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Bandits Fall To Encinitas Reds in Nail Biter
by Staff Writer
Nov. 22, 2003-On the coldest evening of the year, the Bandits and Reds played a 2 ½
hour slugfest that produced 33 runs. Unfortunately when the dust settled and the runs
were tallied, the Bandits came up one run short of victory. The Reds built a huge lead by
scoring eleven runs in the second inning. But the Bandits did not give up. Battling back
one run at a time, and with ten runs scored in the bottom of the last inning, the Bandits
nearly pulled off the upset of the year. The final score was Reds 17, Bandits 16. The
Bandits will remember this game for a long time.
The game was highlighted by:
Evan Gaspari played a great defensive game in CF, and had two key hits including a
Derek Black had two key walks and ran the bases well.
Danny Martin blasted a ball off the fence for one of two triples in the evening.
JP Chenevey was dynamite on the mound shutting down the Reds hitters in three great
innings of pitching.
Brandon Miller smashed a double to ignite the rally in the final inning.
Nicholas Shirreffs also had a key hit in the bottom of the last inning.
Nick Anderson turned a double play to shut down the Reds in the first inning.
Austin Kay got on base twice and scored two runs.
Bryan Ragland played a great game behind the plate and scored a run.
AJ Chadwick got on base twice and then scored two runs with great base running.
Kevin Lyle shut down the Reds to end the long second inning, but then had to leave the
Niko Marinos made his return to the team and scored one of the runs in the bottom of
the last inning.