Arizona MSBL, 60+ Division

Orioles 20, Rangers 5 (Salt River Field R3)

‘Bats Come Alive to Avenge 2019 Championship Loss’

Submitted by Chris Means

In 2019 the Rangers soundly defeated the Orioles in the Championship game of the Arizona MSBL 60+ division , so this year would be an attempt at payback for the Old Birds.

The Orioles, managed by Dave Peter,  wasted no time as they scored early and often in this game, jumping on the Rangers for a 13-0 lead after four innings.

The Rangers broke through in the top of the seventh with five runs. However, the Orioles answered in the bottom of the frame with seven runs of their own, all with two outs in the inning, to put the game away. The final score was 20-5 at Salt River Field R3.

Orioles second baseman James Sutton led the way with a 4 for 5 night at the plate, including two doubles and two singles and four runs scored. Mike DiMino also helped lead the attack with a triple to the warning track in left-center in the seventh inning.

The win capped off a 12-1 season for the Orioles in 2020!