Einspahr Construction and All-American Flooring didn’t have it easy Wednesday night in the second night of the Cal Ripken Major Postseason Tournament at the COCOBA ballfield.
After watching Central Bank edge Sell’s Carpet in the first game Monday night and CARSTAR knock off QuinlanAgency.com, Einspahr and All-American Flooring knew anything was possible.
As it turned out, Einspahr Construction wound up holding off Central Bank for a 9-8 victory while All-American Flooring, who was undefeated during the regular season, beat a stubborn CARSTAR team 9-7.
Einspahr Construction trailed only once in the game against Central Bank as Central Bank led by a score of 2-1 after one complete inning. However after putting up another run in the bottom-half of the second to tie the game at 2-all, Einspahr Construction came back and tacked on four more runs in the fourth to extend the lead to 6-2. But even then Central Bank kept the game close while rallying back with two runs to cut the lead to 6-4. Then, after Einspahr Construction added three runs in its half of the inning to go up 9-4, Einspahr Construction came back and plated four more runs in the top-half of the sixth to make it a one-run ballgame.
Max Eckerle picked up the win on the mound for Einspahr Construction while Bentley Turner took the loss for Central Bank. Eckerle pitched the first-five innings and gave up four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four. Skyler Duncan then came in and pitched one inning in relief for the save and allowed four runs on four hits and one walk.
For Central Bank, Keaton Eads started the game and pitched the first-three innings. Turner then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and allowed four runs on four hits and one walk. Tyson White then closed out the game by pitching 1/3 inning.
Henry Rohrbach led the hitting attack in the game for Einspahr Construction with three singles and four RBIs. Treyton Ginter had two hits, both of which were singles, while Blake Griffin added a double and two RBIs, Skyler Duncan one single and two RBIs and Michael DeLeon, Kyler Heath and Daesion Lewis each with one single.
For Central Bank, Keaton Eads went 3-for-4 with three singles and three RBIs. Bentley Turner had two singles and two RBIs while Tucker Lorenz added two singles, Alex McBain with one double, Ethan Watson with one single and one RBI and Tyson White with one single.
In the nightcap, All-American Flooring led CARSTAR from start to finish while going up 6-1 after three and 7-4 after four. However, in the top-half of the fifth, CARSTAR plated three runs to tie the game at 7-all only to have AAF rally back with two in the bottom-half of the inning for the victory.
Colby Caton picked up the win on the mound for AAF by striking out 12 batters in four innings. Caidyn Hazel took the loss for CARSTAR by giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks in two innings.
AAF also had 11 hits in the game, with Rhodes Leonard collecting two singles, one double and three RBIs. Connor Acton finished the game with a single, double and two RBIs while Abram Taylor added two singles, Alex Elliott with one double and two RBIs, Austin Schuster and Colby Caton each with one single and one RBI and Peyton Monteer with one single.
For CARSTAR, Cameron Poulsen had two singles while Luke Green added a home run and two RBIs, Tate Rentel one single and two RBIs and Isaac Marriott with one single and one RBI.