with a 4-1 record, while 3-2 Heritage Paper Company is a game back. Eat Here and The Feast are tied at 1-3.
Heritage Paper improved to 3-2 with a 42-26 thumping of previously unbeaten Walter & Associates May 4 in the Premier Division game of the week. Burke Hill led Heritage Paper with 12 points, while Tony Sperduto added 10 points and Chris Lehman finished with 8 points in the victory.
Phil Rottes’ 7 points and 6 points from Neil Carper paced Walter & Associates, which also received 5 points from Seth Walter in the loss.
Sand Dollar improved to 2-2 on the season on a win over Duncan Real Estate 37-32 behind 18 points and 19 rebounds from Corey Jacques in the Division I game of the week April 29. Joey Stewart added 15 points for Sand Dollar in the victory.
Leo Rose scored 17 points and Leo Tilelli added 7 points, 16 rebounds and four assists to lead Duncan Real Estate.
Beach Bums stayed on top of the Division II standings, thanks to an 18-16 victory over Manatee Cancer Center May 2. Daniel Sentman led the way with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Ava Zink finished with 4 points in the victory.
David Daigle’s 12 points and 6 points from Sean Rodriguez led the Manatee Cancer Center scoring effort in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
Another busy week of golf at Key Royale Club closed out with a coed scramble May 3. The team of Maryanne Kaemmerlen, Ron Robinson, Jim Dunne and Bob Dickenson managed a 12-under-par 20 to lap the field.
The men played a team scramble May 2. The team of Terry Schaefer, Ken Rickett, Tommy McDonnell and Randy Clark matched the 4-under-par 28 carded by the team of Jerry Dahl, Jim Kirk and David VandeVrede to tie for first place.
The game of the day May 1 was a best-ball-of-foursome match. The team of Art Hibbs, Al Kaiser, Wade Ladue and Paul Proxy combined to card a 16-under-par 48 to earn a one-shot victory. The team of Jim Thorton, Bob Elliott, Carl Voyles and Gary Harris took second place with a 49.
The women took over the links for an individual-low-net-in-flight match April 30. Tootie Wagner and Pam Alvord both carded 2-under-par 30s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight A. One shot back and tied for second were Marlyn Thorton and Sue Hookem.
Joyce Brown negotiated the Key Royale track at 3-under-par for a two-shot margin over fellow Flight B competitors Penny Williams, Fran Barford, Kris Landkammer and Maxine Mitchell.
Kathy Porter’s 2-under-par 30 was good enough for first place in Flight C. Two shots back and alone in second place was Barb Renk.
Connie Livanos carded a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place in Flight D by one shot over second-place finisher Shirley Cessna. Markie Ksiazak was another shot back in third place.
April 29 saw the men take the course for two rounds. The morning was a nine-hole, best-ball-of-partners match. Bill Martin and George Barford combined on an 8-under-par 24 to earn a one-shot victory over Ernie Hauser and Vince Fanton.
The afternoon match was a modified-Stableford game. Craig Humphrey’s plus-5 gave him first place in the individual competition by one shot over Tom Nelson and Terry Schaefer, who both finished at plus-4.
The team of Dick Mills, Schaefer, Dick Grimme and Mike gillie matched the plus-7 carded by Merritt Fineout, Mike Selby, Hoyt Miller and Paul Proxy to finish in a tie for first place.
AMICC Youth Basketball League schedule
Date Time Opponents
Division II (ages 8-10)
May 8 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Manatee Cancer Center
May 11 1 p.m. Bistro vs. Beach Bums
Division I (ages 11-13)
May 10 6 p.m. Sand Dollar Green vs. Ross Built
May 11 2 p.m. Southern Green vs. Duncan Real Estate
May 11 3 p.m. Sand Dollar vs. Walter & Assoc.
May 13 6 p.m. Walter & Assoc. vs. Duncan Real Estate
May 13 7 p.m. Ross Built vs. Southern Green
Premier (ages 14-17)
May 10 7 p.m. The Feast vs. Walter & Assoc.
May 10 8 p.m. Walter & Assoc. vs. Heritage Paper
May 11 11 a.m. The Feast vs. Walter & Assoc.
May 11 12 p.m. Eat Here vs. Heritage Paper
May 13 8 p.m. Heritage Paper vs. The Feast
May 14 6 p.m. Walter & Assoc. vs. Eat Here
AMICC Youth Baseball League schedule
T-Ball (ages 5-7)
May 10 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy
May 13 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy
Coach Pitch (ages 8-11)
May 10 7:15 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Paradise Bagels
May 13 7:15 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Paradise Bagels