Atholton finishes off River Hill, 10-7

Hawks get to Rivers, but he hangs in for win


April 04, 2003|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Atholton's Vyt Rivers has pitched better. Much better.

His stats from yesterday's game against No. 4 River Hill attest to how much he struggled.

Rivers allowed 10 hits and seven runs, walked three and struck out only one.

But though the senior left-hander lacked good stuff, he made up for it with staying power, completing all six innings of a 10-7 Atholton victory in a game that was postponed from March 26 after one inning and picked up yesterday in the second inning. He threw 107 pitches.

"I didn't have much command of my fastball," he said. "I couldn't paint the corners. They hit my curveball, even though I thought it was decent. And I left the ball up in the strike zone too often."

River Hill's loss knocked the host Hawks (3-1 overall, 3-1 league) out of a tie for first place with Glenelg.

What saved Rivers and No. 10 Atholton (3-1, 3-1) was the even shakier pitching of River Hill.

The Hawks used three pitchers who gave up a total of nine hits, nine runs and four wild pitches in six innings. The Hawks entered yesterday's game trailing, 1-0, and had given up an additional hit and walk in the inning played March 26.

Kevin Marrie started yesterday for River Hill. With six scouts flashing radar guns on nearly every pitch, the 6-foot-5 right-hander wasn't at his best, even though he was throwing from 85 to 88 mph.

His stats for 3 2/3 innings were seven runs, six hits, six walks and three wild pitches.

Atholton scored four times in that fifth inning for an 8-5 lead.

River Hill rallied for two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but great defensive plays by Atholton in the sixth inning wiped out a potential big inning.

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