Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 8, 2014

Yo-Na: Rural Retreat romps past Rebels

Staff report
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BASTIAN, Va. — Though most sports in the region were halted by the weather Monday, two teams in the Yo-Na Baseball Invitational soldiered on and fans witnessed another offensive outburst.

The Indians of Rural Retreat left Skip Dillow Memorial Field with a 16-6 victory over the Hurley Rebels in a five-inning encounter.

Chase Heldreth had two hits, one of them a three-run, inside-the-park home run for Rural Retreat (4-3). Wyatt Sowers had two doubles among his three hits for the Indians, and Jackie Burton generated three runs batted in. Austin Akers picked up the pitching win.

Hurley (0-3) teed off for five runs in the final inning, but was a run short of avoiding a mercy-rule ending of the game.

Senior Billy Stacy was the only Rebel with more than one hit, providing two hits and two runs. He pitched the final inning, the only one in which the Indians did not score.

Rural Retreat, which is now 2-0 in the tourney, returns to plays Bland County on Wednesday.

Monday’s other scheduled Yo-Na game was not played because Craig County chose not to travel to Bastian, according to tournament director and Bland County coach Norman Dillow.

At Skip Dillow Memorial Field

Rural Retreat.......832   30  —  16  12   2

Hurley..................100   05  —   6    7   5

Austin Akers, Marqes Hensley (4) and Josh Tenuel. Josh Mullins, Billy Stacy (5) and Jacob England.