They score 11 runs over three innings
Sometimes it doesn’t take a lot of hits to score runs.
Just ask the Brewers and Blue Jays Babe Ruth teams as they combined for 17 runs on six hits Friday in the Brewers 13-4 victory at the Taft High varsity baseball field.
With the victory, the Brewers improve to 4-3 on the season while the Blue Jays fall to 2-5.
The offensive outburst started in the top of the first inning when the first five Brewer batters walked as they took a 2-0 advantage. They added one more run when Kyler Fields grounded out to bring in Anthony Rodriguez.
Jesse Kelly followed up with a walk to load the bases, but the Blue Jays’ Oscar Nuno struck the final two batters to end the outburst.
Colt Niblett attempted to get the Blue Jays back into the game in the last half of the opening inning with a leadoff single to center field. Niblett went on to steal second before scoring on a two-base error.
The Brewers bounced back in the top of the second inning with five runs thanks in part to three walks, a hit batter, two errors and a fielder’s choice.
Tyler Adkins had the only hit of the inning with a bloop single to left field to knock in Miguel Rodriguez.
Like the Brewers, the Blue Jays had a big inning in their half of the second, putting up three runs on two walks, a hit batter, an error, fielder’s choice, a wild pitch and a passed ball.
Despite cutting the lead in half, the Blue Jays were held to two base runners the rest of the game, including Trenton Taylor’s hit with two outs in the fifth.
The Brewers took over from there by scoring a run in the third and fourth with the run in the fourth coming on singles from Fields and Jonathon Fore.
They put the game away in the fifth with three straight walks, a wild pitch and an error.
Following tonight’s games, the Babe Ruth teams will take a break for the Fourth of July weekend. They will return the following Tuesday.