Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

CAB powers past Christian Brothers

DSC_0556 ec

CAB'S ZACH CULP and teammates raced past Christian Brothers en route to a doubleheader sweep. Democrat file photo by Krysten Kellum

Overcoming an early two-run deficit, the bats came alive for California Academy of Baseball team, which was paced by pitcher Krischton Kern to a 10-3 victory over Christian Brothers at El Dorado High on Tuesday.

The visiting Falcons took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, scoring on a ball that got away from the CAB third baseman and plating another run on a bases-loaded walk. But Kern settled down and got out of the inning without allowing any more damage, as he pitched four quality innings.

CAB came right back to tie it in the bottom of the frame. Adam Washabaugh doubled that scored Ryan Rodriguez. Then Washabaugh scored on a fielder’s choice grounder.

In the top of the second inning, Kern struck out two of three batters. CAB catcher Sawyer Schardt caught a Falcon runner attempting to steal.

Aaron Farney singled up the gut to start the bottom of the inning for CAB, but the next three batters were retired to strand him at first.

Neither team could get anything going in the third frame, and they headed to the fourth. After allowing a run on an infield single, Kern induced an inning-ending double play from Christian Brothers, bringing up CAB. Rodriguez doubled to score Zach Culp. Rodriguez came home on Washabaugh’s double to left. Michael Weston singled up the box to score Washabaugh, as CAB held a 5-3 lead.

Zach Terry pitched the fifth inning for CAB that was quick and led to the home team batting again. CAB extended its lead on a Culp single. Two more runs were plated on Rodriguez’s single to left, as CAB led 8-3.

Terry worked another shutout inning in the top of the sixth. Then CAB padded its lead, scoring Weston on Kevin Morrison’s double. Louis Merlo came home on a sacrifice fly from Logan Quick. Terry closed out the game, getting a grounder back to the pitcher for a double play that ended it.

CAB 9, Christian Brothers 4

In the second game of the twin bill,CAB scored six of its runs in the bottom of the first inning off three hits, two walks and a hit batter. Kevin Morrison’s three-run double in the frame was the key.

“We took charge in the first inning and coasted the rest of the way.” CAB head  coach Rusty McDonald said. “In the second game you jump out to an early lead, it’s hard to keep up the intensity, but we played real well.”

After scoring a run in the second inning, CAB finished off its scoring spree in the sixth with two runs off two hits. Owen Mackendrick doubled in the inning.

Christian Brothers lead 2-0 after the top of the first inning thanks to a single and double. The visitors didn’t score again until the top of the sixth on a single, double and two walks. Christian Brothers had nine hits in the game.

CAB finished with nine hits. Culp finished had three hits, Mackendrick and Vincent Ross had two hits each.

Logan Quick pitched the first six innings for CAB. Merlo tossed the final frame.

Shane Theodore

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

.

News

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 49 Comments | Gallery

 
Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

 
Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 23 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 7 Comments

 
Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments

National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 16 Comments

Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
.

Sports

Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

 
Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 5 Comments

 
Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8