Rt. B Cafe couldn’t have ended the 2017 season in Cal Ripken Minor any better Thursday night at the COCOBA ballfield.
Playing the Boonville Daily News in the first game, Rt. B Cafe pounded out 22 runs on 14 hits for a 22-9 victory. Meanwhile, in the nightcap, Tint Shop finished the season at 7-3 by turning back Schlotzhauer Auto 19-8.
Rt. B Cafe, who closed out the season at 5-5, actually trailed Boonville Daily News after one inning by a score of 4-3. However it was pretty much all Rt. B Cafe after that with four runs in the second, two again in the third, eight in the fourth and five in the fifth.
As for the Boonville Daily News, who finished the season at 4-6, they trailed by only one (7-6) after two but could only manage three more runs for the rest of the game.
Jailyn Patel picked up the win on the mound for Rt. B Cafe while Brooks Poulsen took the loss for Boonville Daily News. Payton Oeth started the game for Rt. B Cafe and pitched 2 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on two hits and four walks while striking out five. Patel then came in and pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief and allowed five runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four.
For Boonville Daily News, Poulsen pitched the first-two innings and surrendered seven runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two. Darrin Leonard then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and issued 10 runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out five. Meanwhile, after Rhad Leathers pitched 2/3 inning and yielded four runs on four walks while striking out two batters, Shawn Beach-Reasons came in and pitched 2/3 inning and gave up one run on one hit while striking out two batters.
Rt. B Cafe also out-hit Boonville Daily News 14-7, with Payton Oeth going 3-for-3 with two doubles, one triple and four RBIs. Lance Haynes was also 3-for-3 with one single, one double, one triple and three RBIs while Jailyn Patel added two singles, one double and one RBI, Dakota Troost with one home run, one triple and four RBIs, Ethan Henderson with two singles and one RBI, Jacob Thoma with one double and one RBI and Baylor Jackson with one RBI.
For Boonville Daily News, Rhad Leathers had a single, triple and three RBIs. Shawn Beach-Reasons added one single and one double while Jamal Franklin finished the game with one single and three RBIs, Zeke Pritchett with one single and one RBI and Brooks Poulsen with one single.
In the nightcap, Tint Shop had a battle on its hands for the first-three innings while playing Schlotzhauer Auto to a 4-4 tie. However, in the top-half of the fourth, Tint Shop exploded for 15 runs  to extend the lead to 19-4. Then, in the bottom-half of the fourth, Schlotzhauer Auto added four runs to complete the scoring.
Beau Walker was the pitcher of record in the game for Tint Shop while Leland McCelland took the loss for Schlotzhauer Auto, who closed out the season at 1-9 overall. Walker pitched the first-three innings and gave up four runs on three hits and four walks while striking out three. Gage Hodges then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed four runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one batter.
For Schlotzhauer Auto, McClelland pitched part of the first and surrendered four runs on one hit and four walks. Jaeshua Barber then came in and pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief and issued two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight batters. Meanwhile, after Kailen Vaca pitched part of the fourth and yielded eight runs on four hits and three walks, Edison Baker came in and pitched 2/3 innings and gave up five runs on two hits and three walks while striking out one batter.
Tint Shop also out-hit Schlotzhauer Auto 11-6, with Lucas Schuster going 3-for-4 with one single, one double, one triple and five RBIs. Alec Schupp also had three hits with one single, one double, one triple and four RBIs while Max Rapp added two singles, Gage Hodges with one triple and one RBI, Zack Espey with one single and one RBI, Quinten Knipp with one single and Zachary Ewings, Logan Turk, Beau Walker and Lucas Joy each with one single.
For Schlotzhauer Auto, Jaeshua Barber went 2-for-3 with two singles and two RBIs. Kaleb Friebe added two singles while Austin Comstock added one double and one RBI and Dylan Kosky with one single.