A&W holds off Imhoff Appliances, 8-6
With the score tied at 4-all after two complete innings last night in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman field in Harley park, KFC decided the time was right to either put up or shut up against Medical Arts.
So while batting in the top-half of the third, KFC decided to put up while exploding for six runs en route to a 10-5 victory.
Meanwhile, in the nightcap, A&W held off a rally in the final-two innings against Imhoff Appliances for a 8-6 victory.
KFC, 9-5 on the season, battled Medical Arts run for run in the first-two innings while pushing across one in the first and three again in the second to tie the game at 4-all. However, in the top-half of the fourth, KFC all but put the game out of reach by exploding for six runs to make it 10-4. Medical Arts closed the gap in the bottom-half of the fifth with one run to cut the lead to five at 10-5 but would get no closer.
Dalton Bealmer picked up the win on the mound for KFC while Hunter Edwards took the loss for Medical Arts, who dropped to 4-10 on the season.
Bealmer pitched four innings in relief of starter Brady Rentel and gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out six batters. Edwards, meanwhile, pitched the first-three innings for Medical Arts and allowed 10 runs, four earned, on six hits and five walks while striking out six.
KFC also out-hit Medical Arts 9-4, with Kole Ficken going 3-for-4 with two singles, one triple, five RBIs and two runs scored.
Ryan Sprigg was 2-for-3 with a single, triple, one RBI and two runs scored while Dalton Bealmer added two singles and three RBIs, Joel Concannon with one single, one RBI and two runs scored, Morgan Browning with one single and one run scored, Justin Masterson with two runs scored and Lance Quinlan with one run scored.
For Medical Arts, Sage Butler went 2-for-3 with two singles and one run scored while Gabe Rumbaoa added one single and two runs scored, Evan Franklin with one single, Hunter Edwards with one RBI and one run scored and Brantley Edwards, Andrew Garrison and Tyler Polk each with one run scored.
In the nightcap, Imhoff Appliances jumped all over A&W early with four runs in the top-half of the second to go up 4-0.
However, in the bottom-half of the second, A&W rallied back with five runs to make it 5-4.
A&W never trailed after that while plating two runs in the third to extend the lead to 7-4. Meanwhile, after a scoreless fourth inning, Imhoff Appliances and A&W both sent one run across in the fifth. Imhoff Appliances then cut the lead even more with one run sixth to closeout the scoring.
Riley Lang was the winning pitcher in the game for A&W, 13-2 on the season, while Conner Pond took the loss for Imhoff Appliances, who dropped to 3-12. Lang pitched four innings in relief of starter Austin Andrews and gave up two runs on one hit and four walks while striking out two. Pond, meanwhile, pitched all six innings for Imhoff Appliances and surrendered eight runs, four earned, on six hits and six walks while striking out nine.
A&W also had six hits in the ballgame, with Wyatt Grizzle going 2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs scored. Jared Bledsoe was 1-for-4 with a double, one RBI and one run scored while Jonathan Gerke added a double and one RBI, Riley Lang with one single, two RBIs and one run scored, Jady Reese with one single, one RBI and one run scored, Alex Breshears with two runs scored and Braydon Johnson with one run scored.
For Imhoff Appliances, Zach Weber went 1-for-4 with one double and three RBIs while Jaylen Butner added one single. Lucas Gerke also drove in one run while scoring a run while Jacob Twenter and Alex Neal added one RBI each and Makiah Waibel, Bryce Fuemmeler, Conner Pond, Clemence Twenter and Josh Dalton each with one run scored.