MONTEZUMA - This weekend has been a tale of two nights for the Bridgewater Reds. Following Friday’s 9-1 loss against Broadway, the Reds flipped the script and defeated Montezuma 11-1 on Saturday night.
“Tonight we came in with a different mentality,” Reds head coach Robert Sherfey said following the win. “It’s time to get up and go. A little more pep in the step and the boys showed it tonight with the bats, so good game for everyone.”
The Reds started the scoring in the top of the first when Kevin Bocock crossed the plate on an RBI single by Josh Wright.
Bridgewater kept the runs coming slowly but surely, building up to a 4-1 lead through six innings. Tyler Bocock started the game on the mound for the Reds, limiting Montezuma to just one run on six hits. Bocock walked one batter and struck out four.
After the Braves scored their only run of the game in the bottom of the sixth, Bridgewater broke the game wide open with a big seventh inning.
Four walks and four hits allowed the Reds to send seven runners across the plate, increasing their lead to 11-1. Tyler Bocock led the inning off with a walk before stealing home for the first run of the inning. He later came up to bat again in the seventh, scoring Logan Phelps on an RBI single.
The Braves batters were retired in order in the bottom of the seventh and the game ended due to mercy rule.
Tyler Bocock finished the game 2-for-4 from the plate with a run and two RBIs. First baseman Tucker Garrison was 3-for-4 on the night, scoring twice and driving in two more runs.
Bridgewater improved to 2-2 on the season with the win while Montezume fell to 1-3.
The Reds next matchup comes tonight at Stuarts Draft. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m.
The Braves will head up to Broadway to face the Bruins tonight. First pitch at that game is also set for 6:30 p.m.