Ryle Raiders Baseball: Welcome

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Back in mid-April, the Freshmen Raiders hit a bit of a lull in which they lost 3 of 4 games and were shut out in all 3 losses.  Since then they have been on fire, winning five straight games and playing some very solid baseball.

The turnaround started on April 19 with a 9-5 win over neighborhood rival Cooper.  The Raiders scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th to force extra innings and then scored five runs in the 8th inning to get the win.  Takeru Suzuki led the offense with four RBI, while Hunter Perry (6 INN, 4 R, 3 ER) and Colby Haines (2 INN, 1 ER) took care of matters on the mound for the Raiders.

Next on the hit list for the Raiders was Simon Kenton on April 25.  Tied 2-2 going into the 7th inning, the Raiders exploded for 3 runs, with the key hit coming from Luke Collette to drive in two runs.  Haines got the win on the mound in this one as well, going 4 innings and not allowing a run, while Suzuki picked up the save for pitching a scoreless 7th inning.

On April 29, the Raiders hammered Bishop Brossart by the score of 19-2.  Eleven different Raiders recorded a hit in this game, with five players (T. Perry, Jake Barrett, Collette, Alex Pergram, Noah Bamonte) collecting two hits and six players (Logan Batte, Kyle Reiman, Suzuki, Barrett, Collette, Bamonte) driving in two runs.  Tyler Perry (3 INN), Batte (1 INN), and Collette (1 INN) combined to limit the Mustangs to just two hits and 0 earned runs.

Wins #4 and #5 of the winning streak both came against Dixie Heights.  On April 30, the Raiders and Colonels met up before the storms hit that day.  With Dixie leading 4-2 after 4 1/2 innings, the Raiders plated five runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to go ahead 7-4.  Collette doubled home two runs in the inning, Pergram singled home a run, and Tyler Perry also knocked a double that drove in a run.  Suzuki pitched a complete game for the Raiders, holding the Colonels to just 3 hits and 0 earned runs. 

The teams met again on May 2, with Dixie no doubt looking for some revenge.  They didn't get it though, as the Raiders won a 3-2 extra-inning, walk-off thriller.  Hunter Perry pitched 5 1/3 strong innings, limiting the Colonels to two runs (1 earned) on 7 hits.  The Raiders found themselves down 2-0 going into the bottom of the 6th, but tied the game on Jacob Zirkle's RBI single and Tyler Perry's RBI groundout.  Haines relieved Perry and blanked the Colonels in the 7th inning, but the Raiders also failed to score that inning and the game went into extra innings.  Haines again tossed a zero at the Colonels in the top of the 8th to set the stage for the walk-off win.  In the bottom of the 8th, the Raiders loaded the bases when Zirkle was hit by pitch, Pergram singled, and Caleb Furnish was intentionally walked.  Up stepped Kyle Reiman, who was walked on four straight pitches to force in Zirkle with the winning run.  Game over, orange and black with another win.  

The Raiders look to extend their winning streak on May 4 against St. Henry. 


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June 6-9, 2016
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The 2016 Ryle Raider Baseball camp is open to any boy who will be entering the 5th-9th grade during the 2016-17 school year.  This is a fundamentals-driven camp taught by Ryle Varsity Head Coach Pat Roesel, members of the Raider caoching staff, and varsity baseball players.  The cost is $50, which includes a camp t-shirt.  The camp sells out every year and pre-registration is required.  You may click on the "Raider Baseball Camp" link in the menu on the left-hand side of this website to print the registration form. 



The Varsity Raiders travelled to South Oldham on May 2 and put their 12-game winning streak on the line against the Dragons.  Things did not look good going into the final inning, as Ryle found themselves on the short end of a 2-1 score.  Pitchers Troy Coleman and Thomas Spiritoso held the South Oldham bats in check, allowing only two runs, but the Dragon's starting pitcher was equal to the task, holding the Raiders to one run (unearned) on just two hits through six innings.

In the top of the 7th, the Raiders mounted a furious comeback.  Logan Turner, who has two hits in six of the last seven games, opened the inning with a single.  After a fly out, Turner was advanced to second on pinch hitter Andrew Huff's single. Matt Roe then bunted for a single to load the bases.  Logan Reiman executed a suicide squeeze to plate Turner with the tying run.  With runners at second and third with two outs, Nathan Roe hit a grounder that the Dragons' third baseman misplayed, allowing Huff and Matt Roe to score, and Nathan Roe to advance to second base.  Roe then scored the Raiders' fifth run on Zach Mann's RBI single. 

