American Legion 6-12-12

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A’s sneak past Yanks; Sox down Royals

By Brad Greer

Braiden Scott scored from second on an infield single off the bat of Ty Cambell in the bottom of the sixth to give the A’s a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Yankees Thursday night in American Legion baseball play.

In the opening game of the day, the Red Sox improved to 8-3-1 with a 7-2 win over the Royals.

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A’s 7, Yankees 6

After the Yankees scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 6-4 lead, the A’s pushed across a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame to send the game into extra innings. Jacob Fennell got the rally started by getting hit by a pitch and later scored on Trey McGovern’s groundout.

Jeremy Magee’s RBI single   scored Fennell from second to give the A’s a 1-0 lead. The score stayed that way until the top of the third when the Yankees capitalized on three A’s errors and a double by Chase McCullough to take a 4-1 advantage.

The A’s answered with a run in the bottom of the third as McGovern drew a bases loaded walk to force in John Tyler Gammell.

The A’s  knotted the contest at four in the following inning on back-to-back singles by Vaz Moore and Scott. Chris Smith, Magee, Moore, Scott and Campbell all recorded singles for the A’s while Nathan Gabbard and Zach Woolfork added singles for the Yankees.

Hunter Bryant, Scott, McGovern and Fennell saw time on the hill for the A’s while Woolfork, Dakota Owens, McCullough and Gabbard towed the rubber for the Yankees.

Red Sox 7, Royals-2

Caleb Bryant’s two-out RBI single sparked a four-run second inning to help lead the Sox past the Royals. Bryant also doubled and scored on a Zach Hopper single in the bottom of the first to get the Sox on the board.

Turner Rotenberry gave the Royals a 2-0 lead in the first with a double that scored Cameron Brown and Cole Rotenberry from first base.

  Hunter Baker got the second inning rally started for the Red Sox by drawing a two-out walk.Robert Hentz followed with the first of his two singles on the night  to drive in Baker to tie the game at 2-2. After Carter Avan kept the inning alive by reaching on a error, Ridge Simmerman drew a walk before Bryant’s two-run single down the right field line proved to be the game winning hit.

The Sox added two more runs in the third as Chase Durham reached on an error and later came home on Ethan Calvert’s double.Logan Potts accounted for the Red Sox last run with a RBI groundout that brought in Calvert.Kyle Weaver registered the Royals only other hit with a single.

   Avan, Calvert and Baker were the pitchers of record for the Red Sox while Turner Rotenberry, Hunter Darby and Cole Rotenberry saw action on the hill for the Royals.