Riverside Rebel diamond roundup
Riverside remained unbeaten in 2A-3 conference baseball action with a come-from-behind 19-8 victory at Rector Monday afternoon.
The Rebels (3-2, 2-0 2A-3) fell behind 7-1 before scoring seven runs in the fourth inning to take an 8-7 lead. Riverside banged out four hits during the rally, including a big two-run homer off the bat of Cody Stallings. The Rebels also benefited from four base on balls issued by Rector pitching.
Riverside strung together eight consecutive hits with two outs, exploding for another seven runs in the top of the seventh to put the game away.
Stallings and Morgan Fletcher led the Rebels at the plate, going 3-5 with three RBIs a piece. Logan Meurer also belted out three hits for Riverside, while Josh Driver banged out a pair of hits and drove in a three runs. Lathe Lunsford laced two hits and drove in two runs while Jake Love also got in on the action with a pair of base hits.
Love picked up the win in relief, pitching the final 4 2/3 innings, allowing only one run on three hits. The junior right-hander struck out four while issuing five walks.
Rector saw its record dip to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.
The Rebels will take a break this week before resuming action on March 30 when they travel to Black Rock to take on the Zebras in a 4:30 non-conference contest.
The Lady Rebel softball squad dropped a 15-1 decision to Marked Tree Monday afternoon at Lake City.
Hannah Ghant fired a four hitter while striking out eight Lady Rebels to pick up the win for the Lady Indians.
Becca Frayer scored Riverside's only run. Frayer also rapped a base hit while stealing three bases on the day.
The Lady Rebels will return to action March 29 when they host Rector in a 2A-3 conference battle at Lake City.