South Oldham put up a fight in the bottom of the 7th, loading the bases on two singles and a walk, but Spiritoso coaxed the third out on a pop up to first baseman Jake Ziegelmeyer to end the game and advance the Raiders' win streak to 13 games.   



In the USA Today Super 25 Kentucky High School Baseball rankings released on April 26, the Raiders have moved up from the #7 spot to the number #4 spot.  The Raiders currently sport a 15-3 record, with their only loss to a Kentucky team being to #14-ranked Lexington Catholic.  

Other Northern Kentucky teams listed in the poll include #19 Covington Catholic, #24 Beechwood, #26 Campbell County, and #27 Conner.   



After picking up two wins on April 23 in the Bryan Stevenson Memorial and another win on April 25, the Raiders have pushed their winning streak to 10 games and overall record to 15-3.

On Saturday, Ryle defeated Campbell County for the third time in  8 days by the score of 13-2.  Alex Goodridge got the start and win, going 4 innings.  The Raiders scored 4 runs in the first inning and 5 more in the second inning to blow the game open.  The offense knocked 13 hits in all, led by Zach Mann's three hits and Logan Turner's 4 RBI's.

The Raiders then knocked off Scott 3-0 later that same day.  Zach Kirschler completely shut down the Eagles' offense, throwing 6 2/3 innings and allowing only one hit while striking out 9 batters.  The Raiders scored all three of their runs in the 5th inning on a sac fly by Zak Smith and a 2-run double by Jake Ziegelmeyer.  Scott tried to mount a comeback in the 7th inning and loaded the bases on Kirschler, but Max Vickers came in to record the final out and earn the save.

On Monday, the Raiders again met Scott and the game wasn't quite as close as their weekend matchup.  Ryle scored four runs in both the first and second innings and six more in the third inning en route to a 16-2 run-rule win.  The Raiders pounded out 17 hits in all, with six players having two hits.  Zach Mann and Logan Turner each had 4 RBI.  Troy Coleman started on the mound and went 3 innings (2 runs, 1 earned), followed by Thomas Spiritoso and Jake Ziegelmeyer, who each threw a scoreless frame. 



Since dropping a heart-breaking, last-inning loss to Cov Cath on April 20, the JV Raiders have reeled off four straight wins, including their own walk-off win.

The first win came on April 22 under the lights at Lawrenceburg.  With the Raiders holding on to a tenuous 5-3 lead and Lawrenceburg mounting a potentially big rally, Brian Lally came on in relief in the 3rd inning to shut down the Tigers' and then went the rest of the way to earn his first win.  Raiders' bats finally got moving late in the game to win 11-5.

On April 23, the Raiders faced Cooper in a twinbill at Ryle's field.  Max Inabnit (4 INN, 3 R, 2 ER) and Evan Webster (3 INN, 0 R) held the Jags to just two hits.  With the game tied 3-3 in the 5th inning, the Raiders scored three unearned runs thanks to walks and hits batsmen issued by Cooper pitching and make those runs hold up for a 6-3 win.

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Raiders hardly looked as though they would complete the sweep, as they had seven fielding errors that contributed to four unearned Jag runs.  Down 5-2 in the 6th, Ryle scored two runs on Christian Scanlon's single to make it 5-4 and then tied the game in the bottom of the 7th when Blake Burnett scored on a wild pitch.  Burnett held Cooper scoreless in the 8th inning, thanks in large part to a would-be base stealer cut down by catcher Cam McCabe, and that set the table for the Raiders' first walk-off win of the season.  McCabe singled with one out in the bottom of the 8th and was replaced by courtesy runner Reagan Maddox, who then scored on Scanlon's line shot single.  Game over, orange and black win.

On April 25, the Raiders got their 4th win in as many days when they pounded Scott 15-5 in five innings.  The game was never in doubt and 12 different Raiders had a hit in the game.  Ben Lloyd had two doubles and 3 RBI and Ty Leonhart also had a double and 3 RBI to lead the Raiders' offense. 



