Rio Seeks Recovery On The Mound In Doubleheader With Pikeville

By
Ryan Lewis

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Updated Thu, Mar 20, 2014 4:48 pm

The Rio RedStorm (10-7) take to the road to face their Mid-South Conference foe, the Pikeville Bears (4-7), after splitting both doubleheaders with the Bears during the 2013 season,

The RedStorm are coming off of a doubleheader on Wednesday with St. Catharine, which they split. Rio’s pitching was its weak point. In the two games with St. Catharine the RedStorm gave up 18 runs on 19 hits.

Rio will definitely need the pitching to improve as the Bears are coming off of a three-day tournament earlier this week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in which they scored 55 runs in five games.

The RedStorm will face the Bears’ primary hitter, Eady Beth Connally, who is leading the team in batting average with .389, 18 RBIs and has a slugging percentage over .600.

First pitch for game one is set for 3 p.m.

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