Thursday, May 28th
MINOR: Dodgers 7 - Reds 4
Mark Holland 76
Tenzin Kalden 56
Matt Poirier 46
Jalen Chu 36
Mark Holland (Reds) 1
Matthew Orlik (Reds) 1
A tense game - both the game and the weather (huge storms that just missed to the north; splatters of rain; a fragment of double rainbow; final sun!) were very exciting.
The game was a back and forth, with good pitching, hitting and fielding by both teams.
The first featured hard Reds hitting, but better Dodger defense.
After a lead-off walk, the Dodgers pulled a beautiful 6-3 double play, as Jaylend caught a rising line drive and fired to Jeremiah for the second out, and one pitch later Jeremiah picked up a grounder and beat the runner to the bag. 3 outs in two pitches! The Dodgers came back with a pair of 2-RBI triples by Jaylend and Jeremiah (them again!) to get ahead 4-0.
But the Reds were not done - after a quiet, pitching-dominated second, the Reds came back with TWO homers. Matthew turned an infield hit into a home run with aggressive base running, and then Thomas's single and Mark's HR blast to right tied the game.
The pitchers (and a nice bases-loaded force out at second by the Reds) dominated the fourth. In the fifth, Dodger pitching and a 1-3 defensive play kept the Reds quiet, but in the bottom of the inning, with the light dying, the Dodgers settled the game with 3 more scores, and walked off the victors of a great game.
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