NEW MARKET - The Bridgewater Reds entered Sunday night’s road contest against the New Market Shockers coming off a big win over their rival Clover Hill Bucks, putting up double digits in the runs column.
They did it again Sunday evening, defeating the Shockers 14-8 at Rebel Park.
Brian Bocock led the scoring attack early, driving in Kevin Bocock for the first run of the game. New Market responded with two quick runs in the bottom of the first, taking their only lead of the contest.
The Reds scored their 14 runs off 15 hits and six errors by the Shockers (Bridgewater committed five of their own) and were backed by a strong pitching performance from Tucker Garrison.
Garrison went five innings, giving up five hits, two earned runs, and three walks while striking out six New Market hitters.
Cory Murphy and Tyler Mahone led the way with three hits each on the night. Mahone chipped in a game-high five RBIs. A seventh inning bases clearing triple by Mahone was the highlight of the night, missing the grand slam by only a foot or two in right field.
New Market leadoff hitter Nick Goode continued his hot-hitting ways last night. Goode led off the game with a triple, scoring on a throwing error, quickly energizing the New Market bench. Goode went 2-for-3 on the night with two walks and three runs scored. Both Goode and Chase Smallwood continue to hit well over .400 as we head to the second-half of June.
Bridgewater returns to action for a fourth-straight night tonight at Grottoes. New Market can rest until Wednesday, when they return to Rebel Park to take on the Montezuma Braves.