Love's game winning hit lifts Rebels over Rector

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jake Love's two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning capped off an improbable rally to lift Riverside to a 12-11 comeback victory over Rector Thursday afternoon at Lake City.

The Cougars had taken an 11-5 lead, scoring nine runs of their own in the top of the inning to erase a 5-3 deficit, but couldn't hang on as the Rebels improved to 15-6 overall and 6-4 in 2A-3 conference action.

Love finished the day with a perfect 4-4 performance at the plate. Love also scored four runs while picking up three RBIs on the afternoon. Cody Stallings improved his record to 3-1 on the season, picking up the win in relief. Stallings also added a pair of hits and two runs batted in.

The Cougar's heartbreaking defeat dropped their record to 5-12 overall and 3-6 in conference play.

Josh Driver fired a two-hit shutout Tuesday afternoon to lead the Rebels to a 5-0 victory over Ridgefield Christian in Jonesboro. Driver went the distance, fanning eight Eagles while allowing only two hits on the day.

Lathe Lunsford drove in three runs while Cody Stallings laced a pair of doubles to lead the Rebel offense. Matthew Mann added an RBI.

The Rebels began the week with a 17-2 loss at the hands of Marked Tree Monday afternoon at Lake City.

Marked Tree's Richie Tate belted his eighth home run of the season, a two-run shot, to ignite the Indian's offense. Bryant Anderson and Jagger McCrary added a pair of hits apiece.

Morgan Fletcher had an RBI single for the Rebels.

Riverside is scheduled to play Turrell Tuesday afternoon at Lake City as the Rebels gear up for District Tournament play beginning Friday.

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