TOP 12 MOMENTS (2010 - 2019)
#1 - April 27, 2014 at MUM
Becker's straight-steal of home
Rangers were trailing 1-0 to the Slammers and having trouble putting any hits together against Slammers starter Justin Wentworth. In the top of the fifth, Joe Becker singled with one out. JT Bukiewicz was then hit by a pitch. Aaron Armstrong grounded out hard to first base to move the runners into scoring position with two outs. Lippincott then sent Joe Becker on a straight steal of home to tie the game at 1-1. Kody Barth would then hit a grounder that would scoot past the second baseman allowing Bukiewicz to score the go-ahead, and eventual winning run.
#2 - August 11, 2019 at Carlisle HS
Franchise Win #400 in Extras, Walk-off HBP, Neff 2 HRs
The Rangers were tied with the Knights through regulation at 4-4. In the 8th, the Knights took the lead on a two-out single from Anthony Turner. But the Rangers tied the game on Markus Neff's second home run of the game. Both teams went out quietly in the ninth and Saylor worked out of bases loaded jam in the 10th to set up the game-winning opportunity for the Rangers. Kujo led off the inning with a double off the right field fence. Jonmarc Lippincott, after failing to twice put a bunt down, singled to center. Matt Wargacki was intentionally walked to load the bases. Chris Jones, in his final plate appearance before going off to college, promptly got plunked with the first pitch for the ever-so-dramatic, walk-off, hit-by-pitch, game-winning RBI. With the win over the Knights, the Rangers collected its 400th franchise victory!
#3 - August 4, 2019 at Oak Grove Park
Walk-Off Loss, No-Hit Win - Becker w/ Shutout
After a heart-breaking walk-off loss at the hands of the Cardinals, the Rangers rebounded by being no-hit in game two. On the bright side, the Rangers scored an unearned run and Joe Becker blanked the Cards in a 1-0 shutout victory. Joe Becker struck out Cards coach Matt Anderson in the second inning to record his 400th strikeout for his career.
#4 - June 9, 2015 at Action Sports Center
Riley sets hit streak mark, Lippincott gets 600th hit
The Rangers knocked off the Miami Valley Thunder 13-6 on Tuesday night June 9 at Action Sports Center. While Brandon Riley was breaking a franchise milestone, Jonmarc Lippincott recorded a league first. Needing one hit to surpass Lippincott’s 17-year old hit streak record of 25 straight games, Riley didn’t waste any time in lacing a leadoff single to left-center in the bottom of the first inning. It was overheard in the dugout that it had been a dream of his since the hit streak mark was last set when he was in kindergarten. Meanwhile, Lippincott’s single in the sixth inning marked the first time in league history that a player reached the 600-hit plateau.
#5 - June 14, 2015 at MUM
Lippincott barehands Gilmore flip to end game
After defeating the Slammers 12-7 in the first game, the Rangers needed some defensive heroics to win game two 10-8. Trailing 10-5 in the top of the 9th, the Slammers battled back in the final inning to make the game close. Todd Barhorst started the inning with his 8th hit of the day, a double. Grandfield singled him over to third. Fannin hit a sac fly and Anderson followed with an RBI double to cut the lead to 10-7. After Ryan Meinert induced a groundout, Dan Barhorst doubled home Anderson to bring the tying run to the plate. Lippincott turned the ball over to Brennan Glass who induced a slow roller to no-man’s land on the right side of the diamond. Nick Gilmore raced over from second with a sliding stop and shuffle to first where Lippincott bare-handed the ball to barely beat the runner to end the game.
#6 - June 15, 2019 at Carlisle HS
Schmitt K's 800th Victim in 70th MVABL Win
Shawn Schmitt struck out 10 in his first start of 2019 as the Rangers defeated the Cardinals 8-6. Schmitt's 800th career punchout came against former Rangers' backstop Brody Dunlevy. Shawn picked up MVABL win No. 70, and Joe Becker registered his franchise-best 6th save.
#7 - August 2, 2015 at Franklin HS
Staten, Glass set Rangers HR marks
The Rangers capitalized on the longball to topple the Kettering Royals 11-3 and 16-5. Joe Staten’s first-inning blast was his 44th career home run, surpassing Jake Kingsolver as the all-time HR leader in Rangers’ history. Brennen Glass tied a franchise record for most home runs in a single season (10).
#8 - August 4 & 9, 2016 at Action Sports Center
Infielders pull out solid pitching performances
Nick Gilmore picked up a complete game win in his first career start as the Rangers beat the Knights 11-5. Gilmore allowed 5 hits over 7 innings, striking out 5.
Five days later Robert Riley was called into action and delivered with a 2-hitter in a 6-1 win over the Wild Boars. Riley struck out 9 and was cruising along, allowing a seeing-eye single to Travis Knight in the second inning, and had retired 12 straight up until two outs in the seventh inning. With a 1-2 count, Boars' centerfielder Doug Adkins spoiled the shutout with a solo home run to left field.
#9 - June 26, 2016 at Howell Field
Gilmore's fake steal of home
Matt Delbridge tossed a 5-hit shutout to lead the Rangers to a 5-0 win over the Kettering Royals on Sunday at Howell Field in the first game of a doubleheader. As the Royals bats struggled to adjust to Delbridge's pitching, the Rangers' bats were equally perplexed by Royals' starter Evan Koogler. Both offenses were silent for the first four innings. In the top of the fifth, Nick Gilmore was plunked with one out and, after stealing second, went to third on Eric Becker's single. A shallow flyout to center for the second out forced coach Lippincott for a drastic decision.
With a two-strike count on batter Joe Becker, Lippincott called for Gilmore to fake a steal of home to hopefully force Koogler to balk. But instead, Gilmore took off for a straight steal and the distracted flamethrower delivered to the plate. And as the third baseman moved to cover third base in hopes for a pickoff, Becker came through with a single in the newly unoccupied hole at third to drive in the first two runs of the game.
#10 - May 31, 2015 at Kettering Fields
'Boro coaching staff salvages split with Machine
The Rangers fell victim to a walk-off check-swing single to lose game one 9-8. The Rangers looked to rebound from an unlucky game one defeat by sending Shawn Schmitt to the mound for game two to battle Machine ace Paul Wilson. Springboro head coach Mark Pelfrey came out to help out with catching duties and the battery mates did not disappoint. Schmitt scattered five hits, struck out four, and fell two outs shy of a shutout.
#11 - March 30, 2014 at AIA
Snyder's Superman impression saves Opener
The Rangers avenged the 2013 championship defeat to the Kettering Royals by knocking off the Boys in Blue 6-4 on Opening Day. Rangers defense turns three double-plays. But the highlight of the game came in the top of the sixth as the Royals loaded the bases with two outs and leadoff hitter Kevin Reynolds at the plate. Reynolds scorched a shot to deep left-center that Chris Snyder, newly returned to the MVABL from a 14-year softball stint, laid out and robbed the Royals of a chance of a comeback.
#12 - Father-Son Performances
June 12, 2011 at Valley View HS - Joe Schubert and Ben Schubert contribute in 10-4 and 24-17 drubbing of Miami Valley Thunder. Ben has 5 hits, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs. Joe has 1 hit, 3 runs, and an RBI.
July 10, 2016 at Howell Field - Ryan Meinert struck out 2 in an inning of work, and his dad Dave came in to pitch a hitless inning of relief as the Rangers defeated the Wild Boars 11-1.