Moose tramples Citizens Bank for 8-4 win

By Ivan Sanders

   In Junior Babe Ruth action on Tuesday night, there were heavy footsteps heard of a stampeding bunch of Moose as the Orioles flew out to a 6-0 advantage and held off a tough flock of Cardinals from Citizens Bank by the score of 8-4.
   Jared Thomas did it on both sides as the young man pitched a four-hit gem while picking up three hits in four appearances at the plate. Adam Grindstaff was the hard-luck loser on the mound for the Bank.
   Brian Self chipped in with a 2-for-4 effort while Andrew Church, Eric Cole, Jake Thomas, Nathan Lescarbeau and Brandon Grindstaff each contributed with one hit each.
   The Cardinals made a run in the fourth cutting the lead in half at 6-3 before the Moose came back with two more in the fifth to push the lead back to five, 8-3.
   Each team committed several errors, but in the end the hot sticks of the Orioles carried them to victory.
   Kevin Covarrubius, Justin Conway, Ryan Lawhern and Matt Rasnick each picked up a solo hit each for the losing squad.
   Elks Braves.................................16
   Lewis Racing Dodgers.................. 2
The youthful Dodgers were no match for a bunch of banshee Braves as the Elks continued its winning ways by scalping the Dodgers by a score of 16-2.
   Andrew Kennedy pitched a whale of a game for the Elks while receiving great defensive efforts by the middle of the Braves defense, with Lucas DeLoach and Ryan Kennedy making major league plays on defense to keep the Dodgers at bay.
   Kennedy used a good fastball and a deceiving breaking ball to keep the Dodgers on their heels while recording eight strikeouts.
   Tyler Andes paced the Braves at the dish with a 2-for-2 effort, with teammates Michael Mann, Kennedy, DeLoach and Derrick Taylor picking up a base knock each for the winners.
   If the Dodgers ever wake from their slumber, the league may have to watch out, but for now they continue to be unable to get the hits and pitching needed to stay competitive.
   Justin Covington took the loss on the mound, but picked up a double for the Dodgers. Josh Lewis picked up the only other hit with a RBI single over the pitchers head.
   Babe Ruth action resumes again Thursday night with the Cardinals taking on the PIC Indians at 6.
   There is a full slate of action scheduled for Friday and Saturday with some intriguing games, including the Yankees and D-Backs who are in the thick of the league race.
   Game times on Friday begin at 6 p.m. and action on Saturday starts at 2 p.m.