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Danville Express

Sports - August 1, 2008

From zero to victory in stunning turn-around

Danville 10-11s beat Half Moon Bay for Section 3 Championship

by Michelle Olson

Danville Little League 10-11s All-Stars pitcher Nick Bartenetti was concentrating so hard on a foul ball in the Section 3 championship elimination game July 23 that he didn't see the fence until he slammed into it. He could have left the game injured; instead he stayed in and led his team to victory from a seven-run deficit against a home-run-hitting team from Half Moon Bay.

The Danville 11s won District 57 to go on to Sectionals, where they played in two games before this final contest against Half Moon Bay. In the first inning Bartenetti struck out two of the three batters he faced. Danville landed first on base but stranded two runners keeping the game scoreless.

Top of the second proved to be a power point in the game for Half Moon Bay, with three players hitting solo home runs and a two-run shot off the struggling Bartenetti, who had not given up a homerun all season, to make the score 5-0. The 11s were quiet with no hits or runs in the inning.

Half Moon Bay returned to the plate at the top of the third and in the middle of a four-hit, two-run rally, a hitter fouled a ball. That's the one Bartenetti chased, banging into the fence. This event seemed to change the momentum of the game because the losing Danville team came back in the bottom of the third inning by scoring five runs.

"The Danville bats started coming alive," said Coach Tony Bartenetti.

Charlie Adams opened with a line drive that was caught for an out on the first base line. Nick Bartenetti and Jarrett Dillon got on base with consecutive walks. Andrew Vawter hit a single to score Nick Bartenetti from second base.

Connor Young hit a double RBI single bringing in Dillon and Vawter. Alex Barden doubled and moved Young to third. Young came in to score, and Barden moved to third on a ground-out by Nate Kanat.

Barden reached home on a wild pitch. The batter struck out to end the inning.

Pitcher Bartenetti caught his rhythm in the fourth, striking out the next two opponents and serving a ground-out to bring his team back up. In the bottom of the fourth, Adams attempted to steal third base then ran home on the catcher's throwing error to put Danville within one run of Half Moon Bay who were hushed by Bartenetti's pitching the rest of the game.

The fifth inning was when Danville sealed the deal scoring two more runs to win the game. Cooper Berg and Barden led off with singles. Berg scored a run on Coby Erickson's ball contact to tie up the game. A wild pitch was thrown bringing Barden home with a slide into home plate under the pitcher's glove to score the winning run.

After a scoreless sixth inning, it was official that the Danville 11s Little League Team had won, 8-7. Nick Bartenetti totaled one walk and five strike-outs during his outing.

"This is a lesson of never giving up and always believing in yourself," said Coach Bartenetti.

The Danville 11s played against Tri-City (Rocklin) Tuesday night at Vallejo Mills Elementary School in Fremont and won, 7-2. Next the 11s were to play Morada from Stockton at 5:30 p.m.; the winners face Albany or Saratoga. The championships continue in Fremont through Friday and Saturday. Visit DanvilleLittleLeague.net for more information.

"These kids are a humble, really good group of kids, "said Coach Bartenetti. "They've shown outstanding sportsmanship."

Comments

Posted by joejonaslovr, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 6, 2008 at 11:06 am

i know nick he goes to my school HA!


Posted by Bridget, a resident of Danville
on Oct 26, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Nick you rock from your sister bridget


Posted by Quinn, a resident of Danville
on Oct 30, 2008 at 7:08 am

Nick is such a beast on the baseball diamond.


Posted by Nick, a resident of Danville
on Nov 2, 2008 at 8:32 am

Gianna you are not funny at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by gianna jonas, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 9, 2008 at 7:36 pm

shutup nick. go do some math homework. and quinn.... get a life. and bridget COME ON!!! hey nick go to

Web Link

copy and paste. im 2nd in da tennis league. at least right now i am.
OH YA! WHOS THE BEAST NOW?!?!?


Posted by Nick, a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Giana you are not a beat and you are not married to Joe Jonas


Posted by math over baseball, a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Okay Nicky: answer me this one.

Jill needs three pieces of lumber a total of 27 ft. long for a dog
pen. The second piece has to be 4 ft. longer than the first, and the
third piece has to be 4 ft. longer than the second. How long is each
piece of lumber?

No answer? No baseball for you!


Posted by math over baseball, a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2008 at 5:19 pm

C'mon, Nicky -- it's easy! Shouldn't take this long. What's the formula? If the first piece is "x", then what's the second? The third? And what to they equal all together?

When you're a pro baseball player and I'm your agent -- I'll rob you blind!


