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Red Sox win Sparks Babe Ruth's prep division
by Kayla Dubchansky
Jun 30, 2009 | 1054 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Red Sox had to endure quite a weekend to capture the prep championship in the Sparks Babe Ruth city tournament. That title came finally thanks to a 4-3 win over the Giants Tuesday night at Golden Eagle Regional Park.

The road to the championship was more difficult than anticipated.

First, the squads had to reschedule their original game that was supposed to take place on Saturday, after umpires were not at the field to start the game on time.

Then, the Red Sox forced things into an extra ‘if game’ by getting a close 5-4 win in the seventh inning on Monday.

The Red Sox held on for the one-run win Tuesday for the final, and ultimate victory.

“It was awesome,” Red Sox catcher Reid Enochson said. “We worked hard this whole season. This hard work paid off.”

The Red Six took an early 1-0 lead to start the first inning. Leadoff batter John Pinto walked, stole second and scored on a single by Austin Shirley for the quick edge.

The Giants didn’t trail for long. Nason McCombs walked and scored on a Chase Hauder double.

The Giants took the lead away in the bottom of the second. Austin Corbett walked and scored on a single by Kevin Pierron for a 2-1 lead after two full innings.

The Red Sox put up three in the top of the third to clinch the lead for good. Pinto singled, and Alec Copeland and Joey Dice had consecutive walks to load up the bases for Shirley, who singled, sending in Pinto for a 2-2 tie.

With help from Ryan Mollenberg, both Copeland and Dice would score to forge ahead 4-2, clinching the game for the Red Sox and the championship.

In the bottom of the fourth, Taran Feroah walked and scored on a wild pitch, threatening the Red Sox.

However the squads battled it out the rest of the game, and the Red Sox pulled away with the final victory and the Prep Division crown.
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