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Ricker, Titans blast Tell City

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By Larry Goffinet

TELL CITY - Roman Ricker hit three home runs as Gibson Southern defeated Tell City 11-4 in PAC baseball Saturday.

Four errors also hurt Tell City.

A walk and an error on a dropped ball at first base set up a three-run homer by Ricker in the first inning.

He added a solo shot in the third inning and a two-run homer in the fourth, though Tell City assistant coach Mark Wahl said those last two were aided by a strong wind blowing out to left field.

Tell City scored all four of its runs in the fifth inning, which was highlighted by Evan Rothgerber's two-run double.

Cody Pfeifer pitched the first three innings for Tell City to take the loss. He struck out four and walked two.

Freshman Trent Gunn relieved him in the fifth inning. He struck out five and walked one.

Mike Maddle, who caught for Tell City last year before moving to Gibson Southern, had one hit for the Titans and was hit by a pitch three times, though two of the pitches that hit him were curveballs.

Tell City, 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the PAC, will host Hancock County Friday at 5 p.m.

Linescore

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Tell City 000 040 0 - 4 6 4

Gibson So. 303 302 x - 11 7 1

Pfeifer, Gunn (4) and Hackbarth; Schmitt, Staback (5) and Maddle. W-Schmitt. L-Pfeifer (0-2).

2B-Rothgerber, TC. HR-Ricker, GS, 3.