CHATHAM — The Chatham Reds 13U weathered a scare by Berkshire Americans 13+ in the fifth inning, coughing up four runs, but the Reds still won, 15-5, on Sunday.
Berkshire Americans got things moving in the first inning. Berkshire Americans 13+ scored one run when Jake Newberry doubled.
Chatham Reds pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning as Conner Madsen and Griffin Reardon drew back-to-back bases-loaded walks, scoring two runs.
Chatham tallied seven runs in the third inning. Cooper Steltz, Drew Horton, Reardon, and Bronson Haner each drove in runs during the uprising.
Landon Van Alstyne pitched Chatham to victory, throwing four innings and allowing one run on two hits and striking out five. Aidan Madsen threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Jack Sherman took the loss for the Americans He surrendered ten runs on six hits over 2 1/3 innings, striking out two.
Zack Howland started the game for Berkshire Americans 13+. He surrendered two runs on two hits over one inning, striking out three.
Chatham totaled ten hits. Landon Van Alstyne was 3 for 4, Brayden Steltz had two hits, two runs and a double, and Bronson Haner was 2 for 4 with a double while Griffin Reardon had a triple and four RBI.
Newberry led Berkshire Americans with two hits in three at bats.
Berkshire 14, Reds 3
Chatham fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 14-3 loss to Berkshire on Sunday.
The Reds struggled defensively and were unable to contain the high-powered offense of Berkshire giving up 14 runs.
The Americans fired up the offense in the first inning, when Jake Newberry singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.
Berkshire scored four runs in the seventh inning. Connor Paronto, Zack Howland and Julian Feliciano all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
Cooper Steltz took the loss for Chatham Reds 13U. The lefty allowed three hits and two runs over two innings, striking out two.
Cooper Steltz went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Chatham in hits. Owen Wilber, Bronson Haner and Griffin Reardon each added a hit.
Jake Newberry led Berkshire with three hits in four at bats.
Chatham is 1-1 for the fall and plays a doubleheader at the Greene County Outlaws on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.