While the Raiders continue to be overlooked in the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association poll, they are now ranked #7 in the USA Today Super 25 Rankings (State of Kentucky).  The Raiders currently sport a 12-3 record, with their only losses coming to #19-ranked Lexington Catholic and Cincinnati teams Elder and Moeller.  The Raiders are currrently riding a 7-game win streak heading into this weekend's Bryan Stephenson Memorial Tournament.  They will meet up with Dixie Heights on 4/22 at 7:00 p.m. and Cov Cath at 1:00 p.m. on 4/23, with both games being played at Dixie High School.  




While the JV was losing a heartbreaker at Cov Cath, the varsity hung on for a tough 7-6 win over the Colonels at Ryle's field on April 20.

Zach Mann started on the mound and went six outstanding innings, allowing only one run.  He gave up but five base hits and struck out six batters.  The Raiders jumped out to an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning on Logan Rieman's RBI double and Jake Ziegelmeyer's RBI single.  They added three more in the second inning on Logan Turner's double, who later scored on a wild pitch, and a run walked in by Cov Cath pitching.  Jon Salmen added to the Raider lead in the 5th inning with a home run to left center and another run was driven home by Turner's second double of the game.  The game appeared well in hand with Ryle leading 7-1 going into the last inning.  But like the JV game going on across town, the 7th inning proved rather interesting.

The Colonels scored a run on an RBI ground out and had one runner on with two hits when the next man was walked.  They then strung together four straight hits to pull with in a run to 7-6.  With runners on first and second, the next Colonel hitter hit a single up the middle that was knocked down by shortstop Logan Rieman.  When the CCH runner rounded third base and tried to score, Rieman threw a strike to catcher Matt Roe to cut down the runner and end the game. 



The JV Raiders met the Cov Cath Colonels for the third time this season on April 20 at Cov Cath's home field.  The Raiders were on the short end of both previous matchups, losing 23-10 in a gale storm at Ryle's field and a 4-3 walkoff loss played in artic conditions at CCH's ballyard.  It appeared as though this would be the night for the Raiders to exact their revenge, but then the 7th inning happened.

The game was tied 4-4 after 5 innings.  Conner Ryle started for the Raiders and pitched 4 solid innings.  Drew Fulmer relieved in the 5th and shut down the Colonels with his nasty curve.  The Raiders then scored two runs in the 6th on RBI singles by Cam McCabe and Ben Lloyd to go up 6-4.  Cov Cath failed to score in the bottom of the 6th, thanks to Jake Tarvin's dart from centerfield to home plate to nail a runner attempting to score on a fly ball.  The Raiders pushed their lead to 7-4 in the top of the 7th when Mitch Toepfert drove in Blake Burnett, who had singled.  Then disaster.

The Colonels lead-off hitter doubled and the next hitter walked.  The next hitter grounded to Conner Ryle at first base, who tagged the bag for the apparent out.  However, the ump saw things differently and called the runner safe, claiming Ryle missed the bag.  Another walk forced in a run and when the next batter doubled, the game was suddenly tied 7-7.  The next batter singled past the Raiders' drawn-in infield and Cov Cath had its second walk-off win of the season against the Raiders.     

To be certain, the umpire's call against the Raiders was a bad call.  A very bad call.  But bad calls happen all the time in baseball and this bad call was NOT the reason for this loss.  Cov Cath hit the cover off the ball in the last inning and a couple of walks mixed in did not help the Raiders' cause.  The Raiders were better for 6 innings, but Cov Cath was much, much better in the final inning.  Cov Cath earned this win.  Period.  The good news is that two one-run, last-inning losses have clearly shown that the Raiders are more than capable of hanging with - and beating - the Colonels.    



It doesn't get much better than this in baseball - a walk-off grand slam in extra innings.  And that's exactly what happened in the Freshman Raiders win over Cooper on April 19 at Ryle's home field.

The Raiders quickly fell behind 2-0 in the first inning.  They cut the lead in half in the 3rd inning on a steal of home by Luke Bradshaw.  The Jags scored one more in the 4th inning, but the Raiders got that run right back when Tyler Perry doubled home Luke Collette, who had walked.  Cooper went up 4-2 in the 6th inning and the score remained at that heading into the bottom of the 7th.  The Raiders managed to score two times in the inning without a single hit - 3 walks and 2 hit batsmen - to force extra frames.

