Redmen keep the pressure on as they down Vikings, 14-1
PEDRO — The Rock Hill Redmen don’t mind applying pressure.
The Redmen like running the bases and forcing errors. They forced seven errors on Tuesday as they beat the Symmes Valley Vikings 14-1 in five innings.
“We hit the ball well and we put pressure on them to make mistakes,” said Redmen coach Barry Litteral.
“We were patient at the plate and Isaiah (McFann) pitched well. He made them put the ball in play and used his defense.”
McFann got the win as he struck out four and walked two.
Rock Hill (16-5) took a 2-0 lead in the second.
Kaleb Kidd singled, courtesy runner Brayden Friend stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored when Landon Smith grounded out.
Nick Blankenship then singled, stole second and scored on a throwing error and an outfield error.
Jake Blagg reached on an error, stole second, moved to third when Seth Nichols was safe on an error. Logan Hankins grounded out for an RBI and Nichols scored on a wild pitch.
The Vikings got a run in the fourth on singles by Levi Niece, Devin Renfroe and Griffin Hill.
But the Redmen put the game away with 10 runs in the bottom of the inning.
Landon Smith singled, stole second, McFann walked and Smith scored on a wild pitch.
Courtesy runner Jordan Griffith stole second and went to third on a wild pitch.
Tyler Bruce, Blagg and Nichols all walked and Hankins singled in a run. A throwing error scored a run.
Kidd had an RBI single, Kadin France reached on an error for a run and Smith had a two-run single. Blankenship hit a sacrifice fly, McFann walked with Bruce and Blagg each getting an RBI single.
Kidd went 2-2 and Smith 2-3 as Rock Hill got eight hits.
Sym. Valley 000 10 = 1 4 7
Rock Hill 022 (10)x = 14 8 1
Devin Renfroe, Tanner McComas (3), Logan Brace (3) and Nick Strow. Isaiah McFann and Kaleb Kidd. W-McFann (ER-1, K-4, BB-2). L-Renfroe. Hitting-SV: Levi Niece 1-2, Devin Renfroe 1-2, Tanner McComas 1-2, Griffin Hill 1-2; RH: Jake Blagg 1-3, Logan Hankins 1-3, Kaleb Kidd 2-2, Landon Smith 2-3, Nick Blankenship 1-2 SF, Tyler Bruce 1-2.