Einspahr Construction did exactly what it was supposed to do Friday night in the season finale against Sell’s Carpet in Cal Ripken Major.
Although All-American Flooring had already locked up the division title at 10-0 on the season, Einspahr Construction had to win the game against Sell’s Carpet to finish second. However a loss to Sell’s Carpet and Einspahr Construction and Central Bank would be tied for the No. 2 spot at 5-5 overall.
As it turned out, Einspahr Construction left little doubt by beating Sell’s Carpet 25-8 in four innings to finish 6-4 overall. Sell’s Carpet closed out the season at 2-8.
In the nightcap, CARSTAR won its third game of the season by turning back QuinlanAgency.com by a score of 15-4. CARSTAR finished the season at 3-7 while QA.com dropped to 4-6.
Of course the game against Einspahr Construction and Sell’s Carpet was close for the first-two innings with EC lead Sells 7-4. However it was pretty much all EC after that with a 18-4 advantage over the next-two innings to win by the mercy rule.
Treyton Ginter picked up the win on the mound for EC while Clayton Wilmsmeyer took the loss for SC. Ginter started the game and pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on one hit and five walks. Skyler Duncan then came in and pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief and allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two batters.
For SC, Wilmsmeyer pitched the first-two innings and gave up six runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two batters. Will Stock then came in and pitched part of the second and allowed three runs on three walks. Meanwhile, after Jackson Johns pitched 1 1/3 innings and issued six runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one, Hayden Jenks came in and pitched part of the fourth and yielded seven runs on five walks. Then, to finish the game, Eli Stock pitched 2/3 inning and surrendered three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out one batter.
As for the hitting in the game for EC, Henry Rohrbach went 4-for-5 with three singles, one double and six RBIs. Max Eckerle was 3-for-4 with two singles, one double and six RBIs while Skyler Duncan added a single, double and four RBIs, Kyler Heath with two singles and one RBI, Michael DeLeon with one single and two RBIs, Blake Griffin with two RBIs and Ben Lutz, Jake Pickens and Daesion Lewis each with one RBI.
For Sell’s Carpet, Edrissa Bah-Lamb had two singles and three RBIs while Jackson Johns added two singles and two RBIs, Clayton Wilmsmeyer two singles and one RBI and Eli Stock with one single.
In the nightcap, CARSTAR never trailed in the game against QA.com and led 4-2 after one, 8-2 after two and 15-4 after three.
Isaac Marriott was the winning pitcher in the game for CARSTAR while Lane Keeran took the loss for QA.com. Marriott pitched the first-two innings and gave up three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four. Caidyn Hazel then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed two runs on four walks while striking out four.
For QA.com, Keeran pitched the first-two innings and issued eight runs on three hits and six walks while striking out one. Austin Rice then came in and pitched one inning in relief and yielded seven runs on three hits and four walks while striking out two batters.
Luke Green also went out with a bang for CARSTAR with a two home runs, one of which went for a grand slam, and six RBIs. Cameron Poulsen tripled and drove in two runs while Isaac Marriott added one double and two RBIs, Caidyn Hazel one single and two RBIs, Brayden Gamel one single and one RBI and Tate Rentel with one single.
For QA.com, Owen Armentrout went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple. Lane Keeran had one single and one RBI while Shane Chamberlain finished the game with one RBI.