Rebels hold off EPC 5-2
Riverside rode the pitching of seniors Dillon Turner and Charlie McClure to a 5-2 victory over East Poinsett County Monday at Lepanto. The Rebels scored a run in the first to grab a 1-0 lead before adding two more in the third to move ahead 3-0. Both teams scored two runs each in the sixth.
Turner gained the victory, working six innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits. The senior righthander fanned seven Warriors. McClure struck out the side in the seventh inning to pick up the save.
Senior Izzy Garcia cracked a pair of singles, drove in a run and scored once to pace the Rebels. Turner hammered an RBI double while Justin Berry plated a run with a single and scored once. McClure had a base hit and scored twice, Ryan Austin singled and scored once while Keech Roberson and Grant Smith both singled.
The Rebels traveled to Westside Tuesday, losing 11-5 to the host Warriors. Westside used two big innings to score all their runs. The Warriors pushed across five runs in the third inning before scoring six more in the fifth.
Garrett Robinson threw four shutout innings to gain the victory. Robinson also had a pair of hits and an RBI. Coby Landreth and Luke Hart both drilled two-run singles for the Warriors.
McClure took the loss for Riverside. The southpaw pitched four innings, giving up five earned runs on six hits. McClure fanned five and walked two. Jacob Thomas pitched two shutout innings of two-hit ball for the Rebels.
McClure singled twice, tripled, had two RBI and scored a pair of runs. Turner blasted a two-run double, Garcia produced an RBI single and scored a run while Demo Bowers singled and scored twice. Berry had a base hit.
The Rebels closed out their home schedule Thursday afternoon at Lake City, dropping a 13-0 decision to Brookland.
Brandon Glenn worked six innings, allowing just one hit while striking out seven to pick up the win for the Bearcats. Jake Algee tripled, singled twice, had an RBI and scored four runs to lead the Brookland offensive attack.
Austin took the loss, pitching five innings, allowing nine runs, five earned, on eight hits. Thomas pitched an inning, giving up four earned runs on five hits.
Riverside ended the regular season, losing 10-0 at Woodlawn on Friday. Turner suffered the loss, pitching three innings, allowing four earned runs on five hits. McClure pitched an inning and 2/3, giving up six runs on seven hits.
Offensively for the Rebels, Grayson Emery doubled while Garcia and Austin both singled.
Riverside returns to action Tuesday when they take on Piggott in the first round of the District Tournament at Walnut Ridge.