If everything holds up according to play, Einspahr Construction will be crowned as the champion in the Cal Ripken Minor League.
Of course the Cal Ripken Minor Preseason Tournament Saturday at the Cal Ripken field meant little other than the fact that Einspahr Construction will be the favorite going into the 2013 season after beating the Boonville Daily News in the title game 13-0.
In the opening game in the tournament on Saturday, Boonville Ready Mix defeated Rt. B Cafe by a score of 19-5 after exploding for seven runs in the third and 11 again in the fourth to win by the mercy rule.
Elijah Carter picked up the win on the mound for BRM while Quinton Ewings took the loss for Rt. B Cafe. In two innings, Carter struck out six batters and gave up three runs on three hits and one walk. Ewings, meanwhile, pitched two innings in relief of starter Luke Kollmeyer and surrendered one run on two hits while striking out two.
BRM also out-hit Rt. B Diner 12-5, with Adam Klein going 3-for-3 with two singles, one double and three RBIs. Jamesian McKee was 2-for-4 with two singles and two RBIs while Elijah Carter added two singles and one RBI, Bailey Quint with one single and four RBIs and Dylan Schupp, Memphis Waibel, Hayden Krumm and Joshua Brack each with one single and one RBI.
For Rt. B Cafe, Luke Kollmeyer went 2-for-3 with a single, double and two RBIs while De’Andre Wesolak finished the game with two singles.
In the second game, the Boonville Daily News held off a seventh-inning rally by A-Bow-K for a 8-6 victory.
A-Bow-K led the BDN 5-2 after two but then gave up five runs in the third and one again in the fourth to suffer the loss.
Nathaniel Krebs was the winning pitcher in the game for the BDN while Brayden McFarland took the loss for A-Bow-K.
Krebs pitched the first and five innings and gave up one run on no hits and one walk while striking out five batters. Four pitchers for the BDN also combined for the shutout against A-Bow-K.
As for the pitching by A-Bow-K, McFarland pitched two innings in relief of starter Hayden Tarr and yielded six runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four batters.
Krebs also led the hitting attack in the game for the BDN with a single, double and one RBI. Chandler Stonecipher also had two hits, both of which went for singles, while Wyatt Shay added a single and two RBIs and Axton Nease, Alex Van Dyke and Drew Vossler with one single each.
In the third game, Einspahr Construction led Boonville Ready Mix from start to finish for a 14-7 victory.
Page 2 of 2 - After BRM plated one run in the top-half of the first, Einspahr Construction rallied back with three in the bottom-half of the inning and then sent two runs across in the second to make it 5-1. Then, after BRM rallied back with four runs in the top-half of the third to tie the game at 5-all, Einspahr Construction came back and exploded for seven runs in the bottom-half of the inning and two again in the fourth to make it 14-5. BRM, meanwhile, sent two more runs across in the fifth to closeout the scoring.
Andrew Wiser was the winning pitcher in the game for Einspahr Construction while Hayden Krumm took the loss for BRM. Wiser pitched the first-two innings and struck out three batters while giving up one run on three hits and one walk. Krumm, meanwhile, pitched the first-two innings for BRM and issued five runs on three hits and six walks while striking out one.
Cody Garner went 2-for-3 in the game for Einspahr Construction with two singles and three RBIs. Colten Collyott and Caleb Hull each finished the game with one single and two RBIs while Kayle Rice added one single and one RBI.
For BRM, Joshua Brack had two singles and two RBIs while Bailey Quint added two singles and one RBI, Adam Klein with one single and one RBI and Memphis Waibel and Hayden Krumm each with one single.
In the championship game, Einspahr Construction opened the game with one run in the first and then sent eight runs across in the second and four again in the third for the victory.
Drew Sanders picked up the win on the mound for Einspahr Construction while Chandler Stonecipher took the loss for BDN. Sanders pitched the first-two innings and gave up just one hit while striking out five. Stonecipher, meanwhile, pitched one-plus innings and surrendered eight runs on four hits while walking five and striking out two.
Drew Sanders led the hitting attack in the game for Einspahr Construction with three singles and two RBIs. Cody Garner had a single, triple and two RBIs while Colten Collyott added two singles and two RBIs, Kayle Rice with a two-RBI double and Darian Williams and Andrew Wiser each with one single and one RBI.
For BDN, Jacob Vossler and Alex Van Dyke each had one single.