Charger Baseball No Match For Pleasantville, 12-2 and 15-5
Updated: Jun 20
The heat was brutal and so were the scores for the ACGC baseball team in its doubleheader at Pleasantville last Thursday. The Trojans "ten runned" the Chargers twice 12-2 and 15-5 in games that coach Taylor Morris would just as soon forget.
"This was one of those days where you just need to flush it and get back on the horse on Saturday at our tournament," Taylor said following the double digit losses. "What could go wrong did. I'm not going to make excuses and our guys don't want excuses either. I know they will be ready to go for Saturday in our tournament to get this bad taste out of their mouths." Adding to the team's woes was he fact that the games were played in ninety degree heat.
With the Chargers designated as the home team in the first game of the twin bill, the Trojans scored two runs in the top of the first inning, and built an 8-1 lead after three innings of play. ACGC scored a single run in its first at bat when Brock Littler walked, advanced to second and third on ground outs, and scored when Cayden Jensen's grounder to shortstop was booted. Meanwhile, Pleasantville put two runs on the board in the first inning, added three in the second inning, and another trio of runs in the third inning to take command of the game.
The Chargers could muster only one hit in innings two through five--Littler's double to lead off the third inning. Three singles for ACGC produced a run in the sixth inning when Newell Rogers, Miles Kading and Eli Kading all hit safely. Eli's hit drove Rogers home for the second and final Charger run of the game.
Rogers and Alex Spack each pitched three innings for the Chargers. The twosome surrendered nine hits, seven earned runs, walked eight and struck out one Trojan batter.
Game two started out well enough for the Chargers when they took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. With two outs, Reid Rumelhart singled advanced to second on a passed ball, and scored on a fielding error by the Trojans.
The lead was short lived, as Pleasantville erupted for five runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Chargers didn't help themselves, as some less than stellar fielding aided the Trojans.
ACGC added a run in the third inning to get within 5-2 when Tegan Slaybaugh singled, advanced to second on a wild pitch and came home on Miles Kading's base hit.
Although the game was virtually out of reach after the third inning with the Trojans up by a 9-2 score, the Chargers scored three runs in their fourth at bat. Consecutive singles by Slaybaugh and Littler, plus a walk issued to Rogers loaded the bases for ACGC.
Miles Kading's single scored Slaybaugh, and a sac fly by Jensen drove in Littler. The rally continued when Eli Kading drove in bother Miles with a single, but that was all the Charger could muster, and the inning ended with the Chargers trailing 9-5. The home team added runs in every inning thereafter, and ended the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with three runs to make the final of 15-5.
Tegan Slaybaugh had a solid game at the plate in game two, as the freshman came up with three singles, with Miles Kading getting a pair of one base hits. All eighteen base hits in the game--nine for each team--were singles.
Three hurlers took to the mound for ACGC--Andrew Mahaffey started and went for three plus innings, while Austin Wetzel and Keitn Kinney pitched in the fourth and fifth innings.
The double loss leaves the team with a 6-12 record overall and a 5-9 mark in the WCAC.
First game score by inning:
Pl'ville 233 013--12 9 3
ACGC 100 001-- 2 4 5
ACGC hitting: (AB-R-H-RBI): Littler(2-1-1-0) Rogers(3-1-1-0) MKading(3-0-1-0) Jensen (3-0-0-1) EKading(3-0-1-1) Rumelhart(3-0-0-0) Marsh(2-0-0-0) Wardyn(1-0-0-0) Spack(1-0-0-0) Slaybaugh(2-0-0-0)
ACGC pitching: (IP-H-R-ER-SO-BB): Rogers(3.00-6-8-5-0-4) Spack(3.00-3-4-2-1-4)
Second game score by inning:
ACGC 011 030--5 9 3
Pl'ville 054 123--15 9 2
ACGC hitting: Littler(4-1-1-0) Rogers(2-0-0-0) MKading(3-1-2-2) Jensen(2-0-0-1) EKading(3-0-1-1) Rumelhart(3-1-1-0) Marsh (3-0-1-0) Wardyn(3-0-0-0) Slaybaugh(3-2-3-0)
ACGC pitching: Mahaffey(3.67-6-10-6-4-3) Wetzel(1.33-2-4-4-2-2) Kinney(.33-1-1-1-1-1)