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Robert Riley put together one of the more dominant pitching performances of the season as the Rangers defeated the Wild Boars 6-1 on Tuesday night at Action Sports Center.
Called in for emergency pitching duties, Riley delivered with a two-hitter and struck out 9 for his first career complete game. Riley was cruising along, allowing a seeing-eye single to Travis Knight in the second inning, and had retired 12 straight up until two outs in the seventh inning. With a 1-2 count, Boars' centerfielder Doug Adkins spoiled the shutout with a solo home run to left field.
The Rangers offense didn't wait until the final inning to score, as was the case the last time these two teams met. Jonmarc Lippincott and Todd Peck singled in the first and both came around to score on Joe Becker and Eric Becker's hits. Joe would score on an error to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead.
Cooper Nolte worked a one-out walk in the second inning and went to second on a wild pitch. As Nick Gilmore reached on a throwing error, Nolte scampered around the bases to make it 4-0.
The score remained the same until the fifth as Lippincott led off with a single. Peck reached on an error and Joe Becker singled sharply to center to load the bases. Eric Becker then walked to plate Lippincott, and Peck took advantage of a throwing error to score the sixth and final run.
Offensive highlights: Jonmarc Lippincott 3-for-4, 2 runs; Joe Becker 2-for-3, RBI; Eric Becker 1-for-2, 2RBI; Todd Peck 1-for-3, 2 runs.
Historical Notes: Jonmarc is 5 RBIs shy of 500 career RBIs.