Rangers 16, Wild Boars 1
The Rangers moved their win streak to 6 games with a 15-1 run-rule over the Wild Boars on Sunday, August 5 at Carleton Davidson Stadium. The last time the Rangers were on such a winning streak was during the 2015 championship season.
Starting pitcher Ryan Kemp set the tone early striking out the side in the top of the first inning. The offense kicked into gear as Nick Gilmore and Rob Pederson started with singles. A fielding miscue allowed one run to score. Kemp then singled to drive in courtesy runner Chris Ridl. After a walk to Stephen Hoendorf, Dominic Kuzujanakis drove in a run with a base hit. Hoendof later scored on a passed ball as the Rangers led 4-0 after one inning.
The Boars would get a HBP and a walk in the second inning, and a fielder's choice plated their only run.
Joe Becker would relieve Kemp in the third and was lights out over the final four innings of play, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 4 to earn his 6th win of the season.
Meanwhile, the offense continued to roll. In the bottom of the third, Brandon Marshall singled home Hoendorf who doubled earlier. In the fourth, Nick Gilmore had an RBI single and later scored on a passed ball.
With a 7-1 lead, the Rangers sent 12 men to the plate in the bottom of the fifth. Gilmore had a 2-run single. Cody Pelfrey walked with the bases juiced. Hoendorf had an RBI single. Kujo drove in 2 with a single. Brandon Marshall finished up the scoring with a 2-run double.
Needing one run to complete the run-rule, the Rangers started the bottom of the sixth as Eric Becker reached on an error. Following Ridl's 4th hit of the day, Joe Becker pinch hit and laced a single to the gap to score the decisive run.
Offensive highlights: Nick Gilmore 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3RBI, 2SB; Stephen Hoendorf 2-for-2, 2 runs, RBI, double; Dominic Kuzujanakis 2-for-4, 3RBI, double; Chris Ridl 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2SB.
Historical Notes: Brandon Marshall needs 2 more hits to reach 100 for his career. Shawn Schmitt is 7 strikeouts away from 900 Ks for his career.