THRASHERS OFFENSE EXPLODES, LEGENDS STRUGGLE

The Los Angeles Thrashers (6-5, 3-4) offense exploded immediately against the Long Beach Legends (19-10, 5-4) in the teams’ Monday afternoon contest at Long Beach City College. The Thrashers won 13-3.

In the top of the first inning, the Thrashers batted around scoring four runs. A lead they would never relinquish.

Matt Redfearn led the game off with a triple and finished with four hits. Spencer Reed belted an RBI to score Redfearn. Vincent Perry crushed a two-RBI base hit scoring Jack Heidelman and Reed. Nicholas Bobbs ripped another RBI scoring Josh Surdo to give the Thrashers a 4-0 lead.

The Thrashers went right back to work in the second scoring two more runs. Redfearn and Christian Dye scored, while Daniel Pitts had an RBI.

The Thrashers tacked on another run in the third inning when Redfearn hit a single scoring Bobbs. The Thrashers led 7-0 after three innings.

The Legends finally got on the board in the fourth. Steven Garber reached on a base hit and scored all the way from first on a Danny Haley double.

The Thrashers answered in the fifth inning batting around the lineup for the second time in the game, this time scoring five runs.

Bobbs led off with a double and scored. Cody Heaton walked and scored. Redfearn singled and scored. Heidelman had a two-run double and Surdo blasted an RBI single scoring Heidelman to extend the Thrasher lead to 12-1.

The Legends fought back with one run in the fifth and sixth innings to cut the deficit to 12-3. Avery Flores scored on a Garber base knock. Sean Nearhoof scored on Greg Ruggles’ RBI single.

The Thrashers finished the scoring in the seventh when Reed added his second RBI of the day scoring Dye.

Lucas Whitehill picked up the win, striking out four in five innings. Blake Sack tossed three innings and Daniel Skahill slammed the door shut in the ninth.

The Legends next game is against the Hitman Tuesday at 4 p.m., while the Thrashers host the Palm Springs Power in a doubleheader Thursday.

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