Even when you are 9 years old some days are just your day and Andrew Ramser had such a day last week, pitching and hitting his St. Matthews Baseball Rookie League team to a 9-5 victory over the Tigers.
Ramser threw 3 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball, then got the gameâ€™s key hit in the fourth inning to break open a tight game.
Ramser started for the Orioles and struck out eight before reaching his pitch limit and leaving the mound with a 3-2 lead. His double in the fourth inning brought home two of the five runs in the gameâ€™s decisive inning.
Max Rumpke was hit by a pitch to open the Orioles fourth, moved to second on a wild pitch and to third on a passed ball before scoring on another wild pitch. Liam Boddee walked and advanced to second when Daniel Livesay was hit by a pitch. Jack Dwyer reached on an error to load the bases.
Ramser then lifted a fly ball between the infield and left fielder, plating Boddee and Livesay and sending Dwyer to third. Dwyer scored on a wild pitch and Ramser came home on Matthew McDowellâ€™s groundout to second to close the scoring.
Willem Behnke and Rumpke singled in a two run second for the Orioles. The Tigers scored their first run in the second when Zach Carroll walked and later scored on a wild pitch.
The Tigers cut the lead to one in the fourth when Jack Furlong doubled, moved to third on an error by the left fielder and scored on a wild pitch, setting the stage for the Oriolesâ€™ decisive fourth inning. The Tigers rallied in the bottom of the fifth when Nicholas Anzalone and Reese Smock scored on Matthew Mintonâ€™s two out single but the rally fell short.
In Majors Division action two hit games by Travis Seibert and Hunter David and Reed Knabelâ€™s two RBIs paced the Dodgers offense as they held on for a 6-5 win over the Orioles.
Seibert struck out three in a distance going performance on the mound. Sam Snawder drove in three runs for the Orioles and joined teammates Michael Netherton, Nathan Fieldhouse, Jack Daly, Logan Wourms and Grider Campbell with hits.