CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys dropped a tough one here Friday night to visiting Woodbury Central, 4-0.
In the second inning, WC loaded the bases on two singles and a walk. Adam Schirmer caught a soft line drive at third and doubled the runner off third. Riedemann then struck out a batter for what would have be the third out of the inning, but a dropped third strike and an errant throw down to first cost the young Wolverines a run. The next Wildcat also drove in a run
with a single to give WC a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, with the Wolverines down 3-0, Skylar Shever led off the inning with a double. Brody Riedemann popped out to the second baseman and Parker Goettsch lined a base hit to left field, moving Shever to third with one out. Blane Cullen flew out to the right fielder and Shever tagged up and was thrown out at the plate. It was a pretty shallow fly ball to right, but Shever has good speed and RV coach Eric Goettsch felt his team needed to gamble and force the right fielder to make a good throw. Unfortunately for River Valley, he did just that and Shever was out at the plate.
Despite the loss, coach Goettsch feels that the team shows definite signs of improvement from earlier this season. They are a young team, with a lot of 8th graders and freshmen seeing a considerable amount of action thus far.