Reamstown AA Reds drop doubleheader

By on June 15, 2011

By: TROY BOYER Special To The Review, Staff Writer

The Reamstown Athletic Association Reds of the 28-and-over Berks County Senior Baseball League got back to action on Sunday with a doubleheader against the Legends’ Royals at Holy Name High School in Reading.

The Royals, winners of five-straight league titles, took both games on a hot and humid day, as the Reds’ bats went cold.

In the first game, the Royals jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, ending up with nine runs on nine hits, aided by shaky play from the Reds’ defense. The Reds got their only run in the third when Drew Anthony tripled and scored on Mike Sensenig’s groundout. Reamstown managed only five hits, all but one coming from the bottom four players in the lineup. Rodney Martzall took the loss for the Reds, despite helping his own cause with two base hits.

In the second game, the Reds suffered their fourth one-run loss of the season, 3-2. Todd Adair, who threw the last three innings of the first game, took the ball for the Reds, and once again, turned in a fine performance, giving up only three runs to what is arguably the league’s best lineup.

Unfortunately, the Royals’ Chad Denunzio, who won Game One, outdueled Adair to pick up his second victory on the day. After the Royals took a one-run lead in the first, the Reds tied the score in the third. Steve Young, who led off the inning with a single, was forced out at second on Anthony’s grounder, but the relay throw to first was wild, letting Anthony to move to second. After a wild pickoff attempt at second allowed him to go to third, Anthony scored on a groundout by Troy Boyer.

The Royals came right back, however, with single runs in the third and fourth innings. The Reds got within one in the fifth when Dwayne Rauch’s two-out hit drove in Paul Stetter, who led off the inning with a single and stolen base. From there, the Reds managed only two more base runners in the game and fell to 2-6 on the season. It was a tough loss for the Reds, who failed to support the dependable Adair, whose record is now 2-2 despite a 1.17 ERA.

The Reds will be back home again on Sunday with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. against the Shillington Steal. The game is scheduled for the Reamstown Memorial Park, but recent weather damage at the park might cause a shift in venue to Cocalico High School or to the Steal’s home field at Governor Mifflin High School. If you are planning to come out to the game, you can check on field location by calling Troy Boyer at 733-5051. More REDS, page B-3

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