What a seven innings Rivertonís sophomore Chandler Underhill had at Erie. In the five inning 13-0 run ruled first game, Underhill had a double, 2 home runs ó one an inside the park ó 2 stolen bases, 5 RBIís, and with a base on balls scored 4 runs. In the lightened shortened 2 inning second game, Underhill started with a double and 3 more RBIís, then smashed his third home run of the night and collected 3 more RBIís. Ten RBIís in 7 innings. The Rams will probably travel back to Erie to finish the CNC league game.
On the offensive highlights were Dylan Weaverís on base 3-4, 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs scored. Jake Neal had 2 base hits, 3 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases. Tyler Morrill and Dallas Hutchinson each had 2 singles. Not questioning the catcherís abilities, but the Rams had 12 stolen bases.
Hunter Deckard got the win over 4 innings as he struck out 5, allowed only 1 hit, and issued zero walks. Nolan Wall pitched the final inning striking out 2.
In the suspended second game, Andrew Patterson and Neal hit triples and Morrill a double.
Last Thursday, the Rams entertained Galena in a double header. Galena jumped to a 4 run head start in the first inning. Tyler Van Cleave led off with a double, Kyler Cook walked, and Zack Gougler doubled. Trenton Little reached first on a third base error, went to second on the overthrow and scored on Dakota Greenís single.
Riverton added 2 runs in the second on Kody Adamís double and Hutchinson and T J McDonaldís singles.
The Rams scored 2 more runs in the 7th on Hutchinsonís second base hit of the night. McDonald followed with his 3rd single of the game and scored on the ensuing overthrow at third.
In the 10-4 Bulldog victory, Gougler recorded a double and a single. Cook and Green each had 2 base hits. Alex Bryant added a double. Gougler pitched the seven innings, striking out 7, walking 5. Wall and Patterosn pitched for Riverton.
Down 6-0 in the bottom of the fourth in the second game, the Rams got on the scoreboard with 2 runs. Weaver, Morrill, and Patterson plated singles.
Behind 6-2, Riverton sent 10 batters to the plate in the fifth. The Rams tied the game with 4 runs as Greyson Spriggs singled, stole second and third and crossed the plate on the third basemanís catching error. Weaver and Morrill singled and courtesy runner Bryce Lockwood and Morrill scored on 2 wild pitches. Underhill hit a double up the middle and was plated on Zack Watkinsí sacrifice.
After a pitching change from Morrill to Deckard, the Bulldogs threatened in the sixth. Bryant got on with a fielderís choice, Van Cleave walked, and both runners advanced to third and second on a wild pitch. Gougler drew an intentional walk. With bases loaded and 2 outs, Deckard struck out Little swinging to save the inning.
With the score tied 6-6 in the 6th, Riverton took the lead adding 2 runs. Spriggs singled, stole second, and went to third on an overthrow. Spriggs scored when Weaver got on with a centerfield error. Weaver later added the 8th run on a wild pitch.
In the last bat seventh, the Bulldogs started with a single by Casey Krei. Deckard struck out Gabe Helton and Aaron Cockerel. Devon Newman was hit with a pitch. With two runners on, Deckard got Bryant to
strikeout to nail the come from behind win. Riverton is now 5-6 for the season.