KFC and CARSTAR couldn’t have asked for a better way to closeout the 2013 season in Junior Babe Ruth Friday night at Twillman field in Harley park.
With most of the state tournaments scheduled this weekend, KFC led KWRT from the third inning on en route to a 12-6 victory while CARSTAR cruised past Medical Arts 15-4 in six innings.
According to Boonville Babe Ruth Commissioner Mel Linhart, CARSTAR and A&W will have a playoff on Wednesday, July 17th at Twillman field starting at 7 p.m.
As for KFC, they had a battle of its hands early on against KWRT while playing to a 2-2 tie after one. Meanwhile, in the bottom-half of the second, KWRT took its only lead of the ballgame after plating one run to go up 3-2. However it was pretty much KFC the rest of the way with seven in the third and three again in the fourth to make it 12-3. Then, in the bottom-half of the fifth, KWRT rallied back with three more runs to cut the lead in half.
Brady Rentel picked up the win on the mound for KFC, who closed out the season at 10-5 overall, while Colten Bruce took the loss for KWRT, who finished the season at 2-13.
Rentel pitched the first-three innings and gave up three runs, two earned, on eight hits and one walk while striking out four. Lance Quinlan then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed three runs on one hit and six walks while striking out two. Then, to finish the game, Kyle Chrisman pitched one inning and surrendered just one hit while striking out one batter.
For KWRT, Bruce pitched the first-two innings and gave up eight runs, six earned, on eight hits and one walk while striking out two. Christian Kosnopfal then came in and pitched 2/3 inning and yielded one run on two hits and one walk. Meanwhile, after Tret Loesing pitched one inning and issued three runs, one earned, on one hit and two walks, Brady Gholson came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings and surrendered one hit and four walks.
KFC also out-hit KWRT 12-10, with Dalton Bealmer going 3-for-4 with two singles, one double and three RBIs. Bealmer also scored two runs. Brady Rentel was 3-for-4 with three singles, two RBIs and one run scored while Kole Ficken added two singles, one RBI and three runs scored, Tavious Brazil with two singles and one run scored, Lance Quinlan with one double and one run scored, Joel Concannon with one single, two RBIs and one run scored, Morgan Browning with one RBI and one run scored and Kyle Chrisman with two runs scored.
For KWRT, Brady Gholson led the hitting attack with three singles, one RBI and one run scored.
Page 2 of 2 - Mason Hage had a single, double and one RBI while Isaac Lorenz added two singles and one run scored, Dalton Vaughn with one double and one RBI, Ben Horst and Tret Loesing each with one single and one run scored and Ethan Waibel and Christian Kosnopfal with one run scored each.
In the nightcap, Medical Arts played right with CARSTAR early on as both teams plated three runs in the first inning.
Unfortunately for Medical Arts, they never got any closer to taking the lead after that as CARSTAR sent three more runs across in the second, three again in the fourth and six in the fifth to win by the mercy rule.
Regan Meisenheimer picked up the win on the mound for CARSTAR while Brantley Edwards took the loss for Medical Arts, who closed out the season at 4-11 overall.
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Meisenheimer started the game and pitched the first-three innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Alex Wright then came in and pitched one inning in relief with no runs, no hits and no walks. Then, to finish the game, Ben Eichelberger pitched one inning and walked one.
For Medical Arts, Brantley Edwards pitched the first-three innings and yielded six runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks. Hunter Edwards then came in and pitched 1/3 inning in relief and issued three runs, two earned, on two hits and two walks. Then, to finish the game, Evan Franklin pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up six runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two batters.
CARSTAR also had 10 hits in the ballgame, with Jake Esser going 3-for-4 with a single, double, triple, two RBIs and three runs scored.
Regan Meisenheimer was 3-for-3 with one single, two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored while Alex Wright added two singles, one RBI and four runs scored, Garrett Gamel with one single, two RBIs and three runs scored, J.T. Washington with one single and one RBI, Nicholas Nixon and Arliss Caldwell each with one RBI and Ben Eichelberger and Jaymen Washington with one run scored each.
For Medical Arts, Evan Franklin went 2-for-3 with a single, double, one RBI and one run scored. Hunter Edwards had a triple, one RBI and one run scored while Andrew Garrison added one double and two RBIs and Gabe Rumbaoa and Tommy Kopine each with one run scored.