The Flames used the game largely as a tune-up for next week's playoff games, as they had already clinched the SCL-South title on Saturday, when Spring Hill beat St. Martin. Spring Hill clinched the #1 seed in the north with their victory of the Flames.
The Flames scored all four of their runs in the fifth inning, as they batted around. Cody Fourre walked, and advanced to second on Mitchell Thelen's walk. Aaron Einyck doubled to left, scoring Fourre and sending Thelen to third. Brad Mergen singled to left, scoring both Thelen and Einyck. Chris Wehseler singled, sending Mergen to second. Aaron Nett then singled to left center, scoring Wehseler with Farming's final run.
The Flames used five pitchers on the afternoon including Brad Mergen, Aaron Nett, Kyle Zierden, Chad Mergen, and Taylor Fourre. Brad took the loss for the Flames.
Aaron Nett had quite a day for Farming. Father Nett said Mass at the ballpark at 10:30am, and then went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. He also turned 40 on Sunday, and also helped celebrate with friends and family as brother Ted was inducted into the Farming Hall of Fame after the ballgame.
Farming finishes the season with a 10-3 league mark, which gives them their second consecutive SCL-South title and makes them the #1 seed for next weekend's playoffs. The Flames host Lake Henry on Saturday, at 1:30pm.
Congratulations to the Flames and the whole Farming community! Next week starts a whole new season -- come out and cheer the ballclub on as they start the SCL-South playoffs.