The Hartford-Humboldt Gamecocks nearly pulled off a come-from-behind win after trailing 8-0 to Madison, but Madison scored two late runs to get an 11-10 win in the final regular season league game on Sunday, July 18th.
Madison scored a run in the top of the first inning and then got hot in the top of the fourth. Madison scored seven times on five hits to take an 8-0 lead after four innings of play. The Gamecocks started to chip away at the lead starting with two runs in the bottom of the fifth on an two-run single by Jon Maras. Hartford-Humboldt scored four times in the bottom of the sixth. Noah Vettrus received a bases-loaded walk, Drew DeMers brought home two with a double, and Devon Garry had an RBI sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 8-6. The Gamecocks pulled within a run in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Drew Maras.
Madison added a run in the top of the eighth to extend their lead to 9-7. The Gamecocks took the lead in the bottom of the eighth with three more runs. Cole Hellie had a two-run single to tie the game. J. Maras followed with an RBI ground out to put the Gamecocks in front 10-9. Madison, however, scored two runs with two outs in the top of the ninth to retake the lead 11-10. Hartford-Humboldt went down in order in the bottom of the ninth.
Tyler Renken had four hits. Garry finished with three hits, one double, and an RBI. DeMers had two hits, one double, and two RBIs. Hellie had two hits and two RBIs. J. Maras had a hit and three RBIs. D. Maras had a hit and an RBI. Dhad Morrison and Adam Hentges both had a hit, and Vettrus had an RBI. Micah Warrington pitched 3 2/3 innings allowing five earned runs on eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Vettrus pitched 1 1/3 innings allowing three earned runs on three hits with two walks. Cole Barthel pitched two innings allowing a walk and had a strikeout. Devon Garry pitched two innings allowing three earned runs on four hits with five walks and four strikeouts.