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JV TEAM REACHES 20 WINS!!

For the ninth straight year, the Ryle JV baseball team has reached 20 wins in a season.  This year's team accomplished this impressive feat on Tuesday, April 22 with a 16-6 run-rule win over LaSalle.

The Raiders first needed to defeat Scott on Monday for win #19.  It was not one of the Raiders' best hitting performances on the season, so Coach Demler went the small ball route and the team essentially bunted their way to a 6-2 win.  Matt Roe pitched five strong innings in his second start of the season and Logan Turner finished the final two innings.

On Tuesday, the Raiders travelled to LaSalle in a rematch of their early season game won by Ryle by a score of 6-4.  Andrew Louden started for the Raiders.  Things started well for the Raiders as they scored one in the first inning, but the Lancers pushed across 6 runs in the 2nd inning.  Ryle chipped two runs off the deficit in the 3rd inning and then got out their hitting sticks in the 4th and 5th innings.  The Raiders sent up 12 batters in an 8-run 4th and ten more batters in the 5th to push the score to 16-6.  Meanwhile, Louden recovered from his difficult 2nd inning and held LaSalle scoreless the rest of the way, with a little help from Andrew Huff for the final out.  All in all, the Raiders pounded out a season-high 17 hits, including 5 doubles, led by Matt Roe and Logan Turner, who each had three hits.

The Raiders face a difficult schedule ahead in their quest to set the all-time Ryle JV season record for wins in a season.  The record of 26 wins is held by the 2007, 20011, and 2013 squads.  This season's team has 9 regular season games remaining, plus up to an additional four games in the regional tournament to accomplish this goal and have every intent to do so. 



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FRESHMAN TEAM UPDATE

After a rough stretch the week of April 14th when they lost three games, the Raider Freshman team returned to the win column against Newport Catholic on Monday, April 21.

The losing streak began on April 17 when the Raiders dropped a close game against district rival Conner.  The Raiders held a 3-2 lead after 3 innings, but couldn't hold on as the Cougars scored three runs in the final 4 innings and defeated Ryle by a score of 5-3.  The Raiders had a late opportunity to get back in the game with runners on 2nd and 3rd base with only one out, but couldn't push across any runs.

The Raiders played a twinbill against Louisville Trinity on Saturday, April 19.  The boys came out flat, however, allowing 8 runs (5 earned) in the first inning.  The Shamrocks led 9-1 after two innings and 11-1 after three innings, but the Raiders were not done.  They strung together 6 hits, two of which were doubles, in route to a 7-run 4th inning and tightened the score to 11-8.  Unfortunately, the deficit would only grow, as Trinity added three more runs over the final 3 innings and defeated Ryle 14-9.  The five unearned runs allowed by the Raiders was the difference in this ball game.  The Raiders didn't show up in the second game and absorbed an 11-1 loss in 5 innings.

Ryle finally got off the schneid against NCC, winning 10-3.  Drew Turner pitched very well and earned the win.  As a team, Ryle had double-digit hits and only gave up 5 hits.  Defensively, Zak Smith made the play of the game - with a runner on first base, he initially overran a ball in the outfield, but then recovered to fire a seed to nail the lead runner attempting to advance to third.  

The Raiders have a big weekend ahead with games against LaSalle and Elder at home on Thursday and Friday and a weekend game versus Campbell County on Saturday.  The Frosh Raiders would love to have you come out and support them as they begin the home stretch run to the regional tournament!



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2014 RYLE SPORTSFEST


On April 29, 2014, Ryle is having their annual Sportsfest fundraiser at Receptions in Erlanger to benefit all sports at Ryle.  All sports teams are being asked to sell at least one table of 10 people for the evening.  There are over 50 families in the baseball program and we need to fill one complete table.  The Baseball program will directly benefit from the fundraiser if we do our part.  The night will be a combination of Hall of Fame inductions, Guest speaker Vincent Ray of the Cincinnati Bengals, and a silent auction. 

Vince Murray (Class of 2007) is one of the inductees into the HOF.  Vince was a key member of the 2006 Regional runner-up baseball team and the 2007 Region Champion/Final 8 team. A three-year varsity starter, Vince went on to play football the US Naval Academy.  Also being inducted is Kirstin Allen (Class of 2006), sister of current varsity player Will Allen.  Along with those two are Christina Steiner, Cory Chitwood and contributors Gary and Barb Christian.  It should be a fun night.

Attached is a copy of the flyer and a ticket order form.  You can contact Coach Roesel regarding ordering your tickets.  Baseball families are greatly needed to make this a successful night for athletes at Ryle.   



