Medical Arts throttles KWRT 19-4
After splitting games earlier, CARSTAR and A&W battled in the rubber match last night in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman field in Harley park.
Except this time, CARSTAR got the better of A&W while rallying from a 4-2 deficit after six with eight runs in the seventh inning for a 10-7 victory.
With each time now 9-2 on the season with four games left to go, CARSTAR appears to have the easier schedule compared to A&W. However, if both teams end in a tie at season’s end, a playoff will be held to determine the champion.
Of course the CARSTAR-A&W game wasn’t the only game on tap last night. In the first game, Medical Arts throttled winless KWRT 19-4.
With A&W having won its last-six ballgames, all by 10 runs or better, CARSTAR came out and took the early lead with two runs in the top-half of the first. Meanwhile, after a scoreless second inning, A&W rallied back with two in each of the third and fourth innings of play to go up 4-2.
That’s how the game remained until the top-half of the seventh when A&W decided to boot the ball around a little bit while giving up eight runs to trail 10-4. But even after having a disastrous top-half of the seventh, A&W rallied back with three runs in the bottom-half of the inning on a three-run dinger by Jady Reese to cut the lead to three at 10-7.
Unfortunately for A&W, they never got any closer in the ballgame as CARSTAR won in almost every phase of the game by out-hitting A&W 11-9 and committing only two errors. A&W, meanwhile, finished the game with three errors.
Jake Esser picked up the win on the mound for CARSTAR while Riley Lang took the loss for A&W.
Regan Meisenheimer started the game for CARSTAR and pitched the first-three innings, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. Esser then came in and pitched four innings in relief and allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits and one walk while striking out five.
For A&W, Austin Andrews started the game and pitched 4 1/3 innings and surrendered two runs, none earned, on five hits while striking out one. Lang then came in and pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief and issued eight runs, none earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out three. Then, to finish the game, Alex Breshears pitched 1/3 inning and yielded no runs, no hits and no walks.
As for the hitting in the game for CARSTAR, Jake Esser also had the hot bat with three hits, one of which went for a double, and two RBIs. Esser also scored one run.
Alex Wright was 2-for-4 with two singles and three runs scored while J.T. Washington and Nicholas Nixon each had a double, two RBIs and one run scored, Arliss Caldwell with one double, one RBI and one run scored, Brady Yates and Reagan Meisenheimer each with one single and one run scored, Hunter Spaedy with one single and Garrett Gamel with one run scored.
For A&W, Jady Reese went 3-for-3 with a single, double, home run, five RBIs and one run scored.
Riley Lang was 2-for-4 with two singles and two runs scored while Austin Andrews added two singles and one run scored, Jared Bledsoe with one double and two RBIs, Braydon Johnson with one single and one run scored and Wyatt Grizzle with two runs scored.
In the first game, Medical Arts led KWRT from start to finish while exploding for five runs in the first inning.
Of course Medical Arts didn’t stop there. After plating three more runs in the second, Medical Arts came back and tacked on four more runs in the third and five again in the fourth to make it 17-0. Then, after KWRT sent across two runs in the bottom-half of the fourth, Medical Arts came back and matched KWRT with two runs in the fifth to win by the mercy rule.
Brantley Edwards picked up the win on the mound for Medical Arts while Ethan Waibel took the loss for KWRT, who dropped to 0-10 overall.
Edwards pitched all five innings and gave up four runs, three earned, on five hits and five walks while striking out one.
For KWRT, Waibel pitched the first-two innings and surrendered eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits and one walk while striking out two. Isaac Lorenz then came in and pitched one inning in relief and issued four runs on two hits and four walks. Meanwhile, after Brady Gholson pitched 1/3 inning and yielded five runs on three hits and three walks, Christian Kosnopfal pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up two runs, both unearned, on two hits while striking out one batter.
Medical Arts also pounded out 16 hits in the ballgame, with Hunter Edwards going 3-for-3 with two singles, one double, five RBIs and four runs scored.
Evan Franklin was 3-for-4 with three singles, one RBI and four runs scored while Andrew Garrison added a single, triple, two RBIs and two runs scored, Gabe Rumbaoa with two singles, two RBIs and two runs scored, Chad Northern with two singles, three RBIs and one run scored, Brantley Edwards with two singles, one RBI and three runs scored, Tommy Kopine with one double, one RBI and one run scored, Tyler Polk with one single and one run scored, Sage Butler with one RBI and Dakota Bishop with one run scored.
For KWRT, Isaac Lorenz went 2-for3 with two doubles, one RBI and one run scored while Colten Bruce added one single and one RBI, Mason Hage with one single and two runs scored and Brady Gholson with one single and one run scored.