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Red Sox Take Pitchers' Duel 4-2 in Nightcap

October 5, 2009 – 10:15 PM

After a rough 13-5 loss in the opener against the Powderpuffs, the Bond Road AM/PM Red Sox turned to sharp defense and an opportunistic offense to take a classic pitchers' duel 4-2 Saturday night against the Trojans.

Early on, the game went back and forth as both offenses manufactured runs. In the top of the first, Ryan Sarginson drew a walk, proceeded to steal second and third, and then scored on Francisco Ruiz's two-out RBI single. In the bottom of the second, the Trojans answered back with a run of their own, as Zach Lounsbury singled sharply to right, advanced on a steal and wild pitch, and then scored on an overthrow of third base to tie things at 1-1.

In the third, the Red Sox took the lead for good with two runs. Taylor Johnson and Ben Cornfield got things started with a walk and Sarginson was hit by pitch, loading the bases for Darren Allen, who drew a full-count walk to push across the team's second run. Then, after Trojans' ace Lounsbury struck out Ruiz, Jeff Nadolna beat out a grounder to the right side to plate Cornfield for a 3-1 edge.

The Trojans would shrink the lead to 3-2 on a two-out Edward Jungkeit RBI hit.

But, while both teams scratched runs across, the Red Sox kept them at bay with fantastic pitching. Cornfield (3-0) held the Trojans to two runs, one earned, on just three hits in four strong innings of work.

Clinging to a 3-2 lead--that stretched to 4-2 when Cornfield stole home in the fifth, it was Sarginson who sealed the victory. Taking the ball in the fifth, Sarginson spun three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit--a single by Dheaven Hutchison in the seventh--and walking none, striking out three while holding the Trojan attack at bay. Of his 40 pitches, 26 were strikes, numbers supported by a defense that made every play necessary.

In particular, a few big plays stuck out. In the fifth, Ruiz showed major hops as he skied to snare a sharp liner into right field, turned a would-be double into the second out of the inning. And, in the seventh, with Hutchison on first, Jungkeit roped a shot up the middle that Johnson in centerfield fielded cleanly and tossed to second base to force the lead runner and transform a two-on, no-out situation into one-on, one-down, and a major momentum swing back in the Red Sox' favor. And, not to be forgotten, Nadolna called yet another fantastic game and threw out two more runners on the basepaths.

On offense, Perez and Sarginson had the only other hits for the Red Sox, who nevertheless reached base fourteen times despite only three singles as a team against Lounsbury, Hutchison, and Forrest Northart.

Tony Rivera had the other hit for the Trojans.


Red Sox Uneven, Split Doubleheader with Legends

September 13, 2009 – 01:16 PM
In their first games of the fall season, the Bond Road AM/PM Red Sox flashed the skills that have so many excited for the next six weeks, but ultimately it was an uneven performance on defense, inconsistent offense, and an array of baserunning gaffes that ended up leaving them with a doubleheader split with the Legends on opening day.

In the opener, the Red Sox started slowly, but exploded in one huge inning that was enough to earn them a 7-5 victory. Ryan Sarginson took the opening day nod on the hill, and mixed his knuckleball and fastball effectively. But, in the second, a dropped third strike allowed the Legends to plate two runs and take a 2-0 lead. In the third inning, against reliever Ben Cornfield (1-0), they plated two more when another defensive miscue again turned into a crooked number, giving the Legends a 4-0 cushion.

Through three innings, Legends' hurler Jonathan Hallman made that cushion hold up, keeping the Red Sox off balance and working out of jams. In the first, Sarginson doubled, Cody Cloud walked, and Paul Perez got nicked on the toe to load the bases, but Hallman escaped with a huge strikeout. In the second, he pitched around a Tyler Hutchison single, and in the third he set down the top of the order 1-2-3. Hallman finished with five strikeouts in his three shutout frames.

The fourth inning, though, the Red Sox finally turned chances into runs. Jeff Nadolna reached base to start the inning, before Nadolna reached second safely on a Perez fielders choice. Hunter Straine, who was fantastic behind the plate catching the first game, walked and Jared Spohr then drove in the first run of the season with an RBI walk. Then, with one out and the bases still loaded, Taylor Johnson lined a beautiful opposite-field single to left that plated two runs and brought the Sox within one. After Jacob Medina was hit by pitch, and Cornfield reached on a fielder's choice, Sarginson unloaded on a 2-2 fastball for a three-run double that cleared the bases and gave the Sox a 6-4 lead that would stretch to 7-4 when Sarginson took home on a ball that squeaked away from the catcher.

Hutchison's double and a Nadolna single were the only notable Sox offense in the final two innings.

Holding on to a two run lead going into the fifth, Cloud made it hold up with dynamic relief. In his first inning, Cloud picked off the first runner to reach base, and Sarginson's gorgeous throw from the hole at short kept the lead at two. In the sixth, Cloud struck out two in a 1-2-3 inning, and in the seventh, he struck out the Legends' leadoff hitter to clinch the victory.

Kevin Haruta had two hits and Kyle Beardsley reached base twice and scored to pace their game one offense.

In the second game, the Legends' offense outlasted the Red Sox attack, as they coasted to a 10-3 win, pulling away late with six runs in the last two innings.

Early on, the game had the makings of a pitchers' duel, as Nadolna and Legends' star Seth Vandergrift squared off on the hill. After scoring two runs in the first, the Legends were stymied by Nadolna, who pitched out of a bases-loaded, nobody out jam in the second, and set down the side in order in the third. Vandergrift was equally effective, surrendering two unearned runs in the third, but escaping the same jam as Nadolna when atrocious baserunning turned a bases loaded, nobody out situation into only two runs.

The Legends' offense, though, did not make the same mistakes. Vandergrift went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three runs scored, Hallman had two hits, and Matt Beardsley had two hits in as many at-bats, and an RBI, to pace the attack which scored two in the first, two in the third, four in the sixth, and two in the seventh.

On the mound, Straine took the loss for the Sox despite striking out the side in the fourth, while Hutchison and Spohr both delivered slightly uneven performances toeing the rubber in the second game. Johnson threw exactly one pitch to escape a two-on, two out jam in the seventh inning.

Offensively, Hutchison added another sharp single and reached base via walk and hit by pitch, while Cornfield went 3 for 4 with a double and four stolen bases in pacing the Red Sox attack. Straine had an RBI double in the sixth inning that capped the team's scoring.

Cisco Ruiz also threw two runners while catching the first five innings of the game, while Nadolna caught one on a blown suicide squeeze.

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