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West trumps East in a cross-town classic


Holy cow – what a game!

Returning to Warner Park — this time to face Madison East — the West Regents struck first with a lead off single by Kai Westring who went on to steal home.  West put another run on the board in the top of the fourth when Simon Rosenblum-Larson reached on a fielder’s choice and then scored on a beautiful squeeze bunt by Rock Cates.

Meanwhile, starting pitcher Nick Byers held East at bay through four innings, allowing no runs, one hit, and striking out two — and picking off a runner in a stellar move to second.

Although East went on to take a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth, scoring three runs on two hits, the Regent bats weren’t done yet.

In the top of the sixth John James drew a walk and then scored on a Kasey Kuchenbecker single – tying the ballgame.  Kai drew a walk and then both he and Kasey scored on a towering double to left by Will Marcus, giving the Regents a 5-3 lead.

And then the floodgates opened.

John James kicked things off once again in the top of the seventh, drawing another walk; Kasey was hit by a pitch and then Kai drew a walk.  This set things up for Barret Page, whose hard hit ball was flubbed by an East fielder, allowing John, Kasey and Kai to score.  Barret scored on a wild pitch.  Alex Brown (no surprise) drew an intentional walk (Alex went 2 for 3 on the night, with a single, a double and two intentional walks).  Jake Fleischman was hit by a pitch. Then Matt Ohm stepped up to the plate and hit a line-drive single, knocking in two more runs.

Halfway through seven, the Regents were up 11-3 and never looked back.

Joe Trier, who came on in relief in the bottom of the fifth, once again impressed — allowing no runs, three hits and striking out two.

Plays of the night?

Dang, so many great catches and put outs by Regents’ defense, but if I had to choose I’d say Nick’s pickoff throw to second — and catcher Marco Mascitti‘s pickoff to first in the bottom of the sixth to complete a double play, crushing any hopes of an East rally.

Video highlights coming soon…

Tues, 5/15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West
1 0 0 1 0 3 6 11 10 2
East
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 6 2

West pitchers — (ip-h-er-bb-so) — Byers (4.2-3-3-5-2), Trier (W; 2.1-3-0-0-2)

Next up:  the Regents host Beloit Memorial tonight at home.

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