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 Youth Game of The Week: White Sox Edge Cardinals 5-4

May 7, 2008 - The little league game of the week took place Saturday night between the Indy Audio Entertainment White Sox and the Boondock’s Farms Cardinals. The major league game went into extra innings before the White Sox pulled out a dramatic 5-4 victory.

The White Sox got great pitching from Drake Peggs and Jake Kwisz as the two combined to hold the Cardinals to just four hits in the game. They struck out 14 batters and walked just one.

Peggs worked the first two innings and allowed three runs on four hits. He walked one, hit one batter and recorded five strikeouts. The Cardinals appeared to be in control early when they loaded the bases in the second inning. A single by Coleman Wyatt got things started, and Sam Peck was hit by a pitch. Dalton Engle drew a walk to fill the bases.

Spencer Roberts then connected on a long shot for a triple, sending all three of his teammates home and staking the Cardinals to a 3-0 lead.

Peggs regained his composure and struck out the next three batters to end the threat.

Kwisz then came on to work the final four innings, facing just 13 hitters. He struck out nine Cardinals, surrendering one run in the fifth inning when a Peck scored on a wild pitch. Peck had reached base after being hit by a pitch for the second time in the game. That play broke a 3-3 tie and put the Cardinals ahead in the scheduled last inning.

The White Sox rallied from the 3-0 deficit to tie the game by getting two runs in the fourth frame when Broderick Angel and Shawn Hilton hit back-to-back doubles. Angel’s blast scored Mason Campbell and Hilton sent Angel home with another two-bagger.

They tied the game in the fifth frame when Jacob Blower led off with a single, stole second and third base, and scored on a single by Travis Hilton.

After Peck’s fifth inning run put the Cardinals up 4-3, the White Sox struck again in the top of the sixth inning. Campbell scored his second run of the game when Shawn Hinton drew a bases-loaded walk, and Peggs scored the go-ahead run when Kwisz drew another free pass.

Roberts drove in all four runs for the Cardinals, sending three home on a triple and another when he was at the plate on the wild pitch that scored Peck. Brandon Ray, Bayley Tinkle, Zach Phillips and Wyatt also had hits for the Cardinals.

Angel led the White Sox with two hits, while Shawn Hilton, Jacob Blower, Kwisz and Travis Hilton hit safely in the game.


Cameron Fender belted a second-inning grand slam home run to lead the Elite Heating Cardinals to a 14-3 win over The Paddock Braves in boys minor league baseball action last week. Fender finished the game with three hits, scored two runs and drove home four.

Bryan Newby hit safely three times and scored three markers for the Cardinals. Ben Willy also had three hits and a run scored. Two hits were registered by Brett Day, Jerrad Gulley, Conner Brockman, Chance Morgan, Carlie Dick and Lance Morgan. Brockman and Newby both had a double.

Vivian Goodpaster, Dalton Moss and Michael Haney all had one hit and scored the runs for the Braves.


Addison True had two hits and scored two runs, while Kaleb Buchanan and Jackson Lukens both slashed a pair of hits to lead the Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department Reds to a 4-1 win over the Butler Tool & Die Indians in the Optimist Club’s boys minor league baseball.

Cameron Jones also had two hits, while Lucas Lewis hit for a pair of safeties and had an RBI. True and Cameron Dennis also drove in runs. Lukens and Buchanan scored the other two runs for the winners, who improved to 2-0 on the season.

There were no individual results reported for the Indians.


The Sunstar Hybrids Cubs defeated the Coors Consulting Athletics 14-3 in a minor league game at the Optimist Diamonds.

The Cubs had several hitting stars in the game, including Colby Hunt and Lucas Haase, who both rapped a double and triple. Mason Carmichael and Ethan Yoder each slammed a double.

Two hits were registered by Brock Harding, Carmichael, Haase, Lane Parker, Jon Lukens, Brandon Hyatt and Hunt, who also had three RBIs. Kasen Kinnaman, Jordan Messer, Yoder and Austin Forshey also hit safely for the winners.

There were no individual results submitted for the Athletics.


Tyler Richardson struck out 10 batters in four innings of work and the White Flash Auto Parts Indians edged the Knightstown Elevator Cubs 5-3 in Optimist boys major league baseball play. The game was an early season showdown of two of the top teams in the Optimist Club’s boys major league.

Kaleb Kinnaman and Spencer Mattix both scored in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and give the Indians the winning runs. Relief pitcher Spencer Mattix hurled the last two innings for the winners.

Kinnaman finished the game 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two more batted in. He had two doubles and a single. Richardson helped his cause at the plate with a pair of hits, while Luke Mattix, Jack Holder and Ryan Braunschweig also hit safely. Spencer Mattix also scored two times.

Josh Deffinger singled and scored in the third inning to briefly put the Cubs ahead 1-0. Riley Casteel singled and scored in the third frame, while Brent Morris and Jaden Edwards both crossed the plate in the fifth inning when the game was knotted at 3-3.

That’s when Mattix settled down and struck out four of the last six batters he faced.

Colin Kern and Sy Emerson both had hits for the Cubs.


Spencer Mattix went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs to lead the White Flash Auto Parts Indians to a 13-3 win over the Indy Audio Entertainment White Sox in boys major league baseball action.

The Indians scored three runs in the first inning and were in a battle with the White Sox, who answered with three runs from Luke Chapple, Drake Peggs and Broderick Angel. But the Indians slammed the door defensively and scored five runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.

Jacob Bearhope had three hits, one run and two RBIs, while Luke Mattix had a hit, scored twice and drove home two more runners. Jack Holder had a hit, run and sent two runners home. Kaleb Kinnaman, Ryan Braunschweig, Michael Simmons and Riley Ruble all had hits for the winners.

Angel had two hits and two RBIs for the White Sox. Those were the only base hits managed by the Sox in the game, as Indian pitching registered 12 strikeouts.


The Knightstown Elevator Cubs exploded for 15 runs and cruised to a 15-3 win over the Indy Audio Entertainment White Sox. Colin Kern slammed a home run, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and six RBIs.

Riley Casteel also went 3-for-3, scoring twice and driving home three runners. Nolan Hagy plated three runs and had two RBIs. Sy Emerson went 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs, while Ray Smith had two hits, a run and an RBI. Ben Haase and Curtis White both scored twice, and Jacob Miller and Brent Morris also plated runs. Jaden Edwards also had a hit and the Cubs collected 15 safeties on the night.

The White Sox managed just two hits in the game by Mitchell Chew Shawn Hilton, who both also scored in the game. Jared Mills and Broderick Angel each had an RBI, and Drake Peggs reached base twice and scored one run.


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