BROADWAY - The Broadway Bruins started out the season as the hottest team in the RCBL, but they’ve struggled ever since the All-Star break. The team came into Sunday night’s game against Elkton on a three-game losing streak, but they finally got back into the win column with a 3-2 victory.
“It feels good,” Broadway head coach Justin Getz said. “That’s what the guys needed right there. It wasn’t anything flashy, it wasn’t anything crazy. They just came out there and did their job.”
Coming onto the mound looking for his first win since June 15, John Judy was extremely effective for the Bruins. Judy lasted seven innings, giving up two runs on six hits and striking out seven batters.
Tommy Weaver came in to pitch the final two innings, allowing just one base runner and striking out three batters to pick up the save.
“We got an outstanding performance by John Judy off the mound, which he’s known to do that and that’s what he’s there for, to step in those roles,” Getz said. “Good job by Weaver closing it out.”
The game was a pitchers’ duel most of the night, with the Bruins first base runner not coming until the bottom of the third. Elkton starter Kris Lalk struck out the side in the first and fanned two more batters in the second.
By the time the third inning rolled around, though, the Bruins were ready to put the bat on the ball. Matt Meiser hit an RBI double to score Boo Dean for the first run of the game. Meiser came around to score later in the inning to make it 2-0 Broadway.
The Blue Sox tacked on a run in the fifth to close in on the lead, but Bryce Turner came around to score in the bottom of the inning to make it 3-1 Bruins.
Elkton scored its final run of the game in the seventh and couldn’t get anything going in the final two innings as Broadway took the victory.
Broadway finished the night with three runs on six hits. Meiser had the only multi-hit game of the night, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
Coach Getz was happy with the way his team played in all phases of the game on Sunday.
“We hit, we produced runs in a timely fashion and made the plays that were presented to us,” Getz said. “It was a good all around win.”
The Bruins stay in the mix for the West Division title with the win. The team is now 15-8 on the season and 2.5 games behind Clover Hill.
The Bruins head to Grottoes tonight before returning home on Wednesday to take on Bridgewater in a pivotal Western Division matchup.