Baseball: YAO Cal Ripken Division Results

May 18, 2014

Scoreboard operators were busy at Kindley Field during the YAO Cal Ripken Division’s first game of the day as the Cubs and the Yankees combined for 38 runs.

The Cubs eventually won the offensive battle 21-17 in four innings. The teams totaled 20 hits, including six extra base hits in the game.

The Cubs’ Sam Resnik showed his talents on both sides of the Diamond with a strong game on the rubber and at the plate. Resnik racked up six RBIs on four hits for the Cubs. He Doubled in the third inning and Singled in the first, second, and fourth innings.

Resnik handled the Yankees’ lineup with ease, racking up seven strikeouts. Resnik allowed no earned runs on three hits and one walk over 2 2/3 innings.

The Cubs easily handled the Yankees pitching as seven hitters combined for 10 hits, 17 RBIs and 16 runs scored. The Cubs never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring one run on an RBI Single by Resnik.

The Cubs piled on 13 more runs in the top of the second. A clutch wild pitch scored Kyjuan Symonds to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by Armand Foy’s Single, bringing home Caroline Driscoll. After pushing across 14 runs in the bottom of the fourth, the Yankees faced just a 22-16 deficit.

An RBI Single by Tyrese Charves, a wild pitch, a walk by Viggo Jabon, a steal of home by Jabon, an RBI Single by Lauren Way, an RBI Double by Leo, an error, a two-run double by Max McCrimmon, a walk by Peter Silvestor, a wild pitch, a wild pitch, and a wild pitch fueled the Yankees’ comeback. The game went final with a strike out.

The Phillies and Orioles made sure their fans got their money’s worth in the second game of the day. Aiden McPhail made his season debut on the mound for the Orioles, facing off against the Phillies hard throwing lefty, James Ives.

The Orioles held the lead through four innings, but the Phillies surged ahead on Jackson William’s inside the park home run in the top of the fifth, taking a 12-9 lead.

The situation looked bleak for the Orioles in the bottom of the sixth.

Connor Somerville and Kaelin Paynter engaged in a drawn out hitter/pitcher duel, with Somerville ripping some hard hit fouls before popping out.

The Orioles managed to squeeze four runs across to walk off with the win. The highlight of the inning was a crushed run-scoring double by Dariyon Davis. The Orioles free-swinging shortstop, Aaron Paynter, made several nice defensive plays in support of four Orioles pitchers.

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