Posted by math over baseball, a resident of Danville
on Nov 14, 2008 at 8:18 am

Time's up, Nicky -- you suck at this -- and it's a hanging curveball of math questions!

Look, the formula is: x+(x+4)+(x+8)=27

Which becomes 3x+12=27 when you remove the parens, which you can, cuz it's addition.

Subtract 12 from both sides and it's 3x=15. Divide both by 3 and x=5.

So the boards are 5+9+13=27. EEEE-ZZZZZ!

Okay, slugger -- I'll give you the weekend on this one, cuz it's harder -- ask yer Mom for help:

"At the same moment, two trains leave Chicago and New York. They move towards each other with constant speeds. The train from Chicago is moving at speed of 40 miles per hour, and the train from New York is moving at speed of 60 miles per hour. The distance between Chicago and New York is 1000 miles. How long after their departure will they meet?"

Remember -- in real life, ya gotta count past four!


Posted by gianna, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 14, 2008 at 7:50 pm

o my gosh whos math over baseball? hey math over baseball! i like you! idk who u are but you sound awesome! hah nick wont know any of it.


Posted by gianna, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 14, 2008 at 7:52 pm

by the way nick i am funnier then uuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!


Posted by math over baseball, a resident of Danville
on Nov 15, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Gianna: feel free to answer it yourself. C'mon, you're not just funnier -- you're SMARTER than Nicky, too, right?

So, what's the answer, funny one?



Posted by Nick, a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Gianna your IQ is 4.0 and you need that to breathe.
To bad for you
I'm way smarter than you
You will never be my agent
Bridget will be my agent if she wants to.
Or i will pick John
Ha Ha Ha

PS: you are horrible at math and tennis


Posted by Nick, a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2008 at 7:38 pm

I am awsome


Posted by Bridget, a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2008 at 7:41 pm

Gianna,Don't tell me to come on!
Nick rocks but I won't ever be his agent because I will be a star.

PS: Joe Jonas Likes ME better!


Posted by gianna jonas, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 15, 2008 at 8:12 pm

i have 76 posters of him and i went to their concert.u have no idea. and a star? do you even act? btw if i was a guy i could kick nicks butt in baseball.

why do you think nick rocks? hes annoying. sorry nick.

and btw bridget joe jonas hates you.

hes already married to me.


Posted by gianna, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 17, 2008 at 8:42 pm

OK COUPLA THINGS...

first of all nick i never will be ur agent cause u will never success cuz you will be too busy lookin for a wife....or husband....

number two math over baseball tell me your name.


number three hey nick dont u dare say i have a 4.0 so just go hang out with ur math teacher.


Posted by m.o.b., a resident of Danville
on Nov 17, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Answer my math question correctly, and I will tell you my name, grasshopper.




Posted by gianna jonas, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 18, 2008 at 5:57 pm

hey math over baseball i will tell u the truth i dont know it. but i think your older than us. cuz i dont get it. please dont make fun of me. make fun of nick.


Posted by Allie and Ally, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 18, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Peace Out in all counties


Posted by Nick, a resident of Danville
on Nov 18, 2008 at 7:38 pm

I love you Gianna


Posted by Nick, a resident of Danville
on Nov 18, 2008 at 7:44 pm

JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK JK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by gianna jonas, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 18, 2008 at 8:13 pm

oh nick ur sooooooooooooooooo hot...









NOT!


Posted by Nick, a resident of Danville
on Nov 19, 2008 at 3:37 pm

Stop posting as me.
this is my article not yours
so back off
I don't like Gianna
I will report you to the police


Posted by Icky, a resident of Blackhawk
on Nov 19, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Why am I reminded of this scene from "Grease?"

Principal McGee: "We have pictures of you so-called mooners. And just because the pictures aren't of your faces doesn't mean we can't identify you."

"At this very moment those pictures are on their way to Washington where the FBI has experts in this type of identification. If you turn yourselves in now, you may escape a Federal charge."


Posted by gianna, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 19, 2008 at 5:04 pm

um icky who are you? and how is this like a scene from grease?!?!?

weird.....


Posted by Nick, a resident of another community
on Nov 19, 2008 at 7:00 pm

I m not going on again


Posted by gianna, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm

im sure....


Posted by gianna, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm

HEY NICK Ur a HOTTIE!! I LOVE YOU!


Posted by i, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Feb 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm

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Posted by i, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Feb 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm

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Posted by i, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Feb 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm

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Posted by i, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Feb 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm

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Posted by GTHB, a resident of Alamo
on Mar 6, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Hey, guess what my name means.

- GTHB
watz a coon?????


Posted by Caroline, a resident of Alamo
on Jul 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm

lol