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Saturday's doubleheader between Inter-City Baptist and Annapolis was a tale of two four-run first innings. Late-game heroics in the second game lifted the Chargers to a twinbill sweep over the Cougars. "To take two; doubleheaders are tough to get two sometimes so I'm glad we got two today," Inter-City Coach Bob Radu said. The Chargers defeated the Cougars 6-2 in the first game before an eight-run fifth inning pushed the team to a 13-8 win in the second game. "They're a disciplined team. They have a coach that's coached for a long time and we knew that they were going to be disciplined," Annapolis Coach Ryan McKay said. "We were not disciplined. We had too many errors. Pitching wise, I thought we did pretty well but we fell into the count too many times. "It just came down to the fact that they executed and we did not execute." A four-run first inning powered the Chargers in the twin-bill's first game. Evan Kraatz went 2-3 with a walk, scoring two runs and stealing three bases. Luke Barber went 2-4 with one RBI and two runs. Garret Kraatz tossed four scoreless innings while racking up four strikeouts. Although allowing six runs, Nate Dean went the distance, striking out six in the complete-game effort. Aaron York scored Annapolis' first run in the sixth inning on a passed-ball strikeout. Two batters later, leadoff hitter Ryan Brandeth drove in Dylan Johnson on an RBI single. The second game was Annapolis' turn to strike first. The Cougars raced out to a 4-0 lead behind speed and a small-ball approach before Inter-City began chipping away. The two teams exchanged blows until Inter-City's eight-run fifth inning halted Annapolis' chance at a comeback. Annapolis' Hunter Pribik went 2-4 with an RBI, walk, and run scored in the second game. Jacob Ragsdale, Andre Wagner, and Ryan Brandreth both added two hits. Jon Goering led the Chargers in the second game, finishing 2-3 at the plate with 2 RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored. Brady Fressel went 1-2 with a two RBI double and a walk. Garrett Kraatz, Evan Kraatz, Josh Estell, Julian Puga, and Anthony Saenz each added an RBI. Radu was pleased that the Chargers were able to win the second game while playing the team's bench, a goal of the non-league doubleheader. "From the standpoint of we got everyone a chance to play today, I'm happy about that because we look at non-leaguers as getting some of these guys in that don't see much during the week," Radu said. "We threw four or five different pitchers today that are not our number one or number two pitchers and they threw well for us." In both games combined, Inter-City racked up 15 stolen bases to Annapolis' eight. "We have a lot of speed," Radu said. "We run the bases well….these guys get good jumps, good secondary leads. They didn't hold us well so that helped also." Both teams return to action on Monday. Annapolis prepares to face Robichaud, while Inter-City plays University Liggett.
Inter-City takes both ends of twinbill from Annapolis PHOTO GALLERY
Baseball - 5/3/2014 10:00 a.m.
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