4/14: Under drizzly skies at Archie Williams, the Giants took advantage of Falcon miscues and poor pitching to win 6-1. Redwood only tallied 5 hits, but they took advantage of an Archie meltdown in the fourth to score 4 runs. Charlie Welch started the inning with a single, Luca Bove walked, Rory Minty singled, Tyler Blair walked, Nick Gehrman was hit by a pitch, and Merritt Brinckerhoff bunted and reached on an error. When the dust settled, Redwood was up 4-0. The Giants tacked on two more runs in the fifth to take a 6-0 lead. Archie threatened in the fifth, but was only able to put one run across on a home run over the “short porch” in left.
Kent Goodman got the start and he pitched five and two-thirds solid. He gave up one run on 3 hits, with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Jerry Omara came on in relief in the sixth and closed the game out. Omara recorded 2 strikeouts over an inning and a third, and didn’t give up any hits or walks.
The Giants now stand at 15-5 overall, 10-2 in MCAL. The ballclub has next week off.