PEDRO, Ohio — The River Valley baseball fell to Ohio Valley Conference leader Rock Hill 15-5 Wednesday evening in Lawrence County 15-5 in six innings.
Rock Hill (12-3, 7-0 OVC) got on the scoreboard first with three runs in the second inning capped off by a two RBI triple by Jared Bruce. The Redmen added another run to their total in the third and led 4-0.
River Valley (4-12) paired five hits with four walks in the top of the fifth and took the 5-4 lead. The Raiders lead was brief as Rock hill scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth and six runs in the fifth. RHHS added a run in the sixth to enforce the mercy rule and take the 15-5 victory.
Timmy Kemper was credited with the loss after pitching 3.2 innings, in which he gave up seven runs on eight hits and three walks. Joseph Loyd pitched the final 2.1 innings and gave up seven runs on seven hits and two walks. Kemper and Loyd each struck out two batters.
Jared Bruce earned the victory after he pitched seven innings, in which he gave up five runs, two earned, on seven hits and six walks. Bruce struck out six Raiders.
Chris Clemente led the Raiders with two hits in the contest followed by Nick Jeffers, Dan Goodrich, Zach Crow and Austin Davies with one hit apiece. Goodrich led RVHS with two RBI.
Bruce led Rock Hill with three hits, and four RBI including the game winner.
River Valley visits Coal Grove Friday at 5 p.m.