West Central Royal 14U scored seven times in the bottom of the fourth inning to get a 13-12 walk-off win over Castlewood at home on Wednesday, June 23rd.
Castlewood scored six times without a hit in the top of the first inning for an early 6-0 lead. West Central cut the lead in half with three runs in the bottom of the first. Stone Loof had an RBI ground out. Gavin DeHaven had an RBI single and then scored on a wild pitch to make the score 6-3. Castlewood continued to score runs on minimal hits. They scored two runs in the top of the second with one hit and then scored four more runs on just one hit in the top of the third for a 12-3 lead.
West Central got things rolling in the bottom of the third. DeHaven scored again on a wild pitch. Ty Sichmeller had an RBI groundout, and Quincy Stephens had an RBI single to cut the the Castlewood lead in half at 12-6.
Then came West Central’s big inning in the bottom of the fourth. CJ DenBoer singled to lead off the inning and later scored on an error. DeHaven reached on an error scoring Loof. Anthony Lanham had an RBI single. Lanham later scored on a wild pitch to make the score 12-10. Sichmeller and Stephens scored on wild pitches to tie the game 12-12. Preston Hostetler drew a walk and eventually made is way to third base. While DenBoer was at the plate, Hostetler scored on yet another wild pitch to end the game 13-12.
Lanham had three hits and an RBI. DeHaven finished with two hits. Stephens had a hit and RBI, and DenBoer also had a single. Loof and Sichmeller had RBIs.
Sichmeller pitched one inning allowing six earned runs on three walks and six hit batters with one strikeout. Loof pitched three innings allowing six runs, four earned, on two hits with five walks and eight strikeouts.
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