Mustangs gain revenge with 7-2 win over Riverside

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Buffalo Island Central avenged last week's loss to rival Riverside, posting a 7-2 victory over the Rebels in 2A-3 baseball action Wednesday afternoon in Lake City.

The Mustangs scored all the runs they would need in the third inning, putting together a five run rally. BIC strung together four consecutive hits to begin the inning. Evan Sanders got things started for the Mustangs with a base hit, and scored on an Austin Pike single. Alan Carmichael scored Pike with a base hit before Seth Eatmon drove home Carmichael, scoring the fourth run of the inning. BIC tacked on a fifth run of the frame on an RBI single by Dalton Clay to take a 5-0 lead.

Pike's RBI double in the fourth inning scored Evan Sanders before Eatmon's RBI hit in the sixth closed out the scoring for the Mustangs. Evan Sanders led BIC with three hits and two runs scored while Pike had two hits and two RBI. Eatmon also had a pair of hits and two RBI for the Mustangs. Jacob Sanders and Dax Hurst added singles while Trevor Couch drilled a double.

Eatmon went the distance to gain the win, allowing two earned runs and two hits. Brandon Towery absorbed the loss for the Rebels, who got a double from Larry Tilley and a single off the bat of Towery.

The Mustangs suffered a 5-0 defeat Tuesday afternoon at Marked Tree. The host Indians scored single runs in the first three innings and tacked on runs in the fifth and sixth for all the scoring in the game.

Blake Daniels gained the win for Marked Tree, pitching all seven innings while allowing only a pair of first inning singles to BIC's Austin Pike and Jacob Sanders. Bailey Gilbert doubled, tripled and scored twice while Daniels added a pair of hits to lead the Indian offense. Jacob Sanders took the loss for BIC.

Riverside began the week, falling to EPC 3-2 Tuesday afternoon at Lepanto. Aaron Scales stole three bases to help the Warriors squeeze past the Rebels.

Riverside scored a run in the first, but EPC answered and took the lead, scoring two runs in the fourth. Andy Tacker delivered the game winning hit, scoring Corbin Truelove. McKenzie Betts earned the win, allowing just two hits and one earned run. Betts fanned eight and walked two in going the distance.

Kollin Stone was the hard luck loser for Riverside, working six innings while giving up three runs. The junior right hander scattered four hits and fanned 14 Warriors on the day.

The Rebels closed the week with an 8-0 whitewash of Rector Thursday afternoon at Lake City. Devon Austin fired a four-hit shutout while striking out nine Cougars. Austin helped himself at the plate, bashing a pair of doubles. Kollin Stone picked up a pair of hits and stole four bases while Matthew Fraser doubled, singled twice and drove in two runs. Caden Barrett went 2-3 and had an RBI. The win improved Riverside's overall record to 10-6 while the Rebels moved to 7-6 in conference play.

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