June 21, 2018
LOUISA, KY — The Red Sox of the Louisa Cal Ripken ‘ Major ‘ division wrapped up the season by winning the regular season with a 11-4 record and then went 3-0 to win the post season tournament with a 17-5 victory over the Tigers in the title game.
The Red Sox scored 11 times in the third inning to bust the game wide open and Braxton Davis threw the complete game on the hill for the victors. Davis also had three hits, three RBIs and scored three times.
Logan Whisenant had 2 hits and 3 RBIs, Owen Pack 1 hit and 2 RBIs, Gunnar Woods scored twice, Mikey Akers 1 run and 1 RBI, Andrew Ratcliffe 1 hit and 3 RBIs, Keaden Ellis 2 runs and 1 RBI, Kason Staniford 1 run and 1 RBI, Jack Harrison 1 run and 1 RBI
Red Sox Assistant Coach Martin Davis
“… We were the youngest team in our ‘Major Division’ this season, but, they’re a remarkable group of talented boys. So, they wasn’t letting that stop them from setting big goals.
“…They wanted to be season & tournament champions. We told them it wasn’t going to be easy, they’d have to work hard for it. They done just that. Finishing 11-4 and as season and tournament champions!
“…It was a pleasure and honor to coach and watch them GROW as individuals and together as a TEAM. They (everyone) played the game hard, with class and sportsmanship. Plus they had a ton of FUN while doing so! They couldn’t have made us any prouder.
“…They’re a bunch of humble, kind hearted kids, who put God first in everything they do. We hate to see the season end, but are grateful for the memories made. We return all but 2 players next season.”