Four Run Fifth Inning Lifts GCL Rays to Victory

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.

Box Summary

Hitters

  • 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

Pitchers

  • 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
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