After some 50 games and over 300 innings, the Junior Babe Ruth League closed the door on another season Monday night at Twillman field in Harley park.
Although the league title was decided last week, Central Realty put a exclamation point on their championship by beating Medical Arts 9-6.
Of course that turned out to be the second best game as Imhoff’s Appliance held on to beat KWRT 13-12 in Game 1.
In the final-team standings, Central Realty finished the season at 15-2 while A&W and KWRT tied for second at 9-9, CARSTAR fourth at 9-8, Imhoff’s Appliance fifth at 8-10, Fayette sixth at 6-10 and Medical Arts seventh at 4-14.
As for the game between Imhoff’s Appliance and KWRT, Imhoff’s Appliance looked to be well on its way while leading 10-4 after two. However, after KWRT rallied back with four runs in the top-half of the third to make it a two-run game at 10-8, Imhoff’s Appliance came back and tacked on two more runs in the bottom-half of the inning to go up 12-8. Of course KWRT didn’t go down without a fight. In the top-half of the fourth, KWRT plated two more runs to cut the lead to 12-10 only to have Imhoff’s Appliance add one in its half of the fourth to make it 13-10. However, after putting up one run in the fifth, KWRT came back and tacked on another run in the sixth to cut the lead back to one.
Colten Collyott picked up the win on the mound for Imhoff’s Appliance while Jake Horst took the loss for KWRT. Collyott pitched the first-two innings and gave up eight runs on three hits and six walks while striking out two. Lane West then came in and pitched four innings in relief and allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five.
For KWRT, Horst pitched the first-two innings and surrendered 10 runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out two batters. Heath Danner then came in and pitched three innings in relief and issued three runs on six walks while striking out two batters.
Brayden Page led the hitting attack in the game for Imhoff’s Appliance with a single and a double.
Nash McKenzie finished the game with two singles and one RBI while  Colten Collyott added one single and two RBIs, Quinton Ewings with one single and one RBI, Jamesian McKee with one single, Hunter Wilson two RBIs and Lucas Ziegelbein and Timothy Kee with one RBI each.
For KWRT, Nick Ferrari went 2-for-3 with two singles and two RBIs. Zachary Comstock had two singles and one RBI while Jake Horst added one double and two RBIs, Spencer Steakley also with one double, Harper Stock and Heath Danner each with one single and one RBI, Jacob Vossler and Darian Williams with one single each, Kaden Weimer two RBIs and Drew Vossler with one RBI.
In the nightcap, Central Realty left little doubt early on while leading 7-0 after four complete innings. However, in the top-half of the sixth, Medical Arts rallied back with six runs to cut the lead to one at 7-6. Unfortunately for Medical Arts, they never got any closer in the ballgame as Central Realty plated two more runs in its half of the sixth for the victory.
Reese Lang was the pitcher of record in the game for Central Realty while Memphis Waibel took the loss for Medical Arts. Lang pitched the first-two innings and struck out four batters while giving up just one hit and one walk. Aiden Lemmons then came in and pitched one inning in relief, followed by Austin Sandbothe for 1/3 inning, Josh Chrisman for two innings and Charlie Bronakowski for 2/3 innings.
For Medical Arts, Waibel pitched the first-four innings and gave up seven runs on seven hits and six walks while striking out two batters. Josh Polk then came in and pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief and allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out three.
Central Realty also out-hit Medical Arts 9-3, with Carson Campbell going 3-for-4 with three singles and three RBIs.
Charlie Bronakowski was 2-for-4 with two singles and four RBIs while Anthony Black added one single and one RBI, Josh Chrisman, Hayden Krumm and Reese Lang each with one single and Dustyn Taylor with one RBI.
For Medical Arts, Memphis Waibel, Cade Schupp and Andrew Wiser each had one single while Chandler Stonecipher drove in two runs.
Sunday’s games
Central Realty 12, A&W 7
Central Realty broke a 3-3 tie after 3 1/2 by exploding for six runs in the bottom-half of the fourth against A&W in Junior Babe Ruth action Sunday night at Twillman field in Harley park.
Central Realty led A&W 3-2 after one. Meanwhile, after two scoreless innings, A&W rallied back with one run in the top-half of the fourth to tie the game at 3-all. A&W never got any closer in the ballgame as Central Realty plated six runs in the bottom-half of the fourth and three again in the sixth.
Aiden Lemmons was the winning pitcher in the game for Central Realty while Andy Neal took the loss for A&W. Lemmons pitched one inning in relief of starter Carson Campbell and gave up four runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one batter. Neal, meanwhile, pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief of starter Colton Scott and surrendered four runs on two walks while striking out two batters.
Lemmons also had two hits in the game with two singles and one RBI. Campbell, Reese Lang and Anthony Black each had one double and one RBI while Carson Bail added one single, Hayden Krumm two RBIs and Austin Sandbothe one RBI.
For A&W, DaWan Lomax went 3-for-3 with three singles while Peyton Keeran added two singles and one RBI, Brady Stock with one single and one RBI and Cale Fox with one single.
CARSTAR 11, KWRT 7
Bailey Quint and Robert Saunders each had two hits to lead CARSTAR past KWRT in Junior Babe Ruth action Sunday night at Twillman field in Harley park.
CARSTAR never trailed in the game against KWRT and led 1-0 after one, 5-1 after two, 7-1 after three and 8-2 after four. Meanwhile, in the sixth, KWRT put up four runs while CARSTAR added three runs in the bottom-half of the inning to extend the lead to 11-6. KWRT also scored one run in the seventh.
Cole Meisenheimer picked up the win on the mound for CARSTAR while Nick Ferrari took the loss for KWRT. Meisenheimer pitched the first-four innings and struck out six batters while giving up two runs on one hit and three walks. Ferrari, meanwhile, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed eight runs on six hits and seven walks while striking out five.
CARSTAR also out-hit KWRT 8-3, with Saunders going 2-for-3 with two singles and one RBI. Quint also had two hits, both being singles, while Kealin Vinson added one double and two RBIs, Dade Christy, Bo Vinson and Russell Potter each with one single and Meisenheimer with two RBIs.
For KWRT, DeAndre Wesolak had one single, double and one RBI. Jacob Vossler tripled and drove in two runs  while Harper Stock and Darian Williams added one RBI each.