The Jags scored a run in the top of the 8th inning to go up 5-4 and provide the setup for some late game Raider heroics.  The Raiders loaded the bases on a hit batter, walk, and Cooper error, and up to the plate walked Takedu Suzuki.  After fouling off two pitches and looking at a ball, Suzuki then pounded the game-winning home run over the right field fence and the Raiders marched off the field with an impressive come-from-behind 9-5 win.

Colby Haines got the win in relief (2 INN, 1 ER) of starter Hunter Perry (6 INN, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 K).

Below is a link to the YouTube video of Suzuki's homerun.




The Raiders met up with Conner at Ryle's home field on April 18 for their district seed game and came away with a 3-0 win.  Having already beaten Boone County, the Raiders only have Cooper left to beat to secure the top seed in the District 33 tournament.  

The Raiders scored a run in the first inning when Logan Rieman scored on a Zach Mann sac fly and another run in the second inning on an RBI single by Logan Turner.  They added one more run in the 5th when Matt Roe reached on an error and was driven home on a double by twin brother, Nathan Roe.  Kind of a family thing.  The three runs were more than enough for Raider pitchers Jake Ziegelmeyer (5 INN, 0 R, 6 K) and Troy Coleman (2 INN, 0 R, 2 K), who blanked the Cougars, allowing only six singles and striking out a combined 8 Conner batters.     



The JV Raiders played 7 games of baseball during their Spring Break week, winning 3 and losing 4. 

The week started with a doubleheader at Covington Catholic in the annual Drew Michaels Autism tourney.  The Raiders fell to Cov Cath in the first game, losing 4-3 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th inning.  Conner Ryle pitched a terrific game in this one, but Raiders' fielding miscues gave the Colonels several unearned runs.  The Raiders rebounded in the second game, however, defeating Dixie Heights by the score of 7-2 behind the strong pitching performance of Drew Fulmer (6 INN, 1 ER, 5 K). 

The Raiders next travelled to Louisville to face a tough Male team.  Evan Webster pitched well enough to win, but several defensive lapses and a lack of offense hurt the Raiders.  Down 6-0 going into the final frame, the Raiders mounted a smallcomeback by scoring 3 runs and had the bases loaded when the final out was recorded.

Ryle's offensive woes continued against Simon Kenton in the following game, as they could only score two unearned runs during a 5-2 loss.  Reece Roberts pitched very well (5 INN, 0 ER) in relief, but the Pioneers got some timely hits to score their runs and the Raider bats were ice cold in this game, knocking only two singles. 

The Raiders got things righted the next two games, defeating both Beechwood and Newport Catholic by the score of 9-3.  Jacob Tarvin (4 INN) and Ty Leonhart (3 INN, save) combined on the mound in the win over the Beechies and Mitch Toepfert led the hitting attack with two hits and two RBI.  In the New Cath game, Conner Ryle (4 INN) and Max Inabnit (3 INN) combined for the win, with each recording six strikeouts.  Blake Burnett and Tarvin had two RBI for the Raiders. 

The week ended on a sour note, however, as the Raiders fell 9-6 to Lexington Lafayette in a sloppy, error-filled game.  Down 3-0 after 2 innings, the Raiders tied the game 3-3 in the 4th inning and were still in the game after 5 innings, down only 6-5.  But Lafayette scored 3 times in the 6th to put the game out of reach.  The Raiders could only manage six hits in this one, with Christian Scanlon leading the way with a 2-run double.     



The Varsity Raiders have run off five straight wins after losing to Lexington Catholic on April 9.  Included in this streak are wins against Knott County (5-3), Louisville Male (4-0), Bishop Brossart (13-4) and back-to-back wins against Campbell County (9-6 and 3-0) on April 14 and 15.

In the 9-6 victory over the Camels, the Raiders found themselves down 5-3 after 3 innings.  They scored single runs in the 4th and 5th innings to tie the game at 5-5, then unloaded for 4 runs in the 6th to break the game open.  Key RBI hits were recorded in the 6th inning by Logan Rieman, Nathan Roe, and Zach Mann.  Meanwhile, Max Vickers earned the win on the mound, going 2 2/3 innings in relief, allowing only one run on four hits.

