The Winchester Peewee Red Sox became the Rural Ottawa Softball Association Champions after defeating Gloucester 20-9 on Tues., July 4, at the 100 Club Ball Park. The Sox capped off a perfect regular season with the championship. The champions are Megan Thompson, Reise Marriner, Alexis Sharpley, Amanda Shay, Delaney Johnston, Adrianna Van Breugel, Ashley Wasylko, Alison Roach, Margot Guy and Mia Ziegler. Assistant Coaches Jeff Johnston, Pete Marriner, Chris Guy and Greg Thompson. Absent from the photo was Sara Sloane. Shay photo
WINCHESTER — The Winchester Peewee Red Sox rescheduled the ROSA championship game but were the visitors on Tuesday night against Gloucester. The Red Sox reached the final after a scare in the opening game of the playoffs from Greely #1 with a 17-11 loss but they battled back to take their second round-robin game 15-8 against Vars in the season championship tournament, which was held in Williamsburg the weekend of June 23-25.
The Sox then took out the Kenmore #1 Heat in the quarterfinal and beat the team that beat them in the opener, Greely #1, with a slim 9-8 victory to move on to the final game. Just before their game was about to start the clouds opened up and the game had to be rescheduled to Tuesday night.
Red Sox 20 Gloucester 9
The Winchester Peewee Red Sox were a rare visiting team at home on Tues., July 4, as Gloucester played the host at the 100 Club Ball Park of the ROSA Championship game.
The Sox opened the game with a two-run lead in the top of the first inning. The Sox’ defence got them through the top of the first allowing three runners on base but after the sixth batter neither of the runs scored. The Sox’ bats heated up in the top of the second scoring four runs on just five batters taking a 6-0 lead.
Gloucester broke the goose egg in the bottom of the second but scored just a single run. The Sox’ bats remained hot in the top of the third inning scoring the maximum four runs allowed making it 10-1.
Gloucester got back into the game in the bottom of the third scoring four runs after getting six batters to the plate to cut the Sox’ lead in half. Unfazed by Gloucester’s offence, the Sox pounded another four runners around the bags taking a 14-5 lead in the top of the fourth inning.
Gloucester refused to give in scoring another four runs to cut the deficit to five again. The relentless Sox’ attack proved to be too much for Gloucester to handle, as the Sox scored four more runs in the top of the fifth inning. The Sox’ defence did their job in the bottom of the fifth allowing only three batters to the dish taking an 18-8 lead into the sixth inning.
The Sox scored two in the top of the sixth but left the bases juiced. Gloucester ran into a wall in the bottom of the inning and managed to score a single run but it wasn’t enough as the Sox took the game with a convincing 20-9 victory. The Sox took home the ROSA Championship ending a dream season.
Scoring the runs for the Sox were Megan Thompson, Alexis Sharpley, Mia Ziegler and Ashley Wasylko with three each, Delaney Johnston and Margot Guy with two apiece and Amanda Shay, Reise Marriner, Alison Roach and Adrianna Van Breugel each scored singles.