Eldridge, Turner HRs lead RS in DH sweep

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Derrick Eldridge and Brent Turner had Rising Sun’s first home runs of the season to pace the Shiners to a doubleheader sweep over Seton Catholic on Saturday, April 15th at McBride Stadium in Richmond.

It was an old-time twilight doubleheader that started at 4 p.m. followed by the second game under the lights at the professional style baseball field.

Rising Sun got off to a quick start in the opening game 13-2 win with five runs in the first inning.

The Shiners loaded the bases then scored on a sacrifice fly by Turner. Steven Jimenez walked to score a run. Matt Martini drove in another run on a sac fly before Kameron Montgomery delivered a two run double.

Jacob Bovard doubled and scored on Eldridge’s home run blast in the second for a 7-0 lead.

Montgomery doubled and scored on a single by Bryant Housemyer in the third. Turner then legged out an inside the park home run for a 10-0 advantage headed to the bottom of the third.

The Shiners’ scoring continued with three more in the fourth.

Seton Catholic got a run back in the bottom of the fifth but it wasn’t enough to prevent the game from ending by 10-run rule.

Rising Sun had 12 hits to six for the host team.

Housemyer, Bovard and Montgomery had two hits each. Turner, Eldridge, Jimenez, Matt Martini, and Peyton Bell had a hit each.

Housemyer, Bovard, Eldridge and Montgomery scored twice each.

Turner had four RBIs and picked up the win on the mound allowing two runs on five hits and striking out five. Montgomery pitched the final inning.

Rising Sun took the night cap 17-4 as they blasted 16 hits and took advantage of five Seton Catholic errors. After scoring four in the first, Rising Sun added four unearned runs in the second.

A five run third inning made it 13-3 as Seton had scored a solo run in the first and two in the second.

Turner doubled as three more runs scored in the fourth.

The final Shiner run came as Max Bowne tripled and scored on a hit by Mike Ackman

Housemyer, Bovard, Turner, Eldridge and Matt Martini had two hits each.

Jakob Sandlin had a p[air of hits including a double and a team high five RBIs.

Turner and Eldridge had three RBIs each Caleb Valentine and Montgomery had hits also.

Colby Ritter went one and a third innings allowing three runs on two hits while walking four in his varsity debut.

Steven Jimenez pitched an inning and two thirds to pick up the win.

Brayden Bush pitched two innings and allowed just one run while striking out five.