C.J. Rivers hits, pitches Tigard to win over Canby
C.J. Rivers may not have done absolutely everything.
He may not have sold hot dogs out of the snack shack, but he did pretty much everything else.
Rivers, a Tigard High School senior, pitched six innings of one-hit ball and, on offense, he smacked a pair of home runs, helping the Tigers get a 7-0 win over Canby in a Three Rivers League baseball game played Tuesday at Tigard High School.
With the win, Tigard improved to 5-2 in TRL games (10-6 overall), putting the Tigers in third place in the league standings. Canby fell to 1-6 in TRL play (5-11 overall), putting the Cougars in seventh place in the standings.
Rivers, starting on the mound for Tigard in Tuesday's game, gave up no runs on one hit, while striking out 11 Canby batters and walking two.
Rivers also went 2 for 4 at the plate with two home runs, two runs scored and three RBIs. Rivers belted a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, and then hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth.
Also for the Tigers in the victory, sophomore Josh Schleichardt went 2 for 4 at the plate with a double, a run scored and two RBIs. Senior Caden Stinson went 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Senior Lance Kreisberg singled, scored a run and drove in a run. Junior Mikey McNamee had a double.
Junior Tyler Penn had a hit and scored a run. Senior C.J. Hilgaertner scored the other Tigard run.
Senior Bobby Carter pitched the seventh inning, retiring all three Canby batters he faced.
The teams will play the second game of their three-game series on Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m. The series will conclude on Friday with a 4:30 p.m. game at Tigard.