The following day, the Raiders again faced the Camels and their ace pitcher, Alex Franzen.  Alex Goodridge got the start and outdueled Franzen, blanking Campbell during his six innings of work.  Goodridge allowed only four hits while striking out eight Camel hitters.  Ryle scored a run in the 3rd inning when Jon Salmen was forced in on a hit batter, an unearned run in the 4th inning, and one final run in the 5th inning when Jake Ziegelmeyer scored on a Zak Smith ground out.  Ziegelmeyer earned the save by throwing a scoreless 7th inning.   



The Raiders went on the road to Louisville Male on April 12 and came away with an impressive 4-0 win behind the pitching of Zach Mann and hitting of Jake Ziegelmeyer.  Male is currently ranked #12 in the latest Kentucky Prep Baseball Report.

Ryle jumped out to a 3-0 lead in their first at bat when Matt Roe scored on an error and Logan Rieman scored on a Ziegelmeyer bomb to left field.  The Raiders added another run in the second inning when Jon Salmen singled home Zak Smith, who had reached base on a double.  

The scoring was more than enough for Mann, who dominated Male from the start.  Mann went 5 innings, allowing only 3 hits while striking out seven.  He did not allow a walk and only one Male runner reached as far as thrid base.  Alex Goodridge closed the game, not allowing a hit in his two innings of work.  


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After starting out the season 1-5, the Freshman Raiders have gotten hot, winning three of their last four games (and tying the other game).

The streak started on April 2 when the Raiders met up with the Simon Kenton Pioneers and came away with a 13-3 win in 5 innings.  Ryle jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead and proceeded to score multiple runs in every inning. Jacob Zirkle led the hitting attack for the frosh, knocking two hits and 3 RBI.  Logan Batte also collected 3 RBI on the day.  The Raiders were also the beneficiary of 15 walks issued by Simon Kenton pitching.  Takedu Suzuki was tough on the mound for the Raiders, throwing 4 2/3 innings and allowing only 3 runs while striking out seven batters.

Next up for the resurgent Raiders was the Scott Eagles on April 4.  Ryle jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead and eventually found themselves up 10-5 through the top half of the 6th inning.  Unfortunately, things went a bit awry at that point, as Scott scored 5 runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game, which was then called due to the late hour.  Zirkle again had two hits, as did Tyler Perry, and Wyatt Caldwell contributed 2 RBI.  Starting pitcher Ryan O'Day (3 INN, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 K) and reliever Alex Pergram (1 INN, 0 R, 2 K) both pitched solidly for the Raiders, but the final two frames proved troublesome for Raider relief pitching in this one.

Ryle then faced the always-tough Highland Bluebirds on April 5.  Once again, the Raiders scored quickly, scoring twice in their first at bat.  Jake Barrett had a key RBI single in the inning.  Hunter Perry got the starting nod for the Raiders and threw very well, limiting the Bluebirds to 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits in his 5 innings of work.  Ryle found themsleves up 2-1 going into the 5th inning and then opened the lead to 5-1 on a 2-run single by Batte and a Highland error.  Batte pitched two scoreless final frames to earn the save and secure the 5-3 win for the orange and black.

On April 6, the Raiders faced Bishop Brossart at Brossart's home field.  And, consistent with the previous three games, they again sprinted to a quick 2-0 lead.  Brossart came back strong in the 2nd inning, however, scoring 5 runs to take a 5-4 lead.  But the Raiders responded with the tying run in the 3rd inning and then added two more runs in the 4th inning and 3 runs in the 6th inning and eventually knocked off the Mustangs by the score of 10-7.  Barrett was an impressive 4-4 with 3 RBI's on the day to lead the Raider's offense.  Zirkle again had two hits (single, triple) and 2 RBI and Batte had 2 RBI as well.  Starter Colby Haines struggled a bit with control, but received some outstanding relief assistance from Anthony Coffee (2 INN), Barrett (2 INN), and Pergram (1 INN).

The Freshman squad nows stands at 4-5-1 on the season. 



Troy Coleman tossed his second complete game shutout of the season to lead the Varsity Raiders to a 1-0 district seed game win over rival Boone County on April 6.  Coleman went 7 innings, allowing only 5 hits, while striking out five and walking only one.  He allowed only one Boone batter to reach as far as second base.  Coleman previously shut out Cov Cath on April 1 during Ryle's 7-0 victory in the Scott Knochelman Tournament. 

