East Ridge baseball: Raptors move to 12-6 on year
After a hot start the East Ridge baseball team's road has gotten rockier. After starting the year 8-1, East Ridge is now 12-6.
Last week, East Ridge split a doubleheader Wednesday against Roseville in Woodbury.
Raptors senior Ryan Gregory went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run while junior Luke Ringhofer finished 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Sophomore Carter Stoehr drove in two runs with a 1-for-5 performance in a 13-12 win over the Raiders.
David Wermers started for East Ridge (12-6, 11-6 SEC) and allowed 12 runs, 11 earned, on 15 hits. Wermers walked four and struck out five.
The Raptors trailed until the sixth inning where they pushed six runs across to take a 13-9 lead. That outburst proved enough despite Roseville's efforts late when it scratched three runs across in the bottom of the seventh.
Wynn Stoxen came on in relief of Wermers and threw a perfect inning to close the game.
The Raptors never took the lead in the first game of the doubleheader in a 9-6 eight-inning loss, but had chances.
East Ridge fell behind 5-1 after the top of the fifth inning but managed to tie it with a four-run fifth inning.
The two teams traded runs in the sixth and Roseville pulled ahead in the eighth.
Kyle Duffy, Ringhofer, Stoehr, Matthew Kelly and Drew Molin all had RBI. Kelly finished 2-for-4 with a run and Nick Johnson finished 2-for-5 with a run.
Ben Schmit took the loss after three innings of relief work. Schmit allowed four runs on six hits, walked two and struck out two in relief of starter Josh Stuempert. Stuempert allowed five runs, three earned, on eight hits in five innings. Stuempert struck out two.
Before the double-dip with Roseville, East Ridge earned a big win over Cretin-Derham Hall in Woodbury.
East Ridge found itself down 4-0 early Tuesday against Cretin-Derham Hall, but found a way to turn things around for a 9-8 victory.
The Raiders grabbed a 4-0 lead after the third inning with a pair of two-run innings, but that was about the best thing for Cretin-Derham Hall the rest of the way.
The Raptors used a six-run fifth and a three-run sixth inning to get back in the game and take a 9-4 lead.
The Raiders did comeback in the seventh for four runs before East Ridge ended the game.
Chris Richardson got the win for the Raptors while Gregory went 3-for-4 at the plate.
Most recently, however, East Ridge was downed by rival Woodbury.
Woodbury continued its hot streak by winning its third game in four chances Friday with a 12-5 victory.
The Royals got their bats going in the sixth inning to rally from a 5-1 deficit to take a 7-5 lead. Woodbury added to its lead with two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth.
The Royals finished with 14 hits in the game, including multi-hit games from Ryan Scanlon, Ryan Winter, Quinten Strub, Sawyer Moon and Josh Sharp.
Sharp went 2-for-3 with two runs and RBI. Sharp also hit two of the team's five doubles in the game. Strub drove in three runs while Moon and Yan drove in two runs each