Getting those wins
Three teams earned one win each in 9-to-10-year-old Cal Ripken action Thursday night at Johnson Park.
The Rays beat the Red Sox (County) 16-4; the Cubs (County) defeated the Padres 15-3; and the Cubs (City) beat the Red Sox (City) 14-4.
Rays 16, Red Sox (County) 4
The Rays scored eight runs in the second inning on their way to the 12-run victory over the Red Sox (County) Thursday night.
In the second inning, the Rays scored the eight runs on six hits, and four walks.
A. Taylor, M. Kelley, E. McCall, D. Reeves, N. Greathouse, E. Brady, J. Ruth and B. Hall scored for the Rays in the second.
The Red Sox scored one run in the first inning, two runs in the third inning and one run in the fourth inning in the loss.
At the start, the Rays scored two runs in the first, and after the second inning, added two runs in the fourth and four runs in the fifth to get the win.
Taylor, Kelley, McCall, Greathouse, Brady and Ruth scored two runs each; Reeves scored one run; and Hall scored three runs for the Rays.
Cubs (County) 15, Padres 3
Cubs (County) players E. Wilson and Morgan scored four runs and three runs respectively to help lead their team to victory.
The Cubs scored three runs in the first to take the early lead, and then added four runs in the second inning, five runs in the third inning and three runs in the fourth to take the win.
The Padres scored one run in the first inning, and two runs in the second inning to take the loss.
Three other Cubs players scored two runs each; and Smith and Odom scored one run each.
Cubs (City) 14, Red Sox (City) 4
It only took four innings for the Cubs (City) to force the 10-run mercy rule over the Red Sox (City) Thursday night.
The Cubs got off to a good start, scoring two runs in the first inning, and then added five in the second to take a 7-3 lead.
The Red Sox scored one run in the first inning, and two in the second innning.
The Cubs sealed the win scoring two runs in the third inning, and four runs in the fourth inning.
The Red Sox added one run in the third to take the loss.
Samuel Hughes, Undre Johnson, Jakob Walker, James Jones and William Hurst scored two runs each; and William Black scored three runs for the Cubs.
Editor’s note: Complete names of players were not available when the Star-News went to press Friday.