Expos take pair from Redding Tigers

By May 28, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Expos American Legion capped a busy Memorial Day Weekend by sweeping a doubleheader from the Redding Tigers at Laurel Creek Park, Sunday, their fifth and sixth games in three days.

The Expos scored a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to pull out a 6-5 win in the opener before rolling to a 10-0 triumph in the nightcap.

In the first game, the Expos (4-2) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first when JP San Antonio came home on an error and Carter Bins singled in Jo Jo Quintanilla only to have the visitors score two in the second and three in the third to go up 5-2.

Fairfield tied it with three runs in the bottom of the sixth when San Antonio walked with the bases loaded and Jake Hedrick followed with a two-run single.

It stayed that way until the bottom of the 10th when San Antonio hit a one-out single, Hedrick doubled, Quintanilla was walked intentionally and Webster singled up the middle to plate San Antonio.

Hedrick, Webster and Jason Brasile each finished with three hits.

Troy Nixon pitched the final 3 2-3 innings to get the win, allowing just one hit while striking out one. Jack Gamba also contributed 3 1-3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Payton Tyler.

Jake Brandt tossed a one-hitter in the second game, which went just five innings, striking out eight. The Expos gave him plenty of support, scoring two runs in the third inning and eight more in the fourth.

San Antonio started the scoring with an RBI single in the third inning and later came around on a Nate Minster single to make it 2-0.

The eight-run fourth featured a two-run double by San Antonio, two-run singles by Chris Parodi and Hedrick, and run-scoring singles by Justin Lee and Webster.

Every Fairfield starter had at least one hit with San Antonio getting two, while eight of the nine scored at least one run.

The Expos next play against Lodi at Tony Zupo Field on Wednesday before hosting the same opponent at Laurel Creek Park on Thursday.

Daily Republic staff


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