Rebs bow out of Swampland playoffs

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 10, 2006


Sports Editor

The Rebels bowed out of the Swampland League last Saturday with an 11-1 loss to South Terrebone to bring their Summer season to a close with a 9-6 record in the league.

The afternoon game at E.D. White went quickly for South Terrebone, who would go on to take second place in the tournament after taking on the host team.

&#8220They just jumped on top early and we couldn’t really get anything going,” said Riverside coach Steve Stropolo. &#8220Our guys are young in some spots, but we got a good team over here.”

The game started out in South Terrebone’s favor early. After posting two runs to Riverside’s one after the first inning of play, the Gators went on an offensive bender that netted them seven runs for a 9-1 lead. They capped that off with two more in the fifth inning to end it by the ten-run rule.

The Swampland playoffs this season finished with South Terrebone in the finals match against the E.D. White based Capitol One team who had dispatched Vanderbilt’s Coastal Commerce team in the first round. Capitol One took the summer league’s title for the second consecutive year with a 15-5 victory over South Terrebone. In that game, the E.D. White squad showed up early, recording four hits and four runs in the first inning of play en route to a six inning game due to the mercy rule.

This was the Rebels second year to play in the Swampland League and their first playoff tournament, after entering last year. This season, Riverside often looked often in North Division match-ups, but was unable to come away with any wins against E.D. White’s Capitol One team, getting swept in three games.