Chargers' Baseball Team Falls to Carlisle, 12-7
If there is one thing to be said about ACGC baseball coach Taylor Morris, it is that he is not afraid of a challenge. The Chargers not only have to face the tough competition in the WCAC, but the non-conference schedule is also loaded with challenging teams. Last Friday night was no exception when the Chargers traveled to Carlisle to face the Wildcats, losing to the 3A school by a 12-7 score.
After Carlisle scored a run on the first of five Wildcat home runs in the game, ACGC took a brief 2-1 lead in the top of the third. Brock Littler walked and Miles Kading followed up with his first career home run.
The lead was brief, however, as the Wildcats scored four runs in in its third at bat and added a half dozen more in the fourth inning to take an 11-2 lead. A grand slam home run by Tyler Deal--his second home run of the game-- highlighted the Carlisle fourth inning at the plate
The Chargers' bats were silent until the sixth inning when they put a four run inning together. Littler led off the inning with a base on balls, advanced to second base on a Wildcat error, and came home on Miles Kading's single.
Kading advanced to third on a passed ball and a pitcher's balk, and scored on Lucas Marsh's single. Meanwhile, Reid Rumelhart scored after Kading when he walked, reached second on the same balk that advanced Kading, and scored on a Carlisle error.
Marsh scored the final Charger run of the inning. After he singled he made it all the way around the bases on Wildcat fielding errors to make the score 12-6. ACGC added a run in its last at bat when Littler was hit by pitch, and was advanced to second and third by Kading's single and a walk issued to Cayden Jensen. Rumelhart's fielder's choice scored Littler to make the score 12-7, which stood as the final.
Miles Kading has a huge night at the plate, as the junior went four four four, with three RBI's. No other ACGC batter had more than one hit. The Kading brothers pitched the game for the Chargers, with Eli throwing into the fourth inning, and Miles completing the game.
"We battled back in the last two innings to make the game interesting, but were unable to battle all the way back" Morris said after the loss. "We have a big week this week to make ourselves better and get ready for the postseason on Saturday." The Chargers will host South Central Calhoun in the first round of the post season on Saturday at 7 PM.
Score by inning:
ACGC 002 004 1--7 7 1
Carl. 014 601 x--12 9 3
ACGC hitting: (AB-R-H-RBI) Rogers(4-0-0-0 (Littler(1-3-1-0) MKading(4-2-4-3) Jensen(3-0-1-0) Rumelhart(3-1-0-1) EKading(4-0-0-0) Marsh(2-1-1-1) Slaybaugh(3-0-0-0) Mahaffey(2-0-0-0) Bunde(1-0-0-0)
ACGC pitching: (IP-H-R-ER-SO-BB) EKading(3.67-5-8-8-1-3) MKading(1.67-2-2-1-2-1)