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Red Sox Split with disappointment

By W Casper, 02/19/23, 2:45PM CST


Red Sox split

The newly configured Red Sox started their season visiting the An dy Williams' Sock Puppets on field 1. The Sox scored 4 in the top of the 1st on lead off hits from Jacob Forniglia, Jeremy Pease and then a walk to last year's champion, Joey Welter.  Blake Jones crushed one to left for a glorious grand slam. Jadon Forniglia and Danny Cortez followed with singles but no further runs scored. The hosts plated 1 in the home 1st for a 4-1 Sox lead. Darryl Jones and Jacob singled and both scored on a Welter single in the 2nd.  In the top of the 3rd, the Sox scored 5 on Jadon's single, Cortez 2B for a run, Jarred Forniglia hit, a Sean Harcourt run scoring hit, a 2 run 2B from captain Casper, and after a single by Chris Licurce, the final run was plated by Matt Roth's hit.  The Sox finished the inning shortened game with 6 in the 4th featuring hits from Pease, Welter, run scoring from Blake, 2 run 3B from Jadon, Cortez run scoring hit and a 2 run 2B from Casper. The Puppets put up 1 in the home 4th for a 17-2 Sox win.

Game 2 was a nail biter all the way v Joe Calvano's Renegades. The visitors scored 1 in the 1st but the Sox responded with2 on Jacob's leadoff hit, a tag on a fly to right and a run scoring hit from Welter. Blake singled him to 2nd Jadon knocked in the 2nd run on a hit.  The Renegades tied it in the 2nd and took a 4-2 lead in the 3rd. The Sox finally scored in the home 4th trimming the score to 4-3 on Harcourt's SF.  The hosts scored 5 in the home 5th for an 8-4 lead behind all 2 out action from Jacob's 1B, Pease's run scoring 2B, Welter's go ahead single, and after Blake's hit, Jadon knocked in another, then 2 scored on Cortez FC.  The visitors rallied right back for 6 and a 10-8 lead.  The Sox scored 1 in the 7th on Roth's 2 out BB and Jacob's run scoring 3B but was thrown out at home by half a step to end the game bitterly for the Sox 10-9.

Congratulations to both rookie captains today.

Notable stats: POW Blake Jones  5-6, 3 runs, 5 RBI, HR; POW Jacob Forniglia 5-7, 4 runs, 3B; ROW Jadon Forniglia  5-6, 3 runs, 4 RBI, 3B; Joey Welter 4-5, 4 runs, 4 RBI, BB; Danny Cortez  4-6, 2B, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Jeremy Pease 3 hits, 3 runs, 2B; Jarred Forniglia 2 hits, BB, 2 runs; Chris Licurce 2 hiuts,: Darryl Jones 2 hits. Excellent effort and dugout and special shoutout to Josh Forniglia for coaching and assistance!