07/11/2013 11:34 PM
Hot off two consecutive wins against the Edmonton Prospects, the Regina Red Sox looked to continue their winning ways against the Yorkton Cardinals.
The first five innings of the ball game featured a pitcher’s duel between Red Sox starter Cory Carter and the Cardinals’ starter Jeff Pool. They went back and forth and occasionally alternated three up, three down innings until the Red Sox broke the scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the sixth by Hector Rivera and Eric Baker.
Pool was taken out of the game after six and one-third innings pitched. Cardinals’ replacement pitcher Justin Burgess went two-thirds of an inning and allowed one run. Taylor Metzger came into the game for the visitors and went one complete inning and allowed two hits. All three Red Sox runs came in the bottom of the eighth and were scored by Travis Tessandori, Rivera, and Baker.
Red Sox relief pitcher Andre Del Bosque took the mound in the top of the ninth. Kevin McLeod scored one run for the Cardinals, but Del Bosque finished strong and assured a Red Sox 5-1 victory.
With the win, the Red Sox have now won three consecutive games and are back above .500 with a 16-15 record.
Their next home game is Tuesday, July 16, 2013 against the Melville Millionaires.