Red Level Tigers sweep McKenzie

Published 12:05 am Thursday, March 14, 2019

The No. 9-ranked Red Level Tigers  improved to 6-2 on the season after sweeping the McKenzie Tigers Tuesday in McKenzie.




In the opening game of the series, Red Level fought back for a 5-4 victory.

Braxton Lee doubled to start the game and then moved to third on a ground out.

Red Level took the lead when Christian Spears drove in Lee with a sacrifice fly.

McKenzie scratched through and went up 2-1 in the bottom of the second inning.

In the top of the fourth inning, Spears got things going with a leadoff walk.

Chance Russell moved Spears around to third with a single to left field and then a walk to Ethan Edson loaded the bases.

Red Level took the lead back when Kade Green doubled home a pair of runs.

McKenzie answered with two runs in the bottom of the fourth to go up 4-3.

Zavier Phillips tied the game with a sacrifice ground ball in the top of the fifth inning.

In the top of the sixth inning, William Lee drove in Green with a single to give Red Level a 5-4 lead.

Green led the Tigers at the plate going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Tucker Livings picked up the win on the mound.




Red Level finished off the sweep with a huge 17-3 win over McKenzie.

In the top of the first inning, Red Level took advantage of woeful McKenzie pitching and defense to take a 9-0 lead.

McKenzie walked five batters, hit four batters and committed two errors in the opening frame.

Livings singled to start the top of the second inning and then a walk to Bryson Pate got things going for Red Level.

Russell ripped a triple to center that allowed Livings and Pate to score for an 11-0 Red Level lead.

A single from Spears put them up 13-0.

Red Level added two more runs in the third inning and one run in the fourth inning.

Russell finished the game 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Livings went 2-for-2 with three runs scored.

Spears and W. Lee had two RBIs each.

Green picked up the win and struck out seven batters in five innings of work.