MONTEZUMA- The Elkton Blue Sox took a big win on Wednesday night against the Montezuma Braves. The Blue Sox beat the Braves at Ruritan Field 8-5, advancing to 1-3 on the season.
The Braves got a run in early by Trent Abernathy, giving them the lead going into the second inning.
The Blue Sox answered back in the top of the third inning bringing in a run from Chris Smith. Cameron Stanley hit one of his two home runs of the night top of the fifth, a grand slam that gave the Blue Sox the first big lead of the night, 5-2.
“Swing it a little bit better. I had a rough game two games ago, just trying to level off my swing, have a good approach,” Stanley said about his mindset going into last night’s game.
The Braves answered back by bringing in three runs from Brett Jones, Kyle Matthews, and Jordan Brake in the bottom of the fifth, keeping the score tied 5-5 going into the top of the sixth.
The Blue Sox pulled away in the last three innings of the night. Jack Decker scored on an RBI single by Trent Miller in the top of the seventh.
The Blue Sox hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the ninth to put the game away. Stanley hit his second home run of the night, followed by teammate Jack Decker hitting another home run, making the score 8-5.
“Kind of keep the motivation rolling, we got some momentum right now. We play these guys two more times in a row, so it’d be nice to go ahead and finish out the series and if we could win two more games through the series that’ll be real big for us,” Stanley said about going into the next couple of games.
Up Next – The Montezuma Braves will travel to Elkton’s home turf on Thursday, June 14. First Pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Stonewall Memorial Park.