MOSQUITO > Red Sox Bean A’s 8-4


SONY DSCGame Summaries edited with files from Richard Park and Clint Long

Under a canopy of warm and sunny summer skies, the Red Sox defeated the A’s 8-4 in three innings of Mosquito Division action this evening at Trinity-Bellwoods Park Diamond 2.

Here is a Red Sox summary of the proceedings:

  • In the top of the first, Red Sox starter Anthony (2) got the game off right for the Sox with a first pitch comebacker and quick toss to first baseman Liam (12) for the first out. Anthony was on cruise control the rest of the inning as he only walked two while striking out two to keep the potent A’s batting order off the scoresheet.

  • Aided by key singles from Vincent (4) and Liam (12), the Red Sox were able to get tally four runs in the bottom of the first to stake themselves to a 4-0 lead.

  • Following up on his great offensive play in the first, Red Sox reliever Liam made his pitching debut in the top of the second by facing eight A’s batters and giving up four runs while striking out one. As the long Mosquito Division regular season unfolds, the Red Sox are continuing to develop their young arms to bring home the championship at the ‘September Madness’ end of season tournament in the fall.

  • With the game tied 4-4, the Red Sox batting order were held scoreless in the bottom half of the second when they faced a strong Athletics reliever [Eric (6)] and only managed a single by Noah (8).

  • With the bases loaded, Red Sox reliever Noah (8) was able to blank the A’s in the top half of the third with two strikeouts to give the home team the chance to take the lead in the bottom half of the frame.

  • In the bottom of the third, the Red Sox tacked on four runs to take an 8-4 lead. The Red Sox victorious attack was sparked by a single from Myles (9) [who stretched the single into a long triple] and a single by Liam (12) [who had two singles in the game] to secure the win.

Here is an A’s log of the game:

  • The A’s were involved in another tightly contested Mosquito Division game featuring aggressive running and stellar defense by both teams.
  • Red Sox starter Anthony (2) was throwing hard strikes down the middle of the plate and shut down the top of the potent A’s offense to keeping the game scoreless in the top of the first.
  • In the bottom of the first, A’s reliever Wolf (1) helped his own cause by inducing a ground ball by the Red Sox which he fielded cleanly and throwing a missile to first baseman Riley (5) for the first out. But the pesky Red Sox did not go quietly into the night after that nice defensive play as they tallied four runs to take an early 4-0 lead.
  • The A’s batting order showed great patience and pitch selection in the top of the second as they managed to tie the game 4-4 with Alex (10) brazenly stealing two bases to score a run. Eric (6) and Noah (4) also contributed with key RBI’s.
  • Athletics reliever Eric (6) entered the fray in the bottom of the second and held the Red Sox off the scoreboard with an outstanding pitching performance, including fielding a ground ball for an out.
  • In the final frame, the A’s threatened by loading the bases the top of the third. But Red Sox prevented any Athletics from crossing the plate to take the lead.
  • Making his pitching debut, A’s reliever Jonas (8) struck out two Red Sox batters in the bottom of the third. Despite Jonas’ great performance on the mound, the Red Sox would not be denied the win as they scored the game winning runs to take the victory.