• Kealani Bartlett

Royals, Reds play to tie in Area Code Games


LONG BEACH, Calif.—The Royals and Reds played to a 4-4 tie in the second game of the Sunday session at the 2016 Area Code Games.

Jason Willow (Lambrick Park Secondary, Victoria, British Columbia) of the Royals had a home run, scored two runs, and had a stolen base. Of his home run, Willow said he was looking for a pitch inside to drive and it was “all good from there.”

Boyd Vander Kooi (Skyline High, Mesa, Ariz.) started for the Reds and pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

“I wanted to mix up my pitches today,” said Vander Kooi, adding that there were a lot of good hitters so he didn’t want to throw only fastballs.

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