The Red Sox played 2 outstanding captains and their teams today. 1st was a road affair at Ryan Alford's Iron Pigs. The Sox scored 4 in the top of the 1st featuring Jacob Forniglia's leadoff 2B, BB to Blake Jones, Joey Welter's run scoring hit, Jadon Forniglia's run scoring hit, a Danny Cortez BB, Jarred Forniglia's run scoring hit and a SF from the captain. The Pigs plated 3 of their own in the precursor of a tight contest. Neither team scored in the 2nd, but the Sox plated 2 in the top of the 3rd on back to back 2Bs from Blake and Welter and a 2 out run scoring hit from Cortez. The Pigs added 1 in the home 3rd. The Sox put 1 up in the 4th and 5th on an RBI 1B from Darryl Jones scoring Chris Licurse and a SF from Welter plating Blake after a 3B. Unfortunately the Sox would not score again and The Pigs scored 4 to tie it in the home 5th and had the walk off hit from their captain in the home 7th.
Game 2 had the Sox host the venerable Brian Strull and his Pirates. The Pirates would score 6 in the top of the 1st and require the Sox to adjust their defensive plan and chase the entire game. The Sox would score 2 on a Blake 2 run HR and would add 1 more in the 3rd on Blake's 2b and Welter's SF where Blake took 2 bases. The Pirates added 1 in the top of the 6th but the Sox stayed close with good defense and trailed 7-3 going to the home 7th in the fast paced game. Jacob lead off the home 7th with an HR, Blake 2B again, Welter took a BB and Jeremy Pease had an enormous 1B to right to put the tying run on. Jadon took a RBI BB and Cortez won it with a 2B down the RF line plating all 3 runners for the 8-7 win. Both games were fun and spirited.
Notables: POW Blake Jones 5-6, 6 runs, 2 RBI, 3 2Bs, 3B, HR, BB, outstanding SS defense all day; POW Danny Cortez 3-5, 4 RBI, game winning bases loaded 2B, BB, outstanding 3B defense; POW Matt Roth hit, BB, nice IF defense and excellent at bats; ROW Jadon Forniglia 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBI, BB, excellent defense: Jacob Forniglia 3 hits, 3 runs, 2 2Bs, HR, excellent defense; Joey Welter 2-3, 3 runs, 4 RBI, 2B, 2 SFs, BB, strong defense; Jarred Forniglia 2 hits, BB, excellent defense: Jeremy Pease, key hit in bottom of last inning, strong defense all over the field; Chris Licurse 2 hits.