Boston Men’s Baseball League Masters Division
Metro Red Sox 13, Waltham Braves 1
Submitted by Al Visnick, Metro Red Sox
The Metro Red Sox of the Boston Men’s Baseball League followed up their regular season first place finish of 14-1-1 with their seventh Master’s Division Championship in the past ten seasons. The second place Waltham Braves, 14-2, forced a winner take all game three by riding a complete game, three hit pitching performance of Franz Strassmann in game two for a 3 to 1 win. In game one Waltham’s Barry Foster and the Red Sox’s Sam Steed battled in a classic pitcher’s duel, with the Sox prevailing by the same 3 to 1 score.
In the winner take all game three the Sox pitching depth was too much for the Braves. Steve Hueston struck out 11 and the offense produced 15 hits on their way to a 13 to 1 victory. Russ Ward, Dave Garofano and Kevin Curtin each had three runs batted in.