<strong>SMITHFIELD—</strong> The Smithfield Blue Sox were able to use a big second inning to defeat the visiting Tremonton Terrapins, 13-0, in five innings Wednesday night in Smithfield.
The scoring started quickly for the Blue Sox when leadoff batter Brennan Reese hit a fly ball to right field. The Terrapins were unable to catch the ball for the out, allowing Reese to reach third base. He wasn’t done though, as an errant throw to third base allowed Reese to advance home for an inside the park home run.
Smithfield was able to make short work of the Terps in the second inning as pitcher Kyle Anderson struck out the first two batters he saw. The third out of the inning came on a ground ball to third base and the runner was thrown out at first base.
“People made plays behind me really. I didn’t do much but throw strikes, that’s all I can try to do,” Anderson said.
The Blue Sox then took their turn at the plate, where they exploded for 11 runs in the bottom of the second inning.
“We hit the ball pretty good again tonight,” Blue Sox head coach Vic Bingham said. “We are hitting the ball well, but we could read the ball in the dirt a little better.”
Jordan Hansen, hit a 2-run home run in the third inning and had a game-high three RBIs to lead Smithfield. The Blue Sox also received help from Reese, Shawn Olsen, Todd Barr, and Colton Draney who all ended the night with two RBIs each, respectively.
The Blue Sox (19-6, 6-3) now turn their attention to a rematch with the Brigham City Peaches. In their last meeting, the Peaches came out on top, 11-9, when the two teams met in Brigham City.
“It was a game we had a chance to win, it was a game I thought we should have won,” Bingham said. “But we get another shot at them tomorrow.”
The Blue Sox will get their chance at the Peaches Thursday when the two teams square off in Smithfield at 8 p.m.
“We’ve been hitting the ball a lot better lately, hopefully we come and get them,” Anderson said. “We’ve just got to keep showing up, we had a little slump there for a little while, but I think we’re finally getting out of it. “