A&W cruises against Medical Arts, 16-1
After playing Imhoff Appliances to a 3-3 tie for the first-six innings last night in Junior Babe Ruth at Twillman field in Harley park, KFC decided there was no time like the present in the seventh inning.
Although KFC led at one point 3-0 after three, Imhoff Appliances found a way to tie the game after rallying back with one in the fourth and two again in the fifth. Meanwhile, after a scoreless sixth, KFC turned to no other than 14-year-old Kole Ficken, who opened the top-half of the seventh with a double. Three batters later, KFC celebrated its victory when Morgan Browning stroked a RBI-single to right to score Ficken for a 4-3 victory.
As for the nightcap, A&W bounced back from its loss earlier in the week against CARSTAR by leading Medical Arts from start to finish for a 16-1 triumph.
Dalton Bealmer picked up the win on the mound for KFC, 5-4 overall, while Makiah Waibel took the loss for Imhoff Appliances, who dropped to 3-7 on the season.
Tavious Brazil started the game for KFC and pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on five hits and six walks while striking out six batters. Bealmer then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and allowed two walks while striking out one.
For Imhoff Appliances, Zach Weber pitched the first-three innings and surrendered three runs on six hits while striking out three. Bryce Fuemmeler then came in and pitched three innings in relief and issued one hit and one walk while striking out five. Then, to finish the game, Waibel pitched 2/3 inning and yielded one run on two hits and one walk while striking out one.
KFC also out-hit Imhoff Appliances 9-5, with Kole Ficken going 3-for-4 with two singles, one double and one run scored.
Ryan Sprigg was 2-for-4 with a single, double and two RBIs while Dalton Bealmer and Brady Rentel added one double and scored one run. Morgan Browning and Tavious Brazil, meanwhile, had a RBI-single each.
For Imhoff Appliances, Bryce Fuemmeler went 1-for-3 with a double while Samuel Wiser added a RBI-single, Conner Pond and Clemence Twenter each with one single and one run scored, Jacob Twenter with one single, Makiah Waibel with one RBI and Lucas Gerke with one run scored.
In the nightcap, A&W jumped out to stay against Medical Arts while pushing across two runs in the first, six again in the second, five in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth to make it 16-0. Meanwhile, in the bottom-half of the fifth, Medical Arts avoided the shutout by sending one run across.
Austin Andrews was the winning pitcher in the game for A&W, 10-2 on the season, while Chad Northern took the loss for Medical Arts, who dropped to 4-7 on the season.
Andrews pitched the first-three innings and allowed three hits and one walk while striking out three. Jonathan Gerke then came in and pitched one inning in relief and struck out three batters while Jared Bledsoe pitched one inning and yielded one run on one walk while striking out one batter.
For Medical Arts, Hunter Edwards pitched the first inning and gave up five runs, five earned, on five hits and three walks while striking out two. Northern then came in and pitched two innings in relief and surrendered seven runs, two earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out one. Then, to finish the game, Andrew Garrison pitched two innings in relief and allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out three.
A&W also finished the game with 11 hits, with Riley Lang going 3-for-3 with two singles, one double, three RBIs and three runs scored.
Austin Andrews and Jared Bledsoe each had one single, one double, two RBIs and one run scored while Wyatt Grizzle added two singles and two runs scored, Jady Reese with one single, three RBIs and three runs scored, Preston Renfrow with one single and two runs scored, Jonathan Gerke with two RBIs and one run scored and Trent Monk with three runs scored.
For Medical Arts, Brantley Edwards, Hunter Edwards and Gabe Rumbaoa each had one single.
Tommy Kopine also scored one run.