The game was scoreless through three innings, as Boone starter Jeff Purnell was also tossing blanks.  In the 4th inning, the Raiders scored the only run of the game, as Nathan Roe slid home safely when the Rebels committed an error on a botched suicide attempt.  Coleman took over from there, blanking Boone the rest of the way and locking up the Raiders' first district win of the season. 



The JV squad played a doubleheader against different opponents on Saturday and the results couldn't have been at further ends of the performance spectrum.

In the first game, Ryle and Cooper went into extra innings to decide the victor.  Both teams pitched and played defense extremely well throughout.  Reece Roberts, now recovered from a pre-season fractured hand, made his season debut on the mound for the Raiders and pitched four strong innings.  He allowed only a first inning run.  Cooper pitching held the Raiders scoreless until the 6th, when Ryle was able to scratch out an unearned run. Meanwhile, Drew Fulmer was busy dominating Cooper hitters during his 3 1/3 innings of work, striking out five and only allowing 2 hits.  In the top of the 9th inning, Jacob Tarvin singled and stole second base.  He scored on a game-winning RBI single by Ty Leonhart.  Conner Ryle shut down the Jags in the 9th to preserve the hard fought and well-deserved 2-1 Raider win.

The second game of the twin bill against Covington Catholic turned out just a tad bit differently.  The game probably shouldn't have even been played given the 50-60 mph wind gusts at Ryle's field.  But the conditions were the same for both teams and certainly not the reason for the Raider's ugly 23-10 loss.  Things actually started out fairly well, as Ryle scored twice in the first inning.  The Colonels evened the score 2-2 after two innings and that's where things went terrible awry.  Cov Cath scored 8 runs in the 3rd inning and 9 more in the 4th inning, as they knocked numerous balls out to and over the fence and were aided by multiple Raider errors.  Down 19-2, Ryle mounted a small comeback, scoring 8 runs in the 4th inning, but struck out three times with bases loaded to end what could have been a much bigger rally.  The Colonels scored 4 more times in the 5th inning to complete the run-rule win.  In all, the Colonels managed 11 wind-aided extra base hits (9 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR), while the Raiders were unable to produce anything but singles.  The Raiders will get a chance for redemption next weekend when they again face Cov Cath in the Colonel's Annual Autism fundraiser tournament. 



Ryle fans interested in following the activity and results of the Raider Freshman and JV teams can do so by going to the Game Changer website (www.gc.com) and searching for either "RHS Frosh" or "Ryle Raiders JV" and requesting the site master give you fan access.  Game Changer is both a mobile app and website that provides scorekeeping, stats, live game updates, and recap stories.  (Please note that stats are NOT official team stats, only those input by the site administrator).  This service is not available for the varsity team.



The JV squad returned to their winnings ways after losing back-to-back games to GCL opponents Moeller (11-4) and Elder (5-2), as they hosted the Dixie Heights Colonels on March 30 and came away with a 13-3 run-rule win in 5 innings.  

Things started somewhat ominously for Ryle, as Dixie scored three runs on five hits in the first inning on Raider starter Jake Tarvin.  Once he got through the first, however, Tarvin was lights out and tossed three scoreless frames before giving way in the 5th to reliever Max Inabnit.  The Raiders scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning, due in large part to Dixie errors and walks.  The Raiders added four more runs in the 3rd inning and again were the beneficiaries of four walks and a hit batsman by Colonel pitching.  Ryle ended the game in the bottom of the 5th inning, with Colonel pitching walking in the final two runs of the game.  In all, however, the Raiders amassed 11 base hits in the game, with Jake Scanlon, Ben Lloyd, Tarvin, and Mitch Toepfert each having two hits.   



The Ryle varsity squad finally got things kicked off in 2016 when they faced the Elder Panthers, one of the top teams in the perenially-tough Greater Cincinnati League conference, on March 29. 

Zach Kirschler got the Opening Day start and fared well, going five innings and  allowing only two earned runs.  Those runs came in the 3rd inning on three Elder hits.  Elder scored two unearned runs in the 5th inning, however, as the result of three Raider fielding miscues.  Troy Coleman finished the final two frames for the Raiders, allowing one run.  The Raiders got very little going offensively and weren't able to scratch out any runs.  Matt Roe led the Raiders' offense, knocking two base hits and also reaching base via a walk and HBP.  Jon Salmon also had a double. 

Ryle will meet Dixie Heights on March 30.   




