Three more games were played on Monday and at the end of the night only two teams remain unbeaten as the Dodgers and the Padres were victorious. Those two 3-0 teams will play at 5:30 pm Tuesday on Nutile A in the last battle of the unbeatens in the 2021 Majors season.
On Field C Monday, the Dodgers jumped out to a 6-0 first inning lead on the two time defending champ White Sox as 10 hitters came to the plate. The big blow was a Charlie Ihrig 3 run bases clearing hit down the left field line. Brendan Bock drew the start and went 3 solid innings for the Dodgers followed by 2 1/3 from Charlie Ihrig and 1/3 from Brady Ihrig. The White Sox would chip away at the lead thanks to a 3 hit game from Mitchell Collins and would send the tying run to the plate with 2 outs in the 6th before the Dodgers closed the door on a 10-6 victory. Ben Ragosa and Mitchell Collins pitched for the Sox in the loss.
On Field A, the visitor Diamondbacks got it started early with 3 runs off of 4 hits in the first. (Cassidy, Phillips, Brown 2 RBI, Boksanski RBI) 11-year Justin Guidara pitched 3 strong innings without letting in a run. The Cards came back with 2 in the 4th on a walk and a pair of hits (Krogmeier and Beach 2 RBI) and Cassidy held them there through the 5th. Joe Kubicki and Max Richardson kept it close with some effective pitching in front of solid defensive play.
Brown led off the 5th with a double and was knocked home by Boksanski who collected his 3rd hit of the evening. Guidara also hit and knocked in a run to give the Diamondbacks some added insurance. Brett Daniels came in for the close and gave up a lead off single to Eli Krogmeier. William Beach’s grounder could have been a double play but scooted into center; Boksanski threw out the runner with nice throw to 3rd where Jack Collins placed the tag to kill the momentum. Daniels punched out the last two batters to seal the victory.
In the nightcap on C, the Padres jumped on the Red Sox and ended up winning a lopsided affair. Michael McCarthy, Tyler Bernstein, Brendan Kutylo and Ben Saurman all contributed offensively and Carter Meyer went the distance on the hill for the Padres. Chris Sprague, Charlie Pare, Jovic Stachelski and Sam Van Paassen threw for the Red Sox.