UNIONVILLE — In a game that was started earlier in the season but was suspended in the second inning because of rain, the Forrest Rockets took the lead Tuesday night and used the steady …
UNIONVILLE — In a game that was started earlier in the season but was suspended in the second inning because of rain, the Forrest Rockets took the lead Tuesday night and used the steady pitching of Riley Durbin to defeat the Community Vikings 5-1 in a District 7-AA game.
Before the rains came in the first attempt at the game, the Rockets took the lead in the opening inning.
With two outs, Durbin reached base on an error and scored on a single by Kason Fuller to give the Rockets a 1-0 lead.
The Vikings tied the game in the bottom of the inning.
After singles by Mason Russell and Maki Fleming, James Beech delivered an RBI single to knot the game at 1-1.
With the game picking up in the top of the second on Tuesday, the Rockets took the lead as a Luke Allen single and a sacrifice fly by Austin Dillon put Forrest up 2-1.
Durbin and Fuller teamed up again in the third inning to plate another Rocket run. After Durbin walked, a Fuller double drove in the run and gave Forrest a 3-1 lead.
The Rockets added two insurance runs in the fifth as singles by Tyler Baxter, Durbin, and Fuller and a Viking error helped Forrest to increase its lead to 5-1 and end the scoring for the game.
Meanwhile, the Viking bats were kept at bay as Durbin pitched the final six innings, allowing no runs while striking out 10 without walking a batter.
Russell went the distance on the mound, striking out nine while walking one for the Vikings.
Fuller's three hits led the Rocket seven-hit attack.
The Vikings had five hits, with Beech delivering two safeties to lead the way.
Forrest 111 020 0 — 5 7 1
Community 100 000 0 — 1 5 2
Forrest: Kason Fuller 3-for-3, Riley Durbin 1-for-3, Luke Allen 1-for-3, Ryan Meglis 1-for-3, Tyler Baxter 1-for-4.
Community: James Beech 2-for-3, Mason Russell 1-for-3, Maki Fleming 1-for-3, Nick Evans 1-for-3.
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