From AAHA. On Wednesday evening at Lions, the Dodgers and Red Sox both turned into defensive juggernauts with the Dodgers coming out on top 5 to 2 in a hard fought battle.
Although runs were at a premium on both sides, it wasn’t through lack of strong hitting but rather some outstanding defense by both teams. Bryn Alexander helped his cause by snagging a comeback liner off the bat of Brenden McLaughlin in the 2nd stopping a potential rally by the Sox. Sam Grell of the Dodgers caught a ball in centerfield of the bat of Kaleb Pruden, saving at least a triple if not a homer run.
The Sox, not to be outdown, had a 1-3 double-play in the 3rd ending a rally for the Dodgers. The score was tied 2 to 2 heading into the bottom of the 5thwhen the Dodgers top of the order, Tyne Alexander, Bryn Alexander, Jack Pratt and Ryan Sullivan managed to generate 3 runs. Ryan Sullivan close the top half of the inning for the Dodgers striking out three batters in a row. These teams meet again next Thursday which should be another tightly contested affair.
Contributed by Scott Alexander