Glo-Valve outlasts Rotary 9-6
Daring baserunning and a tight defense aided the Glo-Valve Service Dodgers as they outlasted the Rotary Club Philllies 9-6 on Monday to improve to 3-0 and remain atop the Pampa Optimist 11-12 Cal Ripken League.
Glo-Valve stole 17 bases in addition to their stout defense. Third baseball Gage Turner made a rare unassisted double play at third base and threw a runner out at home. Winning pitcher Carter McLaughlin picked two runners off first. Catcher Kale Doss, who later earned a save, threw to McLaughlin for a caught stealing. First baseman Evan Orand made a backhanded knock down of a screaming grounder and beat the batter to first.
First inning walks to Doss, Nate Haynes, Orand, Turner and Trip Clark, a RBI single by McLaughlin, stolen bases, wild pitches, a passed ball and three errors netted Glo-Valve six runs.
Rotary came back with a two-run double by Cade Newton, a stolen base and a wild pitch to narrow the score to 6-3 after an inning.
With two outs in the top of the second inning, Doss singled to center, advanced to second on an error, stole third and trotted home on a single by Nate Haynes. An inning later Newton got the run back for Rotary by reaching first on an fielder’s choice, going to second and third on fielder’s choices and scoring on a wild pitch.
In the top of the fourth inning Robert Kreyling beat out an infield hit for Glo-Valve and took second and third on wild pitches. Doss walked and was allowed to take second. Both scored when Haynes reached base on an error. Glo-Valve led 9-4.
Rotary rallied in the bottom of the fifth on three walks, a ground out and a single for the final margin in a game shortened by the time limit.
Friday’s game will see the Flogistics Red Sox visit the T-Shirts & More Marlins.
The Pampa Optimist Youth Club is a Pampa United Way agency.