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MSBL, Sunday 18+ American Division
5, Braves 4
Sox Prevail Through Two Extra-inning Contests’
by Christian Torres, Red Sox Manager
We are very excited
about winning the championship this year. This is the Red Sox’s 15thYear in the league and our second championship overall. After a very disappointing
last three seasons the Red Sox were blessed with the return of Chris Henderson and combined with improved recruiting efforts from Chris and Christian we were
able to assemble a solid team for the 2017 campaign.
The playoffs where an
epic battle between the Red Sox and the Braves. In game one we had an
outstanding pitching performance by Danny Batista, who gave us a complete game
effort alongside catching mate Tim Flemming. The game was tied 2-2 in the
bottom of the 10th until Franklyn German hit a walk off home run to
end the game.
Game two was just as
exciting, as it was a back and forth battle for 10 innings. The Red Sox got an
amazing nine innings from starter Aristides Gil. The ninth inning was very
intense, as the Braves had the winning run at third base with nobody out in the
bottom of the ninth. Gil and the Red Sox defense where able to prevent the run
from scoring as we pushed into the 10th inning. With two outs
in the top of the 10th the Red Sox scored their fifth run of the
game and southpaw Matt Hill was able to close it out for the Championship.
Our season would have
not been a possibility without the efforts of everyone involved and a few home runs
from Edward Diaz and some dominant pitching from Ayron Adames. Sincere thanks goes
out to Red Sox teammates Reid, Scutt, Hawkins, Torres, Hendrick, Fermin, the
Fleming Crew, Cabral, Thorne, Hidalgo, Gomez, Chip, Perez, Reynolds and especially
to our fans and our official scorekeeper, Mrs. Heather.