RW Frosh 4 Tamalpais 2

Redwood Freshmen topped rival Tamalpais in a close contest at Endriss Field 4-2. 

Redwood jumped on top in the first with two runs.  Matt Birchenough led things off with a single and Jack Van Hooser advanced him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Jesse Gassman then doubled driving in Birchenough. Nick Welch followed with a run scoring single to complete the scoring and giving Redwood a 2-0 lead.

Tamalpais managed to get a run back in the top of the 3rd but Redwood came right back scoring in the bottom of the frame. After Jesse Gassman was hit by a pitch Nick Welch came up and delivered a run scoring double making it 3-1.

In the top of the fifth inning Tam made it a one run game again scoring once to make it 3-2.  It stayed that way until the bottom of the sixth.  Nick Welch led off the inning with a line drive single to center.  Alex Hagen then ripped a double to right field with Welch coming all the way around to score.  That would complete the scoring for the game and provide Redwood with the final 4-2 margin.

Nick Welch started for Redwood and went four innings striking out nine Tam hitters and pocketing the win. Matthew Smallbach pitched the final 2 ⅓ while adding five K’s of his own while picking up the save.

This was a well played game with both teams playing error free baseball.  The win brings Redwood’s record to 8-4 overall and 4-1 in league action.


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