RiverDawgs improve to 4-1 with offensive showcase

June 10, 2021 | 12:03 am

Updated June 9, 2021 | 11:16 pm

Graphic by Owensboro Times

The Owensboro RiverDawgs grabbed their fourth straight, riding a dominant first inning against Full Count Rhythm en route to an 11-1 victory.

After a leadoff walk for Steven Diaz, the RiverDawgs put their pedal to the metal and never looked back.

A double from David Jeffers put them both in scoring position with no outs, as Ben Clark followed with a single to clear the bases to make it a quick 2-0 lead for Owensboro.

A walk and a hit by pitch then loaded the bases for the RiverDawgs, with a fielder’s choice later bringing in one and leaving runners on the corners with one out.

The parade of singles continued as Hayden Hirschvogel singled in the next at-bat, with Peyton Meredith following it up and keeping the rally alive with a two-RBI single to take a 6-0 lead. 

Owensboro registered a double shortly after the sixth run of the inning, but the offensive outburst came to an end with two pop-outs to end the top of the first.

Clark got a little action going in the second by singling and causing havoc on the basepaths, later scoring after a double from Tucker Hagan to take a 7-0 lead.

The Rhythm were able to snag one run in the bottom of the third, but that wouldn’t be enough as they suffered through the next six innings scoreless while Owensboro continued to pile it on and claim an 11-1 victory.

Eight RiverDawgs registered a hit, while Clark, Hagan and Meredith were the main contributors offensively. Meredith drove and Hagan drove in three, while Clark drove in two. Hirschvogel and Kyle Hogwood also earned RBIs on the day.

The trio of Brayden Busch, Kail Hill and Logan King stifled Full Count’s offense all game, combining for 12 strikeouts while only allowing eight hits and giving up just five walks on the night.

The win moves Owensboro to 4-1 on the young season as they now look to win its fifth straight when they take on the Muhlenberg County Stallions for the second time this season.

June 10, 2021 | 12:03 am

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