2005 Results

Game 1 Reds 19, Mariners 1 April 17, 2005

Pete DiLorenzo picked up where he left off in 2004 by going 4-4 with three RBI to lead the Reds to a 19-1 mashing of the Infinity Mariners. The Mariners were welcomed to USOTB play by allowing 19 runs and 14 hits in the shortened seven-inning affair. Christian Banfer drove in three runs also, hitting the Reds' first homer of the new season. Pitchers Mark Kraus (3 IP, 5 K), George Lovett (3 IP, 4K) and Darin D'Andrea (1 IP, 1K) all saw action, limiting the Mariners to four hits. The Reds travel to Pennsboro next week to take on the Phillies.

Game 2 UTEK 9, Reds 7 May 8, 2005

UTEK scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to erase a 5-4 deficit and defeat the Reds 9-7 on Sunday. Mark Kraus pitched five solid innings to start the game, allowing only an earned run with six strikeouts. But the Reds could not make the lead standup, as UTEK scored four runs in the seventh and one in the ninth to secure the win. Kraus went 2-4 and drove in two runs and third baseman Darin D’Andrea drove in three himself, but the Reds left nine runners on base this day. George Lovett (0-1) lost for the first time in over a year. The Reds return to action on Sunday versus their opening day opponent, the Infinity Mariners.

Game 3 Reds 27, Mariners 5 May 15, 2004

The Reds took out a week's worth of frustration on the Infinity Mariners on Sunday, pummeling the first year squad by a score of 27-5. Christian Banfer and Jim Bruno both had big afternoons for the Reds. Banfer drove in five runs on three hits and Bruno knocked in four with three hits. Pete DiLorenzo went 2-4, including a grand slam. Brad Zerbe, in his first start of the year, recorded the win. The Reds travel to Berlin next Sunday for a doubleheader versus the 3-1 Berlin Red Sox.

Game 4/5 Red Sox 4, Reds 2,
8 inn. (Gm1)
Reds 8, Red Sox 2 (Gm2)
May 22, 2005

George Lovett struck out 13 Berlin Red Sox on Sunday to help the Reds salvage a double header split versus their newest divisional rival. The 8-2 win featured a key RBI double by Mark Kraus in the third inning and three RBI from Jason Silver (2-run homer in fourth, sac fly in fifth). Lovett scattered eight hits and walked none in the complete game effort. The win helped erase an opening 4-2 loss in which the Reds out-hit the Sox 10-7. Included in those 10 hits was Pete DiLorenzo’s 3-4 effort. Brad Zerbe threw seven effective innings (5 H, 2 ER, 5 K), but the Sox scored two in the eighth to win it. The teams meet again on June 26th at Haddon Twp.