BERLIN– Redcoats’ junior Vanessa Reimer recorded four RBI, including an inside the park home run, in a 16-8 victory over New Britain Thursday afternoon at Sage Park.
The junior’s offense got busy early, bringing in two of her four RBI in the first two innings of the game giving the Redcoats an early 4-0 lead. The Redcoats would tack on six more runs at the bottom of the fourth to take a commanding 11-1 lead. Berlin would go on to score five more runs en route to the victory.
— Bobby Martinez (@BMartinez0824) April 21, 2016
Vanessa Reimer with a RBI double that gave Berlin a 4-0 lead heading into the top of the 3rd
Berlin recorded 16 hits during the contest, while New Britain was able to get 14 hits in total including a 3-for-5 performance from sophomore Gabriella Roy. Roy also knocked in four RBI for the Hurricanes— who fall to 3-4 on the year.
Despite the win, Redcoats’ head coach Jason Pires said his team had numerous lapses on defense throughout the game that frustrated him and hopes they can fix them as soon as possible.
“We made far too many mistakes on the field,” said Pires, “and that was a disappointment. We had been a very good defensive team throughout the season. I’m just going to chalk it up as a bad game and I’m not going to make a big deal out of it. But I am going to expect them to play much better.”
However, one positive Pires did take away from the game was his team’s offense, which he said has been consistent all year.
“We scored 17, 17, and 16 runs the last three games,” Pires said. “We scored in every inning today and that’s a big deal to us. We also talk about pushing and never giving up because we got to keep the momentum going as much as possible.”
— Bobby Martinez (@BMartinez0824) April 22, 2016
Berlin’s Vanessa Reimer speaks about her team’s performance
This game was the first of a doubleheader for the Redcoats, who went on to defeat Wethersfield 20-4 in five innings to improve to 5-0 on the year.
Next up for the Redcoats is showdown against Maloney High School, Friday, April 22 at 3:45 at Dunn Sports Complex in Meriden.
By: Bobby Martinez, CPTV Sports Digital Media Producer