Sell’s Carpet and CARSTAR win back-to-back games to closeout the season
All-American Flooring left little doubt against Huebert Fiberboard in the first of three games Saturday in the Cal Ripken Major Postseason Tournament at the COCOBA ballfield.
While the two teams will hook up again on Monday for two games, All-American Flooring grabbed a one-game lead over Einspahr Construction with a 16-6 win in four innings.
Of course this game had all the makings of being a battle between the top-two teams in league play. And for 1/2 inning, Einspahr Construction looked to be up for the task after pushing across two runs. However it was pretty much all AAF after that with six runs in the bottom-half of the first, two again in the second and four in the third to make it 12-2. Then, after Einspahr Construction plated four runs in the top-half of the fourth, AAF came back and tacked on four runs in the bottom-half of the inning to win by the mercy rule.
Dakota Williams picked up the win on the mound for AAF while Henry Rohrbach took the loss for Einspahr Construction. Williams pitched 3 2/3 innings and gave up six runs on five hits and eight walks while striking out three batters. Rohrbach, meanwhile, pitched the first inning and surrendered six runs on four hits and three walks.
AAF also out-hit Einspahr Construction 14-5, with Rhodes Leonard going 4-for-4 with one being a double and driving in three runs. Alex Elliott had two singles, a home run and three RBIs while Austin Schuster added a single, home run and three RBIs, Abram Taylor and Dakota Williams each with two singles and one RBI, Garrison Parkhurst with one single and one RBI, Peyton Monteer with two RBIs and Cash Valencia with one RBI.
For Einspahr Construction, Henry Rohrbach had two singles, one double and one RBI while Max Eckerle added one single and one RBI, Michael DeLeon with one single and Skyler Duncan with one RBI.
On Friday, Sell’s Carpet took two from QuinlanAgency.com by the scores of 6-4 and 8-7 while CARSTAR picked up a pair of wins against Central Bank 14-8 and 4-3.
In the first game between Sell’s Carpet and QA.com, Sell’s Carpet jumped out to stay with five runs in the first-two innings and one again in the fifth to seal the victory. QA.com, meanwhile, scored one run in each of the first, second, fourth and sixth innings of play.
Jackson Johns picked up the win on the mound for Sell’s Carpet while Owen Armentrout took the loss for QA.com. Johns pitched the first-two innings and struck out five batters while giving up two runs on one hit and two walks. Armentrout, meanwhile, pitched one inning and allowed five runs on one hit and seven walks while striking out one.
Sell’s Carpet also out-hit QA.com 7-5, with Clayton Wilmsmeyer going 2-for-3 with one being a triple. Jackson Johns had one home run and four RBIs while Garrett Hundley added one single and one RBI and Zander Schuster, Eli Stock and Ryder Comegys each with one single.
For QA.com, Lane Keeran went 3-for-3 with one being a double and driving in one run. Shane Chamberlain had two singles.
In the second game between Sell’s Carpet and QA.com, QA.com opened the game with six runs in the top-half of the first only to have Sell’s Carpet rally back with four runs in the bottom-half of the inning and four again in the second to go up 8-6. Then, in the top-half of the third, QA.com plated another run to cut the lead to one.
Ryder Comegys picked up the win in relief for Sell’s Carpet while Lawson Edwards took the loss for QA.com. Comegys pitched 1 2/3 innings and struck out two batters while giving up one run on one hit and two walks. Edwards, meanwhile, pitched two innings and allowed eight runs on four hits and five walks while striking out four batters.
Jackson Johns led the hitting attack in the game for Sell’s Carpet with one double and two RBIs. Clayton Wilmsmeyer also double and drove in one run while Zander Schuster added a single and two RBIs, Hayden Jenks with one single and Aiden Brown with one RBI.
For QA.com, who actually out-hit Sell’s Carpet 5-4, Shane Chamberlain went 2-for-2 with one being a home run and driving in three runs. Justin Lawrence finished the game with one single and one RBI while Gage Sulltrop and Lawson Edwards added one single each and Blake Richardson with one RBI.
In the two games between CARSTAR and Central Bank, CARSTAR led from start to finish in the first game and then had to rally in the second.
As for the first game, CARSTAR led off with three runs in the top-half of the first only to have Central Bank rally back with one in the bottom-half of the second to make it 3-1. Central Bank never got any closer in the ballgame as CARSTAR led 5-2 after three and 10-5 after four. CARSTAR also outscored Central Bank 4-3 in the fifth.
Cameron Poulsen was the winning pitcher in the game for CARSTAR while Ethan Watson took the loss for Central Bank. Poulsen pitched the first-two innings and gave up one run on one hit while striking out two batters. Watson, meanwhile, pitched the first-two innings and surrendered three runs on two hits and five walks.
CARSTAR also out-hit Central Bank 11-4, with Isaac Marriott going 2-for-4 with one being a double and driving in two runs. Tate Rentel had a single, double and one RBI while Alexander Morris added two singles and three RBIs, Reidon Colon with two singles and one RBI, Brayden Gamel with one single and five RBIs, Cameron Poulsen with a RBI-single and Caidyn Hazel with one single.
For Central Bank, Alex McBain and Aaron Vossler each had one single and one RBI while Keaton Eads and Ethan Hurley added one single and Jefferson Day with one RBI.
In the second game, CARSTAR and Central Bank mirrored each other for the first-two innings with one in the first and two against in the second to tie the game at 3-all. Meanwhile, after Central Bank failed to score in the top-half of the third, CARSTAR came back and plated one run in the bottom-half of the inning for the victory.
Tate Rentel picked up the win on the mound for CARSTAR while Aaron Vossler took the loss for Central Bank. Rentel pitched one inning in relief and struck out one batter. Vossler, meanwhile, pitched part of the third and gave up one run on four walks.
CARSTAR also had three hits in the game, with Luke Green going 1-for-1 with one triple and one RBI. Caidyn Hazel finished the game with one double while Reidon Colon added one single and Brayden Gamel and Isaac Marriott each with one RBI.
For Central Bank, Keaton Eads had one single and one RBI.
Tournament action will continue on Monday in Cal Ripken Major, with All-American Flooring playing Einspahr Construction for two games at 6 and 8 p.m.