Fayette had CARSTAR and Imhoff’s Appliance’s number Saturday night in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman field in Harley park.
With the season winding down Monday night, Fayette appears to be peaking at the right time after beating both CARSTAR and Imhoff’s Appliances by the scores of 12-6 and 11-3, respectively.
In the opening game against CARSTAR, Fayette trailed 4-1 after two and 5-4 after four. Meanwhile, after a scoreless fifth, Fayette came back and exploded for eight runs in the top-half of the sixth to go up 12-5. Then, in the bottom-half of the inning, CARSTAR rallied back with one run to cut the lead in half.
Jonathan Ebbesmeyer picked up the win on the mound for Fayette while Bo Vinson took the loss for CARSTAR. Quess Frerking started the game and pitched the first-two innings, giving up four runs on two hits and three walks while striking out three batters. Ebbesmeyer then came in and pitched four innings in relief and allowed two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two batters.
For CARSTAR, Dade Christy pitched the first-four innings and gave up four runs on three hits and four walks while striking out seven. Vinson then came in and pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed six runs on five walks. Then, to finish the game, Dalton Oerly pitched 2/3 inning and surrendered two runs on one walk while striking out one batter.
Frerking also had two of the team’s three hits in the game for Fayette with two doubles and five RBIs. Tyler Bartholomew had one single while Grant Himmelmann, Jack Kindle, Chris Brown, Jonathon Ebbesmeyer and Hilgedick added one RBI each.
For CARSTAR, who dropped to 8-8, Russell Potter went 2-for-2 with one single and one double. Christy had one single and two RBIs while Preston Stover added one single and one RBI and Cole Meisenheimer and Luke Kollmeyer each with one RBI.
In the nightcap, Fayette led Imhoff’s Appliance from start to finish by taking a 10-3 lead after three. Fayette also put up one run in the fourth.
Jack Kindle was the pitcher of record in the game for Fayette while Jamesian McKee took the loss for Imhoff’s Appliance. Kindle pitched the first-four innings and gave up three runs on one hit and eight walks while striking out six batters. Tyler Bartholomew then came in and pitched one inning in relief and issued one hit and one walk while striking out one.
For Imhoff’s Appliance,  who dropped to 7-10 on the season, McKee pitched part of the first and gave up four runs on two hits and four walks. Colten Collyott then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed four runs on one hit and three walks while striking out four. Meanwhile, after Nash McKenzie pitched 1 1/3 innings and surrendered three runs on one hit and seven walks while striking out two batters, Dawson Barnthouse came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings and walked two batters while striking out one.
Fayette, 6-10 on the season, also out-hit Imhoff’s Appliance 4-2, with Grant Himmelmann going 1-for-1 with a double and one RBI. Tyler Bartholomew had one single and two RBIs while Jack Kindle and Cody Hilgedick added one single and one RBI each and Quess Frerking with two RBIs.
For Imhoff’s Appliance, Dawson Barnthouse had one single and one RBI while Colten Collyott added one single and Timothy Kee with one RBI.
Friday’s game
Imhoff’s Appliance 9, A&W 5
Imhoff’s Appliance did just enough to beat A&W Friday night in the second game in Junior Babe Ruth action at Twillman field in Harley park.
With CARSTAR and Medical Arts both forfeiting in the first game, Imhoff’s Appliance came back in the nightcap to erase a 1-0 deficit after 1 1/2 innings by reeling off eight unanswered runs to go up 8-1. Meanwhile, in the fifth, A&W closed the gap with four runs to make it 8-5. Then, in the bottom-half of the inning, Imhoff’s Appliance came back and tacked on another run to complete the scoring.
Lane West picked up the win on the mound for Imhoff’s Appliance while Peyton Keeran took the loss for A&W. West pitched the first-four innings and gave up one run on nine walks while striking out nine. Colten Collyott then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed four runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one batter.
For A&W, Keeran started the game and pitched the first-two innings and surrendered eight runs on three hits and eight walks while striking out five. Andy Neal then came in and pitched three innings in relief and issued one run on two hits and four walks while striking out five.
Imhoff’s Appliance also out-hit A&W 5-2, with Jamesian McKee going 1-for-3 with a double and three runs batted in. Hunter Wilson also doubled and drove in two runs while Dawson Barnthouse added one double and one RBI, Nash McKenzie and Timothy Kee each with one single and one RBI and Noah Kee with one RBI.
For A&W, who dropped to 9-8, Cale Fox tripled and drove in one run while Peyton Keeran added one single and one RBI.
Thursday’s game
KWRT 11, Fayette 1
For one night, KWRT’s Nathaniel Krebs was perfect at the plate while going 3-for-3 with three singles and two RBIs.
Although Krebs got a night off on the mound, he still played one of the most important positions on the field at shortstop. And while he was perfect there as well, KWRT was close to perfection both offensively and defensively while exploding for 11 runs on nine hits in just five short innings to beat Fayette 11-1.
Of course this game was over quickly as KWRT opened the contest with three runs in the bottom-half of the first to take a 3-0 lead. However the runs didn’t stop there. After pushing across two more runs in the second, KWRT came back and plated two again in the third and three in the fourth to extend the lead over Fayette to 10-0. Then, after Fayette scored its only run of the ballgame in its half of the fifth to make it 10-1, KWRT came back and tacked on another run in the bottom-half of the inning to win by the mercy rule.
As for the pitching, Jake Horst picked up the win on the mound for KWRT. In four innings pitched, Horst gave up just one hit and five walks while striking out five batters. Drew Vossler then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed one run on one hit and two walks.
Grant Himmelmann, meanwhile, took the loss for Fayette by giving up 10 runs on seven hits and seven walks while striking out three batters in 3 1/3 innings. Tyler Bartholomew then came in and pitched 2/3 inning in relief and allowed one run on two hits and one walk.
As for the hitting in the game for KWRT, Zachary Comstock singled and drove in two runs while Jacob Vossler, Jake Horst, Spencer Steakley and DeAndre Wesolak added one single and one RBI each, Heath Danner with one single and Drew Vossler with one RBI.
For Fayette, Cameron Stornello and Chris Brown each had one single.