In the bottom of the 4th, Biesenthal singled, moved to 2nd on a walk, and third on a fielder’s choice hit by Bartoszewski.
Both runners moved up on a wild pitch, and Big Ed scored on an error on the 1st baseman hit by Dave Tubolino.
This year’s roster was as follows: Mike Wilson Raleigh Red Sox Allan Nowak Raleigh Red Sox Kenny Glanville Raleigh Red Sox/Raleigh Marlins Randy Grissom Raleigh Marlins Robert Clark Raleigh Marlins Gene Wrench Jiffy Lube Tigers Don Montgomery Zebulon Orioles/Tri-County Indians Steve Brown Tri-County Indians Mark Bogle Cleveland Indians Tim Langdon Cleveland Indians Matt Williams Cleveland Indians Jay Biesenthal Cleveland Indians Dave Tubolino Raleigh Royals/Wake County Senators Ed Bartoszewski Raleigh Royals/Wake County Senators Quincy Marshall Raleigh Diamondbacks/Raleigh Black Sox Dan Kopitzke Carolina Brewers Gus Dotsikas Asheville MSBL Orioles Scott Douglas AMSBL Orioles Brian Dotson AMSBL Orioles This game was all about our pitcher, Dan Kopitzke, who threw a 5-hit shutout, striking out 10 batters while walking only one.This being the first game of the tournament, I think our guys were a little tight at the plate, and trying to work things out.Bogle attempted a steal of second, got in a rundown, and while being tagged out Dotson scored the third run of the game. Randy Grissom and Steve Brown each had a pair of singles for the game.Another game in which the Sox pitching was overpowering, starter Mark Bogle threw 6 innings, allowing 6 hits while striking out 9 batters, and Ed Bartoszewski finished up with 2 scoreless innings, allowing only a pair of singles.Several teams have come close to but no team has been able to claim the prize until this year.
Mike Wilson, manager of the CNCMSBL 35 Raleigh Red Sox, managed this year’s 35 tournament team.The Sox got going in the bottom of the 1st inning when Grissom reached on an error and stole second. A walk to Don Montgomery loaded the bases, and a wild pitch scored Grissom. The Red Sox broke it open in the second with 7 runs.Langdon led off with a double, and scored on a triple off the bat of Kopitzke.Dotson walked and Jay Biesenthal reached on an error to score another run.After a walk to Robert Clark, Brown drove in the third run of the inning.The Raleigh Red Sox represented the CNCMSBL in this year’s Fall Classic.