Renegades roll by Raiders


By John Conley - [email protected]



Westside brought out the bats to rally for a win over River View.

The Renegades scored 10 unanswered runs on the way to a 13-5 victory over the Raiders last Wednesday at Clear Fork.

“That was the most complete game we’ve played this year,” said WHS head coach Zac Cox.

River View took a 5-3 lead with a four-run third.

Westside took over from there.

The Renegades pushed across three in their half of the third to go on top for good.

They added single runs in the fourth and fifth and five in the sixth.

“It was good that we got some experience for some of our young pitchers,” Cox commented.

“We’re coming along,” he added. “River View is a pretty good team.”

Cox said he was pleased with his team’s defensive play.

The Justus twins, Dwight and Cody, are helping his club, he said.

Bradie Vance came in to shut down the Raiders in the late innings.

Dwight Justus went 3-3 at the plate and scored three runs.

Morgan had three hits and doubled.

Vance was 2-4 with a double, and Tyler Cameron also had a double.

Ben Price went 1-3.

Rain played havoc with the rest of the schedule last week.

The Renegades were slated to play on the road Thursday and Friday and to be at home on Saturday afternoon.

Thanks to the rainouts, Cox reported on Facebook, WHS will be playing 14 games in 14 days.

Curtis Gunnoe started on the mound for the Renegades.

Jacob Campbell and Ronnie Morgan each went 1-3 for the Raiders.

Morgan was the losing pitcher.

In a game played at Man last Tuesday, the Hillbilllies trimmed Westside, 5-3.

Andrew Rollins had a three-run round tripper early in the game to give WHS a 3-0 lead.

Man tied it with three runs in the bottom of the first.

Nick Collins drove in a run and Zach Frye doubled in two more for the Billies.

Frye walked to lead off the Man fourth and eventually stole third and home to give Man the lead.

Brock Muncy’s RBI single in the sixth gave the Hillbillies a two-run edge.

WHS loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but Man’s Cameron Simpson struck out two to end the game.

“That’s a game we should have won,” Cox commented.

Dwight Justus had two hits for the Renegades, and Ben Price doubled.

Breyden Morgan tossed six innings.

John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.

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By John Conley

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