Joaquin Rams Ballpark on Thursday, April 22, 2021 –
The Timpson Bears fell to the Joaquin Rams Varsity Baseball team in two run-rule shortened contest. Joaquin was able to take a 15-5 win in five innings in Game 1 and a 10-0 win in 4 ½ innings in Game 2.
Game 1 was close and Timpson trailed 7-4 until Joaquin scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 12-4 lead. Timpson scored their final run of the day when Hunter Tipton led off the inning with a single and advanced to thrd on a throwing error. He later tagged up and scored on a long sacrifice fly ball by teammate Caden Soloman.
The Rams where patient at the plate and Drew Fuller and Jairo Blanco led off the top of the fifth inning with free bases. They were driven in when Malik Stotts tripled. Stotts later scored himself on a sacrifice fly and Joaquin led 15-5. The contest was later ended by mercy-rule when Timpson failed to score in the bottom half of the inning.
Game 2 was similar as Joaquin led 3-0 in the first inning, 7-0 by the second inning and they took a 10-0 lead by the third inning. Their defense held to end the game by mercy rule once again.
The teams are now in a four-way tie for fourth place in the conference, with each other, as well as Woden and Martinsville High Schools. They each have a 7-7 District 23 2A standing.
Garrison is leading the conference at 14-0, Gary is in second at 10-3 and Shelbyville is in third at 9-4.
The Rams will next host the Martinsville Pirates on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Timpson will travel to Garrison to face the Bulldogs Tuesday at 6 p.m.