Redbirds rally past Bear Grass

Published 6:05 pm Friday, July 17, 2020

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AHOSKIE – RC Twin Rivers put their rally caps on here Thursday night, bouncing back from a 5-4 deficit by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat Bear Grass, 9-5, in an Independent Summer League game.

The Redbirds used the win to improve their record to 6-10. They will be back in action at home on Sunday, hosting Cary in a 2 p.m. game at the Hertford County High School baseball field.

Parker Bradley worked three innings on the mound and also drove home a run as RC Twin Rivers defeated Bear Grass, 9-5, on Thursday night in an Independent Summer League game. A.A. Imaging / Andre Alfred

After Bear Grass took a 5-4 lead by scoring two runs in the top of the fifth, RC Twin Rivers staged what later proved to be their game-winning rally in the bottom half of the same inning. There, Noah Harris raced home on a wild pitch; Parker Bradley plated a run thanks to his RBI sacrifice fly, and Logan Earley added a run-scoring single.

The Redbirds tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning where Trent Hobbs laced a two-RBI single to centerfield.

Bear Grass jumped out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to a pair of runs in the top of the first inning followed by a solo marker in the third frame.

The Redbirds got right back in the game on one swing of Tyrek Beverly’s bat as he crushed a pitch over the leftfield fence for a grand slam homer and a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the third.

Bradley (3 innings) and Alden Lassiter (4 innings) worked the mound for the Redbirds. Lassiter was credited with the pitching win.

RC Twin Rivers collected seven hits led by two each from Beverly and Earley.