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Handout: Ryle 2014 Sportsfest

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V/JV BOTH FALL TO BOMBERS

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the Ryle Raiders Varsity and Junior Varsity squads took a joint bus ride over to Finneytown, Ohio to square off at the same time (different fields obviously) against the respective V/JV teams from St. Xavier High School.  Neither outcome was as hoped unfortunately.  

In the varsity game, the Raiders jumped on the board in the first inning on a Bomber error, but the Bombers quickly tied it up on a sac fly. The Bombers added a run in the 2nd inning and two runs in the bottom of the 3rd on a 2-run homer to go up 4-1. Ryle evened the score in the 4th inning when Colt Cordrey doubled, Jake Ziegelmeyer walked, Tom Deters ripped an RBI single, Colin Craven hit an RBI groundout, and Brady Ast laid down a perfect suicide squeeze to score Deters.  St X came right back to re-take the lead on a single, sac bunt, and single to left and added another on a Ryle fielding miscue. 

In the 5th inning, Jeremy Downs crushed a two-out double down 3B line and Cordrey stroked a single to left-center to cut the lead 6-5. Josh Bellew held the Bombers in the bottom of the 5th, thanks to a diving stab by Cordrey and a terrific swipe tag by Deters.  Ryle knotted the score in the 6th inning on an RBI-double by Mason Forbes to score Craven.  Unfortunately, with two outs in the bottom of the 6th inning, St X scored what proved to be the winning run on a Ryle throwing error, as the Raiders failed to score in the 7th inning and lost 7-6. 
 
On the JV front, things looked great for 4 innings as the Raiders jumped out to a 3-0 lead behind another outstanding pitching effort from Zach Kirschler.  Things started to unravel in the 5th inning, however,  as St X scored 3 runs courtesy of 3 Ryle errors.  Things turned decidedly sour in the next inning, however, as two more Ryle fielding errors allowed three more unearned runs.  The Raiders were unable to push across any runs against a tough Bombers' reliever and fell 6-4 on a day when the normally-tough Ryle defense came up a little short.  


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VICKERS DEALS IN JV WIN OVER HENRY CLAY

Max Vickers brought his "A" game to the mound on Friday, April 18, when the Raiders JV club faced the Henry Clay Blue Devils at Ryle's home field.  Vickers, coming off an impressive performance against Milford in his last outing, was dominate from the first pitch, allowing only one unearned run in 6 innings of work.  After the leadoff Henry Clay hitter got on board in the 7th inning, Andrew Louden came in to relieve and immediately coaxed a ground ball double play and strike out to end the game.  Offensively, the Raiders only got 5 hits in the game, but four of them came in a 6-run 3rd inning that was also aided by a few walks and Blue Devil errors.  The key part of the inning was back-to-back singles by Alex Goodridge and Noah Gayhart, followed by a big RBI double by Jake Hiles.  When all was said and done, Ryle walked away with a solid 6-1 win for its 9th straight win. 



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RAIDERS BACK TO WIN COLUMN AGAINST LLOYD
 
The Raiders bounced back with a vengeance Friday night, April 18, against the Lloyd Juggernauts. Several Raiders took advantage of their first start of the year. Levi Berg was 2-4 with 2 RBI; Mason Sturdivant 1-3 and 2 RBI; Anthony Pfaehler 2-5 and 2 RBI; and Will Allen 1-4 with an RBI. The Juggernauts tried several pitchers, but were unable to contain the Raider offense as Ryle went on to a 10-3 victory. Mac Welsh got the start for the Raiders, holding Lloyd scoreless in his three innings of work, while Tom Deters got credit for the win as he pitched the middle three frames.  Will Allen threw the final inning in relief for the Raiders.


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RAIDERS FALL TO COV CATH AT FREEDOM

Ryle and Covington Catholic met for the second time this season on Wednesday, April 16, at Florence Freedom with Ryle being the home team.  Cov Cath won the previous matchup between the schools by a score of 15-11. 

The game started out innocently enough, with the Colonels having two outs and two on with no runs scored (yet) in the first inning.  Things went a tad downhill from there, however, as Cov Cath plated 9 runs and sent 14 batters to the plate before the inning was over.  The Raiders weren't able to do much offensively until the 4th inning when they scored two unearned runs on a Cov Cath error.  The Colonels scored 3 more times in the 5th frame, however, and it was enough to end the game on a run-rule, with the final score 13-3. 

No doubt there are better days ahead for the Raiders! 



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JV RAIDERS DEFEAT COV CATH
WINNING STREAK NOW AT 8 GAMES

The JV Raiders travelled to Park Hills on Wednesday, April 16, to face the always-tough Covington Catholic Colonels.  When all was said and done, Ryle staged an exciting comeback win, extending their winning streak to eight games and their season record to 17-2.

