Lyndsey Armacost // Y-D Red Sox
Saturday night was a battle of the winless at Doran Park in a game between the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox(1-4) and the Bourne Braves(0-5). The Red Sox came out on top with a final score of 5-0 thanks to a flood of offensive efficiency and a great start from pitcher Ricky Thomas.
Ricky Thomas, a sophomore at Fresno State, got the first win of the season for the Red Sox, going 6 innings, allowing only 2 hits, and recording 6 strikeouts. Thomas was efficient on the mound, averaging just over 14 pitches per inning and just 3.74 pitches per at bat.
The Red Sox have been slow out of the gate offensively so far this season but they came out hot on Saturday recording 12 hits. That is equal to the number of hits the Sox have had in their last three games combined.
Brady Conlan gave the Sox a boost near the bottom of the lineup hitting 3 singles in 5 at bats. Conlan was moved to DH to make room for newcomer Tommy Edman who played second base. Edman hit an RBI home run to give himself his first hit of the season and the Sox a 3-0 lead in the fifth inning.
Connor Wong has been struggling so far this season but found a way to put it all together against the Braves. Wong went 2 for 4 from behind the plate and played a great game defensively, making a couple of difficult plays at third base.
The Bourne Braves left Doran Field still winless after Friday?s matchup after poor pitching performances, especially from their relievers, and an inability to score runs. With 6 hits, 3 walks, and 1 player hit by a pitch on the day, the Braves were able to get on base but they could not bring them around, leaving 9 men stranded over the course of the game.
It seems that the Y-D Red Sox finally found a way to put all the pieces together in Friday?s victory over the Bourne Braves. The action continues at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Red Wilson Field, as they take on the Cotuit Kettleers in a double header.