Sunday's matchup between the East Central 18UAAA Red Sox and the Regina White Sox in the Queen City came up with mixed results.
In the opener, the Red Sox got the show going with a single run scored after Marek Yeager drew a walk. The White Sox responded in the bottom of the inning when Rhett Hodgins drove in the tie on a ground out single.
In the third, the White Sox opened it up and didn’t look back. Jory Graves drove in a four-run homer to take the lead. Dallen Rude started on the mound for the Red Sox, and Kacen Hyra threw one and a third innings in relief.
In game 2, the Red Sox came back with a vengeance, overpowering the Regina squad 11-1. Kacen Hyra, Cam Marshak and Cade Armstrong all drove in runners in a 4 run fifth inning. It was a hit fest for the Red Sox with Hyra, Marshak, Joel Bauml and Cade Armstong all tallying multiple hits in the decisive Red Sox victory.
Next Red Sox game is tonight in Muenster against the Sask 5 Giants.
Elsewhere on Sunday, the East Central 15U AAA Dodgers also headed south to Regina to try their luck against the 15U White Sox. Again, the Sunday pairing resulted in a split decision. The Dodgers took the opening game 6-2 with Dryden Ekstrom opening scoring with a ground out single for one run. It took until the bottom of the third for the White Sox to respond with a tying run.
Three runs in the fourth inning were the deciding factor. Dayne Schommer grounded out scoring one, Ekstrom struck again with a double for one, and Rory Politeski took it to the edge on a 3-2 count for a single run.
The White Sox turned the table in the second game, taking the win 5-2. The White Sox pulled ahead in the first inning with three runs. The game remained a defensive battle from there on with each team keeping pace by scoring singles in the 5th and 6th.
The Dodgers take to the field on Friday in Muenster against the Saskatoon Astros.