ACGC Baseball Honors Seniors; Team Defeats WCV, 7-4
The four seniors on the ACGC baseball team were honored last night on a night when the team picked up its tenth win of the season with a 7-4 win over West Central Valley. Miles Kading, Lucas Marsh, Newell Rogers, and Clayton Wardyn are completing their final season with the Chargers and were introduced individually before the game began.
ACGC coach Taylor Morris showed his appreciation for the seniors when he said, "I want to thank the four seniors for what they have given the program. We have a lot of the season left and look forward to finishing the year strong with them."
West Central Valley put a couple of runs on the board in its first at bat, but the Chargers countered with a pair of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Charlie Crawford's singled and scored on a Miles Kading triple. Kading scored on a wild pitch to tie the game after the first frame.
ACGC picked up single runs in the second and third innings to take a 4-2 lead they would not surrender. Reid Rumelhart's ground rule double was followed up by a Clayton Wardyn base hit to give the Chargers a 3-2 lead after two innings. In the third inning Cayden Jensen coaxed a base on balls and was driven home by Eli Kading's double to get to the 4-2 score.
After the Wildcats added a run in the fifth inning, the Chargers came up with three of their own to increase their lead to 7-3. Crawford started the at bat by getting all the way to third base on a throwing error by the Wildcat third baseman. Newell Rogers' single scored Crawford and Miles Kading followed up with another single.
After the next two batters flew out to center field, Rumelhart's second double of the night scored both Rogers and Miles. And that ended the scoring for the night. Chargers win, 7-3.
Miles Kading, Rumelhart and Wardyn had multiple hits for the Charger. Kading had three, with Rumelhart and Wardyn each coming up with two. Both of Rumlhart's hits were doubles.
Andrew Mahaffey started on the mound for ACGC and pitched into the fifth inning. Eli Kadng threw one inning snd Tegan Slaybaugh pitched the final inning and a third. Mahaffey gave up four hits and three runs and struck out seven Wildcats. Neither Kading or Slaybaugh gave up any hits. The trio struck out ten Wildcat hitters.
Score by inning:
WCV 200 010 1--4 4 2
ACGC 211 030 x--7 10 2
ACGC hitting:(AB-R-H-RBI) Littler(4-0-0-0) Crawford(4-2-1-0) Rogers(4-1-1-1) MKading(4-2-3-1) Jensen(1-1-0-0) EKading(3-0-1-1) Rumelhart(3-1-2-2) Marsh(2-0-0-0) Wardyn(2-0-1-2)
Pitching: (IP-H-R-ER-SO-BB) Mahaffey(4.67-4-3-3-3-7)