Capital City needed a spark; tied 1-1 against the Las Vegas Ducks in the semi’s of the Cranberry Classic, Roger Ingram Jr. reacted after being tagged aggressively in the head on first base, causing a game stoppage and an uproar from the Cap City bench, and stands.
That was exactly what the doctor ordered for the flat Cap City team; following that up with a Josh Palmquist single, then a sac fly from Jack Bauer to make the game 2-1. Palmquist then stole second, and advanced to third on a bad throw from the catcher, scoring one pitch later on what would have been a sac fly (that was dropped) from Jesse Hilyard. Hunter Spriggs then finished the scoring off with a two-out single to score Hilyard and take the commanding 4-1 lead. Jared Bell made that lead stand up to that point; pitching four innings, giving up one earned run, and striking out three. The Black Sox were focused from that point on; scoring seven runs in the last three innings to pick up the 11-3 win, and move into the championship game to face ABD Nevada. Palmquist was the star of the game; going 3-4 with a double, three RBI’s and two stolen bases to lead the charge. Spriggs was also 2-3 with 3 RBI’s, and Kevin Martin was 2-3 with a double, contributing to the cause.