Last night the Venice High School baseball team, of which I am privileged enough to have a small role with, won their first game in the Florida State regional playoffs. An outstanding pitched game by Tyson and Cooper led the way to a 2-1 victory of Martin County High who came into the contest with a 26-1 record.
Congrats to the boys! Three more wins and they will play for the Florida State Championship!
Meanwhile at Fenway Park last night the Red Sox dropped the rubber game of a three game set to the A’s 4-2.
Papi continues to pound the ball as he went 2-4 with two doubles.
However, the Sox are still scuffling and they are now 11-13, last in the AL East five and a half games behind the first place Rays. They are 4 1/2 behind the Orioles for the first wild card spot and 2 1/2 behind the Blue Jays for the win a game and move on spot.
A century ago today, the Red Sox were in the Nations Capital playing at Griffith Stadium and lost to the Senators 10-5. They were in second place 1 1/2 games out.
And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, May 3, 2012.