Quin Gentry knew in order for Huebert Fiberboard to win last night against Excel in Cal Ripken Minor that he had to have a good game at the plate.


Quin Gentry knew in order for Huebert Fiberboard to win last night against Excel in Cal Ripken Minor that he had to have a good game at the plate.

As it turned out, Huebert Fiberboard won the game against Excel 14-7 while Gentry finished the game with three hits in four at-bats with two singles, one triple and two RBIs.

Meanwhile, in the nightcap, CARSTAR held off a Einspahr Construction in the final inning for a 6-4 victory.
Huebert Fiberboard, 11-1 on the season, trailed Excel 2-0 after 1/2 inning before rallying back with four runs in the bottom-half of the first, six again in the second and four in the third to go up 14-3. Meanwhile, in the top-half of the fourth, Excel plated four runs to cut the lead in half.

Lane West picked up the win on the mound for Huebert Fiberboard while Brayden McFarland took the loss for Excel, who dropped to 1-12 overall.

West started the game and pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on seven walks while striking out four. Reece Lang then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and struck out five batters. Meanwhile, after Blake Vaughn pitched 1/3 inning and surrendered four runs on four walks while striking out one, Josh Chrisman came in and pitched 2/3 inning and issued one hit while striking out one.

For Excel, McFarland pitched 1 1/3 innings and yielded nine runs on three hits and five walks while striking out three. Charlie Bronakowski then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and allowed five runs on four hits and three walks. Then, to finish the game, Lucas Ziegelbein pitched one inning and surrendered one hit while striking out two batters.

Huebert Fiberboard also finished the game with eight hits, with Blake Vaughn going 2-for-3 with two singles and Josh Chrisman, Reece Lang and Alex Van Dyke adding one single each.

For Excel, Brayden McFarland had the only hit with one single.

In the nightcap, Einspahr Construction opened the game with one run in the top-half of the first only to have CARSTAR rally back with one in the bottom-half of the second to tie the game at 1-all. Meanwhile, after holding Einspahr Construction scoreless in its half of the third, CARSTAR came back and sent two runs across in the bottom-half of the inning and two again in the fourth to make it 5-1.

Of course Einspahr Construction didn’t go down without a fight. In the top-half of the fifth, Einspahr Construction plated three runs to cut the lead to one at 5-4. However, in the bottom-half of the fifth, CARSTAR sent across another run for the victory.

Nathaniel Krebs was the winning pitcher in the game for CARSTAR, who improved to 7-6 on the season, while Brock Nowlin took the loss for Einspahr Construction, who dropped to 5-8.

Nathaniel Krebs started the game for CARSTAR and pitched the first-three innings, giving up one run on one hit and two walks while striking out five. Keeran then came in and pitched two innings in relief and surrendered three runs on two hits and one walk.

For Einspahr Construction, Heath Danner pitched the first-two innings and gave up one run on two hits and three walks while striking out two. Brock Nowlin then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and allowed four runs on three hits and one walk. Meanwhile, after Andrew Wiser came in and pitched 1/3 inning in relief and issued no runs on no hits and no walks, Gabriel Bullard pitched one inning and yielded one run on one hit and two walks while striking out two.

CARSTAR also had six hits, with Nathaniel Krebs went 3-for-3 with two singles, one triple and one RBI. Axton Nease had two singles while Saylor Marquez added one double and one RBI.

For Einspahr Construction, Brock Nowlin had a single and a double while Kayle Rice added one single and Andrew Wiser with one RBI.