DOWN 5-4, THE RED MACHINE STAGE A COMEBACK IN THE FINAL INNING TO WREST THE GOLD DOUBLOONS OF SWEET VICTORY AWAY FROM THE GNARLY BUCCANEERS AT CHRISTIE PITS
Game Report composed with files from Bob Garden and Karl Sindholt
Sailing beneath hazy moonlight on the humid shores of Christie Pits Diamond Two Bay, the Reds edged the Pirates 6-5 in a four inning shiver me timbers Mosquito Division thriller.
The gnarly Pirates came out of their brig in the top of the first inning with their cannons blasting as they plundered the Reds treasure chest to take an early 4-0 lead.
The Buccaneers laid siege to the mizzenmast as they held the vaunted Red Machine offense off the scoreboard for the first two innings with strong pitching and solid defense.
With their ship ablaze and trailing 5-0, the Red Machine rallied in seadog fashion as they turned their pitching and defense around and began an offensive counterattack in the bottom of the third inning and pillaged the Bucs treasure trove for four runs to trim the deficit to one.
Manning the cannons, Reds pitcher Ethan (12) doggedly held the Pirates off the scoring ledger in the third and fourth innings with a stellar effort.
The Red Machine offense stormed back with a vengeance in the bottom fourth to complete the miraculous comeback.
Ethan (12) of the Reds led off the inning with a single and came home with the tying run when he brazenly stole home on the unsuspecting Pirates.
With the proceedings tied 5-5, Ben (4) delivered a clutch RBI single to bring in the Reds winning run and bring the game to a dramatic end.
Here are some more highlights:
- In gold glove fashion, Pirates third baseman Haydn (2) threw out a Reds base runner at home to end the first inning. There was also a great tag applied by Bucs catcher Theo (9) to complete the 5-2 putout.
- Theo (9) pitched his first two innings of the season for the Pirates as he surrendered only two runs while striking out three Reds.
- Red pitchers William (5), Sebastian (9) and Ethan (12) combined for a strong effort against the Buccaneers.