The 18U AA Muenster Red Sox had a very successful weekend, playing back-to-back games on Saturday, June 18.
The Red Sox's first opponents were the WhiteButte Broncos, defeating them in a 4-1 victory.
Ryder Knittig earned the win for the Red Sox, lasting five innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out five.
Grady Hextall was the pitcher for the Broncos, lasting four and third innings, allowing four hits and runs while striking out seven.
Jacob Painter started the game for the Muenster team, allowing three hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out three and walking one. Chase Sylvestre led the Red Sox to victory with two hits in four at-bats, making the most plays with eight.
Pedlar went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the Broncos in hits, but it wasn’t enough to bring them to victory.
Later on in the day, the Muenster team pulled up their socks for a second game, this time taking on the Prince Albert Royals.
The game started strong, with both teams' offences high, but that would soon turn to defence for the Royals as Muenster took the win away 22-6.
The game had a promising start for the Royals, taking the early lead in the first inning when Dawson Patterson scored one run.
The Red Sox responded in the third inning with two runs.
The Royals struggled to put runs on the board and couldn’t keep up with the Red Sox, giving up 22 runs. Tristan Nordick singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run and Preston Dyok also scored one run.
The sixth inning saw lots of action, as the Red Sox scored nine runs in the sixth inning Nordick, Kyle Ulriksen, Ryder Knittig, Jacob Painter, Owen Edwards, and Hudson Edwards each had RBIs in the big inning.
Tai Beischer got the win for the Muenster team, lasting five and third innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out three.
Cody Morash took the loss for the Royals, going five innings, allowing 16 runs on 15 hits and striking out three.
Levi Richels started the game for the Muenster team, pitching two-thirds of an inning, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out one.
Morash led the Royals with two hits in four at-bats.
The Red Sox racked up 20 hits, with Knittig, Nordick, Edwards, Ulriksen, Edwards, and Dyok all hitting multiples. Knitting went 5-for-6 at the plate to lead the Red Sox in hits. Two players stole bases, and Knittig led the way with four.
The 18U AA Red Sox's next game will be Saturday, June 25, against the North Battleford Beavers at Blue Jay Diamond, Don Ross Centre. The team will then play back-to-back games against the Unity Cardinals at Unity Cardinal Diamond on Sunday, June 26.