Sox Wrap Up Week With 5th Win in 6 Games
The Brantford Red Sox wrapped up a stretch of 5 games in 6 days with their final match of the regular season against the Hamilton Cardinals. Brantford was chasing Hamilton in the IBL standings, with the Red Sox entering Friday night's game just one win behind the Cardinals.
Hamilton jumped to an early 3-0 lead, but this Brantford team has shown an unwillingness to lay down and die. The Red Sox answered back with 5 runs in the 2nd inning, and when the Cardinals scored 2 in the top of the 3rd inning to briefly tie the game 5-5, the Sox responded with another 3 runs. Brantford would not yield the lead for the rest of the night, and would go on to win by a final score of 11-6.
Brantford has now won 5 of their last 6 games, and are tied at 10 wins in the IBL standings with the Hamilton Cardinals. Brantford wins the season series with Hamilton 4 games to 1.
Brantford employed a battery of pitchers during the game. Jacob English, Mike Mueller, Bennett Moore, and Nik Cardinal all contributed int a team effort with Adam Jafine recording the win. On offence Gianfranco Morello, Nick Burdett, Mike Deluca, Robbie Gauthier, and Jacob Reid logged a pair of hits each. Also noteable: in the 3rd inning Jon Dziomba was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a passed ball, then stole third, THEN stole home to score what was undoubtedly the game's hardest fought run.
Thanks again to Olympian Erika Polidori for throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before tonight's game our game and for meeting all of the fans in attendance on Brantford Minor Softball night at the ballpark!
The Red Sox are now off for 4 days before playing their final home game of the regular season on Wednesday September 1st vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brantford then winds up the 2021 IBL regular season with 3 road games.
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