Nationals over Red Sox 15-3

Game Played on 6/3/2018 9:00 AM at Cool 2
Results were reported on 6/3/2018 9:35 PM
GameID: 16712

Pitching for Nationals Pitching for Red Sox
NameAgePitch Count
Patrick Babola967
Benjamin Rotunno820
Logan DiPilato913
NameAgePitch Count
Harrison Walther737
Rylen Moore735
Khwaja Hussain835
Tyler Galdi827

Sunday morning June 3rd marked the final game of the regular season for the relatively rested visiting Nationals as they took on a Red Sox team in the middle of a weather related brutal stretch of four games in only three days.

The Red Sox sent rookie Harry Walther to the mound in the first inning and he was greeted with a patient Nationals team looking to take an early lead. The top of the order delivered in fine fashion staking Patrick “El Grande” aka “Shoelace” aka “Picasso” Babola to a 5-0 lead. Patrick did not squander the opportunity as he worked around a couple of walks to hold the Red Sox scoreless.

Rylen Moore took over for Harry in the second inning which featured a sensational defensive play from Rylen to catcher Brendan Dowd for a force out at home. Despite the highlight the Nationals were able to add 5 more to increase their lead to 10-0. In the home half of the second the Red Sox promptly loaded the bases with no outs. From there Patrick settled in and found another gear as he struck out the next three batters to keep the shutout intact.

The game moved to the top of the 3rd as the Red Sox responded with rookie sensation Khwaja “K-Bomb” Hussain to keep the Nationals from scoring more. K-Bomb did a tremendous job striking out three and holding the Nationals scoreless. “El Grande” leaned on his defense in the bottom of the 3rd aided by a great play from second baseman “Just Josh” Curtis. That would be the end of the day for Patrick finishing with 0 runs allowed and 7 strike outs over 3 innings of work.

As we moved to the 4th and final inning Tyler Galdi relieved K-Bomb only to find the Nationals as patient as ever and looking to add insurance. Despite taking a ball off the chin in warm-ups Tyler toughed it out and battled the Nationals valiantly. Facing the heart of the Nationals order proved to be a difficult test as they added 5 more to the lead. Benjie “Benbino” Rotunno began his conversion from catcher to pitcher and was brought in to face the middle of the Red Sox order in his pitching debut. Benjie was composed on the mound and loved the opportunity to gain some experience knowing that the Logan Express had his back just in case. The Red Sox did not go quietly as the Nationals did need to call on the Express train to bring them home and secure a 15-3 regular season ending victory.

Game summary: Red Sox were led by Nathan Bordeur, Cam Moore, Daniel Barrientos, Tyler Galdi each reaching base twice on the day. For the Nationals; Rishi, Josh, Logan, Benjie, Brendan and Sean reached in all three of their at bats. Patrick, George, Declan and Kevin also contributed finding their way on base twice each.

This game featured several pitching debuts and great sportsmanship by all. Congrats to all the boys for playing their hardest and never giving up! Best of luck in the playoffs!