AGUADA, PR – They said there would be a hurricane today in Puerto Rico but as it turns out there was a lot more great baseball played instead by the RedBirds as the team defeated the first place Puerto Rico Islanders.
Anthony Wiggins got his first start of the season and his career and was lights out as he tossed 5 shut out innings giving up just 2 hits while striking out 4 batters.
Michael Deeb set the tone offensively with a single over the shortstops head in the top of the first inning to give the RedBirds a 1-0 lead. But he would not stop there as he also doubled in the top of the 6th inning over the center fielders head to drive in 2 more runs. Deeb would then score on a triple by Austin Baker who scored on a single by Robbie Kellerman.
Andrew Reardon came in to relief for the RedBirds and allowed 3 runners on base but connected with Raul Shah for a inning ending pick off play. He finished the final two innings allowing just 1 run as the RedBirds defeated the Islanders 5-1
The RedBirds pitching today allowed just 2 hits in the game.
Anthony Wiggins earned his first win of his professional career as a start as the RedBirds improve to (9-13) after the first game of the double header.