Little River splits; Renken fans 13

By Steve Sell
April 07, 2014

HILLSBORO — It didn’t take long for Little River’s Tevin Renken to establish himself as one of the top baseball pitchers in Class 2-1A.

Renken and the Redskins made their 2014 debut Friday with a split against Hillsboro.

The senior standout didn’t walk a batter and fanned 13 in the Redskins’ 6-5 first-game victory. All five runs he allowed were unearned.

He also did it at the plate with a two-run double. The Redskins were able to prevail despite collecting just two hits, as Kyler Cox had the other.

Hillsboro scored all its runs in the third to wipe out a 3-0 Little River lead, but the Redskins put up singletons in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

The Trojans were an 8-4 winner in the second game, scoring five runs in the sixth to seal the deal. Little River scored three runs in the final inning, but the comeback ran out of steam.

Cox drove in a pair of runs for Little River, which had only five singles. Cordell Moore took the loss despite allowing only one earned run while fanning six.