Ryle starter Alex Goodridge engaged in a pitcher's duel for the first three innings.  In the bottom of the 4th inning, Cov Cath plated four runs, thanks in no small part to a seeing-eye single, base hit bunt, and a bizarre blooper over third base that took a hard left bounce and rolled under a fence for a ground rule double.  Goodridge made it through the inning and then held the Colonels at bay in the 5th and 6th innings.

After being held scoreless in the 5th inning, the JV Raiders broke through in the 6th inning with four runs of their own.  The big hit of the inning was a 2-run double by Sam Scholl that tied the game.  In the top of the 7th inning, Ryle jumped all over the Cov Cath reliever, scoring 5 runs to take a 9-4 lead.  Zach Kirschler came on for Ryle in the 7th inning and allowed only one unearned run to close out the game and put an impressive comeback win in the books!

The Raider 8-game winning streak began on April 9 with a win over Simon Kenton.  The Raiders have had a different winning pitcher in each of the 8 games, showing the depth of their pitching staff - this despite temporarily missing one of their top hurlers with a wrist injury.  Of note was an impressive 5-3 win over Conner on April 14 in which freshman pitchers Andrew Huff and Noah Gayhart helped close the door on a terrific starting performance by Logan Turner.  Gayhart recorded the final out of the game with the tying runners on base and the winning run at the plate.  



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RAIDERS FALL 5-1 TO CONNER IN DISTRICT GAME

The Conner Cougars came to Ryle on Monday, April 14 with something to prove and something to play for.  The Cougars were shut out of regional play last year by losing to the Raiders in the first round of the District 33 Tournament.  In addition, with a win over Ryle, Conner Coach "Arlo" would become the winning coach in Conner history.  Not to mention that it was a district seeding game between two big rivals.

Conner started their ace, Univeristy of Cincinnati preferred walk-on Cameron Ross.  He used an arsenal of pitches to keep the Raiders at bay until Brady Ast broke the no-hit bid in the 6th inning with a scortched single that was followed by Anthony Pfaehler's rocket shot RBI-double off the top of the left-center field fence.  Unfortunately, that would be the lone run the Raiders could muster, as they fell 5-1.  Ross pitched a complete game, giving up just 2 hits while striking out ten Ryle batters.  The Raiders still have seeding games left against Boone County and Cooper. 



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RYLE WINS TWO IN DOC MORRIS

In the second game of the Doc Morris Tournament on Friday, April 11, the Raiders met the Anderson Redskins at Dixie and came away with a solid 7-0 win behind an outstanding pitching performance by Josh Bellew, who went 6 innings and allowed only 5 hits with 5 K's and 0 BB's.  Jake Ziegelmeyer provided a scoreless final frame.  Ryle plated single runs in the first two innings and then scored two more runs in the 3rd inning on doubles by Jeremy Downs, Ziegelmeyer, and Tom Deters.  Three more runs were scored in the 6th inning - two of them courtesy of another Downs' double - to finish the scoring.  A nice comeback performance by the Raiders after the loss to Dixie.  They will look to maintain momentum tomorrow against a tough Louisville Male team.    

In the Raiders' third and final game of the tournament on Saturday, April 12, they faced a tough and highly-ranked Louisville Male team.  The Raiders played solidly from beginning to end, winning 8-1 and improving their season record to 6-5.  Ethan Brennan threw six outstanding innings of one-hit, one-run baseball and Tom Deters pitched a scoreless final frame.  The Raiders made the most of their five hits, as each hit produced a run.  Eric Clarkson had two RBI's for the Raiders, who plated five runs in the first inning and never looked back.   



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JV RAIDERS KEEP ROLLING

After losing to Boone County by a 3-2 score on Tuesday, April 8, the JV Raiders have reeled off 4 straight victories.  On Wednesday, the Raiders  went to Simon Kenton and earned a 7-3 win behind strong pitching performances by starter Zach Kirschler and reliever Andrew Louden.  Hitting star for the game was Troy Coleman, who went 4 for 4 and drove in several key runs.  On the downside, Coleman injured his wrist during the game and will be sidelined for the next two weeks.

