Town Crier Sports Staff
Senior Jordan Adcock's three run blast carried Riverside to a 5-4 victory over Crowley's Ridge Academy Monday afternoon, March 12, at Caraway. The Falcons took a 2-0 lead after the first inning before Riverside came back with a run in the second. Adcock's homer gave the Rebels the lead for good, 5-2, in the third inning. CRA got single runs in the fifth and the sixth innings, but the Rebels hung on to post the win.
Nick Bagley had a pair of hits and an RBI while Shawn Mathews doubled and scored once to help the Rebels at the plate. Cody O'Guinn singled, scored a run and stole a base. Blake Hogan singled and scored once while Caleb McCluskey drove in a run to round out the Rebel offense.
Mathews pitched an inning and a third of no-hit baseball, striking out four to pick up the win. Garrett Weaver went the final two and 2/3 innings, surrendering a pair of unearned runs to pick up the save. The junior righthander fanned six. Freshman Blake Hogan started the game, pitching three innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Hogan struck out four and walked two.
Weiner pounded out 13 hits to out-slug Riverside 10-5 Tuesday afternoon at Caraway. The Cardinals got a pair of runs in the first inning and tacked on three more in the third to take a 5-1 lead. Cody Kemp's RBI double highlighted the Cardinal third.
Riverside rallied with three runs in their half of the third. Cameron Casey led off the inning with a walk. Shawn Mathews then drove a fast ball to the wall in left field, putting runners at first and second. Garrett Weaver was intentionally walked to load the bases. Jordan Adcock followed with a two run single to cut the Weiner lead to 5-3. Nick Bagley's RBI ground-out scored Weaver for the Rebel's third run of the inning.
Weiner came right back with three runs in the top of the fourth. Kemp ripped his second RBI double of the game to drive in the first run of the inning. A balk and a wild pitch plated the other two Cardinal runs.
Mathews' fourth inning RBI single pulled Riverside to within 8-5, but the Cardinals put the game away with two runs in the seventh to claim the win.
Mathews finished the day with three singles, a pair of stolen bases and an RBI. Weaver had an RBI double while Hogan also had a base hit.
Jordan Beard went seven innings to pick up the win on the mound. The Cardinal righthander struck out nine while surrendering five hits. Jordan Adcock pitched 2 and 2/3 innings to take the loss. Adcock gave up three hits and five runs while striking out two and walking three. Blake Hogan went 3 and 2/3 innings, giving up five runs and 10 hits. The freshman righthander struck out two and walked five. Sophomore Cameron Casey faced two batters, striking out one.
Riverside will return to action Saturday when they play in the Extra Inning Tournament at Greene County Tech. The Rebels will face Manila and Des Arc in the tournament.