Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Dalton Bealmer had the perfect night Wednesday night in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman Field in Harley park.
While leading KFC past Imhoff Appliances 9-3, Bealmer went 3-for-3 with one single, one double, one home run and five RBIs. Meanwhile, in one inning in relief on the mound, Bealmer recorded two strikeouts while giving up just one walk as KFC improved to 1-1 on the season.
Of course KFC wasn’t the only winner last night. A&W raised its season record to 2-0 by beating Medical Arts 8-4.
Although KFC wound up breaking the game wide open in the sixth with three runs, the first-three innings was anything but a blowout as Imhoff Appliances battled to a 2-2 tie after two and a 3-3 tie after three. Meanwhile, in the fourth, KFC sent three runs across to make it 6-3 and then added three more in the sixth for the victory.
Kole Ficken picked up the win on the mound for KFC while Bryce Fuemmeler took the loss for Imhoff Appliances. Ficken pitched the first-six innings and struck out six batters while giving up three runs on 10 hits and seven walks. Fuemmeler, meanwhile, pitched all six innings for Imhoff Appliances and surrendered nine runs on seven hits and 10 walks while striking out four.
Ficken also had two hits for KFC with two singles while scoring three runs while Ryan Sprigg added one single and two runs scored and Tavious Brazil with one single. Morgan Browning and Justin Masterson each scored one run for KFC.
For Imhoff Appliances, 0-2 on the season, Conner Pond went 2-for-4 with a single, double, one RBI and one run scored. Bryce Fuemmeler was 2-for-3 with two singles and one run scored while Zach Weber added two singles, Lucas Gerke with one single and one run scored and Makiah Waibel, Samuel Wiser and Clemence Twenter each with one single.
In the nightcap, A&W broke the game wide open early against Medical Arts by exploding for five runs in the first and one again in the second to make it 6-0.
Then, after Medical Arts plated two in the fourth, AW came back and matched MA with one in the fifth to go up 7-3. Medical Arts also put up one in the sixth while A&W sent one across in the seventh.
Riley Lang picked up the win on the mound for A&W while Evan Franklin took the loss for Medical Arts. Lang pitched the first-five innings and struck out seven batters while giving up just one hit. Franklin, meanwhile, pitched the first-four innings and surrendered six runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five. Hunter Edwards then came in and pitched three innings in relief and yielded two runs on three hits while striking out six.
Page 2 of 2 - A&W also out-hit MA 10-7, with Riley Lang going 3-for-4 with two singles, one double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Austin Andrews was 2-for-4 with one single, one triple and two runs scored while Trent Monk added one triple and two RBIs, Braydon Johnson with one single, two RBIs and one run scored, Jonathan Gerke with one single and one run scored, Jared Bledsoe and Preston Renfrow each with one single and Wyatt Grizzle and Alex Breshears with one run scored each.
For MA, Brett Dillender went 2-for-3 with a single, double and two RBIs.
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Hunter Edwards also had two hits with a single, double and one run scored while Andrew Garrison added one double, one RBI and two runs scored, Tyler Polk with one single and one RBI and Brantley Edwards with one single and one run scored.