April 19, 2005

NL Game 9

 

Children's Medical Red Sox    7

Bill Battey's Yankees    4

 

The Children’s Medical Red Sox won their third consecutive game (3 – 0) winning a hard-fought game with Bill Battey’s Yankees, 7 – 4, The two teams established another Red Sox-Yankees rivalry to be enjoyed throughout the MLL season.

 

A double by Dominic Nunag and a single by Tom Platt set the table for RBI singles by Daniel Grandieri and Jesse Barrad, staking the Red Sox to an early 3 – 0 lead. In the second the Red Sox manufactured a run when Tyler Godwin singled, stole second base, went to third on a force out, and came home on an RBI by Liam O’Donnell.

 

The Yankees averted what would have been a high scoring third inning for the Red Sox when, with one run in and a man on second, Daniel Grandieri smashed a line drive, which shortstop Christian Miller snared and then converted into an inning ending, unassisted double play.  Miller’s athletic catch and heads up double play thwarted Grandieri’s extra bases effort and shut down a sure Red Sox rally.

 

 With the Red Sox 5 – 0 after three innings, the Yankees rallied for four unanswered runs, narrowing the Red Sox lead to just 5 –4. Brandon Burns was 2 for 2 with an RBI and run scored and Miller scored after smoking a double to left centerfield. 

 

Yankee Nick Ladd pitched a scoreless fourth, striking out the side, but, with the game very much in doubt, the Red Sox broke through for two more insurance runs in their half of the fifth. O’Donnell and Zachary Maylish opened the inning with walks and executed a double steal. Tom Platt (3 for 3, 3 RBI’s) provided the final cushion when he roped a line drive double into the gap in right centerfield, scoring two more Red Sox players.

 

For the Red Sox, Rob Brown pitched two solid innings and Nunag came in to close the door, striking out two and shutting down the scoreless Yankees in the final inning.  

 

The game ended on another defensive gem, when third baseman Carlton Butcher made a great pop fly catch, a fine play deserving of the game ball.

 

 

Bill Battey’s Yankees

0

0

0

3

1

0

4

Children’s Medical Red Sox

3

1

1

0

    2

    X

7