Chris Greinert started the scoring for R&M Metal Thursday morning with an RBI single, scoring Brian Zirkle who had led off with a single and advanced to second thanks to a walk from Matt Albert. Sam Lopez followed with a sacrifice fly to right field scoring Albert for a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. It was a slow start for Woodlaw in the bottom of the first with only one hit by Denny Crine but no runs scored.
R&M came out swinging strong in the top of the second. Nate Staats started it off with a double followed by an RBI triple from by Brian Farrar and finally a homerun by Jake Mays giving R&M a comfortable 5-0 lead. Woodlaw gets on the board in the bottom of the second with a double by Yielding scoring Goins and Whaley and making the score 5-2 going into the third.
Another double by Staats scoring Greinert and Lopez who both singled at the plate. R&M was swinging for the fence but ending the inning with three fly balls to the outfield. Another two run inning for Woodlaw in the bottom of the third resulting from a two-run homer by Dennis Shrum.
RBI single by TJ Thompson scored Aaron Middendorf who was on third after hitting a triple. Matt Albert followed with a sac fly and scored R&M Metal’s second run of the inning making the score 9-4 for R&M. A short at-bat for Woodlaw in the bottom of the fourth, with an RBI single from Matt Bunn giving Woodlaw its only run of the inning.
R&M Metal’s continued to bring in the runs for the rest of the game as Woodlaw stayed silent until the bottom of the seventh inning when they finally scored one last run but it would not be enough as R&M defeated Woodlaw 15-6.
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