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By Olivia Carson
Montezuma came out strong in the first few innings last night to take an early advantage in their matchup against the Elkton Blue Sox. The game was played at Montezuma Ruritan Park on Tuesday June 29. It was the first time these teams had seen each other this season due to their initial first game getting rained out on June 11 and postponed to Monday July 12.
Micheal Robertson starts it off for the Braves in the bottom of the first inning, as he walks to first, steals second, advances to third from a catching error and eventually makes it home off a sacrifice fly to left field.
Soon after, Jacob Critzer stepped up to the plate with bases loaded and did what needed to be done, he hit a grand slam to put the Braves up 5 - 0.
Blue Sox pitching makes a substitution, trading Elliott Erkel for Alex Mann who then allows four more runs from the Braves in just the first inning.
Gavin Rush would single, scoring 1 runner, Robertson would return to the plate at the start of the lineup to gain a 2 RBI single and score once again off a sacrifice fly to center field. At the end of the first inning, the Montezuma Braves were up 9 - 0.
Elkton gets a chance to score in the second inning when Robert Carbello doubles with a runner on second and third. Tillman Butler was tagged at third while Tristan Gordon got caught in a run down between third base and home plate leaving the Blue Sox still scoreless.
Another run was earned for the Braves when Rush got a walk to first with bases loaded, scoring Hunter Clever. The Blue Sox then made another pitching change, giving Will Craig an opportunity to turn the game around. During the next at bat, Robertson makes it to first off an error by the Blue Sox third baseman with bases loaded to score Logan Jones.
Both teams neglected to score any more runs during the rest of the competition and later in the seventh inning, the Blue Sox were run ruled by the Braves to end the game with a score of
11 - 0.
Elkton plays again on Friday July 2 at Grottoes to compete against the Cardinals for the second time this season while Montezuma will take on the New Market Shockers at Rebel Park Wednesday night with hopes to add to their 4 game win streak.
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