On the road again
Warren baseball players leading teams through travel season
ATLANTA – The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox finished play at the Perfect Game WWBA National Championships in suburban Atlanta with a 4-2-1 record.
In the first game of a doubleheader Monday, the Red Sox got a RBI single from William Bean in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-3 walk-off win over the Carolina Cubs.
Warren’s Austyn Cummings went 0-3 as the DH.
The Red Sox picked up a quality start from St. Mary’s Nate Beimel. The Columbia commit gave up three runs, two earned, over six innings. He allowed just two hits, walked eight and struck out four.
The Dallas Tigers rolled to an 8-2 win over the Red Sox in game two.
Warren’s Aidan Morrison came off the bench and caught. He was 0-1 at the plate.
On Tuesday, the Red Sox dropped at tough 3-1 decision to the LI Titans.
Cummings was 1-3 with a double and RBI and played left field.
In the final game Wednesday, the Red Sox battled Indiana Nitro Gold to a 3-3 tie.
Cummings went 0-1 with a pair of walks.
The Red Sox are off this weekend, but return to action Thursday in the Pastime Tournament at the University of Pittsburgh.
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ERIE – The Erie Steelheads 16U team, featuring Warren baseball’s Ryan Rafalski, Mitch Grosch, Nick Hussey and Micah Passmore, dropped a 7-3 decision to Lou Gehrig Red in their opening game of the Mercyhurst High School tournament Friday.
Rafalski, playing shortstop, was 2-3 with a pair of RBI in the loss. Grosch went 0-2 with a run scored and Passmore was 0-1 with a walk. Passmore was at the plate when time ran out on the game.
Grosch started on the mound and went just one inning. He gave up four runs, all earned, on three hits and five walks and struck out one. Hussey came on in relief and finished the game. During his five innings, Hussey allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits and seven walks and struck out three.
The Steelheads are scheduled to play a double header today. They take on Team New Era at 9 a.m. before squaring off against Flood City at 11:15 a.m.