07/05/2013 11:45 PM -
Both the Regina Red Sox and the Yorkton Cardinals went into Thursday night’s game on three game losing streaks. As fate would have it, one team snapped their skid and another continued on with their losing woes.
The Red Sox appeared to be in the great shape early after Chase Benfield cashed in a run in the bottom of the first, but the Cardinals followed up with a combined six consecutive runs in the next four innings.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Red Sox trailed 6-1 but exploded for 10 runs, which ended Shaniel Rivera’s night on the mound for the Cardinals.
Throughout the rest of the game, the Red Sox didn’t let up. Austin Drummonds, Bronson Gillam, and Travis Tessandori scored runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to pad the home team’s lead. Red Sox relief pitcher Andre Del Bosque came into the game in the top of the ninth inning. Del Bosque allowed one run on three hits, but successfully secured the 14-7 win for the home team.
Drummonds went 4-for-5 at the plate with two runs. Benfield scored three runs and had two RBIs in six at-bats.
Pitcher Cory Carter started the game for the Red Sox. Carter was replaced by Regina-born Ryan Brezinski after four innings. Robert Price, Jesus Del Rosario, and Jacob Leyba all pitched in the game for the home team.
The Red Sox will take off to Weyburn on Saturday to face the Beavers. They will return home the following Sunday to square off against the Melville Millionaires at 7:05 p.m.