Game of the Week: Dimond pulls away for 11-4 victory
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 8, 2020
The Dimond Lynx scored six runs over the fifth and sixth innings to pull away for an 11-4 win over the South Wolverines in the Alliance Baseball League Game of the Week live online broadcast at Mulcahy Stadium.
Alex Bruce, Logan Sweet and Miah Eneix each delivered RBI base hits in a late rally to help Dimond (14-4, 4-2) score double digits for the third straight game.
Starter Ryan Henrickson earned the win to improve to 3-0 on the season. He pitched five innings and allowed six hits, two earned runs and two walks. He struck out seven.
Eneix cleaned up with two scoreless innings. He went 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs and two RBIs. He also had a nice head-first slide to avoid the tag and score a run in the fifth inning.
His prowess as a pitcher, hitter and baserunner led to Eneix earning player-of-the-game honors.
Dimond had plenty of candidates. You could make a case for Henrickson, Zach Jenkins and Alex Wright as well.
Henrickson pitched three scoreless and reached base in four of five plate appearances. He also made a nice catch in center field in the sixth inning that ended a bases-loaded jam.
Jenkins went 2-for-3 with a double, run and three RBIs. His two-run single in the second inning put Dimond ahead for good at 3-2. His sac fly in the fourth inning made it 5-2.
Bruce, the No. 8 hitter, broke the game open with a two-run single in the fifth inning that pushed Dimond's lead to 7-4. He also helped turn a double play in the seventh inning.
South trailed 5-4 before a few errors helped Dimond extend innings and its lead.
But the Wolverines flashed a little leather as well; catcher Josh Costello threw out two baserunners in the first inning and helping turn a wild 1-3-5 double play in the seventh inning. Left fielder Ethan Staples also made a nice catch in the seventh inning.
Andrew Buckendorf went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Wolverines. Josh McGovern also had an RBI for South (13-4, 5-2).
Relief pitcher Lucas Wilkins pitched 4.1 innings and struck out eight batters, including the side in the third inning.