4/12: Varsity returned to MCAL play with a matchup against Archie Williams at Moody Field. Not much offense in this game, but the Giants did just enough to win, 2-1.
The Giants started fast, scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the first. Merritt Brinckerhoff started the inning off with a single; Cole McGowan walked, and then Charlie Welch singled to drive in the first run. McGowan later scored on a wild pitch for the 2nd run. Redwood didn’t score the rest of the game, but the 2 runs in the first were all they needed.
Rory Minty started on the hill for the Giants. He pitched five solid, giving up one run on 6 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. He started the sixth, giving up a single, so Redwood brought in Rex Solle in relief. Solle proceeded to mow down the next three hitters, striking out the side. Solle came back out in the seventh and gave up a single and a HBP, but he got out of the inning by striking out two hitters, and inducing a ground ball for the final out.
The Giants are now 14-5 overall, 9-2 in MCAL. These two teams will meet again on Thursday afternoon at Archie.