WEST UNITY – Like a scene out of a dime store western, the Hilltop Cadets and the Stryker Panthers went at each other in a last-man-standing slugfest on May 9. The quickest to the hip to draw and shoot was usually the winner, and with the Cadet Cadre it was the same way. Before the Panther Pack got their offense in gear, Hilltop was already up by a 7-1 score, and the Cadets held out for a 13-11 BBC win.
Jalen Towers went 5 2/3 innings for Hilltop, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned on 12 hits and 2 walk, fanning 4. Jesse Westfall finished, but was tagged for 5 runs on 5 hits and a walk along the way, striking out 2.[emember_protected custom_msg=”Full content protected for online subscribers. Purchase a one week subscription from the top menu bar for just $1.99 to read all online content (full access). Longer subscription plans are also available. Subscriptions cover our costs to attend local events; bringing forth Hometown News Coverage to our communities.”]
Brandon Willis had a two-run blast for the Cadets, while Westfall plated a pair with a single and 2 doubles. Justin Grapengeter had a single, a double and a RBI, and Colin Sabins had a single and 2 RBIs. Justin Ashenfelter had a pair of singles, and Towers and Logan Brooker each had a base hit.
Jeremiah Garza allowed 11 runs, 6 earned on 10 hits and 5 walks over 4 2/3 innings for Stryker, fanning 3. Jacob Hancock finished, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2.
Chad Ruffer had 4 RBIs on 4 singles, and Dean Beamont had 2 singles and a double. Hancock and Tyler Maynard each had a single, a triple and an RBI, Tyler Teschke and Parker Ruffer each had 2 singles and an RBI, and Tyler Maynard and Nathan Yoder each had an RBI base hit.
Runs / Hits / Errors
Hilltop 13 – 12 – 2
Stryker 11 – 17 – 3[/emember_protected]