Rangers 20, Marlins 1,
The Rangers pounded out 20 hits en route to a 20-1 defeat of the Miami River Marlins on Sunday, June 7 at Miami-Middletown’s field in Monroe.
Joe Becker went the distance on the mound to move to 2-0 on the season, scattering 8 hits and striking out 3. Becker’s only blemish came on a solo HR from Randy Davis in the second inning.
The Rangers’ offense kicked into gear in the top of the first inning as Brandon Riley started things off with a line drive single to left to extend his hit streak to 25 straight games and tying a 17-year franchise record held by Jonmarc Lippincott back in 1998. Riley moved into scoring position after a passed ball and wild pitch and scored on Robert Riley’s single. With two outs, Ben Schubert and Todd Peck smacked RBI doubles to give the Rangers a quick 3-0 lead.
In the fourth inning, Steve Marshall and Lippincott had back-to-back doubles and later scored to increase their lead to 5-1.
The floodgates opened in the fifth and sixth, where the Rangers tallied 7 and 8 runs respectively. In the fifth, Nick Gilmore and Rob Armour had RBI singles, Marshall added a 2-run single and Joe Staten plated another with a groundout. In the sixth, Peck led off with his second double of the game and Gilmore doubled him home. Nick later scored on a wild pitch. Robert Riley added a 2-run single and Staten roped a 2-run double and Schubert capped the scoring with a 2-run home run.
Offensive highlights: Brandon Riley 2-3 2 runs, 2 HBP; Robert Riley 3-4 2 runs 3RBI; Joe Staten 2-5 double 3RBI; Ben Schubert 3-4 double, HR 3RBI; Todd Peck 2-4, 2 doubles RBI; Nick Gilmore 2-4 double 2RBI, 2 SB; Steve Marshall 3-4 double 2RBI, SB; Jonmarc Lippincott 2-3 double RBI 3 runs.
Historical Notes: Robert Riley reached 200 career hits with a leadoff single in the third inning. Robert is 2 runs shy of 200 career runs scored. Brandon Riley’s hit streak extends to 25 games, tying Jonmarc Lippincott’s record of 25 straight. Joe Staten’s 2-run double in the sixth was his 200th RBI in the MVABL. Jonmarc Lippincott is 2 hits shy of 600 MVABL hits. Joe Becker is 1 win shy of 20 MVABL victories.