Friday, April 30th
On the first full Friday night of Majors play, Nutile saw three games played and the Snack Bar inching closer to an opening date.
The night’s first game featured to the Padres and Orioles on Field C. Jack Lennon had a strong start for the Padres and Luke Sardone served as closer for the winning team. Leo Lamont had his second triple of the young season to pace the Pads offense in the 10-4 win. Will Bolognese and Noah Biel pitched for the Orioles.
Game 2, played on Nutile A, was one of the longer Majors games in recent memory. The Red Sox jumped out to a huge early lead on the Athletics behind an offensive onslaught in the early going that featured hits from Masterpol, Silberhorn, Pandolfo, McCabe, Stachelski and others. Richie Masterpol got the start and delivered three strong innings and the Red Sox were looking like a team that deserved all the hype it got in the pre-season coaches poll. But the A’s battled all the way back and had their 12 year old slugger Nick Penicaud at the plate in the 6th inning with the tying run on second base and the score (gulp) 17-15. 10 year Jack Silberhorn was able to get the final out for the Red Sox, however, to get them off to a 2-0 start.
In the night cap, the Dodgers once again played tight baseball and blanked the Cardinals. Brendan Bock, Rami Flummerfelt and Charlie Ihrig toed the rubber for the Dodgers who also amassed 13 runs on the night although the game was in doubt until the 4th inning produced 7 straight Dodgers runners reaching base. Bock, Ihrig and Rami Flummerfelt led the way offensively for the Dodgers. Beach, Provo and Krogmeier pitched for the Cards.
After the first week of the regular season, the Padres, Red Sox and Dodgers have all jumped out to a 2-0 record. Two of those teams, the Red Sox and the Padres will meet at 7:00 PM Monday on Nutile C.