By Tim Chambers
The Diamondback is part of the rattlesnake family that is known to strike its opposition quickly. That was the case at Cunningham Park on Saturday in minor league baseball play.
The Farmers BBQ and Grill Diamondbacks kept their undefeated season alive with a 14-7 win over the Orioles.
The winners jumped on top 14-0 before watching the Orioles score seven unanswered. Manager Charlie Jennings touched on his team’s play.
“They came out ready today,” said Jennings with a smile. “These kids have done it all season long.”
The D-Backs scored four times in their first at-bat.
Carter Rhudy and Carson Jennings starte
d things off with base hits. Kaden Blevins drove in the first run with a solid single. Tuff Robinson smacked a two-run double to up the score at 3-0. Isaac Lewis, Grayson Day and Ethan Stout would add base hits that helped produce another score.
The D-Backs added five more runs in the following frame.
Wyatt Robinson had an inside-the-park home run. Rhudy, Jennings, Kaden Blevins, Robinson and Bryan Seatz would also add base hits and score.
Grayson Day provided the D-Backs with an RBI base hit to start the third inning.
Tuff Robinson blasted a two-run inside-the-park round tripper in the fourth inning.
The Orioles finally got their bats going over the last two frames.
Juan Meja and Jackson Clifton had base hits. Hunter Paisley added a double and Alyssa McElyea provided an RBI single.
Caleb Williams had a base hit in the final inning as did Damien Church, Meja, Paisley, Chloe Southerland and Kegon Wright. Abby Garland and Skyler Gentry also had base hits.
“We have a lot kids on our team that have played two years,” added Jennings. “We’ve been able to hit the ball well and our kids make plays in the field. Our overall experience makes a difference. We’ve got some very good players in the minors that are going to make good Little League players.”