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The Raider JV and Frosh teams squared off against the Moeller Crusaders on March 26, with the JV squad travelling to Blue Ash Park for a single game and the freshman team playing a doubleheader at Ryle's home field.  As expected, Moeller turned out to be a very tough adversary and the day ended with Moe winning three games over the Raiders.

Things actually started out very nicely for the JV team, who scored two runs in the 1st inning on Blake Burnett's double and then scored single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings to take a 4-0 lead.  Meanwhile, starter Ben Lloyd breezed through the first two innings.  Things started to unravel in the bottom of the 3rd, however, as a combination of walks, Moeller hits, and a badly-timed Ryle error led to six Crusader runs.  Moeller added another run in the 4th inning and 3 more in the 5th to put the game out of reach.  Ryle never mounted any meaningful offensive threat after the 3rd inning and fell by the final score of 11-4.

Over in Union, the freshman had their hands full with a very tough Crusader team.  In game one of the twinbill, Moeller put up six runs in the top of the first inning to take a quick 6-0 lead.  The Raiders could only manage three hits in this game and were shut out by Crusader pitching.  Moeller scored 4 runs in the 4th inning and 2 more in the 5th to end the game on the 10-run rule, 13-0.  In game two, Moeller again scored quickly, going up 3-0 after their first at-bat.  Ryle responded with one run, however, when Takedu Suzuki stole home on the back end of a double steal.  Unfortunately, Ryle could only muster a single hit for the game and this contest also ended via the 10-run rule, this time by the score of 13-0.  

Brighter days ahead for both the JV and Frosh teams . . . . . 



The Raider freshman squad battled back and forth with Boone County during their March 23 matchup at Ryle's home field.  The lead changed five times during the game, but the Raiders eventually pulled out a 10-6 win, their first of the young season. 

The Rebels jumped out to an early lead, scoring twice in the top of the first inning, but the Raiders responded with 3 runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.  Takedu Suzuki, Jacob Zirkle, and Jake Barrett each had a hit to drive in a run.  Ryle went up for good in the 4th inning, scoring two more runs on two hits.  The Raiders tacked on five more runs in the 5th inning, with Barrett providing the key hit, a 2-run double.  He then scored on Tyler Perry's RBI-single.  Boone made things semi-interesting, scoring 3 runs in the 6th inning, but reliever Alex Pergram turned away the threat to secure the Raider win.

Barrett was the hitting star of the game, racking up 3 RBI's on 3 hits.  Ryle starting pitcher Ryan O'Day went two innings and did not allow an earned run.  Reliever David Kennicott also threw two solid innings, allowing only one earned run while fanning three Rebel hitters.   



To say that Raider pitching has come out of the gate strong to start the season is a bit of an understatement.  After getting terrific starting and relief pitching performances in the first two games, Raider pitchers went even a step further in their March 23 game against Boone County at the Rebels' home field.

Jacob Tarvin got the starting nod in this big district rival game.  The first inning was a tad shakey to say the least - Tarvin threw 36 pitches and walked three batters - but eventually recorded the third out without allowing a hit or run.  Key play in the inning was catcher Cam McCabe tossing out a Rebel base stealer.  From there, however, Tarvin was lights out and went four complete innings, not allowing a hit.  Freshman Max Inabnit came on in relief and threw 3 scoreless frames, also not allowing a hit.  His walk of a Boone hitter in the 6th inning was quickly erased when catcher Stefan Clarkson gunned down another Rebel base runner.  So all in all, Tarvin and Inabnit totaled 7 innings and the scoreboard showed a big "0" under the hit column for the Rebels at game's end.

Of course, a no-hitter only means something if your team scores some runs themselves and the Raiders did that as well, scoring their "normal" 4 runs (having scored 4 runs in their first two games against Beechwood and NCC).  Two runs were driven in by a two-out single by Conner Ryle in the 3rd inning, who himself eventually scored on a Boone error.  The Raiders tacked on another run in the 4th compliments of a Ben Lloyd single.

The JV Raiders will face their toughest test of the season when they travel to Blue Ash on Saturday to face the mightly Moeller JV team.  Moeller has won state baseball championships in 3 of the past 4 years and obviously that varsity talent comes up through their JV program, which always fields a very strong team.  The Raiders look forward to the challenge.



