Rookie Red Sox End Tough Week
Written by: Frank Loncantore
Sunday, May 8, 2005
The Burns Honda Red Sox were happy to greet Mother's Day for reason's other than hugs and kisses for mom; it spelled an end to a week in which the Sox loss their first two games of the season. The week started with the much anticipated showdown with the Egan Genie Giants who also entered the week undefeated. Someone's "0" had to go and this time it was the Red Sox who came up short losing 23-14. Both teams let it be known that a pitcher's duel was not in the cards with each team putting up a five spot in the first inning. The Giants kept up their scoring pace by plating five runs in each inning through the fourth. The Sox tried to make a game of it, scoring four runs in the second and three in the fourth but could not stop the giant jugernaught lead by Giant's slugger Jake "Barry Bonds" Miller in the heart of their lineup. The Sox did have several highlights including Zach Amisano, Tucker Byrne and Jonathan Locantore each scoring three runs. Jake Miller also continued his strong play at third base.
Next up for the Sox was a Saturday showdown with the Vonderschmidt Reds. The Sox bats were wide awake and put up five runs in the first. The Reds answered with four runs in their half of the inning. The middle innings saw some outstanding defense with each team turning a double play and making a number of other outstanding plays. Deffensive stars for the Sox were Tucker Byrne, Jake Miller, Matt Stubin, Chris Bunne and Jonathan Locantore. There was a scary moment in the third inning as Ian Walker went to field a smash at second base when the ball suddnely took an odd hop off the edge of the infield grass and struck Ian in the neck. Ian, demonstrating his true grit, shrugged it off and stayed in the game. The Sox took a 10-8 lead into the bottom of the fifth. The Sox picked up two quick outs but it was not to be their day as the Reds scored three runs to take an 11-10 victory. The 4-2 Red Sox resume play Friday night on field 3. Yes fans, it is Friday the 13th so expect the unexpected.
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