Sr. Pioneers beat Red Sox 10-3

Safe at second! – Williamsburg Pioneers runner Nolan Henry (above right) slides into second base late in the bottom of the first inning during the Pioneers’ game against the visiting South Ottawa Red Sox June 17th. The Senior Pioneers had built up a solid 8-1 lead after three innings, and finished off the Sox 10-3. Henry had a pair of doubles deep into right field in the game. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

WILLIAMSBURG – A pair of four run innings set the Williamsburg Sr. Pioneers on their way to a 10-3 win over the visiting South Ottawa Red Sox at J.C. Whitteker Park June 17th.

Nolan Henry set the pace for the Pioneers at the top of the batting order, sending a double deep into right field. Ben Lapier followed with his own double deep into left field, earning his first of two RBI’s for the night. Singles from Collin VanHoof and Ethan Cummins gave the home team a 4-0 lead after the first inning.

The Pioneers added four more runs in the bottom of the third inning and held an 8-1 lead going into the fourth inning. The Red Sox picked up two runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Emytt Fetterly’s double in the bottom of the six set up two RBI’s by Brendan Shaver, giving the Pioneers the 10-3 win.

On the pitcher’s mound, Lapier led off the Pioneers’ bullpen, striking out three batters and allowing two hits over one and a half innings. Collin VanHoof had six strikeouts and allowed one run.

Williamsburg’s infield made short work of South Ottawa in the final two innings, picking off six runners in six at-bats over two innings off relief pitcher Fetterly.

Up next: Williamsburg play the West Ottawa Mets June 19th.

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