The GCL Rays defeated the GCL Twins 5-1 on Tuesday at Lee County Sports Complex.
The Rays scored the first run of the game in the second inning. Isias Alcantar was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. He later scored on double by Jose Rojas to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.
The Rays loaded the bases in the fifth to start another scoring rally. Oscar Sanay reached on an error followed by a single by Zacrey Law and a walk by Cade Gotta. Chris DeMorais drove home Sanay with a single to right. Matt Ford then cleared the bases with a three run triple to right to give the Rays a 5-0 lead.
The Twins scored their only run of the afternoon in the seventh. A sac fly by Ariel Montesino to score Joel Polanco made it 5-1.
Neither club would score the remainder of the game as the Rays cruised to a 5-1 win.
Junior Feliz was the winning pitcher for the Rays and Tommy Lawrence earned the save.
The series moves to Charlotte Sports Park on Wednesday with first pitch scheduled for 12:00.
- Oscar Sanay (2B): 1 for 5 with a run scored
- Zacrey Law (CF): 2 for 5 with a run scored
- Cade Gotta (LF): 2 for 3 with 2 walks and a run scored
- Chris DeMorais (DH): 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored
- Isias Alcantar (1B): 0 for 4 with a run scored
- Matt Ford (SS): 1 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBI’s
- Bill Pujols (3B): 1 for 3
- Jose Rojas (C): 1 for 4 with a double and a RBI
- Jaime Ayende (RF): 1 for 4
- Angel Yepez: 4 scoreless innings with 5 hits, 2 strikeouts and a walk
- Junior Feliz (Win, 3-1): 1 run on 5 hits with 2 strikeouts and 3 walks in 3 innings
- Tommy Lawrence (Save, 3): 2 no-hit innings with a strikeout