Mustangs hammer out 8-3 victory over rival Rebels

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Riverside's Logan Meurer winces after being hit by an Austin Pike pitch Monday afternoon at Lake City.

Buffalo Island Central plated five late inning runs, breaking a 3-3 tie en route to an 8-3 victory over rival Riverside in 2A-3 conference baseball action Monday afternoon at Lake City.

Wes Colbert went 4-5 and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Mustang offensive attack. Logan Dewitt, Austin Pike and Mark Stone added two hits apiece for BIC, who improved to 7-5 overall and 5-5 in conference play.

Pike went the distance on the mound to pick up the win for the Mustangs. The freshman right hander struck out nine Rebels in the game.

Mustang pitcher Austin Pike wheels and deals in BIC's 8-3 win over Riverside Monday at Lake City.

Ryan Mason had a pair of hits for Riverside. Cody Webb (2-1) took the loss on the hill for the Rebels.

Riverside bounced back Tuesday afternoon with a pair of shutout victories over Cross County. The Rebels won the opener 10-0 before whitewashing the Thunderbirds 17-0 in the nightcap.

Matthew Mann (1-0) earned the victory in the opener, giving up two hits in five innings of work. Mann fanned six batters and did not issue a walk. Ryan Mason led the Rebels with four hits and three RBIs. Levi Reed and Logan Meurer each added a pair of hits and an RBI.

Jacob Jordan picked up the win in the second game of the doubleheader for the Rebels. Jordan (1-1) allowed only three hits while striking out six in five innings of work. Morgan Fletcher led the Rebels at the plate with three hits and four RBIs on the day. Meurer had a pair of knocks while driving in three runs. Lathe Lunsford added a pair of hits and drove in a run while Braden Peaster had a pair of RBIs.

Riverside traveled to Rector Thursday afternoon and came away with a doubleheader split against the host Cougars.

Rector took the opener 12-9 before the Rebels came back to win the nightcap 8-4.

Cody Webb suffered the loss in the opener for the Rebels. Webb, Morgan Fletcher and Ryan Mason led Riverside at the plate with two hits apiece. Fletcher and Mason also had an RBI each.

Mason helped Riverside pick up a win in the second game with three hits and an RBI while Webb had two hits and two RBIs. Michael Mann and Lathe Lunsford also had a pair of hits while driving in a run apiece.

Logan Meurer (2-2) earned the victory for the Rebels pitching a complete game. Meurer gave up four runs on six hits, struck out three and walked a pair.

Riverside is now 7-9 overall and 6-9 in conference play.

BIC played host to Walnut Ridge Tuesday afternoon and dropped a 10-4 decision to the visiting Bobcats.

Zach Crisler notched the win for the Bobcats, going six innings. Crisler fanned eight batters while walking only one. Eric Wilcoxson, Hunter Flippo, Cole Hicks and Payton Poole all went 2-4 at the plate for Walnut Ridge.

Dilynn Strickland and Mark Stone both had a pair of hits for the Mustangs while Josh McCormick added a two run double.

Jeremy Smith pitched the first three innings for the Mustangs and took the loss.

Marmaduke blasted three home runs while hammering out 13 hits on the day as the Greyhounds ran past BIC 10-3 Thursday afternoon in 2A-3 baseball action at Marmaduke.

Morgan Hawley, Joey Swearingen and Kasey Reagans all socked homers for the Greyhounds. Hawley ripped a solo shot, his fourth of the season, in the bottom of the first. Swearingen blasted his second of the year, another solo job, in the second inning before Regans drilled a three run bomb in the fourth, his second round tripper of the season.

Marmaduke (16-5, 11-3) also got three hits and three RBIs from Zac Benson. Hawley (4-3) picked up the win, going six innings for the Greyhounds. The senior right hander gave up two runs on four hits while striking out 11 Mustangs.

Josh McCormick and Jacob Sanders had a pair of hits each to lead the Mustangs, who fell to 7-7 and 5-7 in 2A-3 conference play. Jeremy Smith took the loss on the mound for BIC.

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