Livermore over Irvington

Just got back from a thriller in Livermore…..

 Through 5 1/2 it was Irvington 1, Livermore 0, then the fireworks began.

 Tanner Laran singled to open up the sixth and Brett Christopher was called on to bunt him over. Only Christopher missed the bunt and Laran was caught way off the base. The Irvington cather had him dead at first so he took off for second, the Irvington first baseman went to sweep-tag and didn’t realize Laran headed for second. By the time he turned around he couldn’t get him at second.

Christopher then procedes to go yard to left center (barely over the fence) to give Livermore a 2-1 lead.

Top 7: Silvernale singles for Irvington and with 2 outs, Brittley Tringali rips a ball in the R-C gap. Everyone thought he was going to score no problem, but RF Laran picked up the ball, hit J.R. Graham at short and he gunned down Silvernale (easily) at the plate to end the game.

 One of the best HS games I’ve ever seen.

Kyle Bonagura

Kyle Bonagura is a Pleasanton-based prep sports writer for the Bay Area Newsgroup-East Bay.

  • irvfan

    Yes, it was a thriller. Not bad for a Irvington team starting only 2 seniors.

  • Cowboy Up

    The two lefties (Tella for Irvington and Singleton for Livermore) both pitched outstanding. It was simply a great high school baseball game.

  • Kyle Bonagura

    Both of you guys are dead on.

    Irvington took Livermore to extras earlier in the year and today came 4 feet short of doing it again, in NCS. That Livermore team is loaded with seniors, Irvington will be nearly back in full next year. Rogers and Tella is my favorite for “Team most likely to make a deep run in NCS because it has the best 1-2 punch” for year.

    It was one of those games where you could make an argument that “both teams played well enough to win”

  • Cowboy Up

    Some interesting side notes on this game… Brett Christopher drilled a grand slam off Ryan Tella in the earlier (7-6) game on 4/24, and hit the game-winning two-run homer off him yesterday … Tella also walked seven in the first game, walked no one yesterday.

  • Tom Meyer

    My son is the Irvington catcher and that was one helluva game. Fans for both sides were loud and for the most part positive. Great day and a game I will remember forever

  • Irvfan

    It was a great game to watch. probably best HS games seen in a long time. The first game Tella walked 5 but struckout about 9-10. NCS game was a great pitchers perfomance by both teams.