RLYB Loses a Heartbreaker in Extra Frames
In Bemidji Youth Baseball action Tuesday, Red Lake Youth Baseball led early only to fall to Team Subway in 8 innings in one of the most exciting games of the season, which was witnessed by a large group of Red Lake fans who made the trip.
Rob Beaulieu started the offense for Red Lake with a 1st inning single and scored on Austin May’s double to bring in the first run of the game. May was then brought in by Pat Tahahwah to give RLYB a quick 2-0 lead.
Daniel Diaz started the 2nd inning with a lead off homerun to dead center field, the first of his career, to make the lead 3-0.
In the 3rd, Tom May, Jr. brought in Austin May with an RBI single and then scored along with Pat Tahahwah on a Daniel Diaz double to left, giving Red Lake a 6-0 lead.
But Team Subway, led by Kaleb “KP” Pemberton’s 2 RBI triple, fought back for 5 runs in their half of the third and tied up the game in the fourth making the score 6-6 after four.
The tie lasted until the 8th when Team Subway scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice with 2 outs, bringing an end to one of the most exciting games of the season.
Red Lake was led by Rob Beaulieu who was 2 for 3 while scoring once, Austin May 2 for 4 with two runs scored, an RBI, and 7 strikeouts in 3 innings pitched. Also chipping in offensively was Daniel Diaz, who went 2 for 4 with his first career homerun, a double and 3 RBIs. Pat Tahahwah kept his team in the game by only giving up 1 run in 4 innings of relief where he struck out 8 batters while going 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Tony Benais also went 1 for 3 in the effort.
The team was coached by Alex English and Jon Roberts.
Red Lake Youth Baseball would like to thank Doug, Deb, and Mark at the Redby Garage and the Other Store for providing donations for team expenses, Michael F. Beaulieu for his generous contribution, and Tom Barrett and his staff at the Red Lake Chemical Health Programs for providing transportation.