||Margate 8, Reds 5
||June 5, 2005
|The Reds dropped an 8-5 decision to Margate in a rematch of last year's
USOTB South Final. More importantly, the Reds lost leader Christian Banfer for most likely
the rest of the season with a knee injury. The Reds got off to a bad start, falling behind Margate
6-0 after three innings. The Reds mounted a comeback in the fifth, scoring fours runs but Margate
added single tallies in the seventh and eighth to wrap up the victory. Brad Zerbe suffered his
first loss of the year (3.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB). George Lovett relieved and struck out eight over
the final five-plus innings. The Reds will look to rebound next Sunday in a doubleheader versus
the Pennsboro Phillies.
||Reds 14, Phillies 6
||June 12, 2005
|The Reds improved to 4-3 on the season by handily defeating the Pennsboro
Phillies 14-6 on Sunday. The win pulled the Reds into a three-way tie for second place in
USOTB Southwest with both Berlin and UTEK. All three teams are two games behind
division-leading Moorestown, who the Reds meet next week in a key doubleheader. The Reds
put this game away early, jumping out to a quick 10-1 lead after three innings.
Darin D’Andrea had a big day, contributing as a pitcher (5 IP, 3 ER) and hitter (
HR, 3 RBI). Pete DiLorenzo went a perfect 4-4 with two RBI while Jay Silver hit his
team-leading second homer of the year.
||Wolfpack 6, Reds 5,
8 inn. (Gm1)
Reds 5, Wolfpack 1 (Gm2)
|June 19, 2005
|The Reds missed a great opportunity to sweep first place Moorestown on
Sunday, splitting a key doubleheader with their division rivals. George Lovett again proved to
be the stopper, limiting the Wolfpack to one run on four hits in a 5-1 Game Two victory.
Bob McGeehan went 2-3 with a double and Mark Kraus dove in a pair of runs in the win.
Game One was for the their taking as well, as two eighth inning runs put the Reds ahead 5-3.
Moorestown rallied, however, scoring three times in bottom half to win the game. The Reds got
two hits apiece from Sean Agin, Pete DiLorenzo, Darin D’Andrea, and Lovett, but left 14 runners
on base in the extra-inning game. The split leaves the Reds at 5-4 with a key game
versus the Berlin Red Sox on Sunday before the July 4th break.
||Red Sox 5, Reds 3
||June 26, 2005
|The Reds fell to .500 on the season with a 5-3 loss to visiting Berlin.
The Red Sox jumped on the Reds in the first, scoring three runs to take a 3-0 lead. The Reds
closed the lead to 3-1 with their own first inning run, but the Red Sox countered with single runs
in the third and fifth to build a 5-1 advantage. Brad Zerbe started and took the loss in four innings of
work. George Lovett came out of the bullpen and worked the rest of the game (5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 K). Sean Agin
drove in two runs for the Reds. The Reds are off for the July 4th holiday before playing UTEK in
a pivotal doubleheader on July 10th in Haddon Twp.