2 teams win Saturday
The Cubs (County) and Pirates earned one win each Saturday morning in 9-to-10-year-old Cal Ripken action at Johnson Park.
The Cubs beat the Rays 11-9 in the first game of the day, and the Pirates defeated the Red Sox (County) 9-8 in the closer.
Cubs (County) 11, Rays 9
The Cubs scored four runs — on walks — in the bottom of the first inning after the Rays took a 2-0 lead in the two-run win.
G. Morgan, E. Wilson, J.D. Odom and A. Smith scored for the Cubs in the first.
The Cubs added two runs in the second inning to take a 6-2 lead.
However, the Rays weren’t out of the mix yet as they scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-6 lead.
In the fourth inning, M. Kelley, A. Warthern, N. Greathouse, D. Reeves and D. Boggan scored for the Rays on one triple, one single and one walk.
Then, the Cubs scored five runs in the fifth inning to take the lead away from the Rays.
J.P. Thomasson, Morgan, Wilson, L. Herring and J. Thomasson scored for the Cubs in the fifth.
The Rays added two additional runs in the fifth in the loss.
Pirates 9, Red Sox (County) 8
Trailing 3-0 in the second inning, the Pirates scored three runs to tie the game, and added three runs each in the third inning and sixth inning to get the one-run win over the Red Sox (County) Saturday morning.
Pirates starting pitcher Thomas Phillips allowed two runs in the first inning. B.J. Anderson pitched the rest of the game after Phillips and earned the win.
Anderson allowed six runs and struck out eight batters.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Pirates executed a clutch double play with a Red Sox runner on third base.
Anderson grounded the ball up the middle and threw the batter out at first base. Then, the first baseman threw the third base runner out at home to get the double play.
Will Clark and B.J. Anderson scored three runs each; and Lanzell Parks, Joshua Jones and Cade Miller scored one run each for the Pirates.
The Red Sox scored two runs in the first inning, one run in the second inning, one run in the fourth inning and four runs in the fifth inning in the loss.
Editor’s note: Complete names of players were not available when the Star-News went to press Monday evening.