Firebirds 4, Red Sox 0: Orleans took home the win against Y-D Red Sox in Game 1 of the East Division championship series at Eldredge Park on Thursday night. Game 2 will be Friday at 4 p.m. at Red Wilson Field in South Yarmouth.
Daniel Pinero (Virginia) doubled in the bottom of the fourth to score Kyle Lewis (Mercer), and Nick Zammarelli (Elon) followed with an RBI double after the Red Sox outfielders couldn’t locate a pop fly.
Ohio State's Ronnie Dawson hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to extend the Firebirds' lead to 4-0, and that’s all they needed for the win.
Eder Erives (Arizona State) had a strong performance on the mound for Orleans in 6 ⅔ innings of work, and did an excellent job keeping Y-D batters off base.
Brandon Bailey (Gonzaga) pitched five innings and took the loss for the Red Sox.