Redwood Frosh top Drake 6-0

Matt Birchenough threw a complete game shutout giving up only five singles and Redwood played error free baseball en route to a 6-0 win at Drake High School.

Birchenough helped his own cause with a two run single in the second driving in Alex Hagen and Aaron Kim and giving Redwood a 3-0 lead.  Matthew Smallbach started the scoring earlier in the inning with an RBI groundout that plated Jake Gassman.

In the third inning Redwood extended its lead when Hagen hit a two-out single to left with Jake Gassman coming in to score and making it 4-0 Redwood.

Meanwhile Birchenough retired the side in order in the bottom of the third making it three consecutive three up and three down innings.

Redwood struck again in the fourth.  The inning started with back to back walks to Kim and Birchenough with Kim advancing to third on a wild pitch and scoring on another errant pitch soon after.  The scoring was complete for the inning and the game when with two down Nick Welch singled in Birchenough making it 6-0.

The win brings Redwood’s record to 10-4 overall and 6-1 in MCAL league action.

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