Created on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Riverside’s Dillon Roof fires a pitch during a game against Bradford on Tuesday at Riverside High School EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LABATT
Riverside’s baseball team fell behind early Tuesday against visiting Bradford and could not recover en route to a 5-1 loss in non-league action.
The Pirates fall to 1-3 on the season.
Riverside was hurt by four errors.
“We can’t continue to average four errors a game,” said Riverside coach Scott Mann. “Our defense has to help our pitchers out.”
Bradford led 5-0 after three innings.
The only offense the Pirates could muster was a single run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Riverside finished with three hits. Dalton Bollinger led the way with a double.
The Pirates return to action Thursday at Lehman Catholic.
Tigers edge Jets in OHC play
West Liberty-Salem’s baseball team picked up its first win Tuesday by edging host Northeastern 8-7 in Ohio Heritage Conference action.
The Tigers are now 1-1 on the season.
WL-Salem led 4-1 after three innings and added a run in the fourth for a 5-1 lead.
The Jets scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 5-3.
The Tigers plated three runs in the top of the sixth in move their lead to 8-3. Northeastern clawed back with three runs in the bottom of the sixth and another run in the bottom of the seventh, but the Tigers were able to hold on for the win.
Grant Burden was the winning pitcher and also hit a home run at the plate for the Tigers.
Spencer Whitcraft went 3-3 with a double and two RBI, Max Bailey went 2-3 with four RBI and Jake Rutan added two hits for WL-Salem.
The Tigers return to action Thursday at home against Triad.
Cardinals keep rolling
Triad’s baseball team stayed perfect Tuesday with a 10-0 six-inning win at Southeastern in Ohio Heritage Conference action.
The Cardinals are now 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the OHC.
Triad collected seven hits and also benefited from five Southeastern errors.
Seth Collier went the distance on the mound to get the win. He struck out eight and allowed only one hit.
Colton Young went 2-4 to spark the Cardinals at the plate. Collier had a double and Doug Lowe chipped in with two RBI.
Triad travels to West Liberty-Salem on Thursday.
Ridgemont rips Ada
Host Ridgemont blasted Ada 16-1 in five innings Tuesday in a non-league baseball game.
Tyler Tillman threw a one-hitter for the Gophers. He finished with 10 strikeouts and five walks.
“Tillman pitched a great game for us, which made it easy for our defense,” said Ridgemont coach Todd Smith. “We still have a lot of work to do to get where we should be at this time. We need a good practice day to work on our base running and fielding.”
Offensively for the winners, Trevor Sparks had a triple and five RBI, Tyler Allen had a double, single and four RBI, Michael McCloud had a double and Tillman, Cody Ray and Isaiah Stover each had two singles.