A’s remain sole undefeated team in Legion 5/16/2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 16, 2014

A’s remain sole undefeated team in Legion

By Brad Greer
Justin Hudson registered two singles and drove in three runs to help guide the A’s to an 11-3 victory over the Red Sox in American Legion baseball action Monday night.

The A’s improved to 4-0 on the season and opened up a two-game lead over the Sox and Royals who both stand at 2-2 on the year.

The Red Sox grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as James Kyle Browning reached on a two-out walk. Browning then scored on a Luke Daniels RBI single. The lead was short-lived however as the A’s tied the contest in the bottom half of the frame as Cole Rotenberry singled and later scored on an error.

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 The A’s took adantage of three Red Sox errors  to extend its lead to 5-1 in the second inning as Shaun Payne delivered a two-run single up the middle to plate Hudson and Gavin Towles who both reached on errors.

The Red Sox picked up a run in the third when Blaine Ware walked and eventually scored on a throwing error, only to have the A’s respond with two runs in the bottom half of the inning to increase its margin,  7-2.

The Sox put the game away in bottom of the fifth with five runs on three hits on back-to-back doubles by Turner Rotenberry and Jeremy McGee. Hudson’s two-run single ended the contest before the time limit expired. Daniels provided the only hits for the Red Sox with two singles.
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Chris Brown’s two singles coupled with an outstanding catch by Colton Hitchcock in the bottom of the sixth preserved a Royals victory over the winless Yankees.

With the Royals clinging to a 4-3 lead and the tying run on second base, Hitchcock speared a sinking line drive off the bat of Dakota Owens for out number two. Following a walk that loaded the bases, Lance Lusk struck out the final batter to preserve the win.

The Royals broke open a scoreless game in the fourth with two runs on one hit, as Noah Willis and Justin Gammill reached on walks to start the inning. Nathan Massey drove in the first run with a ground out before John Tyler Gammill punched a RBI single to drive in his brother Justin from third.

The Royals added two  runs in the fifth for a 4-0 lead as Brown singled and scored on a Lusk groundout. Kyle Weaver, John Railey, and Wyatt Hodges all provided singles in the winning effort.

Chris Casiday doubled while Levi Gazaway, Owens and Peyton Cook registered singles.