Red Sox 14, Tigers 11
BONNE TERRE – The Bonne Terre Red Sox jumped out to a big lead, but the Bismarck Tigers had the big ending that fell just short, 14-11. Bryan Howard was the winning pitcher, but nearly saw his win vanish as the Tigers mounted a campaign against the relief pitchers.
Tyler Beers led the way in hitting for the Red Sox with a 3-5 performance which included a double. Luke Boyer and Josh Jaco, each had two hits, Chad Moss, Ross Crocker and Howard were all hitters in the game for the Red Sox.
Martin Garza had three singles, Kevin Randazzo had two , and Mike Franklin, Adam Kell and Tim Lincoln had one single each for the Bismarck Tigers
The Red Sox will be back in action tonight when they will be at home versus Arcadia Valley.
Dolphins 8, Pumas 1
POTOSI – The Farmington Dolphins and Potosi Pumas boasted identical 5-2 records when they entered Monday’s head-to-head matchup in Potosi. The Dolphins had no problem winning on the road, as they shut down the Pumas for a convincing 8-1 victory.
Josh Kimrey scattered three hits and five walks over four and two-thirds innings to earn the win. Kimrey retired 11 batters in the game, with 10 coming by strikeout. Derek Stroup struck out two and allowed no hits over two and two-thirds innings in relief. Stroup induced a double play ball to escape a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning.
Waylon Gonz and Cody Rogers each went 3-4 at the plate to lead the Dolphins. Six others had one hit each, including a triple by Kimrey. J.R. White had two hits to lead the Pumas, with Bob White adding a double for the only other Potosi hit.
The Dolphins are now tied with the Park Hills Giants atop the American Division standings at 6-2. The Dolphins will host the Park Hills Phillies on Wednesday. The Pumas (5-3) will travel to Desloge on Friday to battle the Cubs.