On the bend
Number 28, Simon Martens of the Williamsburg Minor Pioneers rounded the bases on Sun., May 12 to get the first run of the game. Martens and the Pioneers went on to win the game 10-8. Glover photo

WINCHESTER – The Winchester Red Sox welcomed the Williamsburg Minor Pioneers to Morgan Field in Winchester on Sun., May 12, for an afternoon match. This was Winchester’s second game of the season and Williamsburg’s first.

Red Sox 8 Pioneers 10
In the first inning, the Pioneers started off strong getting Simon Martens on base and later home, thanks to Christian Markell’s hit. The Red Sox couldn’t answer, getting two players on the bags with nowhere to go. The second inning saw goose eggs for both teams as they struggled to get anyone home.

The Red Sox pulled ahead in the third inning when the first two at bat got on base and were sent home after a big home run, allowing all three to cross the final plate. The Pioneers had no answer, going out in four.

The Pioneers made it even in the fourth inning with two runs from Ethan Nelson and Reid McCadden. The fifth inning was neck and neck after two runs from the Pioneers’ Austin Workman and Bennett Byvelds and the Red Sox answered with their own two in the bottom of the fifth.

In the top of the sixth, the Pioneers pulled ahead, scoring five runs in a row from Ethan Nelson, Christian Markell, Reid McCadden, James Barrie and Emmett Lemire. Despite their best efforts, the Red Sox were held to three by the Pioneers’ defence. The Pioneers took the game 10-8. Pitching for the Pioneers were: Donovan Shaver in the first and second, Emmett Lemire in the third and fourth, and Reid McCadden in the fifth and sixth.

Up next
The Williamsburg Minor Pioneers host Kemptville 1 at the J.C. Whitteker Ball Park on Thurs., May 16 at 6:15 p.m. and will travel to Kemptville on Tues., May 21 to meet the Kemptville 1 team at 6:15 p.m.