Rangers over Angels 8-7

Game Played on 5/15/2018 5:30 PM at Dean1
Results were reported on 5/17/2018 10:54 PM
GameID: 16594

Pitching for Rangers Pitching for Angels
NameAgePitch Count
Brandon Curtis963
Samuel Cunniffe1043
Kieran Kelly1017
NameAgePitch Count
Thomas Dowling950
Boden Kuhnel1017
Rory Shanley1028
Mason Loughlin92

Rangers 8 Angels 7

On a beautiful night for baseball the Rangers and the Angels treated their fans to a great game under the lights with the Rangers coming from behind to win 8-7.  
The Rangers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Sam Cunniffe walked, stole second and scored on a line drive double to left off the bat of Kieran Kelly.  In the bottom of the 1st the Angels had some patient at bats and a big 2 run single by Jonathan Blattner to leap frog the Rangers and take a 4-1 lead.
The Rangers who are making a habit of coming back kept chipping away.  In the third inning, Sammy Cunniffe hit a bomb over the head of the centerfielder for a home run to close the gap to 4-2.  In the fourth inning, Aiden Austin led off with a single and scored on a clutch 2 out hit by Pablo Hernandez; and after 4 it was a 1 run game.
The Rangers completed the comeback in the 5th inning.  Brandon Curtis led off with a single and stole second, Sammy hit a double to center to score "Packman" to tie the game at 4.  Ryan White then hit a booming triple to left to put the Rangers ahead!  Owen Parry-Cruwys followed by ripping a line drive to right, White scored and "OPC" did not stop until he had circled the bases to give the Rangers a 8-4 lead.  The Angels though refused to quit!  In the bottom of the 5th, a pair of 2 out walks brought Tommy Dowling to the plate and Tommy drove a long three run home run to left to bring the Angles right back within 1 run 8-7.  
The Rangers closer was Kieran Kelly.  He came in for the bottom of the 6th and pounded the strike zone.  He struck out the first 2 batters, then with 2 outs a sharp ground ball was fielded flawlessly by Curtis at short who threw across the diamond to White to end a terrific see saw game.  
Angels Highlights
* Tommy Dowling 3 run Homer
* Holden May, single
* Jon Blattner, single, 2 RBI's
* Ayden Belanger, single
* Great pitching from Tommy Dowling, Boden Kuhnel, Rory Shanley and Mason Laughlin
Rangers Hilights
* Brandon Curtis 1 for 2, 2 runs scored, key defensive play at SS
* Sam Cunniffe, 2 for 3, Home run, double, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI's, nice defensive play at SS, threw out a base stealer at 2B
* Kieran Kelly, 2 for 3, double, RBI
* Ryan White, 2 for 3, triple, 1 run scored, 2 RBI
* Aiden Austin, single
* Pablo Hernandez, single, RBI
* Owen Guelcher, nice defensive play at 3B
* Effective pitching from Curtis, Cunniffe and Kelly.
Both teams have clinched the playoffs, so they may see each other again!  Best of luck the rest of the season.