All of their runs come in the first and second innings

It was almost as if the Reds and Orioles were channeling the triple digit weather during the first game of the Babe Ruth action Tuesday afternoon on the Taft High varsity field.

Yet when the game finally came to end it was the Reds that came out on top after they defeated the Orioles 10-6 in five innings.

Taking advantage of a wild pitcher, the Reds roared to life in the top of the first inning thanks to four walks and Jackson Hedrick’s three run single, who went on to score the fifth run of the inning on an infield groundout.

Colt Niblett helped the Orioles break through in the bottom half of the first inning by reaching base on an infield error to lead off the threat.

Niblett advanced to second on a passed ball and to third on a ground out before scoring on an error.

The Reds offense resumed their hot run in the second inning thanks to two walks, a two base error, Will Moore’s single,
Hedrick’s two run single and Matt Osborn’s sun double for an additional five runs.

After a quiet second, the Orioles roared to life in the bottom of the third inning thanks to a pair of leadoff walks and a hit batter. Trenton Taylor and Danny Romo followed with back-to-back run scoring singles while two other runs were scored on a balk and passed ball. The four runs to cut the lead in half.

While the Reds offense quieted down in the final two innings, the Orioles made another run in the last half of the fifth inning. With one out, the Orioles got their rally going on a pair of infield errors. After a hit batter loaded bases, Niblett scored on a ground out. That was as close as the Orioles got though, as Moore struck out the next batter to end the game