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by Tim Sherwood

Reds top the Minors

The Reds won all three games in last week’s Minor League play to pull into a tie for the lead with the Indians. The Reds notched their first win against the Pirates, 15–4, on Monday, June 22. Amanda Perkins, Travis Scarfpin, Cameron Haught and Mason Lindsey all scored a pair of runs, while Dylan Rainey, Colton Hicks, James Fulton, Ethan Perkins, Christian Elam, Sawyer HaleWolf and Jakob Woodburn all added one run each. The Pirates struggled at the plate, finally getting on the board in the third inning with runs from Kenny McKinley and Marya Weigand, who also scored again in the fifth, along with Lucas Hudson-Groves.

The Reds then went on to a 6–4 win over the Indians on Wednesday, June 24. The Reds scored early in the first, when Fulton doubled, scoring both Rainey and HaleWolf. The Indians came on to score a pair of runs in the first when Tony Marinelli smashed a home run with Romohr on base. Both teams held each other scoreless in the second. HaleWolf and Colton Hicks singled in the third, and both scored when Fulton tripled. He was then sent across the plate when Amanda Perkins hit her second consecutive RBI single. The Indians tried to rally in the fourth when Romohr and Fisher Lewis crossed the plate, but the Reds defense stiffened, and the team held on for the win.

The Reds took their second game from the Pirates on Saturday, June 27, by a score of 15–9. The Reds’ Jack Runyon led all scorers with three runs, while Rainey, Scarfpin, Hicks and Ethan Perkins all scored twice. Meanwhile, the Pirates’ hitting returned, with Caden Johnson scoring a pair of runs, while Weigand, Nate Gillman-Baggett, Jason Lansing, Jesse Linkhart, Gracie Price, Kenny McKinley and Aiden Cooney all scored one run each.

Saturday’s other game was a forfeit by the Dragons against the Indians. Both the Reds and Indians finished the week with records of 5–1, followed by the Pirates at 2–4 and the Dragons at 0–6

No games are scheduled for Saturday, July 4; however, games are normally played Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. at Gaunt Park. See the league Web site for more at www.leaguelineup.com/ysoyouthbb.

Twins undefeated after 4 weeks

The Twins continued to dominate the Major League by extending their record to a perfect 7–0 in the fourth week of play. The Twins opened the week by topping the Cardinals 12–2 on Wednesday, June 24. Kaner Butler, Eric Reimers, Carter Collins and Tom Amrhein all scored a pair of runs, including Amrhein’s first home run and three RBIs and Jared Scarfpin’s home run. The strong Twins pitching from Scarfpin, Reigelsperger, Truss and Liam Weigand continued to frustrate opponents with a total of 10 strikeouts. That helped keep the Cardinals scoreless in three of four innings, the exception being the second when Theron Orme and William Evans both crossed the plate off singles from Evan Pace and Cameron Croft.

The Cardinals went in for another exciting game against the Royals on Saturday, June 27, which the Royals won 22–16. The Cardinal bats were busy, with Liam Weigand and Fielding Lewis each scoring three runs. Then, down 15–8 at the start of the fourth, the Cardinals managed to tie the game after scoring seven runs, including a three-run homer by Ethan DeWine. Ben Croft and Evan Pace each scored twice. Meanwhile, the Royals’ Adam Greene led all scorers, crossing the plate four times and knocking in five runs, four of which came on a grand-slam home run in the first. Ahmad Wagner, Adrianne Beer and Devon Perry all scored three runs each, with Nathan Miller, Jake Savage, Aaron Sherwood and Nathan Hardman all scoring a pair and Gage Miller scoring once. The win advanced the Royals record to 4–3.

The week’s final game saw the Twins again dominate the Cardinals, 24–6. Scarfpin led the way with four runs and six RBIs, followed by Reigelsperger’s four runs. Truss knocked in two runs and scored three times, as did Kaner Butler, while Carter Collins scored twice. The Cardinals’ first run came when Ben Croft singled and sent brother Ben across the plate. The Cardinals had a five-run third inning, but the Twins pitching shut them down and sent their record to 0–8.

No Major League games are scheduled for Saturday, July 4; however, games are normally played Saturday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Gaunt Park. The Twins will host the Cardinals on Monday, July 6, followed by the Twins and Royals on Tuesday, July 7. See the league Web site www.leaguelineup.com/ysoyouthbb for more details.

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