Carpenter's walk-off RBI single beats Port on Senior Day

Published on: 7/6/2013

You couldn't have written a better script as senior Ben Carpenter ripped a single over a drawn-in outfield to give Tosa East a 5-4 win over Port Washington on Senior Day in the final game at Breitlow Field for the seniors.

With the score tied 4-4 and the bases loaded, Carpenter took an easy swing and drilled the ball well over the centerfielder's head and then Derek Wulff was mobbed when he scored the winning run.

Trailing 4-3, Ryan Yahn worked Mitch Bartlein, the third Pirate pitcher, for a walk to lead off the seventh. Wulff laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt, but when the first baseman dropped the throw, pinch-runner Quast raced to third and Wulff went to second.

Steff Uhrich then bunted and the pitcher misplayed it, allowing Quast to score, Wulff to go to third and Uhrich to second.

Hoping for a force-out, Harrison Klein was walked intentionally and then Carpenter ripped his hit to win the game.

Tosa East scored twice in the first to take a 2-0 lead through four innings. Carpenter drove in Uhrich with a single and Jonah Meidl singled in Carpenter for the runs.

Brady Hughes, who pitched well, was replaced by Kyle Gottwein as the Pirates scored three times in the fifth and once in the sixth.

Carpenter walked and stole second in the sixth inning, after a flyout, Jacob Martin singled to center and Carpenter scored when the relay bounced off the shortstop's shin.

So with the score, 4-3, that set up the seventh-inning heroics.

Tosa East travels to Brookfield East for a 5:30 p.m. playoff game on Tuesday. Both teams split the regular season, the Red Raiders winning, 7-4, on June 4 in Brookfield and the Spartans winning, 6-4, on June 24 at Breitlow.