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Back Row (L to R): Jonmarc Lippincott, Joe Staten, Brennen Glass, Phil Dickerson, Robert Riley, Kody Barth, Ben Schubert. Front Row (L to R): Steve Marshall, Todd Peck, Brandon Riley, Joe Becker, Nick Gilmore

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Hoendorf Homers Twice, Rangers Sweep Machine

By Jonmarc Lippincott 07/29/2018, 9:15pm EDT

Luke Trubee, Ryan Kemp, and Joe Becker put in great innings on the mound, and Stephen Hoendorf exploded for a pair of homers and 7 RBIs as the Rangers pulled out a DH sweep of the second-place Machine on Sunday, July 29 at Centerville high school.

​In game 1, the Rangers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first. With two outs, Ben Schooler and Ryan Kemp singled. Then Hoendorf deposited a fastball over the left-center field fence for a 3-run home run. The Machine got a run back in the bottom of the second on an RBI single from Eric Reardon. But the Rangers answered in the third inning as Hoendorf singled home Kemp to make it 4-1.

​The Rangers batted around in the top of the fourth. With two outs again, Rob Pederson and Schooler had RBI singles. Then Hoendorf took Machine starter Kevin Reynolds deep for a second time, another 3-run shot, to increase the lead to 9-1.  Reynolds singled home Mark Carpenter in the bottom of the fourth to make it 9-2.

​In the fifth, Nick Gilmore and Pederson had RBI base knocks to send the score to 11-2. The final two runs came in the sixth on a sac fly from Dominic Kuzujanakis and an RBI double from Eric Becker.

​Luke Trubee finally got off the schneid with offensive and defensive support to pick up his first win of the season. Trubee tossed 5 innings, allowing 5 hits, no walks and 4 punchouts. Ryan Kemp made his first appearance of the season, firing two scoreless innings of relief and striking out four.

​Joe Becker started game two and the Machine took out their offensive struggles in the first inning. Charles Brads, Paul Wilson, Reardon, and Reynolds all had RBIs as the Machine put together six hits to score 4 times. The Rangers got a pair of runs back in the bottom half of the first as Pederson doubled home a run, and Schooler followed with a run-scoring single.

​The Rangers took the lead in the bottom of the third. Brody Dunlevy led off with a single. After a one-out single from Gilmore, Pederson roped a 2-run double to tie the game. Kujo added his second sac fly of the day to give the Rangers a 5-4 advantage through three innings. A fielding miscue in the fourth allowed the Machine to tie the game once more.

​The score remained 5-5 going in to the bottom of the sixth. Machine ace Andrew Madlinger nailed Ben Schooler with a pitch and Kujo followed with a single, prompting a pitching change to bring in Paul Wilson. Eric Becker worked a 4-pitch walk to load the bases. Jonmarc Lippincott then followed suit with a bases-loaded walk, plating the go-ahead run. The Machine got a double play ball to stop any further damage and send the game to the top of the 7th.

​Madlinger singled to start the inning to put the tying run on base. Abdiel Torres-Vega put down a sac bunt to move Madlinger into scoring position. Joe Becker then buckled down and got Mark Carpenter and Brads to strike out swinging to end the game.

​Despite allowing 6 hits in the first inning, Joe Becker battled through the rest of the contest allowing just 3 more hits along the way to move to 5-3 on the season.

​Offensive highlights: Stephen Hoendorf 4-for-4, 3 runs, 7 RBI, double, 2 HRs; Rob Pederson 4-for-8, 5RBI, 2 doubles; Ben Schooler 4-for-6, 3 runs, 2RBI; Ryan Kemp 3-for-3, 3 runs, SB; Nick Gilmore 3-for-8, 4 runs, RBI; Jonmarc Lippincott 2-for-4, RBI.

Historical Notes:  With 5 strikeouts on the day, Joe Becker moved into 2nd place all-time in Rangers history in career strikeouts. Brandon Marshall needs 5 more hits to reach 100 for his career. Shawn Schmitt is 16 strikeouts away from 900 Ks for his career.

