CARSTAR and KFC made it look almost too easy last night in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman field in Harley park.
After suffering their first loss of the season last Friday against KFC, CARSTAR made sure it wasn't going to happen again while leading KWRT from start to finish last night for a 11-0 victory. Meanwhile, in the nightcap, KFC exploded for eight runs in the first and never looked back for a 15-1 win over Medical Arts.
CARSTAR, 6-1 on the season, jumped out to stay against KWRT and led 2-0 after one, 3-0 after two, 5-0 after three, 8-0 after four and 9-0 after five. Meanwhile, in the sixth, CARSTAR plated two more runs to win by the mercy rule.
Jake Esser picked up the win on the mound for CARSTAR while Ethan Waibel took the loss for KWRT, who dropped to 0-5 overall. In three innings pitched, Esser struck out five batters and gave up five hits and two walks. Alex Wright then came in and pitched three innings in relief and allowed just one walk while striking out two.
For KWRT, Waibel pitched the first-three innings and issued eight runs, six earned, on nine hits and three walks while striking out three. Dalton Vaughn then came in and pitched three innings in relief and surrendered three runs on six hits while striking out four.
CARSTAR also had 15 hits in the ballgame, with Regan Meisenheimer going 3-for-3 with two singles, one triple, one RBI and four runs scored.
Garrett Gamel was 3-for-4 with one single, one double, one triple, two RBIs and two runs scored while Jake Esser added a single, double, one RBI and one run scored, Alex Wright with two singles, one RBI and two runs scored, Nicholas Nixon and J.T. Washington each with two singles and one run scored, Hunter Spaedy with one single and one RBI and Ben Eichelberger with one RBI.
For KWRT, which had only five hits in the game, Isaac Lorenz went 2-for-3 with two singles while Brady Gholson, Dalton Vaughn and Christian Kosnopfal added one single each.
In the nightcap, KFC made quick work of Medical Arts by exploding for eight runs in the first, three in each of the second and third innings of play and one in the fourth. Medical Arts, meanwhile, scored its only run of the ballgame in the top-half of the second.
Dalton Bealmer struck out three batters and gave up just one run on one hit and three walks to garner the win on the mound for KFC, 4-2 on the season.
Hunter Edwards, meanwhile, took the loss on the mound for Medical Arts, who dropped to 2-4 overall.
Tavious Brazil pitched two innings in relief and issued one walk while striking out three. Then, to finish the game, Lance Quinlan pitched one inning and surrendered two hits and one walk.
For Medical Arts, Edwards pitched one inning and gave up 11 runs on six hits and six walks while striking out two. Evan Franklin then came in and pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief and yielded three runs on five hits and one walk. Then, to finish the game, Brett Dillender pitched 1 2/3 innings and issued one run on two hits while striking out two batters.
KFC also out-hit Medical Arts 14-3, with Kole Ficken going 4-for-4 with four singles, three RBIs and three runs scored.
Tavious Brazil was 3-for-4 with a single, double, triple, two RBIs and three runs scored while Dalton Bealmer added two singles, one double, three RBIs and two runs scored, Morgan Browning with two singles, three RBIs and two runs scored, Brady Rentel with one single and one RBI, Ryan Sprigg with one RBI and two runs scored, Kyle Chrisman with one RBI and one run scored and Justin Masterson and Joel Concannon each with one run scored.
For Medical Arts, 2-4 on the season, Hunter Edwards went 2-for-2 with one single and one double while Gabe Rumbaoa added one single and Andrew Garrison with one run scored.