(September 25, 2016 – Carrollton, TX) A lot of people cringe at the word “moist,” and perhaps so does this Spirits Fall team’s offense. After three straight wins with double-digit hits and runs, the Spirits offense was limited but performed well enough behind the arm of Craig Molldrem to shutout the Braves 4 to 0 Sunday afternoon at Graham Field.
Molldrem also provided half the Spirits runs with a 2 RBI performance, going 1 for 3 from the dish. Shawn Lee and Jordan Scott were each responsible for RBI singles, while Cliff Brade, Jonathan Duran, and Michael Werner each doubled which wrapped up the rest of your offense for the ghouls. Molldrem went 6 innings, yielding 3 hits, one walk, and struck out 7 as he shut down Braves hitting. Kyle Redinger picked up the save by walking one and striking out another as the defense was solid despite rain and sleet that dampened the game all afternoon.
“That’s a solid win. Perhaps a normal win and it’s great to see,” mentioned Lee following the contest. “This is a great opportunity to focus on a game we’re not running away with. Good to know the guys can buckle down and keep their heads in the game knowing that any inning could open up and the game could be close. We didn’t throw the ball around and it was wet and there were a few really good plays defensively that rarely make the books or the game story. (Chistopher) Roush pitched a great ball game for the Braves and they reached base a few different times on hits and walks to make a little noise. Glad the fellas were poised in the field to support a great game by Molldy (Craig Molldrem).”
The victory keeps the Spirits atop the NTABL Fall Ball Brazos Division at 4-0. The squad returns to action Wednesday night as they host the Red Sox at Graham Field located at Prestonwood Christian Academy. The Spirits defeated the Red Sox in the Fall opener, 16 to 3. First pitch is slated for 8:45 PM.