RMS earns win over NAMS

Stephanie King

Middle school baseball action made its way to NAMS on Wednesday as the Comets hosted the RMS Tigers.

RMS led off the first inning by putting their first five batters on base, scoring two runs off of walks. Anthony Santos and JC Cruz each scored before the Comets got the first out of the inning. NAMS would turn double plate moments later to end the inning. Amare Godwin led off the bottom of the inning for the Comets with a walk before stealing second to put a runner in scoring position. The Tigers left Godwin stranded after picking up three straight outs including two strikeouts. After one complete, RMS led 2-0.

Cam Powell opened the second inning with a double before the Comets picked up the first out of the inning. Santos drew a walk to put runners on the corners as Cruz stepped to the plate. Cruz tripled to score both runners and give the Tigers a 4-0 lead. A triple from Derek Nelson brought Cruz in to score. Caleb Dunn picked up a single to put runners at first and second before the Comets picked up out number two to put pressure on the Tigers. Nelson scored on an error to put the Tigers in front 6-0. NAMS ended the inning by throwing Kai Strickland out at first. Westin Kallam threw back to back strikeouts to start the bottom of the second before walking Jacob Baker. Baker would be left stranded as Kallam threw another strikeout to end the inning. RMS led 6-0 after two innings.

The Tigers continued to have a great day at the plate as they loaded the bases with walks to their first three batters of the third inning. Powell scored after a walk to Cruz forced the automatic score. Bryson Poe made his way home on a wild pitch to give the Tigers an 8-0 lead. The Comets picked up the first out of the inning before giving up a single to Dunn. The single scored Santos and put runners on the corners. Kallam drew a walk to load the bases. Cruz and Dunn both scored off a single before the Comets got the second out of the inning. Kallam was forced home after a walk and the Tigers scored another run on a wild pitch. RMS loaded the bases once again but all three runners were left stranded as the Tigers got the final out of the inning. NAMS put a three runners on base in the bottom of the inning, but could not bring them in before the Tigers picked up back to back outs to end the inning. The Tigers were in control 12-0 after three innings.

RMS continued to dominate as they brought seven more runs during the top of the fourth. Kallam, Poe, Powell, and Santos each brought in runs during the innings. The Tigers made quick work of the Comets in the bottom of the inning as they picked up three straight outs. RMS would get the win 19-0 over the Comets.

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