Baseball wins first league game


Robby Vela

River City Pitcher and Batter Austin Roberts winding up to deliver a powerful pitch.

Jerrod Goncalves, Writer

River City’s Varsity Baseball team won their first league game this Tuesday against Pioneer, with a score of 8-1. Both teams tied the game 1-1 during the fourth inning, but by the following inning the Raiders blew the game open with six runs.

The Raiders added a run in the sixth with an RBI from junior Austin Roberts. Senior Isac Tacdol and junior Austin Jacobs went one for three with two RBI’s each. The game ended with River City at eight runs, eight hits, and no errors, while Pioneer had one run, two hits, and an error.

River City starting pitcher Austin Roberts pitched a complete game. After their victory, Austin Roberts stated that the team could improve on “learning the signs and team chemistry and timing the hitting to be perfect.”

This win is a good start for what will hopefully be a successful season. River City head coach Clint Brill seemed satisfied with the win and impressed with his pitcher’s individual performance. He stated that, “based on the first game, if we had five more Austin Roberts we would go undefeated.”