Farmer's walk-off hit gives D'backs title

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The Diamondbacks won the Lake Cumberland Cal Ripken Major League regular season title with a 6-4 win over the Braves on Thursday. Championship team members were Kade Hargis, Aedyn Absher, Ayden Keeney, Blake Troxtle, Gavin Cook, Edgar Ramirez, Chase Farmer, Bryan Ford, Jaxson Couch, Sebastian Guzman. Coaches Ricky Farmer, Jason Keeney, Kevin Cook, and Jamie Couch.

After nearly two months of play in the Lake Cumberland Cal Ripken Major League division, it came down to one game to determine the league champion. On Thursday, the Diamondbacks (9-1-1) battled the Braves (10-1) for the league play title. And, as expected, the game's outcome came down to the last pitch.

With two outs and the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the final inning, Chase Farmer hit a walk-off two-run triple to centerfield to give the Diamondbacks the 6-4 win and the regular-season team title.

After two strikeouts in the Diamondbacks' last at bats, Sebastian Guzman reached base on a walk and Kade Hargis doubled to left field to put runners in scoring position. Both runners scored on Farmer's game-winning triple.

However, the Diamondbacks had to score a pair of runs in the bottom of fourth inning to tie the score at 4-4. Gavin Cook doubled to score Farmer, and Aiden Keeney grounded out to plate Cook.

The Braves took control of the game early by scoring four runs in the top of the first inning. Ben Hampton scored on a Diamondbacks' error. Dawson Branscum tripled to right field to score Noah McMillan. Carson Fraley doubled to score Dawson Branscum. Aiden Webb singled to score Fraley.

The Diamondbacks scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning to close the Braves' lead to 4-2. Hargis doubled to score Guzman, and Hargis later scored on a wild pitch.

After the Braves' four-run first inning, Diamondbacks pitchers Gavin Cook and Blake Troxtle shut down the powerful Braves' offense.

The Diamondbacks ended the regular season with a 10-1-1 record, while the Braves had an equally impressive record of 10-2.

Astros 3, Rockies 2

The Astros scored two runs in the top of the final inning to pull out the narrow 3-2 win over the Rockies. Andrew Wolke grounded out to score West Hammock, and Gavin Atwell scored on a wild pitch to pull out the Astros' win in the final frame.

For the Rockies, Griffin Loy had two hits, and drove in a run. Jonah Brock had a hit and drove in a run. Pitchers Kole Grundy and Griffin Loy only allowed two hits and struck out seven batters in five innings.

Rockies 15, White Sox 2

The Rockies scored 10 runs in the second inning to easily down the White Sox by a score of 15-2.

The Rockies' Caleb Perkins had three hits, drove in two runs and scored three runs. Perkins also teamed up with Kole Grundy on the mound, as the pitching duo only allowed two hits and two runs.

For the Rockies, Brodrick Finley had two hits, drove in four runs and scored two runs. Connnor Roberts and Kole Grundy both had two hits and two runs batted in.

For the White Sox, Chandler Taylor had a hit and drove in a run.

Braves 12, Marlins 4

The Braves' Carson Fraley hit a homer, had two hits, drove in three runs and scored two runs in the Braves' 12-4 win over the Marlins.

Also for the Braves, Ben Hampton had two hits, drove in two runs and scored two runs. Noah McMillan had two hits, drove in two runs and scored a run.

For the Marlins, Mack King had two hits, drove in a run and scored two runs.

Diamondbacks 9,

Astros 5

Down 5-4 going into the top of the third inning, the Diamondbacks scored four runs in the fourth and another run in the fifth for their 9-5 win over the Astros.

For the Diamondbacks, Gavin Cook had two hits, drove in three runs and scored a run. Kade Hargis had two hits, scored a run and drove in a run.

For the Astros, Pierce Jasper drove in three runs and scored a run. Eyan Phelps and Connor VanDerPloeg had runs batted in.

STEVE CORNELIUS is the CJ Sports Editor and can be reached at sports@somerset-kentucky.com. Follow him on Twitter at @CJSportseditor.

Steve Cornelius has worked as a journalist at the Commonwealth Journal since 2001, and has been the CJ Sports Editor since 2005.