Red Sox Rookies go to 4-0
Written by: Frank Loncantore
Sunday, May 1, 2005
The Burns Honda Red Sox continued their torrid start to the season with a thrilling come from behind win against the Orioles 11-9. The Friday night game was the first under the lights for the boys and both teams came out with their A-game. In the top of the first, the Orioles let the Sox know that they were in for a game when they shut down the usually potent Red Sox offense.The Orioles defensive prowess was evident when they turned a double play in the top of the first. The Orioles jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first when the first four hitters reached base safely driving in one run. The Orioles lead was short lived however as the Sox put up five runs in the top of the second. The Red Sox showed that they were no slouch with the leather when they turned their own double play in the bottom of the second. Red Sox first baseman Jonathan Locantore grabbed a sinking infield fly and stepped on first to complete the unassisted double play. Other Sox defensive highlights included a strong game from Jake Miller who has found himself a home at third base, Matt Kliesches catch of a pop foul while behind the plate and Matt Stubin showing his versatility by making plays in the outfield and at second base. Jake Newman returned to action after a brief illness and recorded a key hit in the pivotal top of the fifth inning when the Sox took an 11-8 lead. The Orioles threatened with a run in the bottom of the fifth cutting the Sox lead to two runs but two put outs at first and a strike out gave the Sox a hard earned 11-9 victory. The team dedicated its' victory to Assistant Coach Cary Stubin on his birthday.
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