Rider tennis opens season with win over Ravens

Record-Courier staff report Published:

Record-Courier staff report

BOYS TENNIS

KENT ROOSEVELT 5, RAVENNA 0

The Rough Riders opened their season with a 5-0 victory at Ravenna on Tuesday afternoon. Roosevelt took an early 2-0 lead on the strength of its first and second doubles, but met stiff resistance at the three singles positions.

Alastair Seed secured the match with his 6-4, 6-1 third-singles win, while Ravenna's Seth Stennett (1st singles) and Ben Van Haase (2nd singles) took Benjie Hook and Richard Underwood into third sets before falling.

"It's always tough to open on the road," said Kent Roosevelt coach Kim Uhlik. "But our men made the adjustments necessary to prevail against a talented (Ravenna) team."

BASEBALL

RAVENNA 13, ELLET 3

Jerry Nightingale and Kyle Spellman combined for 15 strikeouts as the Ravens opened the season with a non-league win over the host Orangemen on Tuesday.

Ravenna jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and coasted the rest of the way.

Danny Miller had three hit and three RBI to lead the Ravens, while Ben Morgan had a double, single an an RBI, and Trevin Knight rapped a double and two singles for Ravenna.

Russell Kline had a double to pace Ellet.

FIELD 18, WATERLOO 4

The host Falcons rallied from a 2-0 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the first and the Vikings never recovered in a PTC cros-division contest.

Field (1-1) broke the game open with eight runs in the bottom of the third inning and Mitch Kisamore and Tristan Sprague combined on the mound to hold Waterloo (0-1) to just five hits.

Michael Poole ripped a home run. two doubles and drove in two runs to pace the Falcons' 15-hit attack.

Macklin Coleman had two singles and two RBI, Alex Bower smacked two singles and Zack Church drove in a pair of runs for Field.

Chase Cooper led the Vikings with two singles and an RBI.

SOFTBALL

JACKSON-MILTON 12, RAVENNA 6

The visiting Blue Jays (1-1) broke open a close game with five funs in top of the third inning on the way to a non-league win over the Ravens.

Ravenna (0-1) outhit Jackson-Milton 14-13, but the Ravens committed five errors to aid the visitors.

Megan Anderson led Ravenna with a two doubles and a single, Erica Thomas added a double and two singles, while Courtney O'Donnell rapped a double and single.

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