Rock Hill cuts down Oaks
OAK HILL - There were plenty of free passes, but the Rock Hill Redmen made sure they added some of their own work to the pile.
The Redmen parlayed eight hits, 19 walks and a hit batsman into a 21-6 rout of the Oak Hill Oaks Thursday in a non-league game.
"Any time someone gives you that many free passes, you should produce some runs," Rock Hill coach Barry Litteral said. "Our kids played hard, we had some timely hits and some pretty good pitching.
"Oak Hill is young. They hit the ball pretty well. They'll have a good team down the road."
The timely hitting was headed by T.J. Blagg and Nathan Wagner who slugged home runs.
Justin Lavender got the win as he went three innings striking out seven and walking one. Josh Moore finished up.
After falling behind 3-0, the Redmen rallied for nine runs in the second inning.
Moore singled and Wagner hit a two-run homer to start the uprising. Five walks and a bases loaded double by Matt Wilson made it 9-3.
The lead went to 15-3 in the top of the third inning as Rock Hill scored six more runs.
Blagg cracked a 3-run homer following hits by K.C. Christian and Lavender to highlight the inning.
Rock Hill (2-0) got six more run in the fourth inning thanks to nine walks.
The Redmen play at South Point Monday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.
Justin Lavender, Josh Moore (4) and Nathan Wagner. Hall, G. Davis (3), Hale (3) and Yearan. W-Lavender (7-K, 1-W). L-Hall. 2B-Rock Hill: Josh Moore, Matt Wilson. HR- Rock Hill-T.J. Blagg, Nathan Wagner, Justin Lavender; Oak Hill: Stiltner, Yearean, Davis (HR). Records: Rock Hill 2-0, Oak Hill 0-2.