Posted 7/07/15 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
One big inning propelled the Stanley Blue Jays to a 15-2 win over the Crosby Cubs in an American Legion baseball game June 29 at Stanley.
The loss dropped the Cubs to 0-10 on the season. Crosby will return to American Legion play this afternoon in Crosby by taking on Burlington in a 5 p.m. doubleheader. Thursday, the Cubs will be back home at 4 p.m. to take on Hazen.
The Blue Jays scored three runs in both the first and second inning (one unearned) off Crosby starting pitcher Isaac Ellingson, who was eventually tagged with the loss to fall to 0-3 on the season. The bottom fell out for the Cubs in the bottom of the third inning.
Leading 6-2, Stanley scored six runs in the third to take a commanding 12-2 lead.
Kody Lewis finished with four RBIs. On June 8, in Crosby’s 13-1 loss to Stanley, Lewis hit a three-run single in a seven-run Stanley third inning on his way to five RBIs.
The Blue Jays added another three runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 15-2 lead, and after the Cubs went down without a run in the top of the fifth, the game ended on the 10-run rule.
Kaydin Meiers went five innings and allowed just seven hits and two runs to pick up the win over the Cubs. Crosby’s only two runs came in the third. Ellingson led off with a double, Jaime Boen doubled in Ellingson and Tyler Harward singled in Boen.
“Worth noting about Jaime Boen, he played catcher in 90-plus heat and played as well as I have seen a catcher play in a long time,” coach Monte Ellingson said. “He saved numerous wild pitches from Isaac. Isaac was trying to keep the ball low, and Jaime was stopping or catching them all. Add that to his day at the plate, and he had a good day.”
Stanley 15, Crosby 2
Crosby 0 0 2 0 0 -- 2 7 6
Stanley 3 3 6 3 X -- 15 16 0
Batteries: Isaac Ellingson and Jaime Boen; Kaydin Meiers and Gaige Reep.
Home runs: None.