Retif Oil Plays for the American Legion District 1 Championship
Retif (13-4) plays the winner of the Peake BMW-Ponstein’s elimination game for the American Legion District 1 championship on Monday night, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney.
Retif Oil scores 11 runs on just 4 hits in defeating Ponstein’s 15-5
It was a tale of two bullpens in the second round of the American Legion District 1 Tournament on Sunday afternoon, June 29 at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.
Ponstein’s (Holy Cross) starting pitcher Chris Turpin was cruising along through five scoreless innings, with a seemingly comfortable 4-0 lead.
But an unexpected delay prior to the bottom of the sixth inning due to umpire fatigue threw Turpin off his rhthym. Retif chipped away for two runs in the 6th, and then the wheels fell off for Ponstein’s in the 7th, when they used five pitchers and issued nine walks together with two hit batsmen. Retif chalked up nine runs in the inning to take a 13-5 lead.
Jack Burk started for Retif and pitched 5 innings with 3 strikeouts; Logan Hornung pitched the 6th, and Glynn Hyer finished the game, striking out 2, for his second win of the season.
Ben Hess hit 3 singles and Alex Galy 2 singles. Nick Ray and Josh Schmidt each smacked a double. A walk-off two-run single by Harrison Daste ended the 3 1/2 hour marathon in the bottom of the 8th inning, with Retif coming away with the 15-5 victory (on the 10-run rule after 7 innings).