Mayo blanks Titans

By Jeff Chambers prairiepresssports@gmail.com
Posted 9/14/20

In a rather slow week by junior high baseball standards, the Mayo Redbirds made quick work of Tri-County on Tuesday afternoon blanking their Edgar County opponents by a score of 12-0.

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In a rather slow week by junior high baseball standards, the Mayo Redbirds made quick work of Tri-County on Tuesday afternoon blanking their Edgar County opponents by a score of 12-0.

Behind a strong pitching performance from Jackson Rigdon, the Redbirds moved to 4-3 on the season ahead of their final week of regular season games. Rigdon allowed just a single in the fourth and a double in the fifth innings in tossing a complete game shutout.

Four was the magic number for the Mayo offense as the squad scored four runs in each of the first three innings. Rigdon led things off in the bottom of the first inning with a double, advancing to third on a single from Parker Sanders. Drew Rogers cleared the bases with a line-drive double to left field. Gabe Roush singled to short to bring Rogers home before he scored on a wild pitch.

In the second inning, Owen Jones led off with a walk, advancing to second on a single from Luke Stuck. Rigdon brought Jones home with a sacrifice fly to make it 5-0 Redbirds. Sanders beat out an infield single to put runners at first and second with one out.

With two outs, Ty King smacked a double to left field to plate another pair of runs. Rigdon singled to put runners at first and third and two away. King scored on a double steal of home to give Mayo an 8-0 lead.

Drake Thompson made it three consecutive innings with the leadoff batter reaching base as he singled to short. Kipton Bradford followed that up with a single of his own with Thompson advancing to third on the hit. Jones brought Thompson home with a sacrifice fly. Stuck then singled to second to put runners at the corners

with just one away. Rigdon once again helped his own cause with a single to bring Bradford home with the 10th run of the game. Sanders brought Stuck home with a sacrifice fly before Rogers singled to left to score the 12th and final run of the game.

Rigdon needed just 76 pitches to complete the five inning affair Tuesday. He allowed just two hits, walked two, hit a pair of batters and struck out seven in the masterpiece.

Roush led the way offensively with a double and two singles in three trips to the plate. Rigdon, Sanders, Rogers, Bradford and Stuck had two hits each with Ridgon and Rogers collecting doubles. King had a double and a pair of RBI’s with Thompson adding a base hit.

Mayo will host Jasper County Monday afternoon at the new baseball field at Allen Field before wrapping up their regular season on Wednesday at Crestwood.

The game with Crestwood may be moved to Saturday for the traditional doubleheader between the two city middle schools so watch the Prairie Press Facebook page for updates should that happen.