The Cambria Reds Little Leaguers — looking to win the rubber match of a three game set with the Dodgers in Los Osos Saturday (April 20) — jumped out in front only to watch the Dodgers come back and win the game 11-8.
Coach Gary Stephenson told his players before the game, “The Dodgers throw strikes, so be ready to swing the bats because we’re going to get an early lead.”
So, the first batter, Chase Volz, hit the first pitch he saw for a double. Next batter, Beau Burgess, ripped a single on the first pitch and Volz scored. After two pitches, one run had scored.
The Reds tallied 3 in the first, 2 in the second and third innings to lead 7-1. However, the Reds’ pitching didn’t hold up and the Dodgers came all the way back to win the game 11-8.
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“It was disappointing,” Stephenson remarked, “but we have another shot at the Dodgers in May.” The next home game for the Reds is Saturday (April 27) at the Leffingwell diamond at 10 a.m.