R-S boys back in action after holiday break

Todd ThorsonSports Writertthorson@storycityherald.com

The Roland-Story boys were back ina ction Tuesday (July 5) at Maxwell, taking on CMB following the 4th of July holiday weekend. The Norse were able to hold the home team Raiders to just one run, en route to a 7-1 victory. The Raiders scored their lone run in the bottom of the seventh, as the Norsemen scored three in the fifth and four in the seventh to maintain the upper hand.

Pitchers Jake Ford and Colby Gray combined to throw a four-hitter; Jake going the first four innings, with Colby finishing the final three. Ford allowed only one hit, walked five and struck out five. Gray allowed three hits, two walks and struck out three.

R-S collected seven hits, with Landon Greiner leading the way with two singles. Jakob Pitman drove in two of the four runs in the seventh on a single to left-center. The other hits came off the bats of Gray, Ford, Nathan Bell and Matthew Weaver.

Nine Norsemen came to the plate in each of the three-run fifth and four-run seventh. Greiner led off the fifth with a single to right. Two wild pitches later, Landon scored on a sacrifice fly by John Barclay. Nathan Bell and Caleb Schlatter both walked, with Nathan eventually scoring when Colby Gray reached on an error, and Caleb stepping on home plate following a bases loaded walk to Tyler Hovick.

In the seventh, Ford singled, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Greiner’s second hit of the night to right field. Prior to Landon’s hit, Zach Shadlow had walked, and he too scored on Bell’s single to center. Greiner and Bell would soon score the third and fourth runs of the inning on Pitman’s two-run single.

CMB scored their run on a walk, single and an error.

“This was a good win for us coming off the longest break of our season,” said Coach Chris Hill. “We had good defense and pitching tonight. Towards the end of the game our bats also came around, and hopefully we are able to carry that on into the remainder of the week.”