Dateline: Fox Mill 1
It was an overcast day when Coach Goldstein took the helm as the Indians started a three game road trip. Christian T. blasted a shot to right for a double. He stole third but no one hit an RBI and the Indians took the field. Brendan threw blistering heat and struck out two. The last batter hit a shot to Christian V. at third who made a great throw to Will at first for out three. After one it was tied up at 0-0.
In the second, Charles led off the inning with a single. With one out, Christian V. singled to move Charles to second and Nicholas came through with a huge RBI to score Charles. In the bottom half of the inning Brendan continued to fire the ball for a strikeout and a weak grounder back to hte mound. With two outs the next batter singled and then attempted to score on a couple of overthrows, but Conner easily gunned him down at home on a nice throw to Christian T for out three. After two it was Indians 1 Cards 0.
To start off the throw Nikhil beat out an infield hit, he moved stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch. The Cards pitcher settled down and got the Indians to go down quietly — stranding as a second runner on third. Brendan quickly got two easy ground outs to short and second respectively. A few seeing-eye singles resulted in two weak runs for the Cards. Charles came on in relief aand swiftly struck out the next batter. After three it was Cards 2 Indians 1.
Bryon led off the fourth with a single and he stole second and third. Charles picked up a huge RBI single to tie the game and score Bryon. Charles got the first batter to groundout to short, he struck out the next batter, but again a few seeing-eye bloop singles resulted in two more runs for the cards. Charles settled down and struck out the next batter. After four it was Cards 4 Indians 2.
In the fifth, the Indians got some runners on base, but no one scored. Bryon came on and struck out three of four batters to quickly retire the side. Unfortunately, in the sixth, the Indians bats were quiet and the game ended Cards 4 Indians 2.
Coach Goldstein graciously granted a short interview to this reporter, “I like what I saw in the field especially the men going into the outfied to cutoff the throws. I saw one to second base and one to third…very nice…very nice.” Coach Grossman was contact by phone and said, “I know this is a tough loss, but it wouldn’t surprise me if we battle those difficult Twins to a tie and then get a huge win over the 1st place White Sox next week”.