Frosh Bats Come Alive in Victory

March 19: The freshman Giants put 14 hits and 10 runs on Tam on Monday afternoon in a 10-2 win at Endriss Field to run their record to 4-0.

Ben Cohen started for the Giants, and after giving up a pair of runs in the first inning (one earned) on a couple of hard hit doubles by Tam, settled down and pitched well. Cohen’s plus fastball was enhanced by his breaking ball and changeup, which he used effectively throughout his four innings. Cohen struck out six without issuing a walk.

Trailing 2-0 heading into the bottom of the first, the Giants rallied back immediately with three of their own. Cohen got things started with a one out single to left. J.T. Dyer followed with a single to left of his own. Ethan Crawford then grounded a single to center to score Cohen and advance Dyer to second. Jake Zesiger doubled over the head of the Tam right fielder to plate Dyer and Crawford, giving the Giants a 3-2 lead after one inning.

In the bottom of the third, Redwood broke the game open. Cohen lead off and reached on an error. After stealing second and third, Cohen was driven home by Dyer’s single to center. After Crawford reached on an error and a walk to Zesiger, Sam McIntosh singled to left to score Dyer. Tommy Quanstrom then lined a single to left to score Crawford. An infield single by Bodie Jehling and an RBI grounder from Jack Watson plated two more and when the inning was over the Giants’ lead stood at 8-2.

Quanstrom relieved Cohen and although he battled with his control at times, Quanstrom held Tam scoreless over two innings.

The Giants added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings on a Charlie Ginsburg squeeze bunt and a Crawford single.

Dyer closed out the game with a scoreless top of the seventh.


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