MOSQUITO > A’s Top Red Sox 9-7


Alex (10) would come around to score the A's winning run over the Red Sox in the third inning.

Alex (10) would come around to score the A’s winning run over the Red Sox in the third inning.

Tournament Game Summary edited with file from Richard Park

Under a canopy of warm blue skies, the A’s prevailed 9-7 over the Red Sox in four innings of Mosquito Division action this evening at Trinity-Bellwoods Park Diamond 2.

Here is a Red Sox account of the proceedings:

  • The Red Sox and A’s round robin game was a see-saw battle between evenly matched teams, with the Athletics coming out on top.

  • In the top if the first, the A’s got to Red Sox starter Alex(14) for three runs off of two singles and a fielder’s choice with one strikeout.

  • The Red Sox got off to a rocky start in the by hitting into a nicely turned double-play to start the bottom of the first. But the Red Sox never gave up and rallied for three runs with a single by Noah (8) to tie the game 3-3.

  • Red Sox reliever Sasha (6) was a one man infield in the top half of the second inning. After giving up four walks, Sasha struck out the next A’s batter. Then Sasha scooped up a grounder off the following A’s batter and ran to first to record the force-out and then ran over to second to tag out the A’s base runner trying to get to third. The A’s were able to score a second run during the frame on a fielder’s choice.

  • However, the Red Sox rallied with three in the bottom of the second to take a 6-5 lead with a single by Vincent (4).

  • In the top of the third, the A’s answered with three to take back the lead 8-6. Red Sox reliever Vincent (4) would strike out two Athletics.

  • The Red Sox would reply with one in the bottom of the third to climb back within one run.

  • In the top of the fourth, the A’s widened their lead to 9-7 as they added an insurance run off of Red Sox pitcher Anthony (2), who recorded one walk, one hit, and three strikeouts.

  • The Red Sox put on a runner on in the bottom of the fourth but were unable to cash in any more runs.

Here an additional summary penned by Scoop Gerbil
  • The A’s would stake themselves to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. With one out, Mekai (14) reached base on an error and would subsequently come around to score on another error. Subsequently, with two outs and the bases loaded, Alex (10) and Eric (6) drew back to back RBI walks to bring home James (9) and Cooper (2).
  • In the bottom of the first, the Red Sox answered back with three to tie the proceeding. With two outs and the bases loaded, Liam (12) drew a RBI walk to bring home Lucas (11). Noah (8) would follow with a steal of home. After a walk to Owen (3) reloaded the bases, Myles (9) garnered a RBI walk to plate Sasha (6).
  • The Athletics would reply with a pair in the top of the second to take the lead 5-3. Jonas (8) and Noah (4) would lead off the frame with back to back walks and eventually come around to score.
  • However, the Beantowners responded with three in the bottom half of the second to gain the lead 6-5. With one out and the bases juiced to the gills, Anthony (2) drew a RBI walk to bring in Alex (14). Vincent (4) followed with a RBI single to plate Adam (1). Lucas would earn a RBI walk to bring Thomas (13) home.
  • The A’s would counterpunch with three in the top of the third to retake the lead 8-6. With one out, Cooper, Pasha (7) and Alex would reach base and come around to score.
  • In the bottom of the third, the Red Sox would answer with a run to trim the deficit to one. With the bases loaded, Adrian (15) earned a two out RBI walk to bring home Sasha. However, the A’s would chalk up two strikeouts to extinguish the Red Sox rally bid.
  • The Athletics would tack on an insurance run in the top of the fourth to stretch their advantage to 9-7. After Elias (13) reached base on an error, Mekai would deliver him home with a RBI double.
  • Refusing to surrender, the Red Sox put a runner on base [via a walk] and brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the fourth. However, the A’s closed out the game by inducing a pop up to first and ringing up two K’s to seal the deal.