Ridge View maintained its position at the top of the Region 4-4A baseball standings with a 5-2 win Tuesday against Rock Hill. The Blazers' next region outing is Friday at South Pointe. RV boasts a 4-0 region record and has a one-game edge over Spring Valley, which blasted South Pointe 16-3 on Tuesday.
Andrew Hill worked six strong innings to pick up the decision mound decision, and Hughston Armstrong delivered the big blow of the game – a grand slam home run in the fifth inning to break open a close game.
Hill is now 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 17 innings of work. Scotty Baldwin has also pitched well. He sports a 3-0 record with one save and a 1.02 ERA.
Armstrong is swinging a hot bat for the Blazers. He sports a .457 batting average and a 1.057 OPS with 11 runs scored and eight RBIs. The grand slam last night was his first homer of the season.
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Blake Clamp, Hill and Julio Iglesias have been major offensive contributors, as well. Clamp is hitting .384 with a 1.139 OPS, Hill has a .321 batting average and Iglesias is hitting .320 with a team-high 10 RBIs. Tony Price is hitting just .214, but he has eight RBIs and leads the club with two home runs.