Revenge was on the minds of Ravenswood’s baseball squad this past Wednesday (4/21) as they suited up in their brand new attire in attempts to topple LKC opponent Williamstown at home in Wright Field.


Revenge was on the minds of Ravenswood’s baseball squad this past Wednesday (4/21) as they suited up in their brand new attire in attempts to topple LKC opponent Williamstown at home in Wright Field.

In their first meeting of the season on April 5, the Devils were downed by the Yellow Jackets 17-6 on the road despite producing nine hits. This time around it took just the first five batters for Williamstown to take an early 2-0 lead.

Junior Luke Corley earned the starting nod on the mound giving up three straight walks to begin the game and juice the bases for reliever Jonas Jelich who came in with no outs.

A pair of fielder’s choice outs at first helped drive in the first two runs for the Jackets followed by a walk to Logan Flanagan and a hit batsman (Jerry King) to load the bases once again. W’town went up four-zilch off a Case Edgar RBI single and a infield error that allowed Flanagan to cross home plate after advancing to third.

Jelich stood tall on the mound and kept the Jackets scoreless through five innings while he also helped his Devils eliminate the goose egg in the fourth by reaching base on a single and stealing second to put a runner in scoring position.

Lance Casto put two men on base off his first hit of the evening that led to a sacrifice fly from Jake Lavender to score Jelich and put Ravenswood on the board, trailing 4-1. Casto again came through on and RBI blooper to shallow center that sparked a three run inning to knot the game at four apiece in the bottom of the fifth.

A two-run sixth put the Jackets up 6-4 before Ravenswood retired the side and came up empty in the bottom half aided by a W’town double play. Casto did all he could from the plate to help dig the Devils from an 8-4 deficit after the Jackets rallied two more runs in the seventh by smacking his third single of the night for his fourth RBI of the game. Casto was three-for-four.

Kurt Schindler, Corely, Jelcih, A.J. Summerfield, Devin Gentry, and Jordan Yencha each had singles. Jelich took the loss in six innings allowing just two earned runs on four hits. He struck out four.

Williamstown capitalized in an 8-5 victory to put the Devils record at 6-12 for the year, 5-5 in the LKC, despite being outhit by Ravenswood nine to six.

The Devils suffered a 12-9 setback to Class AAA power Parkersburg South Patriots last Thursday on the road. More details to come in Thursday’s edition of The Jackson Star News.

Ravenswood was set to return to action yesterday with a home stint against the Red Devils of Calhoun. They continue the week on a three-game home stretch taking on Wahama tonight at 5 p.m. and Roane County tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. before traveling to Ripley on April 30.