FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS, THE HALOS TAKE DOWN THE ATHLETICS IN A COOKER AT CHRISTIE PITS
Game Summaries edited with files from Michael Goldsmith and Lindsay Sharpe
Beneath a blanket of hot and humid skies, the Angels defeated the A’s 16-6 in four innings of Mosquito Division play this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
Here is an Angels account of the proceedings:
- The Angels won 16-6, but the lopsided score did not do the game justice, as both teams played good baseball and swung the bats well.
- Five Angels combined to pitch four solid innings with Rorden having to come out early due to arm stiffness. Jonas (9) filled in admirably and Jacob (15), Michael (6) and Elliot (13) completed the victory.
- Andre (11) and Evan (1) were solid behind the plate and every Angel made a play on defense including Elliot’s unassisted double play at first.
- Rorden, Jonas, Evan and Elliot led the way with timely hits and Nikhil was a catalyst for the offence with his tremendous base running.
- Great game!
Here is an A’s log of the game:
- The A’s got their gooses cooked by the Angels and the 40 degree heat, going down 16-6 in a four inning affair.
- The Angels got rolling by scoring four runs in the top of the first. A’s starter Alex (10) pitched well but could not keep the Halos down.
- In the bottom of the first, the A’s battled back to tie the game by scoring four runs of their own with two key steals from J-O (15), who was then driven in on a 2 RBI single by Cooper (2). Subsequently, Cooper came home on a RBI double from Riley (5).
- The Halos onslaught continued in the top of the second scoring with another four runs despite a great defensive play by the A’s that ended with Cooper tagging out an Angles base runner at home.
- The A’s bats were shut down in the bottom half of the second.
- Some shaky D behind A’s reliever Pasha (7) allowed the Angels to score another four runs in the top of the third.
- In the bottom of the third, the A’s answered back with two runs of their own, including Alex and Wolf (1) drawing key walks and coming all the way around to score.
- The A’s were unable to shut down the Angels yet again in the top of the fourth, allowing another 4 runs to come across, and had no answers in the bottom half as they got shut out again.