ELIZABETHTON, TN --- The River Riders dropped game one against the Danville Otterbots 12-6 at Northeast Community Credit Union Ballpark in Elizabethton. The loss tonight ended an eight-game win streak at NCCU Ballpark.
E-Town jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when second baseman Jonathan Soto scored on a sacrifice fly by first baseman Augusts Fraley.
In the top of the fifth, Danville scored four runs on a solo home run by third baseman Daniel Hicks and a three-run home run by first baseman C Brown.
In the bottom of the sixth, Elizabethton right fielder Dalton McClain scored on a sacrifice fly by shortstop Michael Robinson.
In the top of the seventh, Talmadge Lecroy hit a two-RBI double, 7-2 Otterbots.
In the top of the eighth Danville hit their third home run of the game, a two-run shot by designated hitter Ryan Carr.
In the bottom of the eighth, Soto doubled and scored designated hitter Chancery Hall and Robinson. Center fielder Logan Sanders scored on a sacrifice fly by catcher Deric Graham.
In the top of the ninth, Danville scored their final three runs, 12-5 Otterbots.
In the bottom of the ninth Robinson hit his second sacrifice fly of the game to score McClain, 12-6 Otterbots.
Elizabethton will play their season finally tomorrow at Northeast Community Credit Union Ballpark against the Otterbots. First pitch is at 7. Tomorrow concludes fan appreciation weekend, there are giveaways galore! From an Appy League golf towel to an Appy League tumbler! Teachers also are free upon entry sponsored by Northeast Community Credit Union. Fans can watch or listen to the River Riders with the links below.