Rebels knock off Mustangs 5-2 on diamond
Izzy Garcia, Ryan Austin and Demo Bowers delivered RBI hits to help propel Riverside to a 5-2 victory over Buffalo Island Central in high school baseball action Wednesday at Monette. All three players had two hits apiece, an RBI and a run scored. Garcia and Austin both belted two singles while Bowers singled and cracked a double. Justin Berry also singled twice while Keech Wilmoth and Charlie McClure both had base hits, with Wilmoth scoring twice.
Austin went the distance to pick up the win for the Rebels. The sophomore threw seven innings, allowing two runs, one earned on just six hits. Austin fanned four and did not allow a walk.
Bryce Towery took the defeat for BIC, pitching seven innings, giving up five runs, four earned. Towery surrendered eight hits, struck out five and issued one base on balls.
Towery drove in one BIC run with an RBI single while Canon Walling laced a pair of singles and scored a run. Kyle Thrasher had a base hit and scored once while Logan Harrison and Franklin Patterson both belted singles. Kaleb Dublin had an RBI.
Riverside began the week with a 5-1 nine-inning victory Monday at Rivercrest. Dillon Turner picked up the win in relief, working an inning and a third of shutout ball. Charlie McClure got the start and lasted seven and 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run and six hits. The senior lefty fanned 10 and walked two.
Turner slammed a homerun and added two singles to ignite the Rebel offense. Turner also scored twice and drove in a run. Berry singled twice and had an RBI while Garcia and Austin both singled and scored once. McClure and Wilmoth had base hits while Hunter Swaim delivered an RBI.
The Rebels traveled to Trumann Tuesday and brought home a 10-7 win. Garcia got the victory, working three innings, allowing four earned runs.
Turner cracked a two-run double, singled and scored a run. Garcia, Austin, and Grant Smith all contributed RBI singles while Wilmoth smacked a double and scored twice. McClure and Bowers drilled a single each while both scoring two runs apiece. Grayson Emery crossed the plate twice.
Riverside (15-8) returns to action Monday with a road trip to Lepanto where they will face East Poinsett County. The Rebels travel to Westside Tuesday before playing their last home game of the season Thursday against Brookland. Riverside closes out the regular season Friday with a road trip to Armorel.