Double plays help Raiders earn sweep

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Raiders held onto their weekend momentum through Easter and swept Williams Baptist JV 10-3 and 11-0 Monday.

Three Rivers, which took three out of four against Crowder heading into the holiday, turned a trio of double plays in the nightcap.

"It was certainly encouraging to do that. We've been working on that a lot and it is always good to see things you work on come to pass in the game," Three Rivers coach Stacey Burkey said.

Matt Ulrich and Spencer Jones combined to allow one hit against the Eagles in the nightcap, which lasted five innings. Ulrich (2-2) allowed one walk with two strikeouts through two innings before the Eagles' sole hit.

Alex Heuring singled to start the second for the Raiders (22-18) and then took advantage of multiple wild pitches to score without the ball being put into play.

In the third, 14 Raiders batted and scored nine runs.

Tito Ovallo and Kevin Rosario scored twice in the inning. Rosario, who was 1-for-2, also had an RBI in each at bat. With the bases loaded and two outs, Santos Duran hit a triple to right field for the final hit in the inning.

Cole Boardman scored on Alec Pender's sacrifice fly in the fourth for Three Rivers' final run.

The first four Raiders in the lineup scored 15 of the team's 21 runs in the doubleheader. Rosario led the way with five runs and two RBIs.

Stetson Adams (2-0) made his first start of the season in the opener and settled down after a shaky first inning. He gave up a 2-run home run to Wesley Rudd, but allowed one hit over the next three innings.

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