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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Devils open 1-3 in weather hampered baseball season

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  • RAVENSWOOD – Coach Wes Swain's Ravenswood Red Devils won one game and should have one two others in a weather-hampered start to their 2013 baseball season. Errors have been the bugaboo thus far for the Devils (1-3), but Swain's charges have proved competitive in all but their season opener at frigid Wright Field—a 18-3, five-inning loss to Riverside.
    In that game, Ravenswood collected just three hits—Logan Jarrett went 1-for-3 with an RBI' Ben Johnson 1-for-2 with a pair of stolen bases; and Patrick Click 1-for-1 with an RBI.
    On the mound, junior Heather Burgess was starter and loser. Burgess (0-1) tossed three innings with two strikeouts, three walks and four hits allowed. Thomas Sturm pitched one inning, walking three and allowing four hits. Jonathon Watkins pitched one inning walking two and allowing three hits.
    The Devils were winning 9-2 into the third inning before committing eight errors in falling to a Williamstown Yellow Jackets rally, 12-9.
    Logan Jarrett went 2-for-2 at the plate with at triple, RBI and three walks. Devon Crews was 2-for-5 with an RBI; and Nic Ballard was 1-for-1 with three RBIs.
    Isaac Crow pitched two innings, fanning four, waling five and scattering five hits. Jesse Brown (0-1) tossed 4 2/3 innings, fanning nine, walking 13 and allowing just one hit. Jonathon Watkins pitched 1/3 inning fanning one.
    Ravenswood had to rally for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Buffalo, 13-12. The Devils were up 9-4 headed into the final inning, but gave up eight runs while committing six errors.
    Jonathon Watkins (1-0) got his first pitching victory in relief. Burgess was the starter, going 6 1/3 innings with four strikeouts, eight walks and four hits allowed. Crow tossed 1/3 inning, fanning one, walking two and allowing one hit.
    Jarrett was 1-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs. Johnson was 1-for-3 with three RBIs and three stolen bases. Burgess was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
    Ravenswood out hit Ritchie County 8-1 but lost 6-2 as six walks and two hit batsmen allowed three runs to score and errors allowed two runners to reach base and eventually score.
    Brown (0-2) who took the mound loss gave up just a bunt single in the fourth inning. He pitched six innings, fanning six and walking six.At the plate, Crews was 2-for-4; Burgess was 2-for-four with a double, RBI and two stolen bases; Will Schindler went 2-for-3.

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