RLYB Overcomes Slow Start to Win 7th Straight
In Tuesday night Bemidji Youth Baseball League action, a short-handed Red Lake team capitalized on a few Knights of Columbus pitching miscues late in the game to comeback from a 4-run deficit to win their 7th straight game dating back to last season and keep their 2012 record perfect at 4 wins and 0 losses.
Red Lake was able to scrape together a run in the 1st on a sacrifice RBI from Tom May to score Rob Beaulieu. May also had an RBI single in the 3rd inning that scored Austin May.
The Knights of Columbus were able to put together some offense when they scored 2 quick runs in the 1st inning and 2 runs in the 3rd inning off of starting pitcher Aaron White. Austin May relieved White and gave up a quick 2 runs in the 4th that gave the Knights what looked like a comfortable 6-2 lead against a struggling Red Lake offense after 4 innings.
It wasn’t until the 5th inning that the Red Lake offense came alive. Tom May started off the rally with a lead off walk and was followed by Brady Cook who hustled his way to an infield single in his season debut. Next came 4 straight walks to Riley Chaboyea, Cole Cobenais, Trent Head and Justin Barrett. May, Cook and Chaboyea were able to score on the free passes. Rob Beaulieu was able to get a sacrifice fly that scored Cobenais. Head and Barrett were then able to score on an Austin May triple who then was able to score on a Knights throwing error. Tom May was also to score on some defensive miscues by the Knights after his second walk of the inning. Red Lake held a 10-6 lead after the chaotic 5th inning. The Knights were unable to score in their half of the inning.
Red Lake was able to get some insurance runs on a 2 RBI single by Beaulieu that scored Chaboyea and Cobenais who started the 6th inning with back-to-back walks to make it a 12-6. The Knights were able get an inside the park homerun with 2 outs to make the final score Red Lake 12, Knights of Columbus 7, keeping Red Lake a perfect 4-0 on the young season.
The Red Lake offense was led by Rob Beaulieu who went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs, Austin May was 2 for 4 with a 2 RBIs and a triple and Tom May, Riley Chaboyea & Cole Cobenais each scoring 2 runs. Brady Cook and Justin Barrett each got a hit in their season debuts.
Red Lake has a bye this Thursday and faces Subway on Tuesday, June 12th, who they beat in a season opening thriller 6-5.
RLYB would like to thank the Red Lake Housing Authority Board of Directors for their generous donation, Red Lake Chemical Health Programs for providing transportation and Jo and Charity at the Red Lake Newspaper for helping with the cost of gas.