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RANGERS HOLD OFF CARANG 12-11

The Rangers handed the Carang their first loss of the season Monday night with a 12-11 victory in the Joseph Sprauve Men’s Senior Baseball League action at Lionel Roberts Stadium.
The Rangers received a great pitching performance from starting pitcher Evans "Saxy" Hendricks. The left-hander held the normally explosive Carang offense at bay, allowing just five runs in six innings.
Hendricks allowed the Carang one run in the first, second and third innings. The Carang starting pitcher, Godfrey Lennard, looked just as spectacular, but it only lasted for one inning.
Lennard retired the side in the first inning, but struggled in the second inning. The Rangers took advantage of the situation by rapping Lennard for eight runs in the second and two more in the third.
"I lost my concentration and my control," said Lennard.
He was being honest. Lennard got behind in the count to almost every batter, forcing himself to give the hitters a pitch to hit or walk them.
However, the Carang did score two runs in the fifth inning. Hendricks was relived by Franklin Steele who picked up right where Hendricks left off. Steele retired the side in the seventh inning. However, his heroics were only for one inning. Steele then gave up three runs and left the bases loaded with two outs in the eight inning before Wilburn Hendricks relieved him.
The game became really interesting at this point. Wilburn Hendricks hit Elmo Benjamin, the first batter he faced. Then he gave up a double down the left field line that brought the Carang within one. However, Trevor Joseph checked a ball weakly to first base for the final out of the inning.
The Carang could not get the Rangers out in the bottom of the inning and the game was called due to the 9:30 curfew rule, which doesn’t allow for a new inning to begin after the appointed time.
Benjamin led all hitters going three for four at the plate for the Carang. Teammates Lennard and Joseph also added three hits apiece but did so in five at bats.
For the Rangers, their lone offensive star was also their pitching star, Evans Hendricks who went two for three.
The loss was the Carang’s first of the season and dropped their record to 4-1. The Rangers evened their record at two and jumped into a second place tie with the Nard Nose. The Cardinals are in fourth place with a record of 1-2. The Barracudas, the league’s new expansion team, are bringing up the rear with a record of 0-2.

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The Rangers handed the Carang their first loss of the season Monday night with a 12-11 victory in the Joseph Sprauve Men’s Senior Baseball League action at Lionel Roberts Stadium.
The Rangers received a great pitching performance from starting pitcher Evans "Saxy" Hendricks. The left-hander held the normally explosive Carang offense at bay, allowing just five runs in six innings.
Hendricks allowed the Carang one run in the first, second and third innings. The Carang starting pitcher, Godfrey Lennard, looked just as spectacular, but it only lasted for one inning.
Lennard retired the side in the first inning, but struggled in the second inning. The Rangers took advantage of the situation by rapping Lennard for eight runs in the second and two more in the third.
"I lost my concentration and my control," said Lennard.
He was being honest. Lennard got behind in the count to almost every batter, forcing himself to give the hitters a pitch to hit or walk them.
However, the Carang did score two runs in the fifth inning. Hendricks was relived by Franklin Steele who picked up right where Hendricks left off. Steele retired the side in the seventh inning. However, his heroics were only for one inning. Steele then gave up three runs and left the bases loaded with two outs in the eight inning before Wilburn Hendricks relieved him.
The game became really interesting at this point. Wilburn Hendricks hit Elmo Benjamin, the first batter he faced. Then he gave up a double down the left field line that brought the Carang within one. However, Trevor Joseph checked a ball weakly to first base for the final out of the inning.
The Carang could not get the Rangers out in the bottom of the inning and the game was called due to the 9:30 curfew rule, which doesn’t allow for a new inning to begin after the appointed time.
Benjamin led all hitters going three for four at the plate for the Carang. Teammates Lennard and Joseph also added three hits apiece but did so in five at bats.
For the Rangers, their lone offensive star was also their pitching star, Evans Hendricks who went two for three.
The loss was the Carang’s first of the season and dropped their record to 4-1. The Rangers evened their record at two and jumped into a second place tie with the Nard Nose. The Cardinals are in fourth place with a record of 1-2. The Barracudas, the league’s new expansion team, are bringing up the rear with a record of 0-2.