ACGC Baseball Gets Even With Ogden, 9-4
The ACGC baseball team picked up a conference win last night when it avenged an earlier loss to Ogden by defeating the Bulldogs, 9-4, on the Charger diamond. The Chargers fell to Ogden 8-3 on June 2 in a game played at Principal Park in Des Moines.
"We played well in all phases of the game," ACGC coach Morris said following the game. "It was a complete game by our team. Our guys wanted this one. They knew we were the better team, but it didn't show the last time we played them. This was our best game of the season in terms of being a complete game."
After Ogden scored a pair of runs in the third inning, the Chargers came back to score three of their own in the bottom half of the inning. After Lucas Marsh got on base via a hit by pitch, Clayton Wardyn's sac bunt moved Marsh to second. Brock Littler walked and Charlie Crawford's infield grounder was booted to score Marsh and Littler. Crawford eventually scored from third on Cayden Jensen's sacrifice fly. The Chargers never trailed again.
ACGC batted around in fourth inning to score four runs and take control of the game. Consec- utive singles by Reid Rumelhart and Lucas Marsh started off the inning. Wardyn got on by error, allowing Rumelhart to score. Marsh also scored on a Bulldog error. With two outs, Newell Rogers' double scored Wardyn. Rogers completed the inning's scoring when he stole home to give ACGC a 7-2 lead.
The Bulldogs picked up two runs in the fifth inning, while the Chargers added single runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to complete the scoring. Rumelhart got his second single of the game in the fifth, stole second, advanced to third on a ground out, and scored on Wardyn's second sacrifice fly of the game.
The Chargers were the victims of a triple play in their last at bat. With runners on first and third, Charger batter Cayden Jensen hit a hard line drive which was snagged by the Bulldog shortstop who tossed the ball to third to double up Rogers. The third basemen then threw to first base to put out Miles Kading (who was attempting to steal second) to complete the play. Not something you see every day! Fortunately the Chargers were in control at that point.
Brock Littler pitched the first five innings and into the sixth for ACGC and was credited with the win. Miles Kading relieved Littler in the sixth inning with two Bulldogs on base and threw two innings of shutout ball.
The win improves the Charger record to 7-17 overall, with a 6-9 mark in WCAC play.
Score by inning:
Ogden 002 020 0--4 5 3
ACGC 004 411 x--9 7 2
ACGC hitting: (AB-R-H-RBI) Littler(3-1-1-0) Crawford (3-2-0-2) Rogers (3-1-2-1) MKading(3-0-1-1) Jensen(2-0-0-1) Ekading(3-0-0-0) Rumelhart(3-2-2-0) Marsh(2-2-1-0) Wardyn(1-1-0-2)
Pitching: (IP-H-R-ER-SO-BB) Littler(5.00-5-4-4-2-8) MKading(2.00-0-0-0-2-0)