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Rebels fall hard in the heat to Plowboys, 16-1. By Ethan Shea

POSTED July 01, 2018
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By Ethan Shea

The Torrington Rebels took on the Bethlehem Plowboys Sunday in some hot Tri-State Baseball action.

The temperature for the 6:00 start at Fuessenich Park was a scorching 94 degrees, but despite this, the stands were quite populated with some hardy fans.

Unfortunately for the Torrington fans in attendance they didn't get to see too much competitive baseball.

The Rebels (2-10) were not quite themselves on Saturday, losing by a score of 16-1, as they collected just two total hits against Bethlehem (6-5) pitching.

The Plowboys started off strong and never let up.

They scored in five of the seven innings; four times in the first, three times in the second, twice in the third, three times in the sixth, and four more times in the seventh.

Offense for the Rebels on the other hand, was not so common.

The Rebels collected just one hit, a Devin Marcella double, against Bethlehem starter Ty Erikson in his five innings of work.

Torrington would finally push a run across in the sixth courtesy of a Roberto Santiago single that scored Nick Yousefzadeh who had reached base on a walk and was given second base through defensive indifference.

After the game, Rebels coach Greg Bodnar stressed the importance of winning the first inning.

He also mentioned that their one goal next game would be to go out and try to jump ahead after a clean inning, and really get some momentum going.

The Rebels look to achieve this goal on Sunday July 8th at 6:00 against the Southington 66ers at Fuessenich Park.

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