Ryle was on the road for two day games on Wednesday.  The first game against Conner found the Raiders in a 4-1 hole going into the last inning, despite getting a terrific starting pitching performance from Alex Goodridge.  Things looked a bit bleak with two outs and only one runner on base when the Raiders staged a furious comeback.  Keyed by huge RBI hits by Matt Roe, Jon Salmen, and Trent Mills, the Raiders went ahead 6-4.  Noah Gayhart closed out the game to earn the save and the Raiders "coasted" to a tense 6-5 win.  Later that afternoon, the Raiders travelled to Cincinnati and faced the Milford Eagles at their impressive baseball complex.  Max Vickers threw five innings, allowing only 4 hits and 2 runs (one earned), and Andrew Huff pitched two scoreless relief innings.  Down 2-1 after 5 innings, Ryle scored 3 runs in the 6th and 2 more in the 7th to win 6-2.  Matt Roe had a huge 2-run double to key the comeback.

On Friday night, the Raiders again travelled across the river to face Anderson.  While their varsity big brothers were busy thumping Anderson 7-0 in the Doc Morris tourney, the JV also stuck it to Anderson, winning 9-2.  Matt Roe was again one of the stars, this time pitching 5 innings and allowing only one earned run in his first pitching performance of the season.  Andrew Louden had a criucial 2-run single in the 4th inning to put Ryle ahead and another RBI double several innings later to put the game out of reach.   



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DIXIE RUNS OVER RAIDERS

The rematch of the game earlier this season in which Ryle was defeated 10-0 didn't go exactly as planned either, as the Raiders fall again to the Colonels by a score of 8-3 in the opening round of this weekend's Doc Morris Tournament.

There weren’t a ton of bright spots for the Raiders, as they tallied only five hits. Mason Forbes contributed a sac fly in the 3rd and Marshall Rich had a 2-run single in the last inning to account for the Raiders’ scoring. A 7th-inning rally fell short when Forbes’ flew out deep to CF into a strong wind for the final out with runners on 2nd and 3rd base.

The key to this game was Ryle fielding errors, Colonel runners put on base via walks and hit batsman, and an inability to stop Dixie’s running game, as they stole nine bases. In total, Ryle allowed four unearned runs, making the comeback attempt all the more difficult.

The Raiders look to get back on track on Friday against Anderson (Ohio) at 6:00 p.m. at Dixie Heights High School.



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Friday, April 11

FRESHMAN AVENGE LOSS TO COV CATH

The Freshman Raiders took care of business in their rematch against the Covington Catholic, winning by a score of 5-1 and avenging their loss to the Colonels earlier in the season.  This time around, Ryle received a solid pitching performance, backed it with good defense, and the offense contributed some timely hitting. 

Drew Demler took the hill for the Raiders and went 5 innings, allowing only one run (unearned) and four hits, while registering 3 stikeouts.  Dominic Como did a nice job in relief, throwing two scoreless innings and earning the save. 

Offensively, Demler, Ryan Seimer, and Drew Turner each had two base hits, and Turner also contributed two RBI.  Cole Burch put pressure on the CovCath defense by stealing two bases.  Josh Green had a huge RBI single early in the game to break a tied score and let the Colonels know that the Raiders were all business in this game. 

Defensively, Matthew McCord had perhaps the play of the game when he recorded a huge putout at second base on a 1st & 3rd steal attempt by the Colonels.  Zak Smith also logged some nice plays in the outfield, not the least of which was a ball hit over his head in the last inning that he tracked down to take away a sure leadoff double. 

All in all, another fine performance by the Freshman team and a strong indication they are positioning them for a deep end-of-season tournament run in a few weeks.



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COACH DEMLER NOTCHES 400TH CAREER WIN!!

On Saturday, April 5, the JV Raiders defeated Cooper by a score of 4-0 and allowed JV Head Coach Jim Demler to earn his 400th career win while coaching the Ryle JV team.  Coach Demler has been the only JV coach in the history of the school.  Coach Demler teams have recorded 20 or more win in 8 straight years and won 6 JV Championship titles, including 2013.  Coach Demler also helped launch the Ryle Freshman baseball program in 1997 and won 76 additional games while coaching the Freshman teams from 1997-2005.  Great job, Coach Demler!!

Check out the Enquirer story: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/kentucky-high-school/2014/04/07/highlands-gets-track-sc-trip/7448995/



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Tyler Smith flirts with a no hitter vs Simon Kenton

RAIDERS POUND PIONEERS 10-1 

Ryle played the role of the home team on Wednesday at NKU as they faced Simon Kenton as one of the many games in the Reds Futures Showcase.  Tyler Smith started on the mound for the Raiders.  And shockingly, the sun was out and the temperature actually reached norm for this time of year.    

The Raiders took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning on an RBI-single by Eric Clarkson and an RBI-walk to Max Lonnemann.  They pushed the lead to 3-0 on a bomb triple by Clarkson in the 3rd inning and broke the game open with 3 runs in the 4th, two of them courtesy of a triple off the bat of Jeremy Downs.  Ryle added five more runs before the game was finished, two of them on a single by Will Allen. 

