Carroll thumps Heights in 5A State Semifinal Rematch
With a doubleheader sweep of Wichita Heights, Bishop Carroll proved that they are the team to beat in the City League this year, starting the day with a 15-0 win in a game that ended in three innings.
The two teams played a scoreless first inning before Carroll erupted for 7 runs in the second and 8 in the third, while Jorey Faber did his part on the mound holding the Falcons to just one hit over the three innings before the game ended due to the 15-run rule.
Logan Stockemer got the scoring started with a bases loaded infield single, beating the throw to first, and the Golden Eagles responded with a flurry of runs from there. Carsen Pracht drove in a pair, Mason Baalmann followed with two more leading to Heights pulling starter Jordan Ellison.
Gaige Oakley finished out the inning, but the third was more of the same for Bishop Carroll. Again they loaded the bases, and again it was Baalmann that had the big hit. The senior drove a single to left, and the ball was misplayed by the left fielder, clearing the bases for Carroll to make it a 12-0 game. The Golden Eagles added three more runs to make it 15, putting the ball in Faber's hands to close out the victory.
Faber finished the game with 7 strikeouts in three innings, allowing just one base hit in the 15-0 game one win. Carroll got a second shutout in game two, winning 11-0 in six innings to improve to 8-0 on the season. The pair of losses drops Heights to 4-4 on the season.