Rebels shut out Mustangs 9-0
Riverside completed a doubleheader sweep Friday with a 9-0 victory over archrival Buffalo Island Central after the Rebels handled Pocahontas 6-1 earlier in the day.
Larry Tilley got the win over BIC, allowing just two hits while striking out four in the five-inning game. Tilley also helped himself at the plate, stroking a pair of hits. Cannon Smith was a perfect 3-3 and drove in four runs on the afternoon. Gavin Stone also added a pair of hits for the Rebels.
Chayse Carmichael pitched three innings, allowing four runs, and took the loss for the Mustangs. Gavin Gathright also worked three innings, allowing five runs. Andrew McFarlin doubled while Dax Hurst and Bryce Towery both had singles.
Stone picked up the win in Riverside's victory at Pocahontas. The senior fireballer struck out six. The Rebels banged out 10 hits against Redskin pitching, including three each by Tilley and Preston Nichols. Tilley had an RBI while Nichols drove in a pair of runs.
Riverside hammered Trumann 10-2 Tuesday afternoon at Lake City. Stone had three hits and scored twice. Izzy Garcia went 2-2 and scored three runs while Ryan Austin had two hits and an RBI. Dillon Turner singled and had three RBI. Charlie McClure pitched three and 2/3 innings to pick up the victory. The southpaw allowed just three hits while fanning eight and walking three.
Riverside began the week, losing a tough 2-1 decision at Bay. Taylor Layne outdueled Larry Tilley to pick up the win for the Yellowjackets. Layne pitched seven innings, allowing one unearned run on just four hits. The senior righthander fanned five and walked four. Tilley was equally as sharp, going six innings, allowing two unearned runs on five hits. Tilley struck out four and didn't walk a batter. The 'Jackets scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning. Bay got their first run on a passed ball and tacked on another run with an RBI groundout by Nathan Higgins. Riverside pushed across its only run of the game in the fourth inning on a wild throw. Braden Overman was thrown out on a close play at the plate, attempting to score the tying run. Garcia, Overman, Turner and Matthew Fraser all had singles for the Rebels. Cannon Smith scored Riverside's lone run.
Riverside returns to the diamond Monday at Rivercrest. The Rebels play host to Westside Tuesday before meeting BIC Wednesday at Monette. Riverside travels to Brookland Thursday before closing the week with a road trip Friday afternoon to Armorel.