Reamstown AA Reds split pair of twinbills
TROY BOYER Special To The Review
, Staff Writer
Over the past two Sundays, the Reamstown Athletic Association Reds of the Berks County Senior Baseball League have split doubleheaders with the Angels and the Yankees, two teams that they trail in the league standings.
Against the Angels at Lorane Hollow in Exeter Township, the Reds spun a tale of two games. In the first game, the Reds got great pitching from starter, Bo Keck, and closer, Rod Martzall, and some timely hitting to win 5-2. Down 1-0 in the fourth, Turk Keith roped a one-out double over the rightfielder’s head. He was followed with a single by Bobby Marino, an intentional walk to Todd Adair, and a two-run single by Nick Crowther.
Keck then helped himself, driving in Adair, and the Reds had the lead for good. Reamstown added insurance runs on an RBI-bunt single by Brent Wilson in the fifth and Keck’s single knocking in Crowther, who had doubled, in the sixth.
The second game proved a disaster for the Reds, however, as the Angels pounded them 13-0.
A somewhat similar story emerged from the twinbill with the Yankees in Reading, with the Reds taking game one 5-2 but losing the second game 3-1. In the first game, the Reds jumped out to a 3-0 lead, with the first three batters scoring during an inning that featured two singles, three walks, and a sacrifice fly, the key blow coming from Adair on a two-out lined hit to left.
After the Yankees got two unearned runs back in the bottom of the first, the Reds went back to work in the second, scoring twice to provide plenty of insurance for Adair, who gave up nothing the rest of the way. The game ended on a nifty double play turned by shortstop Pete Manko.
Although they certainly played a better second game against the Yanks than they did against the Angels, the Reds dropped another nightcap, as they managed only one run on three hits. Keck pitched well again, giving up only three runs on five hits and striking out eight, but the Reds failed to support him as they had against the Angels.
This Sunday, the Reds will be back home at Reamstown Memorial Park for a Father’s Day doubleheader with the Savage 61 Dodgers at 1 p.m.
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