Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Mar 22, 2019
- DEVILS: 13
AMHERST COUNTY: 17
Friday's game against Amherst County was a heartbreaker for Rustburg Red Devils Varsity, as they lost the lead late in a 19-13 defeat. Amherst County trailed 12-11 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Alex Lacombe doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.
Despite the loss, Rustburg Red Devils Varsity did collect 11 hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Amherst County had 14 hits on the way to victory.
Amherst County took an early lead in the first inning when Lacombe grounded out, scoring one run.
In the top of the fifth inning, Rustburg Red Devils Varsity tied things up at nine when Coleman Inge singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
Rustburg Red Devils Varsity scored eight runs in the fifth inning. Rustburg Red Devils Varsity batters contributing to the big inning included Drew LaPrade, Daniel Smith, Trey Pendleton, Inge, Isaiah Blanks, and Nathan Martin, all driving in runs in the frame.
Lucas Dickerson led the Amherst County to victory on the pitcher's mound. He went four and a third innings, allowing eight runs on seven hits and striking out seven. Chris Thomason and Hank Meeks entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
LaPrade took the loss for Rustburg Red Devils Varsity. He went two innings, allowing seven runs on five hits and striking out one.
Nick Rakes started the game for Rustburg Red Devils Varsity. He surrendered nine runs on five hits over three innings, striking out two
Rustburg Red Devils Varsity had 11 hits in the game. Rakes, Blanks, and Jackson Perkins each collected multiple hits for Rustburg Red Devils Varsity. Blanks and Rakes each managed three hits to lead Rustburg Red Devils Varsity.
Amherst County tallied 14 hits in the game. Reed Dawson, Tyler Hargis, Timmy Byers, Lacombe, and Christian Martin all collected multiple hits for Amherst County. Dawson went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Amherst County in hits.
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