The clouds parted and the sun was out for spring baseball at Lakeview Park as the Five Star Awards Jays grounded the Sun Dial Strikin’ Lightnin’ 14-5 in Mosquito division play Tuesday night.
The teams traded a pair of runs in the first inning, led by singles from Micah Davyduke and Rylen Steenhoff for the Strikin’ Lightnin’ and Everett Brown for the Jays.
The top of the second inning saw a series of walks allow two easy runs for the Jays while the bottom of second started well for the Bolts with lead-off hits from Ivan Schmidt and Mike Huss. Turner Hayward came back strong on the mound with a two-strikeout performance but the Jays scored another two runs with the help of an RBI-single by Austin Wylie.
Ryan James pitched a solid third inning for the Lightnin’ with two strikeouts but Drew Christensen cracked a three-run triple to the fence, ending the top half with the Jays scoring four.
Grady Barg smacked a lead-off triple for the Jays in the fourth, and in the closest play of the night, Oscar Homeniuk was thrown out at the plate trying to score after a ball driven to the fence. Reid Williamson was solid, fanning two throughout the rest of the inning to hold the Jays to only two runs. The Jays pushed across four runs in the top of the fifth inning thanks to a two-RBI triple from Ben Bradford when the game was called due to darkness.
Dominic Meyer supplied three hits and three ribbies as the Hytec Red Sox outlasted the Jays 15-13 Monday night at Lakeview Park.
Vincent Sanfilippo added a pair of hits and three RBI for the Sox. Early hits by Drew Christensen and Liddell Jameson jumpstarted the Jays’ offence, with both players finishing with two hits apiece.
It was 8-8 going into the fourth innings when the Red Sox put up four runs to take the lead. The Jays answered with one run in the bottom of the fourth on a RBI by Barg. Hits by Devin Sorenson, Mason Swinburne and Gavin Johnson in the fifth added to the Hytec lead making it 15-9 but the Jays were not done. Bradford’s second double of the night cleared the bases giving him four RBI.
The Rotary Kodiaks stopped Sun Dial 7-5 in other Monday play. No details were provided.