Rebels stay unbeaten in 2A-3 baseball action
Riverside remained undefeated in 2A-3 conference play, picking up shutout wins last week over Marked Tree and Marmaduke. The Rebels crushed the Indians 12-0 Tuesday afternoon at Marked Tree before whitewashing the Greyhounds 20-0 Thursday afternoon at Marmaduke.
Riverside began the week with a 6-2 nonconference victory over Bay Monday afternoon at Lake City before ending the week with a 9-5 loss to Brookland Friday afternoon at home.
Riverside (13-3, 7-0) got big days at the plate from both Matthew Fraser and Gavin Stone in their victory over the Yellowjackets. Fraser went 1-2, including a triple and three RBI. Stone singled, tripled and scored a run.
Dillon Turner rapped a double and scored once. Cannon Smith and Charlie McClure both had RBI singles and scored one run apiece. Chandler Tate socked an RBI single while Dylan Austin scored twice.
Larry Tilley, who drove in a run, picked up the win on the mound, pitching five innings of three hit ball. Tilley allowed one run, fanned six and walked one batter. Turner got credit for the save, going two innings, giving up three hits and one run while striking out a pair of Yellowjackets.
Stone shut out Marked Tree over three innings to pick up the win against the Indians. The junior right hander surrendered just two hits while fanning eight batters. McClure finished up with two innings of no hit, no-run baseball, striking out five while walking two.
Turner had a perfect day at the plate, going 3-3 with an RBI and a run scored as the Rebels banged out 11 hits on the afternoon. Tilley had a 2-3 day, including a double, an RBI and a pair of runs scored. Stone singled twice, drove in a run and scored once. Izzy Garcia socked an RBI double and scored a run. Aaron Smith had an RBI hit and scored twice. McClure added an RBI single with a pair of runs scored while Tate cracked a two-run single. Fraser crossed the plate twice while Justin Berry scored a run.
Turner earned the win in Riverside's rout of Marmaduke. Turner went two innings, allowing no hits while fanning four. Garcia pitched an inning of one-hit baseball to finish up for the Rebels.
Fraser blasted a home run while going 2-2 on the day. The Rebel catcher also drove in four runs and scored three times. Cannon Smith singled, tripled, drove in three runs and scored twice. Tilley rapped an RBI single and scored a run. Garcia singled in a run and scored three times. Stone singled and scored three runs. Aaron Smith drilled an RBI single while Tate singled and crossed the plate twice. Turner had an RBI and scored a run while Hunter Rand and Chase Helms had an RBI apiece. McClure also scored a pair of runs for Riverside.
Tilley took the loss in Friday's game against Brookland, giving up nine runs and five hits over three innings of work. McClure came on in relief and hurled four shutout innings of five-hit baseball, striking out five and walking a pair.
Stone was the offensive star for the Rebels, going 3-4 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored. Tilley and Tate both hammered RBI doubles while Fraser, Turner, McClure and Berry all rapped singles.
Riverside returns to action Monday afternoon at Lake City with a key league matchup against rival Buffalo Island Central. The Rebels play host to league foes Cross County Tuesday and East Poinsett County on Wednesday before ending the week at Rector Thursday afternoon in another 2A-3 conference battle.