Mid-Atlantic Red Sox stay unbeaten in Pittsburgh
PITSBURGH – Warren’s Aidan Morrison and Austyn Cummings combined for half of the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox’s hits in a 5-3 win over the Lake Erie Warhawks in the Pastime Tournament in Pittsburgh on Friday.
The win was part of a 2-0 day for the Red Sox, which brought their record to 3-0 in the Steel City after a win over West Hills Baseball.
Morrison handled the catching duties in Game 1, going 2-for-2 with a walk, while Cummings was 2-for-3 with an RBI in a game played at Moon Area High School.
The Red Sox (16-5-2) struck for single runs in the third and fourth innings, courtesy of a Tyler Martinez (Gilman, Md.) sole home run and an RBI triple from West Virginia University commit Tyler Demartino (Walt Whitman H.S./Bethesda, Md.).
They broke the game open in the top of the sixth, courtesy of Demartino and Cummings.
Demartino’s 2-run double brought in Justin Carboni (Walt Whitman/U Penn commit) and Anthony Fiallo (Georgetown Prep/North Bethesda, Md.). With two outs, Cummings hit a ball through the right side that brought in Demartino and made it 5-0.
The Warhawks bounced back with a 3-run bottom of the sixth, but the Red Sox were able to hold them off.
Wyatt Freeman (Waynesboro H.S.) was terrific on the mound, working with his battery mate Morrison. He tossed a complete game, allowing just one earned run, five hits and two walks while striking out nine.
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Red Sox 12, West Hills 3
The Red Sox were back on the Pitt campus for their nightcap, and had no trouble disposing of West Hills in four innings.
They put up three crooked numbers up – three in the first, four in the second and five in the fourth en route to the win.
Jack Ryan (Walt Whitman) had a big game, going 2-for-3 with a double, home run and five RBI.
Cummings, playing left field, was 1-for-2 with a triple, while Morrison (DH) was 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored.
Starting pitcher Clark Klitneic (St. Albans/Washington D.C.), a Duke commit, was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI and Justin Taylor (Williamsport) was 1-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored.
On the mound, Klitneic, a lefty, allowed all three of his runs in the fourth inning. He allowed three hits, walked two and struck out six.
The Red Sox are back in action Saturday at 11:15 a.m. at Pitt against the Etobicoke (Toronto) Rangers.