A&W wins sixth straight with 14-2 triumph over KWRT
CARSTAR’s Garrett Gamel did it with both his bat and arm Friday night against Medical Arts in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman field in Harley park.
While going 1-for-3 with a single, two RBIs and one run scored, Gamel also picked up the win on the mound by tossing a three-hit shutout for a 13-0 victory.
Meanwhile, in the nightcap, A&W won its sixth straight by turning back KWRT 14-2.
A&W also holds a one-game lead over CARSTAR in the JBR standings. After Friday’s game, A&W is 9-1 while CARSTAR is currently 8-2.
CARSTAR never trailed in the game against Medical Arts and led 4-0 after one, 9-0 after two, 10-0 after three and 13-0 after four.
Jake Esser also had a big game for CARSTAR by going 4-for-4 with two singles, two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored. Regan Meisenheimer was 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBIs and two runs scored while Nicholas Nixon added two singles and one RBI, Hunter Spaedy with one double, one RBI and two runs scored, Alex Wright with one single and two RBIs, Arliss Caldwell with one single and one run scored, JT Washington with two runs scored and Thomas Simmons and Ben Echelberger with one run scored each.
For Medical Arts, Hunter Edwards went 2-for-2 with two singles while Gabe Rumbaoa added one single.
Brantley Edwards took the loss on the mound for Medical Arts by giving up nine runs, two earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out three in two innings. Brett Dillender then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed four runs, three earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out one.
In the nightcap, A&W opened the game with three runs in the top-half of the first and then sent one run across in each of the second and third innings of play, six again in the fourth and three in the fifth for the victory.
Jonathan Gerke picked up the win on the mound for A&W, who has now won its last six games by 10 runs or more, while Christian Kosnopfal took the loss for KWRT, who dropped to 0-8.
Gerke pitched the first-three innings and gave up four hits and three walks while striking out four. Alex Breshears then came in and pitched two innings in relief and surrendered two runs on one hit while striking out one.
For KWRT, Kosnopfal pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up four runs, two earned, on two hits and six walks while striking out two. Ben Horst then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and issued one run on two hits and one walk while striking out one. Meanwhile, after Jordan Hulbert pitched 2/3 inning and yielded six runs, three earned, on three hits and three walks, Brady Gholson came in and pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out three batters.
A&W also out-hit KWRT 10-5, with Jonathan Gerke going 2-for-3 with two doubles, one RBI and one run scored. Riley Lang was 2-for-3 with one single, one double, four RBIs and three runs scored while Jared Bledsoe added one single, one double, two RBIs and one run scored, Jady Reese with two singles, one RBI and one run scored, Wyatt Grizzle and Alex Breshears each with one single, one RBI and two runs scored, Austin Andrews with one RBI and one run scored and Preston Renfrow and Braydon Johnson each with one run scored.
For KWRT, Mason Hage went 2-for-3 with two singles while Dalton Vaughn added one single and one RBI, Isaac Lorenz with one single and one run scored, Brady Gholson with one single and Nick Ewings with one run scored.