The June 19th game between the Bellwood Red Sox and the Mohr Minors was a wild one in every sense of the word. Both starting pitchers had trouble finding the plate so, it turned into a “walkathon” during the early innings. Each team benefited from bases on balls to score five runs.
It was also wild on the base paths. Correspondent Samantha Apraham overheard coaches tell their players they “could steal home on anything.” The score would have been higher, if it hadn’t been for superb relief pitching by both teams. Forest Park’s Nathan Blazenko took the mound in the 3rd and struck out the side. Bellwood’s pitchers struck out six batters in four innings, including some of Forest Park’s top sluggers.
In the 4th Inning, Nathan displayed a “Golden Glove” on the mound, catching a lead off popup and throwing out the next two batters at first. The game even had a wild finish. Play was suspended after the 4th Inning to free the field for the next Little League game. The final was Bellwood 5, Forest Park 5. Like a World Cup game, it ended in a tie.