Meanwhile, Smith was in complete control on the mound, allowing but one run to the Pioneers.  He retired the first 10 batters and took a no-hitter into the 6th inning.  He ultimately finished with a 4-hitter, walking one and striking out two batters.  It all added up to an impressive 10-1 win for the boys from Union. 

Pictures of the game:  http://www.cincinnati.com/picture-gallery/sports/high-school/kentucky-high-school/2014/04/09/ryle-vs-simon-kenton/7522307/



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2014 RYLE RAIDER SENIORS

Congrats to the senior Ryle Raider baseball players and best of luck in your future endeavours!



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Issac Stidham, Anthony Phaehler, Tyler Smith, Josh Bellew, Eric Clarkson, Noah Berg, Jeremy Downs, Levi Berg, Ethan Brennan, Colt Cordrey, Mac Welsh, Mason Forbes, Tom Deters



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NEW PICTURES

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Tom Deters and Colt Cordrey

There have been some new pictures of the Varsity team added to the "Pictures" link, which can be found on the left-hand side of the Home Page.  If you have taken some good action pictures of any of the Raiders teams, you are welcome to upload them yourself by going directly into the Pictures link and following the instructions on how to add an Album.  However, we ask that you first reduce the resolution of the images before doing so, as the site does not have enough space to handle numerous uploads of high-resolution pictures.  



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THUD

The JV Raiders winning streak and spotless record came to a resounding end on Tuesday night, as they were taken to the woodshed by a strong Cincinnati Oak Hills team.  When all was said and done the Raiders were run-ruled 11-0 in 5 innings.  A solid-hitting Highlanders team was aided by some sloppy Ryle fielding as they put up 2 runs in both the first and second innings, three runs in both the 3rd and 4th innings, and one run in the 5th inning.  The hard-throwing Oak Hills pitcher made easy work of the Ryle offense, allowing only 2 hits while walking none and striking out five.  The Raiders look to get back to their winning ways on Wednesday against arch-rival Boone County at Ryle's home field.

 



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JV STAYS UNDEFEATED WITH 6-5 WIN OVER LASALLE

The JV Raiders knocked off Cincinnati LaSalle on March 31 by a score of 6-5 in 8 innings and in the process moved their record to 8-0 on the season.  Logan Turner started for the Raiders and went a strong 4 2/3 innings, allowing only 3 unearned runs.  Ryle found themselves down by a score of 3-2 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when Trent Mills crushed a 2-run double.  It was Mills' second double of the game.  Mills had also come in to relieve Turner in the 5th inning and pitched an effective 2 1/3 innings.  The Lancers tied the score in the 7th inning on a solo home run and the game went into extra innings when Ryle could not score in the home 7th.  LaSalle then scored one in the top of the 8th inning on a suicide squeeze and had a runner at 3B when Andrew Huff recorded a strikeout for the third out.  In the home half of the 8th inning, the Raiders loaded the bases with one out.  Huff then hit a ground ball to SS, who tossed to 2B for the forceout, but the 2Bman's throw to 1B was wild and two Raider runners scored on the play, allowing Ryle to walk off with an exciting 6-5 win. 



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Diamond Club Shirt

2014 RYLE RAIDER DIAMOND CLUB

2014 saw a record number of Diamond Club members!  On behalf of Coach Roesel and the entire Ryle Baseball coaching staff, we wish to thank everyone who participated in this year's Diamond Club. 



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2014 Diamond Club Banner

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ROUGH NIGHT FOR RAIDERS VS. DIXIE

It was a tough night at the ballyard for the Ryle varsity squad on Friday, March 28 in their first rematch against Dixie Heights since the 2013 Ninth Region Championsip when the Raiders defeated  the Colonels by a score of 4-0.  On this particular night, however, Dixie was the better team and got their revenge, winning 10-0 in a 5-inning run rule game.  The loss dropped the Raiders to 2-2 on the season. 

The game was scoreless after two innings, but the Colonels scored 3 runs in both the third and fourth innings and then plated another four runs in the 5th inning to quickly tally 10 runs.  The Raiders did very little offensively, generating only two hits.  When the Raiders failed to push across any runs in the bottom of the 5th, the game was ended via the mercy rule.   

The Raiders are away at Cincinnati LaSalle on Monday (March 31) and have their first district seeding game of the season on Wednesday at Boone County.   

 http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/kentucky-high-school/2014/03/28/dixie-blows-our-ryle-in-regional-rematch/7039091/



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FRESHMAN RAIDERS START STRONG!

