KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Saturday marked Opening Day for the Ketchikan Little League. Despite the season’s opening ceremony being canceled, due to a recent spike in novel coronavirus cases throughout the area, KLL baseball and softball games were played at both Walker and Dudley fields.
Here is a game recap from Saturday:
Advanced Communications 14, R&M Engineering 9
Senior League — Baseball
For as many runs that Advanced Communications and R&M Engineering combined to score on Saturday — 25 — there were just as many strikeouts.
As the two teams helped open the KLL season at Walker Field, both offense and pitching were in full swing from the get-go. But a 6-run third inning helped Advanced Communications end up on top, 14-9.
Bubba Williams led off the inning with a walk, and came around to score. Advanced Communicaitons’ lead off hitter reached base all four plate appearances, knocking three base hits and scoring three runs.
Williams’ lead-off walk started a string of base runners for Advanced Communications. Jason Lorig, Thomas Kroscavage, Paul Thompson, Marcus Stockhausen and Casey Styles all scored in the frame.
At the time, it gave Advanced Communications an 8-0 lead, but R&M Engineering plated five runs in the bottom half of the third, as Luke Rauwolf, Van McGarrigan, Ridge Summers, Jonathan Scoblic and Kiko Paule all scored.
Rauwolf led off the inning with his first of two hits. Rauwolf, McGarrigan, Paule, and Conor Pearson all recorded a single and a double in the game for R&M Engineering.
Summers had a three-hit game, recording two singles and a double, as well as three RBIs. Paule had four RBIs, and McGarrigan tallied one run batted in. Scoblic also had a pair of base hits for R&M Engineering.
Advanced Communications’ Ben Philips and Kroscavage combined for nine runs batted in, and they each hit a triple. Philips drove in five, and Kroscavage had four RBIs. Styles and Thompson each had one, as well.
Philips had a three-hit day, as he also had a pair of singles.
Williams was awarded the win for Advanced Communications. He struck out three R&M Engineering hitters, while walking only one, and allowed 10 of their 13 hits.
Stockhausen and Kroscavage were responsible for the other three hits, but struck out four batters apiece. Kyler Secrest also recorded a strike out for Advanced Communications.
R&M Engineering’s Summers had six strike outs, while walking only two and allowing two hits. Scoblic and McGarrigan both recorded a pair of strikeouts, and Paule had three strikeouts.
Advanced Communications scored their 14 runs on 11 hits.
Game stats courtesy of KLL coaches. To inquire about submitting KLL game stats, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.