AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP
Mark Stone's three run homer in the top of the fifth inning, his eighth of the year, snapped a 9-9 tie, propelling Buffalo Island Central to a 12-9 victory over Crowley's Ridge Academy at the Bay Playday Saturday afternoon in Bay. Stone finished with a pair of hits as did teammates Ben Cole, Isaac Ibanez and Jeremy Smith. Logan Dewitt picked up the win, pitching 2 1/3 innings while striking out a pair of batters. The victory improves BIC's record to 15-5 on the season.
BIC downed arch-rival Riverside 11-1 Friday afternoon at Monette. Nathan Whitlow pitched five innings, striking out five Rebels in gaining the victory on the mound. Mark Stone belted a three run homer while going 2-4 at the plate to lead the Mustang attack. Isaac Ibanez went 1-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Brent Ray was 1-3 with an RBI while Ben Cole went 1-3 and scored a run.
Rector traveled to Monette Wednesday afternoon and came away with a 6-4 victory over the Mustangs.
Denver Knight pitched six strong innings, giving up just two earned runs on six hits to pick up the win for the Cougars. Knight fanned a pair of Mustangs while walking four batters. Cody Hager gained the save, getting the last three outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Mitchell Weber blasted a solo homer in the top of the seventh, giving the Cougars a two-run cushion. The win improved Rector to 8-5 overall and 5-5 in 2A-3 conference play. Weber led Rector at the plate, going 3-4 with a run scored while driving in a pair of runs. Hager went 2-4 at the plate with a pair of runs scored and three RBIs while Knight was 2-3 with a run scored.
Ben Cole, Dilynn Strickland and Logan Dewitt all had two hits apiece to lead the Mustang offensive attack.
Riverside swept a pair of conference games Wednesday afternoon over Cross County, winning the opener 16-5 before taking the nightcap 16-4.
M.J. Brewer picked up the win for the Rebels in the opener. Brewer (1-2) allowed five runs, three earned, while giving up six hits. The right-hander struck out eight while issuing two base on balls in six innings of work.
Morgan Fletcher drilled three doubles and drove in a pair of runs to lead Riverside at the plate in the opener. Jacob Jordan also drove in a pair of runs for the Rebels.
Logan Meurer (1-2) knotched the win in the second game, pitching five innings. The sophomore right-hander worked five innings, giving up four runs, two earned. Meurer allowed four hits while striking out six to go along with one walk.
Braden Peaster paced the Rebels offensively with three base hits and an RBI. Meurer and Cody Stallings both had a pair of hits with Stallings driving in a run.
Tracey Reinhart homered and drove in five runs to power Manila to a 14-4 victory Wednesday afternoon over Hoxie at Manila.
Taylor Morgan picked up the win to even his record at 2-2, on the season. Morgan went six innings, allowing seven hits and four runs. The senior right-hander struck out four while issuing four base on balls.
Brian Borden had a pair of hits and drove in three runs for Manila, who improved to 4-8 overall and 4-5 in 3A-3 conference play.