Huebert Fiberboard and QuinlanAgency.com both had something in common Wednesday night at the COCOBA ballfield.
While Huebert Fiberboard defeated Rt. B Cafe 14-3 in the first game in Cal Ripken Minor, QA.com came back in the nightcap in Major to edge Central Bank Boone County by a score of 9-8.
Huebert Fiberboard, improving to 8-2 on the season, never trailed in the game against Rt. B Cafe and led 3-1 after one, 6-2 after two and 8-2 after three before adding six more runs in the fourth to win by the mercy rule.
Isaac Watring picked up the win on the mound for Huebert Fiberboard while Dakota Troost took the loss for Rt. B Cafe, who dropped to 4-5 on the season. Watring pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and struck out four batters while giving up two runs on one hit and five walks. Luis Green then came in and pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief and struck out seven batters while yielding one run on three walks.
For Rt. B Cafe, Troost pitched the first-two innings and surrendered eight runs on four hits and six walks while striking out three. Jailyn Patel then came in and pitched one inning in relief, followed by Lance Haynes for 1/3 inning and Kyle Felten for 2/3 inning.
Huebert Fiberboard also out-hit Rt. B Cafe 4-1, with Connor Wilmsmeyer going 2-for-2 with one being a home run. Wilmsmeyer also drove in four runs.
Isaac Watring and Cash Leonard each had one single and one RBI while Luis Green finished the game with one run batted in.
For Rt. B Cafe, Payton Oeth doubled while Dakota Troost finished the game with one RBI.
In the nightcap, Central Bank Boone County had the perfect start with one run in each of the first-two innings and three again in the third to lead QA.com 5-4 after 2 1/2. Meanwhile, after QA.com plated four more runs in the bottom-half of the third to go up 8-5, Central Bank Boone County came back and added three more runs in the fourth to tie the game at 8-all.
Unfortunately for Central Bank Boone County, they never got any closer in the ballgame as QA.com rallied back with the winning run in the bottom-half of the fourth to win by one.
Owen Armentrout was the pitcher of record in the game for QA.com while Keaton Eads took the loss for Central Bank Boone County, who dropped to 5-5.
Armentrout pitched one inning in relief of starter Shane Chamberlain and gave up three runs on one hit and five walks while striking out one. Chamberlain, meanwhile, pitched 3 1/3 innings and allowed five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five. Then, after Armentrout, Gage Sulltrop pitched 2/3 innings and struck out one batter.
For Central Bank Boone County, Alex McBain pitched the first-two innings and gave up four runs on four hits and one walk. Tyson White then came pitched part of the third and issued four runs on two hits and one walk. Then, to finish the game, Eads pitched two innings and surrendered one run on two hits and two walks while striking out five batters.
QA.com also had eight hits in the game, with Shane Chamberlain going 2-for-2 with one being a home run. Chamberlain also drove in three runs.
Lane Keeran had a single, double and one RBI while Owens Armentrout added two singles, Austin Rice with one double and one RBI, Lawson Edwards with a RBI-single and Gage Sulltrop with one RBI.
For Central Bank Boone County, Keaton Eads went 3-for-3 with one single, two doubles and four RBIs.
Ethan Watson doubled and drove in one run while Tucker Lorenz added one single, Gage Morris with one single and one RBI, Alex McBain with one single and Ethan Hurley with one RBI.