The JV team opened the season on Monday, March 21, versus the Beechwood Tigers at Ryle's home field and came away with a very impressive 4-0 win.  Ben Lloyd took the mound and dominated the Tigers, not allowing a single Tiger runner to reach third base during his five innings of work.  Drew Fulmer recorded the save with two scoreless innings.

A scoreless game was broken open in the 3rd inning when Lloyd scored from first base on a two-base error by Beechwood.  Conner Ryle made that error hurt even worse when he launched his first high school home run over the right field fence.  Conner also knocked a two-base shot off the fence in his next at-bat.  The Raiders added a run in the 4th inning on a sac fly by catcher Cameron McCabe.  The Raiders played rock solid defense behind Lloyd and Fulmer, with CF Jacob Tarvin and SS Christian Scanlon turning in some nice glove work and McCabe gunning down one of the few Beechwood runners to reach base. 



I want to thanks all the parents and players who participated in the Field Day.  The amount of work that got completed was impressive.  Our field has never looked this nice to open the season and probably has not ever looked this nice period.  I was told around 25 people showed up to help and these people obviously worked very hard.  I will ensure that the players continue to maintain the field throughout the season at the same level you put the field in for us to open play.  Again, thank you very much for giving up part of your weekend to help out.  It is very much appreciated by the players and coaching staff.  We have a field that we can be proud of and receive many favorable comments from visiting teams. 


Coach Roesel 


Tats with JV team


The JV team said farewell to one of their players, Tatsuki Nishimura, this past Friday.  "Tats" is returning to his native home in Tokyo to finish high school.  Tats joined the Ryle baseball program last year as an 8th grader when he played on the JV team and led the team in almost every  offensive category.  Whether it be here in the U.S. or in Japan, Tats clearly has a bright baseball career ahead of him and will be missed greatly.  


Basebball Line


In the recently-released Northern Kentucky Coaches pre-season poll, Ryle was ranked as the #2 team, behind only Beechwood.  The following is the ranking of the top ten teams:

1. Beechwood
2. Ryle
3. Highlands
4. Covington Catholic
5. Scott
6. Boone
7. Dixie
8. Cooper
9. Campbell
10. Conner



There have been several updates and changes to the schedule.  This will continue to occasionally occur as the season goes along.  Please remember to re-check the schedule occasionally.  The site allows you to print the entire schedule.  Also attached below is a link to print an Excel document listing the schedules of all three Ryle teams.  Please know there could be an occasional revision to these schedules.  

Handout: 2016 Ryle Schedule All Teams

Ryle Baseball Field


Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 5/3 Baseball Lloyd vs. Ryle Raiders 5:00 PM Lloyd High School
Tue 5/3 Baseball Ryle JV vs Brossart 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Tue 5/3 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs Anderson - Cancelled by Anderson 5:00 PM Anderson High School
Wed 5/4 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs St. Henry 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Thu 5/5 Baseball Ryle Raiders vs. Cooper 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Thu 5/5 Baseball Ryle JV vs Simon Kenton 7:00 PM Simon Kenton High School
Fri 5/6 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs NCC 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Sat 5/7 Baseball Ryle JV vs Lexington Catholic 11:00 AM Ryle High School
Sat 5/7 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs Conner 12:00 PM Dixie Heights High School
Sat 5/7 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs Dixie 2:00 PM Dixie Heights High School
Sat 5/7 Baseball Ryle JV vs Trinity 3:30 PM Ryle High School
Mon 5/9 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs Campbell 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Thu 4/28 Baseball Ryle Raiders: 12 - La Salle: 2 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Fri 4/29 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs Brossart 5:00 PM Ryle High School
Fri 4/29 Baseball Grant County: 0 - Ryle Raiders: 11 5:30 PM Grant County High School
Sat 4/30 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs Dixie 8:30 AM Dixie Heights High School
Sat 4/30 Baseball Ryle JV vs Lex Cath (Dunbar Tourney) 1:30 PM Paul Laurence Dunbar School
Sat 4/30 Baseball Ryle JV vs Lex Dunbar (Dunbar Tourney) 4:00 PM Paul Laurence Dunbar School
Mon 5/2 Baseball Ryle Frosh vs Dixie 5:30 PM Ryle High School
Mon 5/2 Baseball South Oldham: 2 - Ryle Raiders: 5 6:00 PM South Oldham High School