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  • Wild one at Wild Red Berry

  • It was a wild one Tuesday night at Wild Red Berry Field between the Knights of Columbus Cubs and the Sonic Drive-In Mariners.



    It was also a long one as the Cubs and the Mariners played four innings in around 2 hours, combining for 24 runs, 17 hits, eight extra-base hits, two inside-the-park homers, 11 stolen bases and six pitchers during a 13-11 win for the Cubbies.

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  • It was a wild one Tuesday night at Wild Red Berry Field between the Knights of Columbus Cubs and the Sonic Drive-In Mariners.
    It was also a long one as the Cubs and the Mariners played four innings in around 2 hours, combining for 24 runs, 17 hits, eight extra-base hits, two inside-the-park homers, 11 stolen bases and six pitchers during a 13-11 win for the Cubbies.
    With only a single scoreless half-inning, runs were not hard to come by for either team.
    Knights of Columbus leadoff man Kyle Kubler led off with a walk, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Kubler would score the first run on a Joel Kafka triple. The Cubs would collect three more runs with RBI doubles by Nathan Burdette and Ethan Tomassi, as well as a Sam Herring RBI single.
    Sonic tied it up with three in the first and one in the second, taking advantage of the lone scoreless half-inning.
    Cooper Cleland hit a RBI single to get Sonic on the scoreboard and Griffin Rink collected the big two-run single in the first. Colby James tied it up with a RBI single plating Jacob Kunkel.
    The teams remained tied after a third inning which saw each team score two.
    Kafka led off the Cub half of the inning with a walk and he worked his way over to third on consecutive steals.
    Cleland led off the Mariner half of the inning with a walk and stole second.
    That’s when Gavyn Elkamil gave a ball a ride into left field, scoring Cleland easily from second. Meanwhile, as the left fielder struggled chasing down the ball and getting it back in, Elkamil motored around the bases and waved home by Mariners third base coach John Cleland, Elkamil made it home safely and tied it up with an inside-the-park home run.
    Things were just getting started at Wild Red Berry during a game which put the Wild back in Wild Red Berry.
    The Cubs plated seven runs in the fourth on just two hits. Kyler Duncan, Nathan Newby, Logan Wiske, Kubler and Kafka started the frame with consecutive walks, Kubler and Kafka picking up RBI.
    With the bases loaded and two runs already on the scoreboard, Cubs starting pitcher Burdette supported himself with a bases-clearing triple scoring Kubler, Kafka and Butcher.
    The Cubs were not done yet. Two hitters after Burdette, Tomassi dialed up another rocket shot and he motored his way home for the second and final inside-parker of the contest. The Cubs maxed out in the fourth and took a 13-6 lead into the last frame with no lead proving safe Tuesday night.
    However, the seven-run lead did indeed prove safe, although it was real close. Gabriel Anderson and Cleland hit RBI singles, and Ethan Weidert closed out the scoring with a two-run single. The Cubs buckled down and picked up the final two outs for the 13-11 victory during their second game of the night.
    Page 2 of 2 - Knights of Columbus Cubs 13, Sonic Drive-In Mariners 11
    KCC    402 7 — 13 9 0
    SMM    312 5 — 11 8 0
    Nathan Burdette, Mac Biggs (4), Jerek Butcher (4) and Kyle Kubler, Joel Kafka. Cooper Cleland, Gavyn Elkamil (3), Anthony Basauri (4) and Wil Jameson. HR: Ethan Tomassi; Elkamil. 3B: Kafka, Burdette; Ethan Weidert. 2B: Burdette, Tomassi, Butcher. SB: Kafka 2, Kubler, Tomassi; Cleland 3, Elkamil, Colby James, Griffin Rink, Zach Barber. CS: Elkamil, Jameson, Gabriel Anderson. LOB: KCC 3, SDM 4.
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