Photo: Goldey-Beacom College
The Goldey-Beacom College baseball team picked up a split on Sunday in a doubleheader versus the Bloomfield College Bears. The Lightning lost the first game 9-7 and won the second 11-7.
Let’s talk about their Game two 11-7 win!
RBIs: Kyle Walker and Johnny Kampes would lead the team in RBIs with three in the win.
Runs: Johnny Kampes, Adam McEvoy, and Matt Benner also led the team in runs with two in the game.
Hits: Walker would lead the team in hits, with three in the win.
Home Runs: Kyle Walker, Johnny Kampes, and Braden Kolmansberger each hit a home run in the game.
Stolen Bases: Kampes and Darin Miller would lead the team in stolen bases with one.
Goldey-Beacom would strike right away in this game as the team scored four runs on three hits to take a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
Senior designated hitter Johnny Kampes and junior third baseman Kyle Walker would hit back-to-back solo home runs in the first inning to give the team a 2-0 lead.
Two batters later, sophomore infielder Braden Kolmansberger would join the home run party as he hit a two-run dinger to left center field to give the Lightning a 4-0 edge.
Bloomfield would answer back in the bottom of the first inning by scoring one run on two hits to cut the score to 4-1.
In the top of the second inning, Goldey would add another run to their total as Johnny Kampes would score on an error by the Bear’s first baseman to give his team a 5-1 lead.
Fast forward to the bottom of the fifth inning when Bloomfield would show that they could hit the ball out of the ballpark too, as Suriel Sleiter hit a solo home run to slice the score to 5-2.
GBC would answer back by scoring three runs on four hits in the top of the sixth inning to push the score to 8-2.
The scoring in the inning started with sophomore outfielder Christian Petrillo who hit an RBI single up the middle of the field to give his team a 6-2 edge.
Two batters later, Kyle Walker would push in a run when he grounded out to the shortstop to expand Goldey-Beacom’s lead to 7-2.
On the next play, sophomore outfielder Matt Benner scored on a passed ball, which would take the score to 8-2.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Bears would hit back-to-back solo home runs to tighten the score to 8-4.
The Lightning would fight back in the top of the seventh inning by scoring three runs on three hits to push the score to 11-4.
Johnny Kampes would get the scoring started in the seventh by slapping a two-run single up the middle of the field to give his team a 10-4 advantage.
Kyle Walker would step up to the plate next as he hit an RBI single to left field to give Goldey an 11-4 lead in the seventh inning.
The Bears would score three more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Lightning would hold on to win 11-7.
Junior pitcher Karl Schmidt went six innings, gave up six hits, four runs, four earned runs, one walk, struck out six batters, hit one batter, and earned the win.
Junior pitcher Lance Hinton would relieve Schmidt, as he went one inning, gave up two hits, three runs, three earned runs, and one walk.
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