The Scrappers struck first by scoring two runs in the top of the first to take a 2-0 lead; however the Riverdogs responded with four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to go up 4-2. Some shaky Riverdog defense throughout the game allowed the Scrappers to go up 9-4, forcing the Riverdogs to scrap (no pun intended) away at the lead to eventually go up 13-10 after five innings. The Riverdogs held the Scrappers scoreless in the sixth to secure the victory.
Leading the way for the Riverdogs were Nicky D. who was 3-3 with a double, 2 singles, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored; and Nolan who was also 3-3 with 3 singles, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Six Riverdogs had two hits each as William was 2-3 with a double, a single, 3 RBI and 1 run scored; Jacob was 2-3 with a double, single, 2 RBI and 1 run scored; Blake and Caleb posted identical stats as both were 2-4 with a double, single and 1 run scored; Matthew N. was 2-3 with 2 singles, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored; and Caden was 2-3 with 2 singles, 1 RBI and 1 run scored.
Matthew D., Weston and Nicholas A. all added a hit each. Matthew D. and Weston scored a run each, while Matthew D. and Nicholas A. each added a RBI.
There wasn’t much you could say about this game defensively, as the Riverdogs made numerous errors throughout the game (which allowed the Scrappers to build their lead) and there were no fly ball catches in the outfield. However, Caden did spear a hard hit line drive back at pitcher, and Nolan snow coned a hard hit line drive at third base to end the game. In a nice gesture, the umpire gave Nolan the game ball for that big time catch.
The win advances the Riverdogs in the loser’s bracket to a matchup with the Bats on Sunday at 12:00, with warm ups beginning at 11:00 AM.