With just one week left in the regular season, QuinlanAgency.com may have just put a stamp on the title in Cal Ripken Major after beating Infinite Creations 5-3 in the nightcap last night at the Cal Ripken field.
Although QA.com still has two games remaining compared to just one for Infinite Creations, they would have to lose both to lose the title.
As for the first game last night, Samuel Wiser and Triston Hauptmann combined for a no-hitter through four innings of play as Rick Ball Auto Mall defeated Dave’s Country Market by a score of 11-2.
Of course it didn’t come easy for Rick Ball Auto Mall. After a scoreless tie through one inning of play, Rick Ball Auto Mall finally got on the board in the top-half of the third with three runs to go up 3-0.
That score held up until the bottom-half of the third when Dave’s Country Market rallied back with two runs to cut the lead to one at 3-2. However, in the top-half of the fourth, Rick Ball Auto Mall broke the game wide-open by exploding for eight runs to garner the victory.
Wiser pitched two-plus innings and struck out six batters while giving up five walks. Hauptmann then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed one walk while striking out five.
For Dave’s Country Market, Ethan Waibel pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one for the loss. Trae Williams then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings and issued eight runs on two hits and seven walks while striking out four. Then, to finish the game, Luke Rehagen pitched 2/3 inning and yielded just one hit and one walk while striking out two batters.
Rick Ball Auto Mall also out-hit Dave’s Country Market 5-0, with Mason Bailey going 2-for-4 with a single and a double. Gavin Foster was 1-for-2 with a single and one RBI while Clayton Gochenour and Triston Hauptmann added one single each.
In the nightcap, Infinite Creations broke a scoreless tie after two with one run in the bottom-half of the third to go up 1-0.
Meanwhile, after another scoreless fourth, QuinlanAgency.com rallied back with two runs in the top-half of the fifth to make it 2-1.
Of course it didn’t take Infinite Creations long to get the run back while pushing across two runs in the bottom-half of the fifth to regain the lead at 3-2.
Unfortunately for Infinite Creations, they never led again after that inning as QuinlanAgency.com rallied back with three in the sixth for the victory.
Kurt Danner picked up the win in relief of starter Cole Mize for QuinlanAgency.com while Kellen Brownfield took the loss for Infinite Creations.
Mize pitched the first-two innings and walked one while striking out three. Danner then came in and pitched four innings in relief and allowed three runs on three hits while striking out five.
As for the pitching in the game for Infinite Creations, Brady Rentel pitched 4 2/3 innings and struck out six batters while giving up two runs on two hits and one walk. Kellen Brownfield then came in and pitched 2/3 inning in relief and yielded two runs on three walks. Then, to finish the game, Dayton Thoma pitched 2/3 inning and surrendered one run on two walks while striking out two.
Alex Breshears had the only extra base hit in the game for QuinlanAgency.com, who improved to 11-3 on the season, with one double while Kyle Chrisman singled.
For Infinite Creations, who dropped to 10-5 on the season, Malik Brazil and Brady Rentel each had one single and one RBI while Avery Reardon added one single.
Sell’s Carpet 10
Dave’s Country Market 10
The 10 inning contest between Sell’s Carpet and Dave’s Country Market on Monday, June 18 will stand as a 10-10 tie.
Cal Ripken Vice President Mike Watts said after further review and consultation with fellow board members, it was decided that this game would not be continued.
“We decided to leave the game results as a tie and all statistics from this game would count as is,” Watts said.
In the game, Dave’s Country Market led Sell’s Carpet 4-3 after the first.
However after Sell’s Carpet plated three runs in the second and one again in the fourth to go up 7-4, Dave’s Country Market rallied back with four runs in the bottom-half of the fifth to regain the lead at 8-7.
Of course the game went back and forth after that, with Sell’s Carpet plating one run in the sixth and two in the eighth to go ahead by a score of 10-8. Meanwhile, in the bottom-half of the eighth, Dave’s Country Market sent two runs across to tie the game at 10-10.
That’s how the score remained for the next-two innings when play was suspended.
Sell’s Carpet had a total of six pitchers take the mound while Dave’s Country Market used three different pitchers.
Jaylen Butner went 3-for-6 in the game for Sell’s Carpet with three singles and four RBIs.
Kellen Barnes was 1-for-4 with a RBI-single while Thomas Simmons, Dakota Bishop and Ethan Van Dyke added one single each.
For Dave’s Country Market, Christian Kosnopfal went 1-for-5 with a two-RBI double while Trae Williams added a single and three RBIs, Luke Rehagen and Gabe Rumbaoa each with a RBI-single and Garrett Ward with one single.
Cal Ripken Major will continue on Monday, June 25, with Infinite Creations playing Sell’s Carpet at 6 p.m. and Rick Ball Auto Mall battling QuinlanAgency.com at 8. Meanwhile, in the season finale on Wednesday, June 27, Dave’s Country Market will take on QuinlanAgency.com starting at 8.