The Cogs/Miller Financial outlast Ruffino in high-scoring affair, 30-9

Pitchers had a tough day during the game between The Cogs and Ruffino, as the two teams put up 39 runs combined in a 30-9 The Cogs win.

The teams combined for 29 hits, including 11 extra base hits.

Fifteen runs in the first three innings helped The Cogs blow out Ruffino. An RBI double by Felix Thomas and an error during the first inning and an RBI single by Jon Nebesnik, a walk by Dave Moxley, and a sacrifice fly by George Nebesnik in the second inning fueled The Cogs’ offense early.

The Cogs hit four home runs in the win. Home runs for The Cogs came when Clint Mathewson homered in the third inning, Nate Miller homered in the third inning, James Moretti homered in the third inning, and Devon Pruitt homered in the fifth inning.

Mike Webster recorded the win for The Cogs. He allowed three runs over three innings. Webster struck out four, walked one and gave up five hits.

The Cogs easily handled Ruffino pitching as nine hitters combined for 18 hits, 25 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

The top of the first saw The Cogs take an early lead, 2-0. The Cogs pushed more runs across when.

It didn’t take long for Ruffino to answer as it scored two runs of its own in the first. Ruffino scored on a two-run double by PlayerE.

The Cogs built upon its lead with 10 runs in the third. Miller kicked things off with a three-run blast, scoring Moretti and Thomas. That was followed up by Mathewson’s two-run home run, plating Rich Weiss.

The Cogs increased its lead with eight runs in the fourth. A passed ball scored Weiss to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by Moxley’s single, bringing home Mathewson and Pruitt.

The Cogs added seven more runs in the top of the fifth. Pruitt started the inning with a two-run blast, scoring Mathewson. That was followed up by Moxley’s double, bringing home Tom Davis.

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