The Riverdogs struck first as they put two runs on the board in the top of the first to take a 2-0 lead. However, they could only push across one more run for the remainder of the game. The Mudcats meanwhile responded with four runs of their own in the bottom of the first; took advantage of some shaky Riverdog defense by scoring five in the third and eventually cruised to the victory.
The Riverdogs were led by Caden who was 2-2 with a triple, a single and 1 RBI; Caleb who was 2-2 with 2 singles and 1 run scored; and Weston who was 2-2 with two singles. Jacob, Blake, Bobby, Carter and William all recorded a hit each. Blake and Matthew D. each scored a run, while Matthew N. and Bobby had a RBI each.
Some bright spots for the Riverdogs: Nolan and Caden both received candy bars for their fly ball catches in the outfield; while Caleb turned an unassisted double play at first base.
The Riverdogs will be off for the Easter holiday. The next practice is Monday at 6:30 at Carolina Pines #2.