Reds Claim One Win in Lewistown
Team Looks for Redemption in Dickinson
The Glasgow Reds traveled to Lewistown for a four-day tournament June 16-19.
The young team was unable to snag a win until their final game of the tournament against Dickinson.
The boys faced the Tri-County Cardinals for their first game Thursday morning. The Cardinals scored their one and only run in the bottom of the first inning, but it was the run that would win them the game.
Kasey Seyfert pitched a full six innings, faced 24 batters, and struck out 4. Despite their six hits in the game, two of which were from Korbin Cole, the Reds were unable to bring any runs in to score. Also recording hits were Brett Glaser, Alex Fransen, Bryce Legare, and Darrin Wersal. The game ended after the top of the seventh inning with the Reds losing 0-1.
The Reds were able to gather themselves before the start of their next game against the Gillette Rustlers, but could not muster enough offense to outplay their opponent.
Head Coach Jack Sprague tried a trio of pitchers with Fransen doing the majority of the work in four innings and Chase Guttenberg and Kevin McDonald putting in some time as well. Fransen faced 22 batters, walking one, striking out four and allowing five runs.
The Reds took an early lead with a run in the first inning, with Seyfert bringing in Glaser off of a single RBI. The Rustlers answered back with two runs in the second inning and three more runs in the fourth. An RBI by Wersal in the top of the fifth wasn't enough to spark a rally and the Rustlers scored another seven runs before the game ended with a ten-run-rule score of 12-2.
Cole recorded another two hits in the game with Seyfert matching the stat. Glaser and Guttenberg each had hits of their own.
Friday afternoon the Reds faced the Lethbridge Giants, and despite eight hits during the game, took another loss with a score of 1-10. Lethbridge pulled away with a considerable lead in the second inning, finishing with seven runs. Glasgow was able to score in the top of the third, with Seyfert scoring on an error for the Reds' only run of the game.
Glaser shared the pitching responsibilities with Nik Herman with both facing 16 batters in the contest. Seyfert finished the game with two hits under his belt, with Tyler Hersom, Shane Sinclair and Cole all recording hits as well.
The Reds returned to the diamond on Saturday to face the Lewistown Redbirds in their fourth game of the weekend. The Redbirds easily dominated the contest, scoring 15 times before Glasgow could bring anyone in for a run.
McDonald went 2-3 at the plate and brought in two runs in the fourth and fifth innings to help close the Reds' deficit. Hersom also did his part in an attempt to spark a rally, with a two-run single in the top of the fifth inning, but it wasn't enough to close the scoring gap and the Redbirds walked away with the win and a final score of 16-6.
Herman, Seyfert, Wersal, Sinclair, and Legare all recorded hits in the game, with Cole finishing with two hits.
For their final game of the tournament, the Reds faced the Dickinson Volunteers on Sunday morning, and won the game with a mercy rule and a score of 20-8. Wersal and McDonald shared the mound for the game, with Wersal earning the win.
The Reds scored two runs early in the first inning. Glaser scored off of an RBI double by Cole and Seyfert tagged up and ran home late in the top of the inning. Dickinson replied with two runs before the inning came to a close.
After a scoreless second inning, Glasgow came to the plate and did some work, with seven runs tallied by the end of the inning. The Reds maintained their lead for the remainder of the game, scoring four runs in the fourth inning and seven more in the fifth. The Volunteers could not match the Reds' offense and took the loss with a final score of 20-8. Glaser, Seyfert, Sinclair, Herman, and Guttenberg all had two hits offensively, while Cole, Blayne Diesen, Fransen, Hersom, and Legare each had one. The Reds head to Dickinson this weekend for another four-day tournament Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26.