Rebels, Lady Rebels staqy unbeaten in diamond action
Riverside's baseballers are off to a hot start in their 2015 diamond campaign. The Rebels (5-0) defeated Marked Tree 6-0 to open the season before winning four straight games last week. Riverside shut out Marmaduke 15-0 Monday afternoon in Lake City, blasted Buffalo Island Central 10-1 Tuesday afternoon at Monette and finished the week with a doubleheader sweep over Trumann, winning the opener 5-1 before taking the nightcap 7-0.
Kollin Stone picked up the win in the opener over Marked Tree, pitching a complete game one-hit shutout over the Indians. Stone fanned 12 batters while issuing five walks. Luke Baker led the Rebel offense with a pair of hits and an RBI. Larry Tilley belted an RBI double while Dillon Turner also delivered an RBI single.
Tilley got the victory in Riverside's win over Marmaduke. The right hander pitched four innings of no-hit, no-run baseball, striking out six. Cody Webb finished up for the Rebels, working two innings of no-hit, no-run ball, striking out two. Turner went 2-4 with two RBI, Izzy Garcia was 2-2, Kollin Stone singled, tripled and drove in a run while Gavin Stone doubled, tripled and had an RBI. Matthew Fraser singled twice and drove in two runs.
Kollin Stone picked up his second victory of the year in Riverside's win at BIC. Stone pitched six innings, struck out 12, allowed two hits and one run. Webb pitched one inning, fanning two and allowing one hit. Tilley blasted a grand slam homer and drove in five runs to lead the Rebel offense. Baker had a pair of singles and a run batted in, Caden Barrett singled and doubled while Garcia had an RBI double.
Freshman Bryce Towery singled and doubled for BIC while Brandon Towery added a single for the Mustangs.
In game one of Riverside's doubleheader sweep at Trumann, Tilley picked up the win, pitching five strong innings, striking out three while surrendering just two base hits. Tilley also drove in four runs, including the go-ahead two-run double in the top of the first inning. Webb gained the victory in the nightcap, working four innings of shutout ball, allowing just three hits while striking out two. Gavin Stone pitched the final inning, allowing one hit while fanning a pair of batters. Baker ripped a two-run triple while Fraser added a two-run double to pace the Rebel offense.
The Lady Rebels also stand undefeated on the season, ripping off three consecutive victories last week. Riverside shutout Marked Tree 9-0 Monday afternoon at Lake City. Kayli Womack fired a seven-hit shutout while striking out nine batters to gain the win. Womack also went 2-3 at the plate with a pair of RBI. Kaitlyn Hale had three hits and four RBI while Hannah Fisher added a pair of singles and an RBI.
Riverside clobbered Cross County 17-6 Tuesday afternoon at Wynne. Womack pitched five innings, striking out five while allowing six runs on just four hits to earn the victory. Brianna Campbell had two hits and four RBI while Womack had two singles and two runs batted in. Hale also had a pair of hits and drove in four runs on the day.
Riverside closed out the week with an 11-0 whitewash over Crowley's Ridge Academy Thursday afternoon at Lake City. Womack gained her third win, throwing five scoreless innings while allowing just two hits. The right hander struck out seven batters and walked two on the day. Haven Robertson went 3-3 and drove in four runs while Campbell had a pair of hits and three RBI.