As the Scrappers are severely over matched in the league, Coach David decided to shake up the batting order, and the ‘dawgs responded with a season high 27 runs on a season high 37 hits. Every Riverdog in the lineup had multiple hits and at least one RBI, and all but one Riverdog scored at least one run in the game.
With the high volume of runs and hits, it’s safe to say everyone played a huge part in the win offensively; however there were some notable performances that stand out. Weston and Matthew N. were both an impressive 4-4 batting. Nicholas A. smashed a nice triple down the first base line. The Riverdogs recorded six doubles in the game, including two a piece by Blake and Matthew N. (and this could have been more if not for the coaches holding the runners out of respect to the Scrappers), Caleb had a team high 5 RBI.
William: 2-4, 2 singles, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
Nolan: 2-3, 2 singles, 2 RBI
Weston: 4-4. 4 singles, 1 RBI, 3 runs scored
Nicky D: 3-4, 3 singles, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored
Nicholas A.: 3-3, triple, 2 singles, 1 RBI, 3 runs scored
Caleb: 2-2, double, single, 5 RBI, 2 runs scored
Blake: 3-4, 2 doubles, single, 1 RBI, 3 runs scored
Caden: 3-4, 3 singles, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored
Matthew D.: 3-4, double, 2 singles, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored
Matthew N.: 4-4, 2 doubles, 2 singles, 4 RBI, 3 runs scored
Jacob: 3-3, 3 singles, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored
Bobby: 2-4, 2 singles, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored
Carter: 3-3, 3 singles, 2 RBI, 1 run scored
Just as he did with the batting order, Coach David also switched up the defensive assignments throughout the game, giving some players a chance to play some positions they would not normally get to play. As you would expect, this led to some shaky defense as the Riverdogs gave up 17 runs. On the bright side, the Riverdogs did record one “3 up, 3 down” inning and Caleb caught two fly balls in the outfield.
The next practice is Sunday at 1:30 at Nowell. The next game is Wednesday at 6:30 against the Mudcats, warm ups beginning at 5:30.