SPORTING THEIR RED SHOES, THE HALOS PREVAIL OVER THE RED SOX TO REIGN SUPREME AT CHRISTIE PITS
Game Summaries edited with files from Michael Goldsmith and Richard Park
Beneath a blanket of warm and heavenly skies, the Angels defeated the Red Sox 12-9 in 3 ½ innings of Mosquito Division action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
Here is an Angels summary of the proceedings:
- A large supportive crowd witnessed an excellent game of baseball between the Red Sox and Angels on diamond 2.
- Once again, the Angels’ pitching staff showed up and delivered a solid outing on the mound. The Halos pitching brigade was led by Elliot, Jacob, Rorden and Liam, who closed things out in the fourth.
- In addition, the Angels’ bats also came alive with Zach and Liam providing the big hits and Jonas, Nikhil and Alex among other Halos flying around the bases with angelic fervour.
- Angels catchers James and Andre provided a stabilizing influence behind the plate on a night when the Angels were missing a few of their veteran players.
In the top of the first, the Red Sox started off the game with hungry bats. Respective singles by Lucas (11), Sasha (6) and Alexander (14) helped the Sox plate four runs to take an early 4-0 lead.
However, the pesky Angels tied the game in the bottom of the first as they responded with four runs off Red Sox starter Alexander (14), who struck out one and was helped out by a nice fielding play by Justin (10). In a workmanlike effort, Alexander ran several pitch counts to 3 and 2 and the patient Halos were able to draw several walks to put runners on base.
The Reds Sox batting order was blanked in the top of the second by an Angels reliever who notched 3 K’s.
Despite Red Sox reliever Daniel (5) pitching a solid bottom of the second with two strikeouts, the Halos managed to score four to take an 8-4 advantage.
The gritty Red Sox were able to answer back with four runs in top half of the third to tie the game 8-8. The sparkling Red Sox rally was capped off by a double to left field by Lucas.
In the bottom of the third, the Angels climbed back on top 12-8 with four runs off Red Sox reliever Adam (1), who made his pitching debut and got stronger as the inning went on.
Refusing to wave the white flag, the Red Sox were able to scratch out a run off Sasha’s( 6) walk and stolen bases to trim the deficit to three. However, the rally bid came up short against a strong Angels closer .