Nine games into the season finds the Ryle Freshman Raiders with a solid 6-3 record.  The Raiders are led in the pitching department by Drew Demler (ERA 1.00) and Ben Lloyd (ERA 2.10) and do not have a single pitcher (with at least six innings thrown) that has an ERA above 2.50.  Lloyd is the team strikeout leader with 16 K's and has recorded a win in each of his three starts this year.   

Defensively, the Freshman Raiders have had an up and down season so far.  The low point was undoubtedly a 9-error outing during an 11-0 loss to Covington Catholic.  Since that game, however,  the Raiders have made no errors in 12 innings of play - a trend they seek to continue into their third week of play.  The Raiders have been led in the field by Thomas Spiritoso, who has the fewest errors (1) of any infielder with at least 8 innings played. 

Offensively, the Raiders have a variety of weapons and, when all is clicking, can be a very potent attack.  The Raiders have scored an average of almost 10 runs in their six wins.  Logan Beagle (.612) leads the offensive attack and has also has swiped 7 stolen bases this year.  Other notable offensive players include Ryan Siemer, Cole Burch, Drew Turner, and Zak Smith, each of whom has contributed in various ways throughout the first part of the season. 

The Freshman Raiders look for win #7 on the road on Monday, March 31 against a strong Cincinnati LaSalle team.   



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JV RAIDERS KEEP ON ROLLING

The JV Raiders defeated Dixie Heights by a score on 13-4 on Friday, March 28, behind their best offensive display of the season to date. The win pushes the JV record to 7-0 on the year.

Starter Max Vickers scuffled a bit in his start on the mound, but ultimately did his job by holding the Colonels to 2 runs in his 3 innings of work. He was followed by Zach Kirschler (2 INN, 1 ER) and Noah Gayhart (2 INN; 0 ER). Kirschler was awarded the win, his second of this season. The run allowed by the Raiders in the 5th inning ended their consecutive inning streak with no earned runs allowed at 37 innings. Offensively, Jon Salmen again provided the big stick, totaling 4 RBI on the night. Troy Coleman and Matt Roe each had a 3-hit night and multiple runs scored.

The JV Raiders have their work cut out for them the week of March 31, as they face very strong competition from Cincinnati on Monday (LaSalle @ home), Tuesday (Oak Hills @ home), and Thursday (Elder @ home), as well as play local rival Boone County on Wednesday at home.



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RAIDERS BACK TO WIN COLUMN 

After finding themselves on the short end of a 3-0 score against Henry Clay on March 24, the Raiders returned to the win column on March 26 by defeating St. Henry Crusaders in exciting fashion by a score of 9-8.  The win advances Ryle's record to 2-1 for the season.

The game started on an ominous note, with Ryle down by scores of 4-1 after two innings and 5-3 after three innings.  The Raiders came to life in the 4th inning, as they plated 5 runs to take an 8-5 lead.  Key hits in the inning were a 2-run double by Jeremy Downs and a run-scoring triple by Mason Forbes.  Will Allen did his part on the mound containing the Crusaders in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings and was eventually awarded the win in the game.

St. Henry refused to go down quietly, however, and pushed across two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to make the score 8-7.  The Raiders scored what proved to be the winning run in the 7th inning on an RBI double by Max Lonnemann.  The run proved critical when the Crusaders scored one in the last of the 7th inning and had two runners in scoring position with no outs and senior Downs on the hill.  Downs then recorded a ground out and two strike outs to earn the save and preserve the Raider's win.

Hitting leaders for Ryle were: Downs (2-5, 2 RBI); Forbes (2-5, 3B); Colin Craven (2-3); Lonnemann (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI), and Colt Cordrey (2 RBI).  The Raiders next play on March 28 at home against Dixie Heights.



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RYLE RANKED 40TH IN PBR

The Prep Baseball Report for Kentucky finds the Ryle Raiders ranked #40 for the week of March 24, a drop of 3 spots from the preseason poll.  The only Northern Kentucky team to be ranked in the top 25 is Beechwood (#8).  The current #1 team in the rankings is St. Xavier.  Ryle is scheduled to play 5 teams currently ranked in the Top 25 (#3 Tates Creek, #8 Beechwood, #9 Male, #14 Scott County, and #19 Trinity). 

