Week 6

Red Sox 8, Angels 7
Sunday, June 15 @ Cumberland Valley High School

Maybe it was the juggled lineup.

Maybe it was the missing outfield fence.

Maybe it was the cooler weather, or the good feelings from Fathers Day, or the pent-up frustration from the past couple of weeks.

Whatever it was, something helped the Sox get back on track and pull out a close win over the resilient Angels.

The offense was still inconsistent, and 8 runs won't guarantee a win most weeks, but at least there were flashes of life.

The Angels jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third on an infield single and a home run. The next batter hit a long drive to leftfield, but Kirk Strous hustled after it, tracking the ball down well past where the outfield fence used to be, and held the batter to a triple. Starter Mike Craig got the next batter to keep the game in hand.

The Sox then rallied for 4 runs in the bottom of the third thanks to some aggressive baserunning. Jerry McKeon fueled the rally with a line single and a stolen base (see below).

The Angels tied it at 5 in the top of the 8th, but the Sox jumped back in the lead with 3 runs in the bottom of the inning. The Angels scored twice more in the top of the 9th, but the Sox held on for the win.

Jerry McKeon lines a single to drive in Kirk Strous and Gary Dubas...

...steals second base...

...and scores on a hit by Dave Strock.

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