The way his day was going, Will Fromm likely wouldn’t have minded another at bat or two, but the sophomore ended Tuesday’s game prematurely with his second home run of the game, a walk-off two run bomb that gave SCR-I a 15-5 win over the Rams in a game that was ended by the 10-run rule after five innings.
The Tigers (15-1) took the lead in the first inning. Aaron Buford led off with a double and came in to score on a base hit by Gage Dodge. After a base hit by Campbell, Fromm blasted a three-run homer over the right field fence to give SCR-I a 4-0 lead.
Buford allowed just two walks, while holding Schuyler County hitless in the first two frames.
Will Pickerell singled to start the bottom of the second inning. After a double by Buford, both runners scored on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Dodge and Campbell.
Fromm took over on the mound in the top of the third and struggled with his command, walking four batters. That led to three runs as the Rams cut the deficit in half.
SCR-I got the runs right back in the bottom of the frame. Elijah Cooley led off with a base hit and crossed the plate on an RBI double by Pickerell. After Buford walked, Campbell delivered and RBI single and Fromm extended the lead to 10-3 with a two-run base hit.
An error in the top of the fourth inning opened the door for a pair of unearned runs that trimmed the lead to 10-5.
After base hits by Pickerell and Aaron Blessing, a pair of Schuyler County errors allowed three runs to score as SCR-I pushed the lead to 13-5.
Campbell took over on the mound and tossed a perfect fifth inning, with a pair of strikeouts.
He led off in the bottom of the fifth inning with a double, bringing Fromm to the plate. The SCR-I third baseman turned on an inside pitch and deposited it over the leftfield fence for a two-run homer to end the game by the final score of 15-5.
Fromm went 4-4 with a pair of long balls, giving him six homers on the year. He drove in seven runs in the contest. Campbell went 3-3 with two RBI and Pickerell was 3-3 with three runs scored.