Fayette edges KWRT 9-8 in the nightcap
Up until the fifth inning Tuesday night in a make-up game against Medical Arts, CARSTAR pitcher Cole Meisenheimer was perfect.
While recording 10 strikeouts in the game, Meisenheimer had also retired every batter either by fly ball, ground ball or strikeout for 4 2/3 innings. But then it came to an end as Axton Nease received a free pass to first to end halt the perfect game. Luckily for Meisenheimer, the Pilot Grove native was able to get out of the inning when Nease was caught stealing to end the fifth.
Meanwhile, in the sixth, Meisenheimer also saw his no-hitter snapped when Christopher Gross tripled to right. Medical Arts would go on to score its first run of the ballgame in the inning when Andrew Wiser, who walked earlier, came across to make it 5-1.
Fortunately for CARSTAR, none of that really mattered as CARSTAR came out and reeled off five unanswered runs in the first-three innings for a 5-2 victory.
As for the nightcap, Fayette rallied from a two-run deficit after four by pushing across three runs in the top-half of the fifth to beat KWRT 9-8.
The line for Meisenheimer had the 15-year-old giving up just two runs on two hits and three walks in seven innings. Cade Schupp, meanwhile, took the loss on the hill for Medical Arts and surrendered five runs on six hits and five walks in five innings. Schupp also struck out four batters. Memphis Waibel then came in and pitched two innings in relief and walked one batter while striking out two.
As for the scoring, CARSTAR led Medical Arts from start to finish by pushing across four runs in the first and three again in the third. Medical Arts then plated one run in each of the sixth and seventh innings of play to complete the scoring.
CARSTAR also out-hit Medical Arts 6-2, with Meisenheimer going 2-for-4 with a single and a double. Ethan Walker also had two hits with two singles and three RBIs while Kealin Vinson and Dade Christy added one single and one RBI each.
For Medical Arts only two hits, Gross had a triple while Kayle Rice doubled. Chandler Stonecipher also drove in one run.
In the second game, KWRT couldn’t have started any better while exploding for five runs in the bottom-half of the first.
The only problem is that KWRT gave up five runs in the very next inning for a 5-5 tie. Then, after Fayette added another run in its half of the fourth to go up 6-5, KWRT came back and plated three more runs in the bottom-half of the inning to make it 8-6. But even that was short-lived as Fayette rallied back in the very next inning with three runs for the victory.
Grant Himmelmann picked up the win on the mound for Fayette while Nick Ferrari took the loss for KWRT. Himmelmann pitched all five innings and struck out six batters while giving up eight runs on 12 hits and four walks.
For KWRT, Ferrari pitched the first-three innings and allowed five runs on two hits and eight walks while striking out four batters. Harper Stock then came in and pitched one inning in relief and issued two runs on one hit and five walks while striking out one batter. Then, to finish the game, Drew Vossler pitched one inning and yielded two runs on one hit and two walks.
Himmelmann and Quess Frerking each had two hits and two RBI in the game for Fayette. Logan Wiswall, Chris Brown and Levi Dodson, meanwhile, finished the game with one RBI each.
For KWRT, who out-hit Fayette 12-4, Nathaniel Krebs went 3-for-3 with three singles and one RBI. Spencer Steakley had two singles and two RBIs while Harper Stock and Drew Vossler added two singles each, Zachary Comstock with one double, Heath Danner and Garrett Walther each with one single and DeAndre Wesolak with one RBI.