As the sun began to set, the two undefeated teams of the 2011 World Series took the field. Helmer started off the game with a gigantic home run over the second wall in right field. Bumgardner followed Helmer’s lead with a homer off the scoreboard in center field. Connell came up to bat in bottom of 1 to hit a stand up double down the left field line. Fulk drew the walk to give Baker 2 runners on. Baker delivered with a homerun to left to give Resmondo a 3-2 lead. Rainwater helped Resmondo add to their lead with a homerun to left before the inning was over.
Combat, put up a goose egg to start the second inning. Resmondo’s bats stayed hot with Isenhower gettg it a single and scoring off of a triple by Striebel. Baker will have the bases loaded and delivered with a grand slam over the left field wall putting Resondo ahaead by9. The bases would be loaded once again for Krause, he give Resmondo their second grand slam of the inning. Resmondo wasn’t done with the homeruns, Fulk hit a 2 run bomb over the second right field wall. Resmondo ended the inning with 19 runs off 18 hits.
Looking to stay in the ball game, Combat’s Stephen’s lead off 3rd the inning with a homerun. Kendrick doubles, scoring Helmer to atleast force Resmondo to come up to bat in the bottom of the inning. With 2 outs. still in top of the 3rd, the lightning began to strike and everyone was instructed to leave the field for their safety. Combat continued to cut the deficit after returning from the lightning delay when Wegman hit a 3 run homer. Combat will get 5 runs to conclude the side.
Striebel homered for Resmondo’s only run in the 3rd. Combat put up another 0 on the board for the top of 4. Needing only 3 runs to get the run rule, Fulk and Baker get back-to-back home runs pulling ahead 26-7. Isenhower came up to the plate with runners on 1st and 2nd and hit a line drive to right that was deep enought to score Hughes who was on second. Resmondo remains undefeated, while Combat plays tomorrow morning against Taylormade to fight for a place in the championship game.
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