Central Catholic run-rules Riverside
Central Catholic run-ruled Riverside 13-0 in six innings in nondistrict road action Saturday.
Central Catholic scored five runs in the first, three in the second, one in the fifth and four in the sixth.
The game was called after the sixth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Nathan Hebb led the Eagles’ offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a home run, five RBIs and two runs. Other top Central Catholic offensive contributors were Carter Williams, 2-for-2 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs; Bryce Grizzaffi, 2-for-3, two doubles, an RBI and three runs; Philip Guarisco, 2-for-3, a double, an RBI and three runs; Sammy Spitale, 2-for-2, two RBIs; Brooke Thomas, 1-for-4, a double and a run; and Ryan Miller, 1-for-3, an RBI and a stolen base.
Trent Hillen earned the win. In five innings, he surrendered two hits, walked four and fanned 12.
In one inning of relief, Thomas surrendered one walk and fanned one.
Patterson fell 13-3 to North Vermilion on the road Saturday in District 8-3A action.
While the score was tied at 2 after an inning and Patterson took a 3-2 lead in the top of the second, North Vermilion responded with six runs in the bottom of the second and three more in the bottom of the third for an 11-3 lead. The Patriots added two runs in the bottom of the fourth, and the game was called after the top of the fifth due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Joseph Larson, the first of four Patterson pitchers, suffered the loss. In 1.1 innings, he surrendered five runs (two earned) on four hits with two hit batters and one strikeout.
Larson led the Lumberjacks’ offense with a 1-for-2 performance with a stolen base, while Reid Perkins was 1-for-3.