Hueberts edges CARSTAR 3-2 in the nightcap

Medical Arts avoided the cellar in Junior Babe Ruth action Thursday night by beating Imhoff’s Appliance in a battle of one win teams by a score of 6-5.
Of course nothing compared to the nightcap between 5-1 Hueberts and 4-3 CARSTAR. As it turned out, Hueberts picked up its fifth straight win by turning back CARSTAR in a nailbiter 3-2.
Medical Arts, improving to 2-5 on the season, opened the game with four runs in the top-half of the first only to have Imhoff’s Appliance rally back with one in the bottom-half of the inning. Then, after two straight scoreless inning, Medical Arts added two more runs in the top-half of the fourth to make it 6-1 only to have Imhoff’s Appliance send one run across in its half of the inning to cut the lead back to four at 6-2. Imhoff’s Appliance would make it close, though, by adding another run in the sixth and two again in the seventh.
Quin Gentry picked up the win on the mound for Medical Arts, who improved to 2-5,  while Lane West took the loss for Imhoff’s Appliance. Gentry pitched the first-two innings and gave up one run on one hit and two walks. Kellen Barnes then came in and pitched three innings in relief and allowed one run on three walks while striking out four. Meanwhile, after Bryce Harris pitched one inning and surrendered one run on one hit and one walk, Christopher Gross came in and pitched one inning and issued two runs on one hit.
For Imhoff’s Appliance, West pitched the first-two innings and gave up four runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five. Dylan Barnthouse then came in and pitched one inning in relief and walked two batters. Then, to finish the game, Gavin Bishop pitched four innings and allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out eight.
Medical Arts also out-hit Imhoff’s Appliance 6-3, with Kellen Barnes going 2-for-3 with a single and a double. Josh Polk also doubled and drove in two runs while Kayle Rice added one single and three RBIs, Bryce Harris and Andrew Wiser each with one single and Damarion Jones with one RBI.
For Imhoff’s Appliance, who dropped to 1-6, Lane West went 2-for-4 with a single and a double while Colten Collyott added one single and one RBI and Gavin Bishop with one run batted in.
In the nightcap, Hueberts took the early lead over CARSTAR by pushing across one run in the bottom-half of the first. However, after two scoreless innings by both teams, CARSTAR rallied back with two runs in the top-half of the fourth to go up 2-1. Unfortunately for CARSTAR, they had nothing left to show for their efforts while Hueberts rallied back with two in the bottom-half of the fourth for the one-run victory.
Dylan Watson was the pitcher in relief for Hueberts, who improved to 6-1 on the season, while Trae Williams took the loss for CARSTAR, who dropped to 4-3 overall. Reece Lang started the game for Hueberts and gave up two runs on one hit and four walks in four innings while striking out eight. Josh Chrisman then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed one hit. Then, to finish the game, Watson pitched two innings and walked one while striking out two.
For CARSTAR, Williams went the distance and gave up three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out 11 batters.
Hueberts also out-hit CARSTAR 6-2, with Carson Campbell going 1-for-3 with one triple. Reece Lang was 1-for-3 with one double and one RBI while Josh Chrisman also doubled and Dylan Schupp, Hayden Krumm and Charlie Bronakowski each singled. Schupp also drove in one run.
For CARSTAR, Austin Kollmeyer went 1-for-3 with one double and two RBIs while Luke Kollmeyer added one single.