Noda, Billingsley Lead Way for Y-D Red Sox in Win over Chatham Anglers

SOUTH YARMOUTH – Cincinnati’s Ryan Noda and South Alabama’s Cole Billingsley factored into two three-run rallies for the upstart Y-D Red Sox (8-9) Sunday night at Merrill “Red” Wilson Field as the hosts downed the Chatham Anglers (9-8), 7-2.

South Alabama's Cole Billingsley went 3-4 with two RBI last night in Y-D's win over the Chatham Anglers. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

South Alabama’s Cole Billingsley went 3-4 with two RBI last night in Y-D’s win over the Chatham Anglers.
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Down 1-0, heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Houston’s Connor Wong led the Sox off with a walk and then came home on Noda’s first Cape League home run of the season to give Y-D a 2-1 lead it would not relinquish. Billingsley drove in a pair of key insurance runs in the seventh with a baseknock the Y-D leadoff man went 3-4 on the night with two RBI.

Fresno State southpaw Ricky Thomas took his record to 3-0 on the season after turning in six innings of one-run, four-hit baseball on the night, while striking out seven. He walked just one and dropped his earned run average to 1.01 on the season with the win.

Wake Forest righty Parker Dunshee (2-1) took the loss for the Anglers. Dunshee went 5.1 innings and struck out four while allowing two runs on two hits and two walks.

Luke Persico (UCLA) went 2-3 for Chatham with one RBI – a solo home run in the 8th inning, but it was not enough to bridge the gap against the hosts.

All but two Cape League games were rained out Sunday night. The Y-D Red Sox hosted Chatham, as noted above, and Orleans hosted the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in a battle between both divisional first place teams.

Big Inning Fuels Firebirds in Win over Hyannis Harbor Hawks

A five-run second inning was all it took for the host Orleans Firebirds to defeat the visiting Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Eldredge Park Sunday night, in a 5-3 tilt between the Cape League’s two first place teams.

The Orleans Firebirds climbed to 12-5 on the still young season and remained atop the East Division standings with a 5-3 win over the Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Eldredge Park Sunday night. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

The Orleans Firebirds climbed to 12-5 on the still young season and remained atop the East Division standings with a 5-3 win over the Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Eldredge Park Sunday night.
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Southeastern Louisiana southpaw Kyle Cedotal upped his record to 2-0 on the season with a six-inning performance as he struck out six of the 19 batters he faced. Cedotal walked none and allowed one run on three hits in the Firebirds’ victory. He now boasts a 1.12 earned run average.

Orleans left-fielder Ronnie Dawson (Ohio State) and Michigan first baseman Carmen Benedetti both went 2-4 on the night for Orleans and Dawson drove in one run. Trey York East Tennessee), Justin Jones (UNLV) and Nick Zammarelli (Elon) also drove in runs for the Firebirds.

Orleans is now 12-5 on the season and remains atop the standings in the Cape League’s East Division.

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is seanwalsh@ccb-media.com. Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm



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