Imhoff’s Appliance rallies with one run in the bottom-half of the seventh to beat Fayette 6-5

CARSTAR pitchers Cole Meisnheimer and Bailey Quint came up huge Friday night in Junior Babe Ruth against A&W.
While just completing his high school season last week at Pilot Grove, Meisenheimer had little trouble picking up where he left off by striking out seven batters and limiting A&W to just one run in five innings for the victory. Bailey Quint was just as effective in relief for CARSTAR with five strikeouts in two innings while giving up one run.
Add it up and it’s no wonder CARSTAR defeated A&W 8-2 to improve to 2-2. A&W fell to 2-2 with the loss.
As for the nightcap, Imhoff’s Appliance rallied with one run in the bottom-half of the seventh to beat Fayette 6-5.
Although CARSTAR wound up pulling away late against A&W, the first-three innings saw both teams locked in a pitching duel tied at 1-all. However, in the top-half of the fourth, CARSTAR took the lead for good by pushing across two runs to go up 3-1 and then sent two more runs across in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh to extend the lead to 8-1. Meanwhile, in the bottom-half of the seventh, A&W rallied back with one run to round out the scoring.
Andy Neal took the loss on the mound for A&W by giving up three runs on one hit and four walks in four innings. Neal also struck out three batters. Peyton Keeran then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed three runs on one hit and four walks while striking out two. Then, to finish the game, Cale Fox pitched two innings and surrendered two runs on three walks while striking out four batters.
Meisenheimer also had one of two hits in the game for CARSTAR, being a double. He also drove in one run. Kealin Vinson had the only other hit with a single while Bo Vinson drove in two runs.
A&W failed to get a hit in the game.
In the nightcap, Fayette took the early lead against Imhoff’s Appliance by pushing across two runs in the top-half of the first. Meanwhile, after Imhoff’s Appliance plated three runs in the bottom-half of the third to go up 3-2, Fayette came back and pushed across two in the fifth and one again in the sixth to make it 6-3. However it was all Imhoff’s Appliance after that with two in the bottom-half of the sixth and one again in the seventh for the victory.
Jamesian McKee picked up the win in relief for Imhoff’s Appliance, who improved to 4-1, while Tyler Bartholomew took the loss for Fayette, who dropped to 0-1. Lane West started the game and pitched the first-four innings, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight batters. Nathan Platt then came in and pitched 1/3 inning in relief and allowed two runs on four walks while striking out one. Then, to finish the game, McKee pitched 2 2/3 innings and yielded one runs on five walks while striking out five batters.
For Fayette, Cameron Stornello pitched 3 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on two hits and seven walks while striking out three. Bartholomew then came in and pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief and surrendered two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one. Then, to finish the game, Jack Kindle pitched 1 1/3 innings and issued one run on two hits while striking out three batters.
Imhoff’s Appliance also had six hits in the ballgame, with Lane West going 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs. Hunter Wilson also doubled while Quinton Ewings added one single and one RBI and Jamesian McKee and Dawson Barnthouse each with one single.
For Fayette, Cameron Stornello went 2-for-3 while Quess Frerking singled and drove in one run.