Joe Becker overcame a bout of sickness to toss one of his better performances of the season in an 8-1 win over the Beavercreek Sox on Wednesday night, Aug. 12 at Rotary Park.
The short-handed Rangers welcomed Redlegs’ Casey Waterhouse and the Thunder’s Eric Becker to help anchor a solid defensive effort against one of the top teams in the league.
The Rangers took a 2-0 lead in the first on an RBI groundout and a sac fly from Todd Peck. The Sox scored its only run in the bottom of the second on an RBI single from Jon Venters.
In the third, Jonmarc Lippincott led off with a double. Brennen Glass followed with a double. After a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases, Matt Wargacki grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Lippincott. Joe Becker hit a sac fly and Eric Becker followed with an RBI double to make it 5-1.
In the fourth inning, Nick Gilmore tripled to the right-center field gap and scored on an errant relay throw. In the top of the seventh, Brennen Glass doubled to lead off the inning and scored on Todd Peck’s triple. Joe Becker singled up the box to make it 8-1.
Becker went the distance on the mound, allowing 8 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, and 2 strikeouts to move to 6-1 on the season.
Offensive highlights: Nick Gilmore 1-3, 2R, triple; Jonmarc Lippincott 2-4, 2R, double; Brennen Glass 3-4, 2R, 2-doubles; Todd Peck 1-2 2RBI, triple, sac; Joe Becker 2-3 2RBI, sac.
Historical Notes: The Rangers are 10 RBIs shy of 4000 franchise runs-batted-in. The Rangers need 4 more runs scored to score their 4000th franchise run in league play. Phil Dickerson is 3 RBIs shy of 100 for his career.