MOSQUITO > Red Sox Top Rays 9-6


Sasha (6) powered a two run home run blast to right field in the first inning to stake the Red Sox to a lead that they would not surrender to the Orioles.

Sasha (6) powered a two run home run blast to right field in the first inning to stake the Red Sox to an early lead over the Orioles that they would not surrender. In addition, Sasha also closed out the game in the bottom of the third by striking out two O’s to seal the deal on the 9-6 win.

Game Summary edited with file from Richard Park

Under a ceiling of cool and genteel summer skies, the Red Sox defeated the Rays 9-6 in three innings of Mosquito Division action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 3.

Here is a Red Sox account of the proceedings:

In their final Mosquito Division regular season game, a short-handed Red Sox team was able to jump ahead early and keep the Rays at bay.


  • With one run in, Lucas (11) singled and was driven home by a deep two run home run shot to right field by Sasha (6). With Sasha showing no signs of rust after a four week hiatus away from the diamond, the Red Sox staked themselves to an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first.
  • Red Sox starter Anthony (2) shut down the Rays with one walk and three strikeouts in the bottom half of the frame.


  • With momentum on their side, the Red Sox tacked on four more runs in the top half of the second to extend their lead to 8-0.
  • Red Sox reliever Lucas (11) battled hard in the bottom of the second as the Rays rallied with four runs to trim the deficit to four. Lucas recorded a strike out and he helped himself out with nifty 1-3 putout play to first baseman Anthony.


  • Benjamin (99) [a Rookie Ball call up] led off the third with a sizzling hot shot past the Rays third baseman for a single. Benjamin eventually came around to score the lone Red Sox run of the inning.
  • In the bottom of the third, Red Sox closer Sasha (6) gave up a pair of runs before striking out two Rays to seal the deal on the 9-6 victory. In a nice solo putout play, Sasha snagged a hard hit ball to the first base side of the mound and his momentum carried him over to first well ahead of the Rays base runner.