Sox take out Windsor in devastating fashion
The Nevada Red Sox defeated Windsor last night, utilizing the run rule for the third time this week.
Windsor looked as though they would jump ahead early, with a single by the game's first batter, Daniel Sander. But, the base runner was quickly erased when he was caught trying to steal second base. Nevada's starting pitcher, Ethan Beisner quickly shut down the Windsor offense in the inning, only allowing one more hit without a run.
Nevada copied Windsor's attempt at an early rally, with nearly flawless efficiency. The Red Sox began the inning with a lead-off triple by Austin Baldwin, who later came home on a throw to first after the catcher lost control of a strikeout pitch from Derick Riggs. Riggs then proceeded to walk four Nevada batters in the inning and gave up two hits, leading to and early three run lead for the Red Sox.
Windsor came back in the second to score one run on a Nevada error, but the Red Sox never really looked back after the early rally. The Red Sox tacked on another run after Jonathan Butler and Ron Johnson were both hit by pitches in the second inning, and Riggs allowed two more hits.
Neither team got anything going in the third, each only managing one hit, but Beisner did tack on two more strikeouts, pushing his total to three for the game. But, both teams mounted some more offense in the fourth, Windsor grabbing one more run on one hit, also reaping the benefits of a stolen base by Jon Williams and Nevada's second error of the game. Nevada answered with authority in their half of the frame, though, taking advantage of four Windsor errors and two hits of their own, mounting a five run rally.
The top of the fifth looked as though it may be the end for Windsor when Red Sox third baseman Taylor Scotten made a leaping circus catch for the first out. Windsor regrouped finishing out the inning with three runs, two of which came on a long homer by Jon Williams. Beisner didn't seem fazed by the misstep though, striking out the very next batter to bring the inning to an end.
The game was cut short in the sixth when -- after Windsor went scoreless in their half -- Nevada took advantage of Ron Johnson being hit by a pitch for the second time in the game, stealing a base and eventually coming home. This was followed by three additional errors by the Windsor defense, tacking on six more runs on just two hits. The game was stopped with two out in the inning due to the run rule, giving Nevada a 15-5 win.
The win pushed the Red Sox record up to 18-5, with their next contest coming tomorrow night at 6 p.m. against Warrensburg at Lyons Stadium.