What has been a tough year for CARSTAR was completely turned around in one game Tuesday night while battling Sell’s Carpet in the first game in Cal Ripken Major.
While entering the game at 1-7 on the season, CARSTAR rallied from a 12-10 deficit after 3 1/2 by scoring three runs in the bottom-half of the fourth for a 12-10 victory.
As for the nightcap, All-American Flooring pretty much locked up the title at 10-0 by turning back Einspahr Construction 13-3.
Although Sell’s Carpet and CARSTAR battled to a 2-2 tie in the first inning, the next-three innings would have plenty of fireworks as CARSTAR came back and exploded for five in the second and three in the third to go up 10-2. However, in the top-half of the fourth, Sell’s Carpet did the unthinkable by storming back with 10 runs to retake the lead at 12-10. Unfortunately for Sell’s Carpet, CARSTAR had the last at bat and made the most of the opportunity with three runs for the one-run victory.
As for the winning and losing pitcher, Tate Rentel picked up the victory on the hill for CARSTAR while Will Stock took the loss for Sell’s Carpet. Rentel, the fourth pitcher in the game behind Isaac Marriott, Cameron Poulsen and Luke Green, pitched just 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two batters.
For Sell’s Carpet, Will Stock pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief of Clayton Wilmsmeyer and surrendered six runs on one hit and seven walks while striking out one batter. Eli Stock also pitched part of an inning for Sell’s Carpet.
As for the hitting in the game for CARSTAR, Isaac Marriott went 3-for-3 with one being a double and four RBI. Tate Rentel had two singles and two RBIs while Caidyn Hazel added one double and one RBI, Cameron Poulsen one single and three RBIs and Reidon Colon with one single.
For Sell’s Carpet, who dropped to 2-6 on the season, Jackson Johns had two doubles and two RBIs. Aiden Brown added one single and two RBIs while Clayton Wilmsmeyer collected one single and one RBI, Eli Stock one single and Will Stock and Ryder Comegys each with one RBI.
In the second game, All-American Flooring trailed 1-0 after one inning before rallying back with nine runs in the second and two in each of the fourth and fifth innings of play for its 10th win of the season.
As for Einspahr Construction, who dropped to 5-4 on the season, they scored all three runs in the first-three innings with one in the first, one in the second and one in the third.
Dakota Williams was the pitcher of record in the game for AAF while Henry Rohrbach took the loss for Einspahr Construction. Williams pitched the first-three innings and struck out five batters while giving up three runs on two hits four walks. Connor Acton then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one batter.
For Einspahr Construction, Rohrbach pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up nine runs on two hits and three walks. Blake Griffin, Kyler Heath and Treyton Ginter also pitched in relief for Einspahr Construction.
All-American Flooring also out-hit Einspahr Construction 5-3, with Colby Caton going 2-for-3 with one being a home run and three RBIs. Alex Elliott finished the game with a single and three RBIs while Cash Valencia added one single and one RBI, Austin Schuster with one single, Rhodes Leonard with two RBIs and Connor Acton and Garrison Parkhurst each with one RBI.
For Einspahr Construction, Skyler Duncan had two singles and one RBI while Henry Rohrbach added one single.