By GARY DOVE
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
The homestanding River View Raiders took advantage of six first inning walks to cross the plate five times in taking a 12-1 win over Mount View last evening at Raider Field in a ten run rule shortened contest.
River View senior Austin Walker allowed only one hit and one run through four innings, while recording five strike outs. He was relieved by fellow senior Tyler Roberts in the top of the fifth, who fanned one and was the recipient of a Tyler Brewer-to-Tyree Baker-to-Terry Foster double play to end the game.
Sophomore Jordan Wilson led the now 7-7 Raiders with a single and a double, knocking in three runs.
Baker, along with sophomores Cameron Roberts and Matthew Thornsbury accounted for the other three River View safeties. Thornsbury’s was a double, plating one run, while Baker recorded three RBIs.
Senior Maurice Brown had the lone hit for the Golden Knights, blasting a 0-1 pitch over the left centerfield wall for a solo homer in the top of the second.
Wilson had the only hit in the bottom of the first, a double to right center that scored Jeffrey Kidwell, who had drawn the first of ten free passes on the evening for the Raiders.
Walker, Zach Shelton and Roberts all walked and scored, although Jamie Mills actually crossed home after courtesy running for catcher Shelton.
Wilson had crossed the plate on a wild pitch.
Brown’s shot in the top of the second momentarily cut the deficit to 5-1, but four more scores by River View in the last of the second stretched the advantage out to 9-1.
Roberts and Baker had singles in that inning, while Thornsbury cracked his two-bagger.
Three more runs in the bottom of the fourth sealed the deal, as Wilson singled in that frame.
Related Raider head coach Jerad Metcalf, “We got out ahead of them (Knights). Our pitchers did a good job, Austin and Tyler. They (Knights) only got one hit and that’s the one that’s on the board.”
The Raiders will visit James Monroe this evening, while Mount View travels to Wyoming East, also today.
Spoke Mount View interim head coach Troy Hawks, Jr., “Overall, I’m not disappointed, not too much. I wish the result was different. You have to give a lot of credit to River View. They came out and hit the ball.”
The Golden Knights are now 4-11 on the campaign.
Mount View...........................010 00 — 1 1 2
River View.............................540 3x — 12 5 1
Chris Muncy, Channing Vineyard (2), Marquis Bonds (5) and Joe Bishop. Austin Walker, Tyler Roberts (5) and Zach Shelton.