The Prep Baseball Report is a scouting and multimedia company that specializes in the promotion of high school baseball players and is considered the number one resource for high school baseball in each state.  You can access their site at the below link as Ryle marches their way up these rankings.  It's not where you start the season, it's where you finish!

www.prepbaseballreport/kentucky/kentuckyteamrankings



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RAIDERS JV RUNS RECORD TO 6-0

KEEPS PITCHING STREAK ALIVE

The JV Raiders defeated Bishop Brossart by a score of 12-2 on March 27.  Jon Salmen provided a key 2-run single off the LF fence at St. Mary's in the 1st inning to give Ryle a lead they would never relinquish.  Troy Coleman was dominant on the mound, allowing no runs in his four innings of work.  Andrew Louden threw the final three frames for the Raiders, allowing unearned runs in the 6th and 7th innings.  While the Raider's pitching staff streak of consecutive scoreless innings came to an end at 31 innings, they have still not allowed an earned run in 33 consecutive innings.  The JV Raiders will put their perfect record and pitching streak on the line against Dixie Heights on March 28 at Dixie, weather permitting.



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RAIDERS OPEN SEASON WITH WIN

Ryle opened their 2014 season with a 6-0 win on the road against Holy Cross on Saturday, March 22.   Mac Welsh started on the mound for the Raiders and threw 4 shutout innings, notching 5 K's in the process.  Tyler Smith pitched the final 3 frames to lock up the shutout win.  Ryle opened the scoring in the 2nd inning when Colt Cordrey stole home as part of a double steal.  The Raiders added to their lead in the 4th inning on an RBI-walk by Marshall Rich and a 2-run double by Ethan Brennan down the third base line.  A great start to the season, as the Raiders look to defend their 2013 9th Region championship and appearance at state!



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RAIDER JV PITCHING LEADS TEAM TO 5-0 RECORD

The Raiders JV ballclub has started off the season in impressive fashion, winning their first five games by a combined score of 35-5.  The wins were recorded against Newport Catholic (9-2), Simon Kenton (9-3), Holy Cross (12-0), Boone County (3-0), and Cooper (2-0 in 8 innings).  Of significant note is that the pitching staff has put together an impressive streak of 26 consecutive scoreless innings, dating back to the 2nd inning of the Simon Kenton game.  The pitching has been supported by some flawless defense and timely hitting.  The JV Raiders are seeking to defend their 2013 Regional championship and also rack up 20 wins for the ninth consecutive year.  They have a formidable schedule ahead of them, as they face some strong baseball schools in Cincinnati (Moeller, Elder, St. X, Oak Hills, LaSalle, Loveland) and Lexington (Lex Cath, Dunbar, Tates Creek), as well as tough local opponents in Cov Cath, Campbell County, Dixie, Boone, and Conner. 



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2103 JV Team Picture
2013 RYLE RAIDERS JV TEAM

Standing: Assistant Coach Dan Carney, Mason Sturdivant, Brady Ast, TJ Hoffman,Alex Goodridge, Zach Kirschler, Jake Ziegelmeyer, Collin Craven, Trent Mills, Jack Dorne, Head Coach Jim Demler
Sitting:  Marshall Rich, Logan Turner, Tayland Boswell, Tyler Smith, Max Lonnemann, Jake Puthoff, Andrew Louden, Will Allen, Noah Berg, Levi Berg


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2013 Freshman Team Pic
2013 RYLE RAIDERS FRESHMAN TEAM

Standing: Noah Gayhart, Austin Cain, Matthew Roe, Shawn Moore, Shelton Branson, Nathan Roe, Braden Cheesman, Andrew Huff, Logan Rieman
Sitting:  Jon Salmen, Ryan Siemer, Jacob Hiles, Troy Coleman, Head Coach Jeremy Collins, Max Vickers, Cole Burch, Tanner Morgan, Drew Demler


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RYLE BASEBALL ON TWITTER!

Raider Baseball fans can follow all the happenings of 2014 Ryle Raider baseball on Twitter.  Get information on varsity games in progress, final scores of all Freshman/JV/Varsity games, and other Raider baseball-related news stories.

Just log into Twitter @RyleVarsityBall to stay up to date on all the excitement of 2014 Ryle Raider baseball!

www.twitter.com/RyleVarsityBall 



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2013 Varsity Team Pic
2013 RYLE RAIDERS VARSITY TEAM

Standing: Head Coach Pat Roesel, Tom Deters, Justin Hoard, Josh Bellew, Mac Welsh, Tyler Mason, Mason Forbes, Mitch See, Hide Imai
Kneeling:  Michael Nelson, Tyler Lonnemann, Jackson Brennan, Dylan Plvan, Ethan Brennan, Thomas Baumann, Cole Snyder, Jacob Raines, Colt Cordrey, Erik Clarkson
Sitting:  Drew Crane, Jake Sander, Tanner Pulice, Jake Ashley, Jeremy Downs


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 2014 VARSITY TOURNEY SCHEDULE

 

