Cardinals over Red Sox 7-6

Game Played on 5/13/2017 7:00 PM at Dean 1
Results were reported on 5/15/2017 2:56 PM
GameID: 13329

Pitching for Cardinals Pitching for Red Sox
NameAgePitch Count
Owen Parry-Cruwys965
Patrick O'Toole952
NameAgePitch Count
Samuel Cunniffe855
Brandon Curtis846
Ryan Kelley938

The Cardinals and Red Sox met in their first night game of the year on Dean 1.  The game had to be moved up by an hour so the game could be completed before the forecasted rain came in.  With some help from a couple of the Majors Coaches who just completed their practice the field was ready to go for 6pm.

 

The Cardinals sent pitcher Owen Parry-Cruwys to the mound to start things off.  After a quick strikeout to begin the game, Sam Cunniffe, batting in the two-hole, stepped up to the plate and hit a line drive to deep centerfield for a homerun.  Owen, with the help of some good fielding, got the next two hitters out to end the top of the first inning.

Sam Cunniffe was first to pitch for the Red Sox.  Colin Marques led things off with a single followed by an Owen Parry-Cruwys walk and a Jack St Pierre single.  Patrick O’Toole earned a walk to score the first run of the game for the Cardinals.  Sam battled hard and struck out the next two Cardinals hitters before Elliot Moore stepped to the plate and earned a walk of his own, scoring the second run of the inning for the Cardinals.  Sam struck out the next batter to end the Cardinals threat. End of the 1ST:  Cardinals 2, Red Sox 1.

 

Owen Parry-Cruwys was back on the mound to begin the second inning and made quick work of the Red Sox hitters striking out the side in order.

Same Cunniffe was still pitching for the Red Sox in the bottom of the second and got two quick strikeouts of his own.  The Cardinals made a little noise by getting two runners on; Ben Miller was hit by a pitch and Colin Marques walked before Sam got a popup to second base to end the inning.  End of the 2nd: Cardinals 2, Red Sox 1.

 

Owen Parry-Cruwys was still on the mound in the top of the third inning and the Red Sox hitters were determined to get things going on offense.  After Izaiah Skiesto hit a single followed by walks to Luke Edwardsen and Tyler Galdi the bases were loaded without any outs.  Owen kept battling and struck out the next two Red Sox hitters but the Red Sox got to him with a double by Brandon Curtis and a single by Sam Cunniffe scoring two runs for the Red Sox.  Patrick O’Toole came on in relief and got a strikeout to end the Red Sox rally.

Brandon Curtis took the ball for the Red Sox in the bottom of the third inning and Jack St Pierre led things off with a single for the Cardinals.  After hitting Patrick O’Toole, Brandon settled things down and struck out the next three Cardinals hitters and stranded the Cardinals runners on first and second base.  End of the 3rd: Red Sox 3, Cardinals 2.

 

The weather was getting colder but it still wasn’t raining hard enough to call things off so the teams decided to keep playing.

 

Patrick O’Toole was back on the mound to start the fourth inning.  Pablo Hernandez was hit by a pitch.  Nathan Brodeur, Cameron Moore and Daniel Dros all earned walks with good patient at-bats that pushed a run across the plate for the Red Sox.  Without any outs and the bases loaded Patrick found his rhythm and struck out the next three Red Sox hitters to end the top of the fourth inning.

Brandon was back on the mound for the Red Sox in the bottom half of the inning and got two quick strikeouts before surrendering a single to Parker Kauffman.  That was all the Cardinals would manage however as Brandon struck out the next batter to end the inning.  End of the 4th: Red Sox 4, Cardinals 2.

 

Families, friends and fans all looked to be freezing by this point, as did the players and coaches; everyone except that boy running back and forth behind the Red Sox dugout in shorts and a t-shirt who seemed quite content.  Keeping the fans comfort in mind and with the temperature still dropping and the rain continuing, the Coaches decided on one last inning then calling it a night.

 

Patrick O’Toole was back on the mound and struck out the first batter he faced.  Brendan Dowd earned a walk and then Brandon Curtis was hit by a pitch.  With runners on first and second Sam Cunniffe got a hit that scored another Red Sox run.  The next batter, Ryan Kelley, hit a grounder back to the pitcher who made the play to first for the out but the Red Sox base runners were paying attention and scored their second run of the inning on the fielder’s choice.  Patrick struck out the next hitter to end the top of the fifth.

The Red Sox sent Ryan Kelley to the hill for the bottom of the fifth inning and Cardinals hitter Colin Marques started things off with a single.  Ryan then struck out the next two Cardinals hitters to bring the game to within one out of being over.  With two outs Patrick O’Toole stepped up the plate and drilled the ball to right field and with some good aggressive baserunning he touched all the bases for a homerun, bringing the Cardinals to within two runs of the Red Sox.  The Cardinals hitters began to feel they still had a chance and were up at the plate battling.  Ben Lane walked, Luke Macrae was hit by a pitch, Elliot Moore walked and Ryan Mealey was hit by a pitch pushing another run across the plate for the Cardinals.  With the bases loaded Sohum Srivastava stepped up to the plate and laced a foul down the first base line on the very first pitch.  Sohum put everyone on notice that he was up there to swing the bat.  With two strikes Sohum hit a hard grounder to the shortstop but there wasn’t enough time to complete a play to any of the bases and Sohum’s hit tied the game for the Cardinals.  Great at-bat Sohum!  The next Cardinals hitter, Parker Kauffman, was hit by a pitch which scored the final run of the inning, which also happened to be the game winning run.  End of the game.  Cardinals 7, Red Sox 6.

 

This was a well-played competitive game.  Good luck to both teams the rest of the season and into the playoffs.

 

Thank you to all the parents for bringing their players to play this past Saturday night, it was not an easy night to watch kids play baseball.

 

Thank you to Patrick Moore and Chris Marques for playing the role of umpire.

 

Magnificent job by the pitchers from both teams!  Not an easy night to pitch.  Gripping and throwing a wet ball for strikes on a cold and rainy night is not easy and the pitchers deserve a ton of credit for hanging tough and doing their best.