The Sanford warriors defeated Red Lion 17- 6 behind the bat and arm of Brady Fox. He went 2-4 scoring 3 runs and 6 RBI’s at the plate while pitching three innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out six collecting the win on the mound
Warriors bats got started early as they scored two runs After a single by Colton Furgeson, Fox crushed a double scoring Furgeson. Fox was able to move over to third base on a pass ball, then was knocked in by Luke Filliben as he singled.
Red Lion would answer in the bottom of the first inning when Riley Burroughs drew a walk on four pitches. Freshman Dominic Liguori then hit a double of his own scoring Burroughs making the score 2-1.
The Warriors then scored 4 runs in the top of the second inning on a couple hits coupled with some errors from the Lions. They then followed up with 2 more runs in the third to inning pushing their lead to 8-1.
Red Lion did bring the score to 8-4 after getting two runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth inning on a hit by Mason Nester and an RBI by Brayden Redmond on a fielder’s choice.
Sanford then broke the game open in the top of the fifth inning. They scored 9 runs with Fox highlighting the inning by hitting a grand slam over the right field fence driving in 4 runs (see video below). Ryan Timmons, John Malloy, Brian Keiser, and Colton Ferguson also added RBIs in the inning.
Dominic Liguori, JR Montgomery, Riley Burroughs, Mason Nester, William Koble, and Zachary Villamor each collected one hit for the Lions.
Stanford’s next game is at home as they host First State Military on Thursday at 3:45. Red Lion will travel to Newark National Field this Thursday to face last year’s state champs DMA at 4PM.
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