A&W had the perfect bounce back game Wednesday night in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman field in Harley park.
After dropping a 8-2 decision last Friday against CARSTAR, A&W literally took matters into its own hands on Wednesday against Imhoff’s Appliance by reeling off seven unanswered runs in two innings for a 12-6 victory.
In the nightcap, CARSTAR won its third straight after a sluggish start to the season by beating Fayette by a score of 14-6.
Although A&W wound up winning by six against Imhoff’s Appliance, the first-two innings were anything but a blowout tied at 5-all. However, after exploding for five runs in the third to go up 10-5, A&W came back and tacked on two more runs in the fourth to extend the lead to 12-5. Meanwhile, in the fifth inning, Imhoff’s Appliance scratched across another run to cut the lead in half.
Peyton Keeran picked up the win on the mound for A&W while Jamesian McKee took the loss for Imhoff’s Appliance. Keeran pitched the first-two innings and gave up five runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two. Cale Fox then came in and pitched three innings in relief and allowed one run on five walks while striking out seven batters.
For Imhoff’s Appliance, McKee pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up five runs on two hits and eight walks while striking out one. Brayden Page and Colten Collyott then came in and pitched 2/3 inning in relief each before giving way to Lane West for two innings.
A&W also out-hit Imhoff’s Appliance 7-2, with Cale Fox going 2-for-4 with one double and one RBI. Colton Scott also had two hits with two singles and one RBI while Brady Stock singled and drove in three runs. Keeran had one single and two RBIs while Saylor Marquez added one single and Andy Neal and Brinley Samer each with one RBI.
For Imhoff’s Appliance, Lane West went 1-for-2 with one RBI while Brayden Page added one single.
In the second game, CARSTAR broke out the bats early by exploding for 11 runs in the first-two innings.
Meanwhile, after Fayette plated four runs in the top-half of the third to cut the lead to seven at 11-4, CARSTAR came back and tacked on two more runs in its half of the inning to make it 13-4.
Fayette also put up two runs in the fifth while CARSTAR added one run.
Kealin Vinson was the pitcher of record in the game for CARSTAR, 3-2, while Grant Hammelmann took the loss for Fayette.
Vinson pitched the first-three innings and gave up four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four. Dade Christy then came in and pitched three innings in relief and allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out five.
For Fayette, Hammelmann pitched just 1/3 inning and yielded eight runs on five hits and one walk.
CARSTAR also out-hit Fayette 11-6, with Cole Meisenheimer going 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBIs. Luke Kollmeyer added two singles and two RBIs while Kealin Vinson and Ethan Walker collected one double and two RBIs, Dalton Oerly also with one double, Russell Potter with a two-RBI single, Bo Vinson with a RBI-single, Bailey Quint with one single and Dade Christy with one RBI.
For Fayette, Grant Hammelmann, Jack Kindle, Quess Frerking, Dillan Lembke, Tyler Bartholomew and Cody Hilgedick each had one hit.