2/20: Redwood’s starting pitcher, Kent Goodman, posted two shut out innings to start the game, striking out the side in the bottom of the second.
The Giants bats were quiet for the first three innings, taking the game into the bottom of the third, knotted in a 0-0 tie. With two out in the bottom of the third, Vintage strung together a double, a walk and three singles in a row, scoring two runs in the bottom of the frame.
Luca Bove led off the top of the fourth, getting on the hard way by getting hit by a pitch. Connor Yang stood up the best way you can for your fellow team mate, by driving a double on a 0-1 pitch to left, scoring Luca from first. Kent Goodman was then hit by a pitch, putting runners on first and second. Will Davis advanced the runners to second and third on a fielder’s choice. Zach Johnson knocked in Yang from third on a sacrifice fly, and Kai Christman drove Goodman in on a grounder to the right side, putting the Giants up 3-2. The threat continued after Tyler Blair (photo0 singled and Cole McGowan became the third hit batsman of the inning, but was ended when a runner was picked off. Vintage tied the score after a walk and a couple of singles, and when it looked like the Giants would get out of the bases loaded threat, a wild pitch scored the runner from third.
The Crushers blew the game open, scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Two more Giants would get plunked by Vintage pitchers, as Kent Goodman and Nick Gehrman led off the top of the sixth by getting hit. After a ground out, Kai Christman walked to load the bases. Tyler Blair would bang his second hit on the day, scoring Goodman for the Giants fourth and final run on the day.
Vintage would add one more, making the final score Vintage 8, Giants 4. The Giants had three hits on the day, two singles by Blair and the double by Yang. Blair, Yang, Johnson and Christman each tallied an RBI for Redwood.
Redwood hosts St. Ignatius on Thursday.