JENSEN BEACH, Fla. — The Watauga Equip 11-under baseball team made its mark on the first two teams it has played in the Cal Ripken World Series.
Equip, after blasting Pensacola (Fla.) 11-0 on Aug. 6, returned to the diamond to beat Okeeheelee (Fla.) 17-0 in a four-inning second-round game on Aug. 7.
Cade Keller went 3-for-3 for Equip, which finished the game with 15 hits against Okeeheelee. Evan Burroughs also had two hits, and Equip also got two RBIs each from Luke Edmisten, Cooper Greene and Nate Gutschall.
Keller kept the Okeeheelee bats silent by allowing just two hits in four innings pitched.
In its win over Pensacola, Gutschall drove in three runs. Keller added two RBIs and Equip benefitted from eight Pensacola walks.
Equip took a three-run lead in the first inning. Equip added four runs in the third and the fourth innings to increase its lead on Pensacola. Keller also had a sacrifice fly in the first inning.
Jake Blanton, Gutschall and Edmisten each scored two runs.
Edmisten pitched three innings to get the win over Pensacola. Keller came on to pitch the final three outs of the game for Equip.