Reds over White Sox 4-3

Game Played on 5/16/2017 5:30 PM at Cool 1
Results were reported on 5/16/2017 10:33 PM
GameID: 13332

Pitching for Reds Pitching for White Sox
NameAgePitch Count
Liam Lawlor932
Nathan Duerden850
Owen Mongeon938
NameAgePitch Count
Jack Wharton965
Amanda Kelmer945

After playing 4 of their first 5 games on the road, the Reds looked forward to a rare home game, the first of 4 straight home games (should the weather cooperate and the scheduling hold true).  The White Sox came into the game with a 2-4 record (Reds 2-3) so the fans knew this would be a tight game throughout.  

The White Sox started Jack Wharton, the hard throwing south paw, who had great command of his fastball from pitch 1. The Reds countered with veteran Liam Lawlor.  

The White Sox would get a couple of base runners on a HBP and 1B by Ben Guglietta.  Liam would strike out the next two batters to end the threat and strand 2.  The Reds would work a 1st inning run with a hard earned walk by Liam and an RBI by Owen Mongeon.  Jack would also strike the next 2 hitters out.   

The second inning would be quiet for both teams with a (4-3) groundout and 2 K’s for the Reds and Jack’s fastball striking out the side on 9 pitches!  

The Reds brought in rookie Nate Duerden who has thrown great pitches all season leading the team with only 5 BB’s all year. The White Sox would muster 2 runs on a walk, stolen base and two hits by Gavin Perduta and Kyle Dodge.  Nate would then find his groove and K the remaining 3 batters.  The Reds once again went down by way of the K after a leadoff walk.   

The White Sox led off the 4th with a long HR to right center by Jack Wharton that could have made Jordan pond if the thick grass was not in place after the rain.  That would be the only run for the inning.  Nate would start the 5th and strike out the first batter but reached his max pitch count at 50 and gave the ball to closer Owen “Sponge” Mongeon.  After a couple of walks, Owen would manage 2 K’s of his own to strand 2 baserunners.   

The home half of the 5th saw a new pitcher, Mandy Kelmer take over for the Sox.  After an infield single by Tony Quinones, and a walk by Oliver…the Reds would manage 1 run on a hit by Jackson Lee scoring Tony.  Amanda would then K the next two batters looking to strand 2.  

After a leadoff single by Joe Morris to center, Owen would strike out the next 3 to keep it a one run game going into the home half of the 6th.  With the Reds bench cheering on it’s hitters, a walk by Colin Duffy to start the inning would be followed by hits from Antman and Liam which plated Colin with the tying run.  Sponge would step to the plate and hit a frozen rope line drive on a great pitch to straight away center field taking a tough bounce on the dirt to plate the winning run in Anthony Manolakos.  Final 4-3 Reds win.  

A great game on a great weather night.  Best wishes for a healthy, safe and enjoyable rest of the season to both teams.   
 Highlights:
 White Sox:
 Jack Wharton – 1 for 3, HR, 4 INN pitched, 12 K’s (yep, all 12 outs by strikeout) on 65 pitches scattering 2 hits. 
 Amanda Kelmer - 2 INN pitched, 3 K’s
 Kyle Dodge – 2 for 3
 Joe Morris – 1 for 2  

 Reds: Owen Mongeon – 2 for 3; GW RBI in bottom of 6th; 1 2/3 INN of relief, 5 K’s
Liam Lawlor – 1 for 1; HBP, BB and 2 runs scored, 2 INN 0 runs, 5 K’s
Antman – 2 for 3, 1 run scored
 Jackson and Tony – 1B each