Gustine and Denair traded pitching gems and victories last week, with each team winning on its home field by identical 3-1 scores.
The Reds prevailed 3-1 last Wednesday afternoon behind a solid showing by starter Logan Luker.
Gustine gave him all the runs he would need in the first, when the Reds plated a pair to take a 2-0 lead.
The Reds manufactured those runs with a walk, sacrifice bunt, dropped third strike and fielding error.
Gustine added a run in the third when Devin Bettencourt walked and eventually scored on a Patrick Broderick base hit.
Luker took a shutout into the seventh inning before Denair broke through with their only run of the game. He departed with two out and one aboard in the seventh. Bettencourt picked up the save, facing the final three hitters of the game, working out of trouble after the first two Coyotes he faced reached base and a run scored.
While runs were scarce, both teams had their opportunities.
Luker worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the second, and Denair also put runners in scoring position in three other innings before finally breaking through in the seventh.
The Reds left runners stranded in each of the final three innings.
Luker gave up three hits and fanned eight in his six and two-thirds innings of work. He was charged with the Denair run.
Gustine won despite being held to three hits. Broderick, Nathan Nunes and Thomas Gomes hit safely for the Reds.
Denair 3, GHS 1
Denair turned the tables on the Reds Friday, holding the West Siders hitless while salvaging a series split.
Gustine’s only run came in the first, when Bettencourt led off the game with a walk and eventually scored on a wild pitch.
But the Coyotes picked up single runs in three different innings to win it.
Broderick turned in a solid complete-game effort, scattering six hits and fanning four over six innings of work.
Gustine finished the week with a 2-4 Southern League record.