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Russell helps rally Redmen

FLATWOODS, Ky. — Russell was done in by Russell.

Shane Russell hit two home runs including what proved to be the game-winner as the Rock Hill Redmen beat the Russell Red Devils 8-7 Thursday.

“It was a good all-around team effort. Hopefully it will all carry over to our next game,” said Redmen coach Barry Litteral.

Rock Hill took a 1-0 lead in the second on a solo home run by Russell.

The Red Devils tied the game tied the game in the third and scored four times to lead 5-1 after four.

The Redmen cut the deficit to 5-3 in the sixth.

Jeremy Blagg and Jonathan Schob doubled and Russell walked to load the bases. Drew Jenkins hit a sacrifice fly and Alex Bare had an RBI single.

The Redmen took an 8-5 lead with five runs in the seventh.

Kidd singled to start the inning and pinch-runner Laden Delawder moved up on a hit by Cody Massie. Blagg singled for a run and Schob had a two-run double. Russell capped the rally with a two-run homer.

The Red Devils (5-14) got two runs in the bottom of the inning before Josh Malone retired the side to end the game.

Rock Hill had 13 hits with Russell and Kidd going 2-3 and Blagg, Darby and Schob 2-4.

Rock Hill (12-8) visits Green Friday.

Rock Hill 010 002 5 = 8 13 3

Russell 001 400 2 = 7 7 2

Ryan Hackworth, Devin Darby (4), Josh Malone (6) and Cody Massie. W-Malone (1-H, 2-R, 2-R, 2-ER, 3-BB, 2-K). L-Boyd (4-H, 4-R,0-K, 0-BB). (Hackworth 1-H, 1-R, 1-K, 3-BB) Darby (5-H, 4-R, 2ER, 1-BB, 2-K). 2B-Rock Hill: Drew Kidd, Jonathan Schob 2; Russell: Drake DeHoff, T.J. Pickett, Scotty Ross. HR-Rock Hill: Shane Russell 2. Hitting-Rock Hill: Josh Malone 1-4, Drew Kidd 2-3, Devin Darby 2-4, Cody Massie 1-4, Jeremy Blagg 2-4, Jonathan Schob 2-4, Shane Russell 2-3, Alex Bare 1-4; Russell: Zach Thompson 1-5, Drake DeHoff 1-4, Will Rice 1-3, Brian Conley 2-3, T.J. Pickett 1-3, Scotty Ross 1-3.