Raleigh Rebels Defeats Dodgers in Blow Out Victory Thanks to Second Inning Boost
An eight-run second inning led Raleigh Rebels to a 13-4 victory on Sunday. Joey Sogluizzo, Ken Davidson, Jon Proulx, Todd Koenitz, and Mark Watson each drove in runs during the inning. Dodgers got things started in the first inning. Ron Smith drew a walk, scoring one run.After Raleigh Rebels scored two runs in the top of the sixth, Dodgers answered with two of their own. Raleigh Rebels scored when Watson singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. Dodgers then answered when Smith singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run and Henry (Charlie) Sikes grounded out, scoring one run.Raleigh Rebels pulled away for good with eight runs in the second inning. In the second Sogluizzo singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, Davidson singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, Proulx singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs, Koenitz singled on a 1-0 count, scoring three runs, and Watson drew a walk, scoring one run.Sogluizzo was the winning pitcher for Raleigh Rebels. Sogluizzo went six innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out seven. Sogluizzo recorded the last 18 outs to earn the save for Raleigh Rebels.Roger Clemons took the loss for Dodgers. Clemons allowed 12 hits and 11 runs over five innings, striking out five.Raleigh Rebels totaled 14 hits. David Truffelman, Damon Herbert, Koenitz, Robb Morrison, and Proulx each managed multiple hits for Raleigh Rebels. Truffelman went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Raleigh Rebels in hits. Jim McVitty led Dodgers with two hits in three at bats.
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.
Rebels Overrun Rockies
The Raleigh Rebels blew out Carolina Rockies 12-1 on Sunday. In the first inning, Raleigh Rebels got their offense started when Joey Sogluizzo was hit by a pitch, driving in a run. The Rebels notched four runs in the fifth inning. The offensive onslaught by the Rebels was led by Todd Koenitz, Paul Williams, and Robb Morrison, all driving in runs in the inning. Sogluizzo earned the win for Raleigh Rebels. The ace lasted seven innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out nine. Sogluizzo recorded the last 21 outs to earn the save for Raleigh Rebels.
Joe Feifer took the loss for Carolina Rockies. Feifer allowed 12 hits and 12 runs over six innings, striking out five. The Rebels racked up 12 hits on the day. Koenitz, Morrison, and Sogluizzo each had multiple hits for Raleigh Rebels. Koenitz went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Raleigh Rebels in hits.
David McNight led the Rockies with two hits in four at bats.
Game called by school officials in 2nd inning August 8. Game resumed on 09/02/2020 at Swepsonville.