      SCOTT KNOCHELMAN TOURNEY 

Date Time Opponent Location
4/4 5:00
Cov Cath          L 15-11 Cov Cath
4/5 10:00
Cooper             W 9-3
Cov Cath
4/14 5:00
Conner             L 5-1
Ryle
       

      DOC MORRIS TOURNAMENT 

Date Time Opponent Location
4/10  6:00 Dixie Heights      L 8-3 Dixie Heights
4/11  6:00 Anderson (OH)   W 7-0 Dixie Heights
4/12  2:30 Louisville Male   W 8-1 Dixie Heights
       
       

   LOUISVILLE INVITATIONAL 

Date Time Opponent Location
4/25 5:30 Trinity Lou. Male
4/25 7:45 Henry Clay Lou. Male
4/26 10:00  Louisville Male      Lou. Male
       
       

            SCOTT COUNTY INVITATIONAL     

Date Time Opponent Location
5/2  5:30 Scott County
Scott County
5/3  12:30 North Laurel
Scott County
5/3  3:003 Lewis County
Scott County
       

FAYETTE COUNTY INVITATIONAL

Date Time Opponent   Location
5/9  5:30 Tates Creek     Tates Creek 
5/10  9:00 Butler      Tates Creek
5/10  3:00 Bowling Green    Tates Creek


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2014 JV TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

       

            D. MICHAELS AUTISM

Date Time Opponent Location             
4/12 11:30 Dixie Heights     Covington Catholic
4/12 2:00 Newport Catholic            Covington Catholic
4/13
Rainout Makeups if needed Covington Catholic
       

      BULLDOG INVITATIONAL 

Date Time Opponent Location
4/25 5:30 Lexington Catholic Dunbar High   School
4/26 3:45 Tates Creek         Dunbar High School
4/26 6:00

Lexington Dunbar                 

Dunbar High School


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Ryle Baseball Field
RYLE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL FIELD

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Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Thu 4/24 Baseball Ryle JV vs. Moeller 4:30 PM Shuler Park
Thu 4/24 Baseball Ryle Raiders vs. Moeller 5:00 PM Florence Freedom
Thu 4/24 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs. La Salle 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Fri 4/25 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs. Elder 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Fri 4/25 Baseball Louisville Invitational (vs. Trinity) 5:30 PM Louisville Male High School
Fri 4/25 Baseball Lexington Dunbar JV Tournament 5:30 PM Paul Laurence Dunbar School
Sat 4/26 Baseball Louisville Invitational (vs. Louisville Male) 10:00 AM Louisville Male High School
Sat 4/26 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs. Campbell County 12:00 PM Ryle High School
Sat 4/26 Baseball Louisville Invitational (vs. Montgomery County) 12:15 PM Louisville Male High School
Sat 4/26 Baseball Lexington Dunbar JV Tournament 3:45 PM Paul Laurence Dunbar School
Sat 4/26 Baseball Lexington Dunbar JV Tournament 6:00 PM Paul Laurence Dunbar School
Mon 4/28 Baseball Dixie Heights vs. Ryle Raiders 5:00 PM Dixie Heights High School
Mon 4/28 Baseball Ryle JV vs. Dixie Heights 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Tue 4/29 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs. Anderson (OH) 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Wed 4/30 Baseball Ryle Raiders vs. Campbell County 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Wed 4/30 Baseball Ryle JV vs. Campbell County 5:00 PM Campbell County High School
Wed 4/30 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs. Campbell County 7:00 PM Campbell County High School
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Thu 4/17 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs. Conner 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Fri 4/18 Baseball Lloyd: 3 - Ryle Raiders: 10 5:00 PM Lloyd High School
Fri 4/18 Baseball Rle JV vs. Henry Clay 5:30 PM Ryle High School
Sat 4/19 Baseball St. Xavier (OH): 7 - Ryle Raiders: 6 11:00 AM St. Xavier High School
Sat 4/19 Baseball Ryle JV vs. St. Xavier (OH) 11:00 AM St. Xavier High School
Sat 4/19 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs. Trinity 12:00 PM Trinity High School
Sat 4/19 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs. Trinity 2:30 PM Trinity High School
Mon 4/21 Baseball Scott: 18 - Ryle Raiders: 4 5:00 PM Scott High School
Mon 4/21 Baseball Ryle JV vs. Scott 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Mon 4/21 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs. NCC 5:00 PM Morscher Field
Tue 4/22 Baseball Ryle JV vs. La Salle 5:00 PM La Salle High School
Wed 4/23 Baseball Ryle Raiders: 5 - Wyandotte Roosevelt: 0 5:00 PM Ryle High School