In one of the best pitching matchups of the season Friday night in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman field in Harley park, Central Realty pitcher Reese Lang out-dueled CARSTAR’s Cole Meisenheimer for a 4-1 victory.
Just one day after losing to KWRT 10-8 in JBR, Central Realty had the perfect bounce back game against CARSTAR while breaking a 1-1 tie after five innings with three runs in the bottom-half of the sixth.
As for Reese Lang, the junior to be at Boonville High School picked up the complete game victory and struck out 12 batters while giving up just one run on three walks.
As for Meisenheimer, the sophomore to be at Pilot Grove also pitched all six innings and struck out nine batters while giving up four runs on six hits and two walks.
Central Bank also out-hit CARSTAR 6-3, with Hayden Krumm and Carson Campbell each going 2-for-2 with two singles and one RBI. Charlie Bronakowski tripled and drove in two runs while Carson Bail added one single.
For CARSTAR, Meisenheimer, Russell Potter and Brock Nowlin each had one single.
Central Realty improved to 4-2 on the season while CARSTAR dropped to 3-3.
Fayette 10
A&W 9
Fayette’s Junior Babe Ruth baseball team had the rally caps out Friday night against A&W while rallying from a six-run deficit after five by exploding for seven runs in the sixth for a 10-9 victory.
Fayette, 1-2 in league play, trailed A&W at one point 7-0 after four after giving up four in the first, one again in the second and two in the fourth. Meanwhile, in the fifth inning, Fayette rallied back with three runs to cut the lead back to four at 7-3. Then, after A&W put up two more runs in the bottom-half of the fifth to go up 9-3, Fayette came back and exploded for seven runs in the sixth to garner the victory.
Jack Kindle was the pitcher of record in the game for Fayette while Andy Neal took the loss for A&W.
Cameron Stornello started the game for Fayette and pitched the first-four innings, giving up seven runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five. Tyler Bartholomew then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed two runs on three walks and one strikeout. Then, to finish the game, Kindle pitched one inning and yielded just one hit and one walk while striking out two.
For A&W, Peyton Keeran pitched the first-three innings and struck out six batters while walking three. Cale Fox then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four batters. Then, to finish the game, Neal pitched one inning and issued seven runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three batters.
Fayette also had six hits in the game, led by Cameron Stornello with a single, double and two RBIs. Kindle had two singles and three RBIs while Chris Brown added one double and one RBI, Grant Himmelmann with one single and Quess Frerking with one RBI.
For A&W, who dropped to 3-3, Cale Fox and Peyton Keeran each had a single, double and one RBI. Joe Walters added one single and one RBI while DaWan Lomax contributed one single and Saylor Marquez with two RBIs.
Thursday’s games
KWRT 10
Central Realty 8
Central Realty did everything right up until the bottom-half of the sixth inning Thursday night in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman field in Harley park.
While leading KWRT 8-3 after 5 1/2, Central Realty looked to be well on its way to another victory.  However, in the sixth inning, KWRT rallied back with seven runs and never looked back for a 10-8 victory.
KWRT, improving to 3-2 on the season, opened the game with three runs in the bottom-half of the first against Central Realty. However over the next-four innings, Central Realty came back and reeled off eight unanswered runs to make it 8-3. However in the bottom-half of the sixth, Central Realty coach Kevin Lang said KWRT found every hole in the field while exploding for seven runs to go up 10-8.
Drew Vossler picked up the win in relief for KWRT while Charlie Bronakowski took the loss for Central Realty. Vossler, the fourth of five pitchers in the game for KWRT, threw just one inning  but gave up no runs on no hits and no walks.
Nathaniel Krebs pitched the first-three innings and gave up two runs, followed by Nick Ferrari and Heath Danner for one inning and Jake Horst to closeout the game.
For Central Realty, Carson Campbell started the game and pitched the first-five innings and surrendered nine runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three. Bronakowski then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed one run on one hit.
As for the hitting in the game for KWRT, Jacob Vossler went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Harper Stock  was 1-for-2 with one triple and one RBI while Drew Vossler added a double and two RBIs, Spencer Steakley with one double and one RBI, DeAndre Wesolak with one single and two RBIs, Heath Danner with one single and one RBI and Nathaniel Krebs with one single.
For Central Realty, who dropped to 3-2, Reese Lang went 3-for-4 with one double and two RBIs. Carson Campbell also doubled and drove in one run while Josh Chrisman added a single and two RBIs, Dylan Schupp with one single and one RBI, Aiden Lemmons and Charlie Bronakowski each with one single and Carson Bail with one RBI.
Medical Arts 4
Imhoff’s Appliance 1
Medical Arts held Imhoff’s Appliance to just one run on two hits to win by a score of 4-1 in the second game Thursday night in JBR.
Medical Arts led Imhoff’s Appliance from the second inning on while breaking a 1-1 tie after one with one in each of the second, fourth and fifth innings of play.
Axton Neese picked up the win on the mound for Medical Arts, who won its first game of the season in five starts. Dawson Barnthouse, meanwhile, took the loss for Imhoff’s Appliance.  Neese started the game and pitched 3 2/3 innings and struck out nine batters while giving up one run on two hits and five walks. Cade Schupp then came in and pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief.
For Imhoff’s Appliance, Barnthouse pitched the first-three innings and gave up two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out three. Colten Collyott then came in and pitched two innings in relief, followed by Lane West for one inning.
Medical Arts also had six hits in the game, with Josh Polk going 1-for-3 with one triple. Cade Schupp and Axton Neese each had one single and one RBI while Kayle Rice, Andrew Wiser and Memphis Waibel added one single.
For Imhoff’s Appliance, who dropped to 4-3, Lane West went 1-for-2 with one single and one RBI while Dawson Barnthouse added one single.