Riverside improves to 4-1 on the season with 15-5 pasting of Runnels

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 7, 2005


Sports Editor

RESERVE-So far so good for the Riverside Baseball team.

Picked by many to contend for a district championship, the Rebels are off to a solid 4-1 start in 2005 after a 15-5 stomping of Runnels Tuesday afternoon at home.

The Rebels got solid contributions in all aspects of the game as Wade Delaneville picked up the win on the mound after a very solid start.

At the plate meanwhile, Donnie Terrio had a very good night for the Rebels as he drove in a game-high four runs, single-handily almost outscoring the Runnels squad by himself.

Rebels Head Coach Steve Stropolo was pleased with his team’s performance and said his squad is doing what it takes right now to get ready for a tough district.

“We are doing okay right now,” Stropolo said. “Runnels is a good little team, but we just came out and really hit the ball hard. They (Runnels) walked a couple of us and put a lot of runners on base and we had a lot of extra base hits.

“We took advantage of nearly every opportunity that they gave us.”

Stopolo said that he is using the non-district schedule to try and set a pitching rotation and find out who he can rely on come the start of district play.”

“We should do well on the mound,” Stropolo said. “We have a solid ace. We just have to find a number two pitcher. I think that we can find that. It is just going to take some time.

“That is what non-district games are for. We’ll figure out who can pitch and who can’t.”