FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS, THE DODGERS CRUISE TO FOUR INNING VICTORY AT BICKFORD PARK
In a lopsided affair at the Bickford Park South Diamond this evening, the Dodgers cruised to a 16-2 Mosquito Division victory over the Cardinals in four innings.
The Dodgers were firing on all cylinders as they dominated the Cardinals both offensively and defensively.
In the top of the first inning, the Dodgers charged out of the starting gate and scored four runs. Keying the Dodger Dogs offensive explosion was a three-run homer by Sasha (13) which brought Jacob (11) and Adam (8) homeward bound with the first three runs of the game. A clutch rbi single by Oliver (9) brought in Tyler (5) to make the score 4-0.
Dodgers starting pitcher Cohen (6) dictated the tenor of the proceedings in the bottom of the first as he allowed no runs, issued one walk and struck out two Cardinals.
A solid Dodgers pitching brigade was able to neutralize a potent Cardinals batting order over the course of four innings. Dodgers pitchers Cohen, Louis (1), Sasha (13) and Tyler (5) combined to limit the Cards to two runs, three hits, while walking seven and striking out eight.
After the Dodgers had scored four more in the top of the second to extend their lead to 8-0, the Cardinals scored a run in the bottom half of the inning when a bases loaded walk issued to Joey (15) brought home Dean (13) from third base.
In the top of the third, the Dodgers lineup continued to exercise patience at the plate and made the most of their opportunities to add four more to lead 12-1.
However, in the bottom of the third, the Cardinals scored another run in dramatic fashion when Adam (14) belted an inside the park homer to deep centre field.
The Dodgers scored four more in the top of the fourth. Sparking the Dodger Dogs offense was a clutch two run single by Astrid (2).
In the bottom of the fifth, Dodgers pitcher Tyler closed out the game by mowing down two Cardinals to seal the victory.
GIANTS PREVAIL OVER LIZZIES 12-9; CUBS EDGE PIRATES 8-7
In a rock ’em and sock ’em walkathon at Christie Pits Diamond 2 this evening, the Giants prevailed over the Lizzies 12-9.
The major highlight of the game was a super two inning pitching effort by Maxwell (7) of the Giants as he allowed only one earned run while striking out four Lizzies batters.
Noel (10) closed out the Giants win as he allowed three runs while mowing down three Lizzies.
Meanwhile, the tenacious Cubs battled the swashbuckling Pirates at Christie Pits Diamond 3.
After the dust had settled had settled on the basepaths, the Cubbies had edged the shivermetimber Pirates 8-7 to claim the gold doubloons of victory.