Retif Races Past Ray Brandt, 11-1, as American Legion Tournament Gets Lucky with Weather
Retif Will Face Stiff Test on Sunday Against Ponstein’s
Sean Bretz took command of the mound while an SUV full of teammates slugged one hit after another to power Retif Oil past Ray Brandt Auto Group, 11-1 on Saturday afternoon at Kirsch Rooney Stadium.
Saturday’s opening game for both teams in the American Legion District Tournament had been postponed from Friday because of weather. And when the two teams finally met, Retif made quick work of Ray Brandt (DeLaSalle). The game ended after seven innings on the 10-run rule.
Retif (12-4) will play Ponstein’s (Holy Cross) on Sunday, June 29 at Kirsch Rooney Stadium. First pitch is 2 p.m., but that always depends on the weather cooperating. Although Ponstein’s and Retif are both in the Legion’s District 1, the two teams never had the chance to play each other during the regular season as rain thrice postponed scheduled games.
In the Retif – Ray Brandt game, Bretz allowed only one hit in pitching six innings. The single run Ray Brandt scored was unearned. He had four strikeouts. Logan Hornung pitched the seventh inning and struck out two batters.
Leading Retif’s slugfest were Josh Schmidt with 3 hits, including a double; Harrison Daste with 3 singles; Scott Crabtree with 2 singles and 4 RBIs; Brandon Briuglio with 2 hits, including a double; and Nick Ray with 2 singles and 2 RBIs.