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Braves walk off with wild 8-inning win over Comets
Bel BB Westemeier
Belmont freshman Kolton Westemeier scores on a wild pitch during the Braves 1312 win over Cassville last Tuesday.

BELMONT — One day after suffering a walk-off loss to River Ridge, the Belmont Braves got one back by rallying for wild, walk-off win in extra innings over Cassville, 13–12, in Six Rivers West baseball game at BHS on Tuesday.

The Braves (2–9 overall, 2–6 SRC) plated seven runs in the bottom inning, scoring the final two runs on a pair of Cassville errors, to send the game into extra innings, and they struck for the winning run in the home-half of the eighth inning to rally for the victory.

Jacob Amenda singled in two runs and scored on Dylan Runde’s two-run double to jumpstart the rally. Brady Wedig and Tyler Ernst each scored on an error to deadlock the score at 12–12.

Relief pitcher Luke Kamps worked a scoreless eighth on the mound for the Braves, using a double play and a strikeout to keep the Comets of the scoreboard.

Ethan James opened the Belmont eighth with a walk. Amenda followed with a single, then Wedig and Runde were both hit by pitches to bring in James for the winning run.

Belmont scored runs in each of the final six innings to notch the come-from-behind win. Cassville led 10–2 in the top of the sixth inning after scoring six times to take an eight-run advantage.

Runde went 2-for-5 with a double and four RBI to lead the Braves’ attack. Amenda was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored, while Justan Ernst went 2-for-3 with a run for Belmont. Wedig doubled and scored twice, and Kolton Westemeier had a double and a run scored in the game. Tyler Ernst, Simon Rossard and Connor Wiegel each scored twice for the Braves.

Kamps (1–1) earned the win, going three and third innings and allowing four runs, two earned, on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts.

James started for the Braves and surrendered eight runs, five earned, on five hits and four walks with eight Ks.
At Belmont on Friday, the visiting Argyle Orioles grabbed an early lead and didn’t let the Braves rally as they rolled to a 12–1 SRC win in the rain.

The game was originally scheduled to be played in Argyle, but their field was unplayable and so the game was moved to Belmont.

The Orioles needed just three hits to get their 12 runs, using five errors, six walks and three hit batters to their advantage. Two of their hits were home runs with Brent Ritschard hitting a three-run blast in Argyle’s five-run second inning, and pitcher Cam Treuthardt helping his own cause with a grand slam home run in the Orioles’ seven-run third.
Justan Ernst was 2-for-2 with a RBI-single for the Braves in the third inning.

The second game of the doubleheader was not played on Friday night. Belmont’s game at Potosi was postponed due to rain on Monday.

Belmont’s Six Rivers doubleheader against Albany on Friday has been cancelled due to Albany’s inability to field a team. The Braves have upcoming Six Rivers West games at home against Highland on Monday, and against River Ridge on Tuesday, starting at 5 p.m. each night.

Belmont 13, Cassville 12

(from Tuesday, April 25 @ Belmont)
Cassville    101    261    10     —  12  8  4
Belmont     001    121    71    —  13  9  6
Leading hitters — C: Brandon Kinyon 2x4; B: Jacob Amenda 2x5, Dylan Runde 2x5, Justan Ernst 2x3. 2B — C: Kinyon, Kolton Westemeier; B: Runde, Brady Wedig.
W — Matt Reynolds (0IP, 0H, 1R, 1ER, 0K, 1BB). L — Luke Kamps (1–1, 3.1IP, 3H, 5R, 2ER, 4K, 4BB).

Argyle 12, Belmont 1
(from Friday, April 28 @ Argyle)
Belmont    001    00        —   1  3  5
Argyle       057    0x         — 12  3  0
Leading hitters — B: Justan Ernst 2x2.  HR — A: Brent Ritschard, Cam Treuthardt.
W — Cameron Treuthardt (5IP, 3H, 1R). L — Jacob Amenda (1–5).