FRAMINGHAM – The Astros beat the Angels two games to one to win the Babe Ruth League title this season in Framingham Baseball.
Game one on Saturday was a one-sided contest, that the Angels won convincingly, 13-1.
The Astros came back to win game two, shutting out the Angels 6-0 behind a strong effort from winning pitcher, James Draughn, who also went 2 for 3 at the plate. Patrick Watton (also 2 for 3) closed out the game from the mound.
Game 3 was played on Sunday evening and the Astros jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
By the fourth inning, the Angels had cut the deficit to 3-2. Then with 2 outs, 2 runners in scoring position and the Angels poised to take the lead, the next batter hit a sharp ground ball that Astros’ short stop Jean Cora grabbed and turned into an inning-ending force play at first.
The next inning the Astros added 3 more runs to extend their lead and eventually won the game 9-6, taking the league title for 2017.
Winning pitcher, Nick Parga, threw 5 strong innings, only giving up 2 runs, and Patrick Watton again closed out the game, to secure the title.
Team coaches, Joel Kornbliet & Joe Kaufman provided excellent direction & leadership throughout the season and helped keep the team focused & purposeful.
Photo courtesy of Charlie Pasewark