KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Before Ketchikan Little League called off this weekend’s schedule of baseball and softball games, due to the novel coronavirus, KLL games were played on Tuesday, May 4.
Here is a baseball game recap from that night:
SEAS 19, R&M Engineering 18
There was no shortage of runs scored on May 4, as the Southeast Air and Sea squad and R&M Engineering team combined for 37 tallies crossing the plate.
The game, which was tied 15-15 after seven innings, had to go into extras. The ballclubs each plated a run in the eighth, and kept scoring in the ninth.
Ultimately, SEAS’ Chase Hanis knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth, giving SEAS its 19-18 win. He ripped a pitch to right-center field, driving in Trevor Sayers for the game-winning run.
Sayers, who was hit by a pitch, moved up to second after Hayden Trudeau worked a walk. Colton Shull and John Thomas also scored in the frame.
SEAS jumped out to an early 6-2 lead after the first inning.
Sayers, Hanis, Thomas, Kain Dalton, Maddox Davis and Andrew Hildebrandt all scored in the bottom of the first inning, and by the bottom of the third inning, SEAS had a 13-4 lead.
But R&M certainly roared back, as they held SEAS to just one run between the fourth and seventh innings, plating 11 of their own in the process.
R&M scored four in the fourth, and four more in the top of the sixth, before tacking on three in the top of the seventh.
R&M’s Luke Rauwolf had six RBIs, knocking a pair of singles and a double. Ridge Summers drove in four, and ripped a pair of doubles, as well.
R&M’s Conor Pearson also had a three-hit day ripping three singles.
R&M scored its 18 runs on 13 hits. Jonathan Scoblic and Van McGarrigan each had a pair of singles, and Jessup Hanson ripped a single, as well.
Hanis led SEAS with three hits — all singles. He also had four RBIs. SEAS scored its 19 runs on 11 hits.
Jackson Hanis also had a pair of singles and three RBIs for SEAS. Trudeau and Shull each hit a pair of singles, and Sayers and Elijah Cleveland also hit singles.
Davis was awarded the win, pitching 3 2/3 innings for SEAS. He struck out five, while walking only three and allowing two hits.
On the flipside, it was a tough loss to take for McGarrigan. He struck out eight in his more than five innings of work, and walked just two batters.
* Game stats courtesy of KLL coaches.