Riverside splits twinbill with Manila
Alex Smith's two-run fourth inning double capped off a two hit, four RBI night leading Riverside's Senior Babe Ruth team to a 17-2 rout over Manila's No. 1 in the first game of a twin-bill.
Smith's double coupled with a two-run single by Kevin Winford highlighted the five run fourth inning explosion after the Rebels scored sever third inning runs thanks largely to seven Manila walks.
Smith got the Rebels off to a fast start with a two-run single in the first as the Rebs took a 3-1 lead.
Riverside added two more runs in the second thanks to an RBI single by third baseman, Tim Austin, who also scored four runs.
Matt Snyder tossed a complete game, scattering seven hits to gain the win for the Rebels. Snyder struck out five while giving up only one walk.
M.J. Emery had tow singles for the Rebels and also scored two runs. Matt Owens had s single, walk, and scored a run.
Zach Reynolds laced two singles, scored two runs and added a stolen base, while Snyder helped his own cause with a single and a run scored. Steven Dewitt drew three base on balls and scored three runs and Tyler Timms walked and scored a run.
Manila Number 1 scored the first run of the game as Chase Shelton, who singled, raced home on an RBI single by Cody Wells.
Juan Moyeda produced Manila's only other run with an RBI double, his second of the night, in the top of the third.
Scot Townsend battled wildness and took the loss for Manila Number 1. Townsend added a single to add to the Manila attack. Blake Reinhart also singled for Manila.
In the nightcap Manila Number 2 shutout Riverside on a one-hitter by Justin Hill, 10-0.
Tyler Timms managed Riverside's only hit to prevent Hill from pitching a no-hitter.
Adam McDaniel got Manila Number 2 on the board first with an RBI double in the second.
Manila added two more runs in the third on an error and a fielder's choice.
Manila Number 2 blew the game open in the fourth, scoring five times. Four runs came home on Doug Lester's grand slam home run over the centerfield fence.
Manila Number 2 added two more insurance runs in the fifth to close out the game with the 10-run fifth inning rule.
The Rebels return to action Monday night at Caraway against Corning before traveling to Marked Tree for a Tuesday night game.