Reds down Sox in P.O.N.Y. Broncos
The Bronco Reds and Red Sox closed out the Ojai P.O.N.Y. baseball
season on Saturday with a closely matched eight-inning game.
The Reds watched a five-run lead dwindle to a tie in the seventh
inning. David Brown pitched seven strong innings, but the Red
Sox hit the ball hard in the seventh to stay in the game.
With runners in scoring position,
game tied, Nathan Wickstrum came in relief and the Reds' defense
stopped the Red Sox. In the eighth inning, the Reds turned out
five runs and Wickstrum's pitching stopped the Red Sox battery.
The final score was 17-12. Both teams had 16 hits each. The
Reds finished the season undefeated in league and tournament
The final inning was a special moment for opposing coaches Steve
Wickstrum and Lance Wiggins. "It was something we talked
about many years ago, being in a final game, tie score, opposite
sides of the field, and a large crowd of P.O.N.Y. participants
watching, good competition with an exciting finish to the season,"
said Steve Wickstrum after the game.
In the Friday night Bronco consolation game, the Dodgers defeated
the Rangers, 13-3. Strong pitching performances by Dodgers'
Jonathan Bower and Eric Banks powered the victory.
In the Mustang division, the Angels defeated the Mets in the
championship game, 6-2. Ethan Harder pitched four strong innings,
allowing only two runs to the Mets. Alex Leckie completed pitching
the last two innings by shutting down the Mets' bats. In the
Mustang consolation game, the Giants defeated the A's.
The Pinto division saw a well-played game between coach Mikey
Dawkins's Angels and coach Jayden Morrison's Dodgers. The Angels
claimed the Pinto championship in a 12-2 slugfest.
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REDS TOOK THE P.O.N.Y. baseball Bronco Division last week.