Raleigh Rebels Can’t Catch Up To Dodgers
Raleigh Rebels fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 14-5 loss to Dodgers on Sunday. Dodgers took the lead on an passed ball in the first inning. The Raleigh Rebels struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Dodgers, giving up 14 runs. Dodgers fired up the offense in the first inning. An error scored two runs for Dodgers. Raleigh Rebels notched three runs in the fifth inning. Raleigh Rebels’s big bats in the inning were led by a single by Bob Freedman and a double by Mark Watson. Dodgers scored six runs in the third inning. The big inning for Dodgers came thanks to singles by Jerman Paynter and Doug Hammond, a walk by Dale May, a groundout by Scott Leonard, and an error on a ball put in play by Henry (Charlie) Sikes. Jim McVitty took the win for Dodgers. The hurler surrendered five runs on eight hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out one. Ricky Cates threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Cates recorded the last out to earn the save for Dodgers. Damon Herbert took the loss for Raleigh Rebels. The hurler allowed eight hits and 13 runs over four innings, striking out six. Watson, Freedman, Paul Williams, Joey Sogluizzo, Vince Strickland, Ken Davidson, Todd Koenitz, and Phil Stubbs each managed one hit to lead Raleigh Rebels. Cates went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Dodgers in hits.