IN A FUN AFFAIR, THE RANGERS PREVAIL OVER THE REDS FOR THE OPENING DAY VICTORY AT DOMINICO FIELD
Game Post edited with files from Tracy Franklin and Sam Perri
Beneath a blanket of warm and humid skies, the Rangers defeated the Reds 7-4 in four innings of Bantam Division action this evening at Dominico Field at Christie Pits.
Here is a Rangers recap of the game:
- The Bantam Division Rangers won their season opener 7-4 over the Reds on a hot night at Christie Pits.
- Adam and Cormac pitched two stellar innings each!
- Cameron worked hard as catcher and saved a strikeout with an awesome throw to first.
- As a team, the Rangers showed patience at the plate as everyone had at least one walk! And they were swinging!!!
- Michael hit the ball twice for a 6-1 out and a single to right field earning an RBI.
- Adam hit a hard shot to shortstop but succumbed to the Reds defence.
- Avi got on base three times for the Rangers by showing great patience at the dish.
- Adam also snagged a line drive right back to him on the mound.
- Great plays were also made by Cormac and Molly.
- It was an awesome first game of the season for the Rangers!
Here is a Reds account of the proceedings:
The Rangers took a four run lead in the top of the first.
In the bottom half of the first, despite a pair of batters striking out, the Reds scored two runs with two outs thanks to a solid clutch hit by Gabriel to trim the deficit to two.
The 2nd inning ended scoreless; both teams unable to score.
In the top of third, the Rangers scored three runs [mostly from walked batters] to extend their lead to 7-2.
In the bottom of the third, the Reds threatened with runners on second and third with two outs when Iliana hit an infield blooper that looked like it would fall in and score two runs. However, a good fielding play by the Ranger pitcher Cormac got Iliana out at first to preserve their 7-2 lead.
The Reds bullpen and defense kept the Rangers off the score sheet in the top of the fourth.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Reds rallied and scored two runs on the strength of two extra base hits by Solomon and Cole. However, that was all the Reds could muster. The final score was 7-4 Rangers.