After beating Einspahr Construction 16-6 on Sunday in a winner’s bracket game in the Cal Ripken Major Postseason Tournament, All-American Flooring needed just one more win to pull off the sweep on Monday.
Of course there was little doubt as AAF came out and dominated the game from start to finish for a convincing 15-0 victory. Meanwhile, after taking 2 of 3 against Einspahr Construction, the two teams squared off again for a third time while finishing in a 8-8 tie.
As for the opening game, AAF out-played Einspahr Construction in every facet of the game while scoring 15 runs on 12 hits. AAF also finished the game without a defensive miscue while Einspahr Construction had three errors.
Add it up and it’s no wonder AAF led Einspahr Construction 2-0 after one and 15-0 after two.
Colby Caton also picked up the win on the mound for AAF while Max Eckerle took the loss for Einspahr Construction. Caton pitched the first-two innings and struck out five batters. Abram Taylor then came in and pitched one inning in relief and walked one.
For Einspahr Construction, Eckerle pitched 1 2/3 innings and surrendered 15 runs on 12 hits and three walks while striking out one batter. Treyton Ginter then came in and pitched 1/3 inning and walked one batter while striking out one. Meanwhile, after Skyler Duncan pitched one inning and struck out one batter, Kyler Heath came in and pitched part of the third without giving up a hit, run or walk.
As for the hitting in the game for AAF, Abram Taylor went 3-for-3 with two singles, one double and four RBIs. Dakota Williams had one double, one triple and two RBIs while Colby Caton added one single, one double and two RBIs, Austin Schuster with two singles and two RBIs, Alex Elliott with one home run and two RBIs, Cash Valencia with one single and one RBI and Connor Acton with one single.
Einspahr Construction failed to get a hit in the game.
In the nightcap, Einspahr Construction led 8-6 after 2 1/2 before giving up two runs in the bottom-half of the third to forge a tie at 8-all, which is how the game ended.
Cash Valencia and Garrison Parkhurst each took the mound for AAF while Skyler Duncan and Kyler Heath shared time on the mound for Einspahr Construction.
Duncan also had two hits in the game for Einspahr Construction, one being a double, and drove in one run. Abram Taylor had one single and two RBIs while Ben Lutz, Max Eckerle and Daesion Lewis added one single and one RBI each.
For AAF, Colton Caton went 2-for-2 with a double, home run and three RBIs. Rhodes Leonard had one double while Connor Acton added one single and one RBI, Izaiah Littlejohn one single and Garrison Parkhurst with two RBIs.