Central Realty improves to 10-2 by turning back CARSTAR 9-1 in the nightcap
Through the first-four innings Wednesday night in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman field in Harley park, A&W and KWRT stood toe to toe tied at 10-all.
Now what happened after that in the final-two innings will go down as a mystery as A&W came back and reeled off six unanswered runs for a 16-10 victory.
As for the nightcap, Central Realty moved one step closer to the championship in JBR by turning back CARSTAR 9-1.
A&W, improving to 6-6 on the season, led KWRT 5-3 after two and 10-8 after 3 1/2 before giving up two runs in the bottom-half of the fourth to forge a tie at 10-all. Meanwhile, in the final-two innings, A&W started to find the gaps by pushing across three runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings of play for the victory.
Andy Neal picked up the win in relief for A&W while DeAndre Wesolak took the loss for KWRT. Peyton Keeran started the game for A&W and pitched the first-three innings, giving up eight runs on five hits and five walks while striking out three batters. Neal then came in and pitched three innings in relief and allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one batter.
For KWRT, Heath Danner started the game and pitched the first-three innings and surrendered eight runs on three hits and six walks while striking out four. Nathaniel Krebs then came in and pitched two innings in relief and issued five runs on three hits and five walks while striking out three batters. Then, to finish the game, Wesolak pitched one inning and yielded three runs on three walks.
As for the hitting in the game for A&W, Cale Fox went 2-for-3 with a single, triple and six RBIs. Peyton Keeran also tripled and drove in three runs while Colton Scott added one single and one RBI, Brady Stock and Cameron Ray each with one single, DaWan Lomax with two RBIs and Gage Allison and Brinley Samer each with one RBI.
For KWRT, which had eight hits in the game, Heath Danner went 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Nathaniel Krebs had one single and one double while Spencer Steakley added one triple and two RBIs, Jacob Vossler also with one triple, Kaden Weimer with one single and DeAndre Wesolak with three RBIs.
In the second game, Central Realty broke a 0-0 tie after three innings with one run in the top-half of the fourth and three again in the sixth to go up 4-0. Then, after CARSTAR scored its only run of the ballgame in the bottom-half of the sixth, Central Realty came back and exploded for five more runs in the seventh for the victory.
Reese Lang picked up the win on the mound for Central Realty while Cole Meisenheimer took the loss for CARSTAR, who dropped to 6-6 on the season. Lang pitched the first-five innings and struck out nine batters while giving up two hits and six walks. Charlie Bronakowski then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed one run on one walk while striking out two batters.
For CARSTAR, Meisenheimer pitched the first-six innings and struck out 11 batters while giving up four runs on three hits and three walks. Kealin Vinson then came in and pitched part of the seventh and yielded five runs on four hits. Then, to finish the game, Ethan Walker pitched the seventh and struck out two batters.
Central Realty also out-hit CARSTAR 7-2, with Reese Lang going 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Charlie Bronakowski had one single and two RBIs while Hayden Krumm, Carson Campbell and Austin Sandbothe each had one single and one RBI and Josh Chrisman and Carson Bail each with one single.
For CARSTAR, Brock Nowlin and Dalton Oerly each had one single while Robert Saunders drove in one run.