River Ridge junior Spencer White has had a hot bat as of late for the River Ridge varsity baseball team, and it was his bat that propelled the Timberwolves to a 4-2 victory over host Cassville this past Monday evening.
White went 2-for-3 in Monday’s game, and came up big with a two-run triple in the third inning to score Andrew Redman and Joel Mezera.
When the game went into extra innings, it was White who plated another run in the top of the eighth to give River Ridge the victory.
Also going 2-for-4 in the game was fellow River Ridge junior, Joel Mezera, who had a double in the eighth inning.
Mezera also collected the win on the mound after giving up two unearned runs off five hits in a complete eight-inning performance. He also struck out 10 batters and walked just one.
While River Ridge finished the game with seven hits, the Comets managed five, getting a 2-for-4 performance from Garrett Schauff, who hit a triple in the contest.
It was Elijah Okey taking the loss, after the sophomore hurler gave up one earned run in relief of starter Ty Kartman.
Kartman pitched seven innings, giving up two runs, one earned, while striking out four batters and walking three.
Okey started on the mound in the eighth inning, but after giving up a run with no outs, was replaced by Schauff, who struck out two batters and forced another out to end the inning.
The win gives coach Clay Koenig’s squad a Six Rivers West record of 9-6, while the Comets drop to 6-8.
In a conference double header played last Friday at Monticello, the Timberwolves competed a two-game sweep, winning by scores of 14-2 and 5-3.
In the first game, River Ridge managed 14 hits, and was led by Spencer White, who went 3-for-3 with five RBIs. Jake Devlin went 2-for-3 in the game with two RBIs, while Joel Mezera was 2-for-5 with three RBIs.
Mezera got the win on the hill, striking out 13 batters and walking two in seven innings of duty.
Game two saw Spencer White getting the win after striking out six batters and walking three in six innings.
White also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead his team at the plate.
Following this past Tuesday’s home game against Belmont, the Timberwolves host Black Hawk in a conference double-header on Friday.
River Ridge 4, Cassville 2
(from Monday, May 7)
River Ridge 002 000 02 - 4 7 1
Cassville 000 002 00 - 2 5 1
Leading hitters - RR: Spencer White 2x4, Joel Mezera 2x4; C: Garrett Schauff 2x4. 3B - White (RR), Schauff (C). W - Joel Mezera (8IN, 9K, 2BB). L - Elijah Okey (0IN, 0K, 0BB). Other pitchers - C: Ty Kartman (7IN, 4K, 3BB), Schauff (1IN, 2K, 0BB).
River Ridge 14, Monticello 2
(game one from Friday, May 4)
River Ridge 300 062 3 - 14 14 1
Monticello 020 000 0 - 2 6 3
Leading hitters - RR: Spencer White 3x3, Joel Mezera 2x5, Jake Devlin 2x3; M: Josh Kolasch 2x3. 2B - White (RR), Mezera 2 (RR). W - Joel Mezera (7IN, 13K, 2BB). L - Tyler Steffen (5IN, 1K, 10BB).
River Ridge 5, Monticello 3
(game two from Friday, May 4)
Monticello 010 200 0 - 3 6 2
River Ridge 121 001 x - 5 5 2
Leading hitters - M: Lucas Kolasch 2x3; RR: Spencer White 2x4. W - Spencer White (6In, 6K, 3BB). L - Lucas Kolasch (7IN, 6K, 8BB).