The MICDS baseball team learned a valuable lesson Thursday. Down by a score of 6-1, the Rams learned not to give up on themselves. They erupted for 12 runs in the 4th-6th innings and beat a good Lutheran North team at home, 13-6.
It took nearly 2 1/2 hours to get a decision.
Shane Combs, the third pitcher in the game finally put down the Crusader uprising.
The Rams had plenty of hitting stars. One was a newcomer, freshman Harrison Burns. He got things going in the 4th frame with an RBI double, driving home Kai Rebmann. BJ Klar delivered the key hit in the frame, with two outs, he hit a key single on a two-strike count.
When a pop fly fell in the outfield, the Rams pulled within one 6-5.
With Zach Morazec in relief of starter Tanner Branneky for North, the Rams picked up two more key runs in the 5th.
Two runs scored on a throwing error and the Rams had an 8-6 lead.
Rebmann was the game’s big star at the plate, delivering a two RBI home run over the left field fence for an insurmountable 10-6 lead in the 6th.
Burns delivered another key RBI with a single and the Rams led 12-6.
“It was nice to see some offense today,” said the Rams skipper Peter Jans. “I knew if we stuck around, we’d have a chance.”
Jans was pleased with the relief performance by Combs. “Shane has the ability to do a lot of good things. He has a good curve ball. Alex Krone and Burns both did a good job of holding them.”
“Up and down the lineup, we got some really good hitting,” said Jans.
That all sets the table for the showdown Saturday, the Rams versus the Rams. MICDS will host Ladue in a noon time game, one to surely feature a big crowd.
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