It looks like the race for the top spot in the Eastern A division will come down to the final games as the Glasgow Reds and Laurel are neck and neck heading into the final few games of the season.
After losing their first game against Laurel last week, the Reds have strung together another winning streak that reached eight games after a doubleheader victory over Lewiston Tuesday night in Glasgow. The Reds won the first game 11-0 and followed that up with a 21-5 beating.
“Every inning we were putting up runs,” said Reds Head Coach Jack Sprague. “We’re starting to feel comfortable with our lineup, there are still a couple of things we need to tinker with, but we’re happy where we’re at.”
Sprague said that the pitching outside of his main three of Koessl, Thibault and Krumwiede is questionable at times and that some of his pitchers are having trouble locating pitches. With that being said, Sprague said that the fourth pitcher to fill out the rotation once postseason comes around will more than likely be Ryan Padden.
In the doubleheader against Lewistown on Tuesday night, the Reds scored early and often in both games.
The Glasgow offense was fueled in the first game by Chase Fossum. Fossum went 2-3 at the plate with five RBIs and a two-run home run. Keil Krumwiede went 3-3 at the plate with a RBI and Jake Page added two RBIs of his own on a 2-3 night at the plate. Jason Thibault, Gage Legare and Ryan Padden followed suit with a RBI each to round out the scoring in the first game which only went five innings.
Fossum continued to deliver at the plate in game two with a double and triple as well as two more RBIs to his ledger. Keil Krumwiede added three RBIs of his own and Markell Blount added two hits and two RBIs of his own.
The Reds head into a tournament this weekend in Glendive before returning to Glasgow on July 15 to host a doubleheader against the Billings Cardinals. The Reds then host Laurel for two games the next night with first-place implications on the line.