By David Grimes Thursday, June 28 2012 00:00
The Orioles handed the War Sox their first loss of the season, as the two teams split a double-header Sunday afternoon in New River Valley Mens Senior Baseball League baseball action in Radford. The Orioles won game one 10-5, while falling 9-8 in the second contest.
In the opener, the Sox jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead. Mike Taney led off with a double and scored on a fielder's choice by Tyler Hoy. Derrick Duncan followed with a double and scored on Robert Favre's single. Favre scored on Dalton Altizer's double to left. The Orioles answered with a pair of runs in its half of the inning when Brian Kluge led off with being hit by a pitch and Cameron King followed with a single. Michael Kluge then nailed a one-out single to left that scored Brian Kluge and King.
The Orioles took the lead for good in the bottom of the second. An RBI single by Brian Kluge and a two-run single by Joey Craighead gave the O's a 6-3 advantage.
King led off the bottom of the fourth with a triple and then scored on an error. Chris DeSantas followed with a walk and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 8-3.
The Sox added a run in the top of the fifth to cut their deficit in half, 8-4. In the bottom of the inning, an RBI double by DeSantis highlighted the inning that saw the Orioles extend their lead to 10-4.
The War Sox added a run in the top of the seventh on a RBI single by Skip Thompson to make the final 10-5.
Dalton Altizer led the Sox with a 2-for-3 effort, including an RBI. Altizer was charged with the loss on the mound. He gave up six runs on four hits, walking four and striking out three in three innings. Tyler Hoy and Mike Taney also saw action from the mound.
Michael Kluge and Joey Craighead led the Orioles with a hit and two RBIs apiece.
Brian Kluge picked up the win on the mound for the O's. He gave up five runs on eight hits, walking three and striking out five in seven innings.
In the second game, the War Sox scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to turn a one-run deficit into a 9-8 victory over the Orioles.
The O’s, who trailed 7-6 after six innings, scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh thanks to a two-run single to right field by Joey Craighead to pull out to an 8-7 advantage. The Sox answered in its half of the inning. Tyler Hoy led off with a single and Derrick Duncan followed with a walk. John Wills reached on a two-out error by the third baseman that allowed Hoy to score the tying run to make it 7-7. Daniel Lester then smacked a single to right that allowed Duncan to score the winning run.
The Orioles took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first thanks to an RBI double by Cameron King and a one-out triple by Michael Kluge that allowed King to score. The War Sox struck for three runs in the bottom of the inning on two errors and a wild pitch to make it 3-2.
The Sox added three more runs in the bottom of the third compliments of RBI singles off the bat of Altizer, Lester and Kyle Curren to pull out to a 6-2 advantage.
The Orioles tacked on a run in the fourth and thee more in the top of the sixth to take tie the game at 6-6. The Sox regained the lead, 7-6, in the bottom of the inning, thus setting up the exciting seventh inning.
Cameron King led the Orioles with a 3-for-4 effort and an RBI. Liam Smith was 3-for-3 with an RBI, while Brian Kluge and Barry Nichols added two hits apiece.
Joey Craighead was tagged with the loss for the O’s. He gave up three runs on four hits, walking two and striking out three in 2 2/3 innings.
Daniel Lester led the War Sox with a 2-for-3 showing and two RBIs. Dalton Altizer added two hits and an RBI, while Tyler Hoy finished with two hits.
Skip Thompson picked up the win on the mound for the O’s. He allowed two runs on three hits in an inning of relief.
Photo: The War Sox’s Tyler Hoy, a former Radford stand-out, pitched two innings of relief in Sunday’s game against the Orioles. Hoy gave up four runs on three hits in the 10-5 loss. (Photo by David Grimes)
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