W/L Record

Year Wins Losses
2017 14 10
2016 12 9
2015 20 5
2014 19 8
2013 17 10
2012 18 11
2011 14 13
2010 19 6
2009 18 5
2008 16 11
2007 12 8
2006 11 10
2005 9 12
2004 11 10
2003 18 3
2002 18 4
2001 12 13
2000 11 16
1999 12 12
1998 22 13
1997 10 14

All-Stars

Year Players
2017 Eric Becker, Joe Becker, Ryan Kemp, Ben Schooler, Brandon Marshall
2016 Eric Becker, Joe Becker, Matt Delbridge, Nick Gilmore, Jonmarc Lippincott, Todd Peck, Robert Riley
2015 Brandon Riley, Nick Gilmore, Joe Becker, Brennen Glass, Steve Marshall, Ben Schubert
2014 Brandon Riley, Robert Riley, Kody Barth
2013 Brandon Riley, Robert Riley, Joe Becker, Matthew Delbridge
2012 Brandon Riley, Robert Riley, Jonmarc Lippincott, Ian Huss, Shawn Schmitt
2011 Ben Schubert, Zach Carroll, Shawn Schmitt
2010 Jonmarc Lippincott, Robert Riley, Shawn Schmitt, Ben Schooler, Clint Wolf, Joe Staten, Jonathan Silverman
2009 Jonmarc Lippincott, Robert Riley, Steve Marshall, Brad Clark, Jake Kingsolver, Clint Wolf, Shane Fallen
2008 Jonmarc Lippincott, Clint Wolf, Brad Clark, Jacob Robinson, James Robinson, Jelani Arnold
2007 Brad Clark, Clint Wolf, Jared Bradley, Joe Staten, Jacob Robinson (Defensive Player of the Game)
2006 No All Star Game
2005 Clint Wolf, Joe Staten, Jacob Robinson
2004 Brian Robinson, Clint Wolf, Courtney Parks, Ethan Goetz, Scott Pollak, Shawn Schmitt

League Honors

Year Player Award
2017 Brandon Marshall All-MVABL 2nd Team (SS)
2017 Nick Gilmore All-MVABL 2nd Team (2B)
2017 Ryan Kemp All-MVABL 2nd Team (P)
2017 Brody Dunlevy MVABL Draft Pick of the Year
2017 Ryan Kemp MVABL Cy Young
2017 Ryan Kemp All-Star Game HR Derby Champ
2017 Joe Becker All-Star Game Co-Defensive POG
2016 Kody Barth All-MVABL 1st Team (SS)
2016 Nick Gilmore All-MVABL 1st Team (2B)
2015 Brandon Riley All-MVABL 1st Team (C)
2015 Brennen Glass All-MVABL 1st Team (1B)
2015 Nick Gilmore All-MVABL 1st Team (2B)
2015 Robert Riley All-MVABL 2nd Team (3B)
2015 Todd Peck Playoffs MVP
2014 Jonmarc Lippincott MVABL Coach of the Year
2014 Kody Barth MVABL Rookie of the Year
2014 Robert Riley All-MVABL 1st Team (3B)
2013 Robert Riley All-MVABL 2nd Team (3B)
2012 Ian Huss MVABL College Player of the Year
2012 Ian Huss All-MVABL 1st Team (3B)
2012 Joe Becker Playoffs MVP
2012 Robert Riley MVABL Most Improved Player
2010 Clint Wolf All-MVABL 1st Team (OF)
2010 Clint Wolf MVABL XBH Leader
2010 Joe Staten All-MVABL 2nd Team (1B)
2010 Jonathan Silverman All-MVABL 2nd Team (P)
2010 Robert Riley All-MVABL 1st Team (3B)
2009 Brandon Howard All-MVABL 2nd Team (SS)
2009 Jelani Arnold Playoffs MVP
2009 Robert Riley All-MVABL 2nd Team (3B)
2009 Jake Kingsolver All-MVABL 1st Team (OF)
2009 Clint Wolf All-MVABL 1st Team (OF)
2008 Jacob Robinson MVABL Cy Young
2008 Jacob Robinson All-MVABL 1st Team (P)
2008 Jonmarc Lippincott All-MVABL 1st Team (SS)
2008 Clint Wolf All-MVABL 1st Team (OF)
2007 Clint Wolf MVABL MVP
2007 Clint Wolf All-MVABL 1st Team (OF)
2007 Joe Staten All-MVABL 1st Team (1B)
2006 Clint Wolf MVABL MVP
2006 Clint Wolf MVABL XBH Leader
2006 Clint Wolf All-MVABL 1st Team (OF)