FRAMINGHAM – The Royals capped off an amazing season going 18-2 and won the Majors Division World Series on Tuesday, June 20, sweeping the best of a 3-games over the Red Sox.
Game 1 was postponed due to rain on Monday, June 19 in the bottom of the fifth inning with the Royals up 7-2.
Coming back on Tuesday to finish game 1, the Red Sox mounted a furious comeback in the top of the sixth inning scoring 4 runs to rally back to 7-6. With the tying run on second base, Red Sox player Parker Mills laced a hard ground ball to the left side of the infield and Royals shortstop, Davin Nichols, made a spectacular defensive play on one knee and threw Parker out at first base to secure a nail biter of a win. The winning pitcher was Kody Decof, who pitched 5 dazzling innings striking out 11 batter.
Immediately following Game 1 the two teams squared off again in Game 2.
The Red Sox came out fast scoring 4 runs in the first inning capped by a Parker Mills home run to straight away center field. As was the case for the Royals all season, they were able to battle from behind. The Royals erupted for 6 runs in the fourth inning with back to back home runs from Joseph Ferrante and Davin Nichols.
Nichols home run was his 14th of the season. Nick Andersen finished the game going 3-4 with 2 RBI. Andersen was also the winning pitcher, after giving up 4 runs in the first inning, he settled in for the next 3 innings before handing the ball over to Jeremy Krendel who struck out 5 batters in 2 innings of work to notch the save and secure the World Series for the Royals with an 11-7 score.
Congratulations to the Royals players and coaches on a great season.
Players include: Davin Nichols, Joseph Ferrante, Brady Levensohn, Kody Decof, Dylan Jones, William Ancarana, Nick Andersen, Jeremy Auren, Anthony Dempsey, Daniel Keefe., Jeremy Krendel and Colin McKinney.
The coaches were Brendan Andersen, Mike Auren, Dean Nichols, and Adam Levensohn.