Redmen blank Bobcats

Published 4:32 am Wednesday, April 21, 2010

PEDRO — So go the bats, so go the Rock Hill Redmen.

Rock Hill collected nine hits in five innings as they blanked the Green Bobcats 10-0 Tuesday.

Josh Malone went 3-3 and Jonathan Schob 2-2 to lead the Redmen who improved to 9-5 on the season.

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“The kids battled and hit the ball hard. Hopefully, we can keep the bats rolling,” said Redmen coach Barry Litteral.

Rock Hill jumped out to a 6-0 first inning lead and never looked back.

Malone singled, Drew Kidd laid down a sacrifice bunt, Schob singled to put runners on the corners, and Jeremy Blagg hit into a fielder’s choice as a run scored.

Schob was safe when no one covered second base, Devin Darby walked and Shane Russell cleared the bases with a triple.

Matt Jenkins was safe on an error as a run score, Alex Bare walked and a throwing error allowed a run to score.

The lead went to 9-0 in the second inning.

Schob doubled and Cody Massie had an RBI single. Blagg singled, Russell walked and Jenkins had a 2-run single.

Rock Hill ended the game with a run in the fifth when Russell was hit by a pitch, stole second base, took third on a throwing error and came home when Malone singled.

Rock Hill plays at Chesapeake Wednesday.

Green 000 00 = 0 5 4

Rock Hill 630 01 = 10 9 2

Jayson Meenach, Dillon Smith (2) and Matt Ratcliff. Jared Bruce and Cody Massie. W-Bruce (2-BB, 3-K). L-Meenach. 2B-Rock Hill: Jonathan Schob. 3B-Rock Hill: Shane Russell. Hitting-Green: Billy Moore 2-3, Tyler Hughes 1-3, Matt Ratcliff 1-3, T.J. McCloud 1-2; Rock Hill: Josh Malone 3-3, Jonathan Schob 2-2, Cody Massie 1-2, Jeremy Blagg 1-3, Shane Russell 1-1, Drew Jenkins 1-2.