Apr 20, 11, 07:22 PM #1
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Ryle 7 Dixie Heights 2Second game in a row at Champion Window Field for Ryle. Junior Mark Downs pitched a complete game gem for Ryle. Downs gave up 2 runs, 7 hits, 2 walks, and 4 K's.
The Raiders had 7 hits and 4 walks on the night. Ryle broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the 3rd with 6 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks, and an error. Ryle knocked out Dixie's starter (#6 - a lefty - I didn't catch his name) after he faced 8 batters in the 3rd, replaced at Pitcher by Cody Sprauge. Ryle ended up batting 10 hitters in the inning. Sprauge ended up pitching the rest of the game for Dixie.
Ryle played well in field. Downs had two pickoffs - the first one Ryle was fortunate in that it looked like the runner had beaten the throw from the first baseman to SS, but if you've ever played at Champion Window, you learn quickly that you need to start your slide a little earlier because the runner overshot the bag and was tagged out. Baserunning was probably the main story of the game as Dixie had 4 runners thrown out (2X at 2B on pickoffs, once at 3rd on grounder to the SS's RIGHT side, and once at home on WP/PB). The umpire seemed to have missed the call at 3rd base and originally called the runner safe. Coach Roesel (the media man in today's Enquirer) came out and calmly asked the two umpires to consult with each other to see if perhaps the other ump saw it as the Ryle faithful did. After a short huddle, the call was changed and the runner was called out. Smooth move by Coach Roesel.
Hitting leaders for the Dixie were Popham with 2 hits, 2 SB, and 1 RBI.
Corry Abeling with 2 doubles and a run scored. Corry Garrett(?) with 2 hits, and Spencer Riddle with a triple.
Hitting leaders for Ryle were Leiff Clarkson with 1 hit, 2 BB, 1 Run, and 2 RBI. Tyler O'Bryan with 1 hit and 2 RBI's. Evan Winchester with 2 hits and 1 RBI. Brent Truitt with a hit and 1 run. Bryan Comora with a sac fly, and Jake Steinle with 2 hits, 1 BB, and 1 run.Advertisement
Apr 20, 11, 07:57 PM #2
Very nice of Freedom to let games be played there. Can't imagine anyone (except Reds) in our area playing without the help of artificial turf. I wonder what is involved in scheduling games there and why it is not used more, especially with our current wet ground condition. Congrats to the Raiders on a nice win.
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Apr 20, 11, 08:39 PM #3Straycat, you are the man with your postgame recaps. Might just have to start calling you the "Oldguy" of Union.
Downs was outstanding tonight. Looked every bit as strong - maybe stronger - on the last batter of the game as he did the first batter. He also got a couple of nice plays in the field, not the least of which was Lonkard's diving catch in CF. A completely different group of batters led Ryle's hitting attack tonight as compared to Monday night. That they're getting production at various times from everyone in the order is good news. Once that production becomes a little more consistent, they are going to be a very tough team to beat.
Big district game with Conner tomorrow night at Conner. Think we'll likely see Gorbandt on the mound for the Raiders.
Apr 20, 11, 08:45 PM #4
Apr 20, 11, 08:55 PM #5
It's not for free unless they get enough gate. They need to make 750 at gate or charge schools the difference.
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Apr 20, 11, 09:15 PM #6
Apr 20, 11, 09:23 PM #7Thanks Straycat for the recap. I had to drive past Freedom tonight and was wondering what happened.
It's nice that some take the time to recap the game that they attend because the NKy.com can't cover them all.
Nice job indeed.
Last edited by Theoldguy; Apr 20, 11 at 09:37 PM.