October 19, 2012 - The Ken Caryl Chaos won the 10U Slammers Fall Ball Championship. The Chaos won behind solid pitching and explosive offense.
The first game was against a tough Cherry Creek team. Although the Chaos was down by two runs, the team's offense quickly turned the score around. Behind the combined pitching of Nathan Bailey, Jesse Berland and Joseph Bailey, the two runs were the only runs that Cherry Creek would get all day. Joseph Bailey's pitching was masterful, recording five strike outs in two innings. Offensively every boy reached base during the game. Danny Robles' single in the third inning was the important hit, setting the tone for the rest of the game. Dylan Bolt's' plate performance resulted to two important walks. Chaos: 11-2.
The second game was against a well coached Green Mountain Rams team, the number two seed in the tournament. Jared Sharp was called to the mound in this important game. He answered the call with a stellar complete game giving up only two runs. For the first three innings the game was a real nail biter -- a 1-1 pitchers duel. With a Summit pitching change in the fourth inning, the Chaos bats exploded scoring 12 runs. Leading the offensive charge were Benjamin and Nathan Bailey, who each scored twice in the sixth inning. Crucial at bats were tendered by Josh Fenstermacher and Jared Novotny: both got on base to keep the big inning alive. Chaos 13-2.
The semi-final game against a scrappy Summit Extreme team was as tough and close a game as the Chaos would play all year. Benjamin Bailey pitched three innings of scoreless ball. Hayden Cross, coming off an injury in the prior game, started the fourth inning by scoring a much needed run, giving the Chaos a lead the would never surrender. Following Hayden's lead, the Chaos offense answered, scoring five more runs in the fourth, including a two run single from Nick Stone. But the Summit Extreme team came back scoring 5 runs in the fifth inning. With the game on the line, and a one run lead, Evan Bunevich was called on to close the game. Chaos 6-5.
The Chaos dominated a very skilled Dakota Ridge team in the Championship game. Evan Bunevich threw a perfect four inning game, striking out 8 of 12 batters. Behind such a superb pitching effort the offense came alive, with every Chaos player scoring a run. Indeed, the bottom of the Chaos order, Jared Novotny, Josh Fenstermacher and Dylan Bolt combined to score five runs during the course of the game. Continuing his domination at the top of the order, Jesse Berland went three for three at the plate, scoring twice, with Nick Stone driving him in twice for crucial runs. Although the Chaos scored eight unanswered runs in the second inning, the tough Dakota team made it feel close throughout the game. The Bailey boys, Nathan, Joseph and Benjamin also combined for a total of 5 runs in two innings. The final out of the perfect game was caught by Hayden Cross, who gave another stellar performance at first. Although down, Dakota Ridge never gave up. Chaos 15-0.
Manager: Jim Bailey