Cody Goss scored two runs, drove in a run and turned in an unassisted double play as Riverside defeated Wake County Home School 7-2 in the Hilltop Invitational Tournament at Cedar Ridge High on Friday afternoon.
The Pirates (9-4) recorded their second win in as many days in the tournament after edging Wake Forest 5-4 on Thursday. They finish against Asheville’s Erwin High on Saturday at East Chapel Hill.
After going scoreless in the first two innings, the Pirates scored in each of the final five frames. Goss led off the inning reaching on an error. First baseman Chris Crabtree laced a double to center field to score Goss. Kimball Toone followed with a single to left center to score Crabtree and Riverside led 3-0.
In the fourth, Riverside took a 4-0 lead after Goss singled home Ben Huffman.
Chris Allen threw four innings to take the win. Toone threw three innings for the save.
The Warriors (10-4) scored their only two runs in the seventh inning.
Wake County loaded the bases in the first inning, but Goss caught a line drive hit by Luke Hahn, then stepped on second for a double play. Between the second and sixth innings, the Warriors only had two runners reach second base.
Three to know
Kimball Toone, Riverside: Went 2-for 4 with an RBI, plus threw three innings for the save.
Chris Allen, Riverside: Threw four shutout innings for his 2nd win of the year.
Chris Crabtree, Riverside: RBI double opened the Riverside scoring.