Redmen unload on Whiteoak, Logan Elm in doubleheader
By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor
MOWERYTOWN — The Rock Hill Redmen started hitting and didn’t quit.
The Redmen banged out 26 hits as they routed Whiteoak 24-1 and Logan Elm 10-0 in a couple of five-inning games on Saturday.
Rock Hill won the first game behind the two-hit pitching of Johnathan Joseph who struck out four and walked three.
“Joseph did a good job on the mound and at the plate. He did a real nice job,” said Rock Hill coach Barry Litteral.
“We did a better job of putting the ball in play in both games. We needed to get the bats going.”
In the first game, Rock Hill scored seven runs in the first inning and erupted for 10 more in the second inning to lead 17-0 en route to the easy win.
Joseph led the Redmen at the plate by going 4-5 with four runs batted in. Jared Bruce was 2-2 while Matt Jenkins and Johnathan Schob were 2-4. Drew Kidd and Jenkins each had doubles.
Bruce tossed a three-hitter in the second game for the win. He struck out seven and walked four.
Jenkins was 3-4 with two doubles and Austin Kidd was 3-3 to lead a 12-hit attack.
Jonah Cox was 2-2, Schob 2-3 and Drew Kidd added a double for the Redmen.
Schob doubled home a run in the first and the Redmen scored three in the second inning to lead 4-0 as Aaron Dalton squeezed home a run and Kidd doubled in two more.
Jenkins doubled and Cox singled in the third for a run.
Schob and Jenkins doubled to start a three-run fourth. Evan Morris singled in a run and a run scored on an error.
Schob was hit by a pitch, moved up on a passed ball and scored on Jenkins’ base hit in the firth. The final run scored when Ryan Depriest reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and came home on two passed balls.
Rock Hill (6-3) plays at Fairland on Monday in a showdown for first place in the Ohio Valley Conference race.
Rock Hill 7(10)0 43 = 24 14 0
Whiteoak 000 01 = 1 2 6
Johnathan Joseph and Jordan Hairston. Hauke and Bradds. W-Joseph (K-4, BB-3). L-Hauke. 2B-RH: Drew Kidd, Matt Jenkins. Hitting-RH: Ryan Depriest 1-4, Drew Kidd 2-4, Johnathan Schob 2-4, Matt Jenkins 2-4, Jack Goodwin 1-2, Johnathan Joseph 4-5 4-rbi, Jared Bruce 2-2; Whiteoak: Doctor 1-2, Hauke 1-2.
Rock Hill 131 32 = 10 12 2
Logan Elm 000 00 = 0 3 3
Jared Bruce and Austin Kidd. McDonald, Congrove (2), Zeller (3), Wood (4) and Bennett. W-Bruce (K-7, BB-4, HBP-1). 2B-RH: Drew Kidd, Johnathan Schob 2, Matt Jenkins 2. Hitting-Rock Hill: Drew Kidd 1-3, Johnathan Schob 2-3, Matt Jenkins 3-4, Laden Delawder 1-2, Jack Goodwin 1-4, Evan Morris 1-2, Jonah Cox 2-2, Austin Kidd 3-3; Logan Elm: Bennett 2-2, Cline 1-1.