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home : area sports : area sports December 17, 2014

Raptors have winning week in WVC

Ridge View's baseball team went 3-2 in conference play last week. The Alta-Aurelia tournament Saturday was canceled.

Entering play at the start of this week the Raptors were 13-8 overall and 11-5 in the WVC.

L-B 11, Ridge View 0

Lawton-Bronson collected an 11-run five-inning WVC decision over the Raptors in Holstein June 17.

Ridge View's offense was limited to a double by Ryan Garthoff and singles from Nicholas Gross and Dillon Kunneke.

"Lawton-Bronson pitcher Austin Lefler was dealing. He pitched very well, but we didn't put up much of a fight," noted Ridge View coach Shannon Tesch.

Austin Struchen opened on the mound for Ridge View. He worked four and one-third innings and was charged with the loss. Struchen gave up 10 runs, six were earned, on five hits, six walks and four strikeouts. Zach Tokheim finished the game. He allowed one unearned run on one hit and no walks.

Ridge View 7, River Valley 5

Ridge View built a 7-1 lead after four and a half innings and then held on for a two-run conference victory over River Valley June 18.

"Both teams hit the ball well. I was impressed with the way our guys kept their composure and got the job done in the final innings," said coach Tesch.

Ryan Garthoff who had four hits in five plate appearances led Ridge View's 12 hit offense. One of his hits was a triple. Garthoff had one RBI and stole four bases.

Dru Kenny doubled and singled and had one RBI. Nick Babcock cracked a double and had two RBI. Austin Struchen hit one double.

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