On Saturday, the baseball teams at Desco Federal Credit Union and Southern Ohio Medical Center played in a Del Rice Baseball League doubleheader at Shultz Creek Baseball Field in South Shore, Ky. with SOMC taking home the first matchup, 9-1, and Desco winning the second affair by a 3-2 tally to force the split.
Saturday, June 17
SOMC 9, Desco 1
WP: Anthony Wade; LP: Mike Gleason
In the first affair, SOMC’s 9-1 victory was led by an excellent effort up and down the lineup, with Jason Armes, Austin Howard, Justin Scott, and Jason Woods each collecting at least one hit in the winning effort. Armes led the way as his three-RBI double accounted for a third of SOMC’s nine-run output. Armes also stole a base and scored a run in the victory.
Howard, Scott, and Woods also starred on the day as Howard and Woods combined to go 2-for-4 in the first affair with a two RBI, three stolen bases, and two runs scored, while Scott — like Howard and Woods before him — collected a 1-for-2 day at the dish with a RBI, a walk, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Jared Cunningham walked in both of his plate appearances and scored a pair of runs, Anthony Wade walked, drove in a pair of runs, and scored twice, and Eric Porter, along with Rob Robson, added a run apiece to close out the collective efforts for SOMC. Desco’s Rex Collins notched a strong day at the plate by going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Desco 3, SOMC 2
WP: Bob Bryson; LP: Elias Robson
Desco, however, made sure that the second affair would be a different story, as they took home a 3-2 victory over their counterparts from SOMC thanks to the efforts of Bob Bryson, who, at 65 years young, collected his 304th career victory — while becoming the oldest player to ever pitch a winning game in the Del Rice League.
In addition to Bryson, Ray Takahashi proved to be vital for Desco in collecting a double and two RBI during his 1-for-2 performance at the plate in the second contest. Bill Garrison, who went 1-for-2 on the day, and Chase Bass, who scored after stealing a base and advancing on an error, rounded out the gritty performance.
As for SOMC, the bats proved to be strong again in a nine-hit affair for the adult squad. Armes led the way by going 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI, while Scott and Elias Robson joined their fellow teammate in the multi-hit club as Scott went 2-for-3 with a run scored while Robson amassed a double in his own 2-for-3 day at the dish. Cunningham (1-for-2, run), Wade (1-for-3, RBI), and Woods (1-for-3) joined the aforementioned trio in the hit club.
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