CORRECTIONVILLE - Ridge View's Matt Wandrey got the win on the mound and also laced a pair of singles to give the Ridge View Junior Varsity a narrow 2-1 decision over River Valley Saturday afternoon in the Wolverine JV Tourney here. Mason Alitz took the loss for the Wolverines, going four innings and giving up one unearned run on four hits, whilw striking out five and walking one.
Brennan Riedemann pitched one inning for RV and allowed one run on no hits. The Raptors scored in the 1st inning, capitalizing on four Wolverine errors. Then
in the top of the 5th the Raptors would make it 2-0 on a passed ball by River Valley. The Wolverines mounted a comeback in the bottom of the 5th. With one out, Luke Wilen was hit by a pitch, then Wandrey came up with a clutch strikeout to get the second out. Adam Schirmer drew a two- out walk and Brennan Riedemann hit a line drive single to drive Wilen in, to make the score 2-1. Riedemann stole second to set up runners at second and third with two outs. The Raptors opted to Intentionally walk Parker Goettsch - who is 7 for 14 at the plate in JV action this season, including five doubles - to load the bases, a risky move that paid off in the end for the Raptors, as Wandrey caught Josh Pansegrau looking for a called third strike to end the game.
River Valley coach Eric Goettsch said, "It was a great game. We settled down after the first inning, played good defense, and Mason pitched a good game. The
bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the 5th brought a lot of noise
from the crowd."
River Valley was victorious in the first game of the tournament as they
topped Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto, 8-4.
Parker Goettsch took the hill for the Wolverines, working three innings and allowing two earned runs on two hits while striking out three and walking one. Brennan Riedemann pitched the final two innings and allowing no runs , striking out four and issuing no walks.
In all the Wolverines pounded out 11 hits, with Schirmer, Goettsch, and Ethan
Brown each collecting a pair of hits and Hunter Casey, Brennan Riedemann, Mason
Alitz, Nathan Utesch, and Wyatt Fitch each having one.
In earlier action at the tournament, Ridge View beat Alta Aurelia, 6-2, and Alta-
Aurelia came back and beat MVAO in their second game.