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Extra! Extra! River bangs out six doubles, homer in GLC win

PARMA, Ohio – Kelsey Murphy belted a home run and two doubles, and the Pirates collected seven extra-base hits as a team, as Rocky River defeated Parma, 11-7, on Thursday. Rocky River scored runs in five straight innings – the third through the seventh – as the Pirates kept a recent offense surge going in

Big ‘7’ vaults River over Redmen

PARMA, Ohio – A monster sixth inning propelled the Pirates to a 12-5 victory on Thursday, as Rocky River downed host Parma in a Great Lakes Conference battle at Veterans Memorial Park. The Sons of Blackbeard circuited the diamond seven times over in the sixth, and the outburst capped off a comeback from a two-run

River rackets remain undefeated in GLC

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The Racket-ed Raiders earned their second shutout victory in as many days, as Rocky River defeated Valley Forge, 5-0, in Great Lakes Conference action on Wednesday. A day after blanking North Olmsted, Rocky River (7-5, 3-0 GLC) remained unbeaten in circuit play with the decisive win over the Patriots. River yielded

A trophy day twice over

BEDFORD, Ohio – The Pirates marooned all other combatants in a large-field meet, as the Rocky River Boys’ and Girls’ Track & Field squads swept titles at the Trinity Track Invitational on Wednesday. [results] The Rocky River boys earned top-step trips to the podium in seven events on their way to a winning total of

Pirates thrown for a loss

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Strong Normandy pitching sent Rocky River home with a loss on Wednesday, as the Invaders defeated the Pirates, 6-1, in the back half of this week’s Great Lakes Conference home-and-home series. A day after getting tremendous pitching performances from seniors Ross Hartman and Tommy Kelly, sophomore Dillon Bandi was excellent in

Pirates blank Eagles, 5-0

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River earned a 5-0 shutout over North Olmsted on Tuesday. Flipping the script from a 5-0 loss to the Eagles a year ago, the Pirates (6-5) got strong play up and down the lineup in the decisive non-conference victory. “The boys came out firing,” said Head Coach Ben Purdy. “They

Pirates fall in extra-inning league tussle

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River was upended in extra innings on Tuesday, as the Pirates fell to the Normandy Invaders, 19-13. The Maroon & White knotted what was a see-saw affair — with a total of six ties and lead changes — by scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Tigers pounce early and often — RR falls, 12-4

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The Pirates were on the wrong end of a final score at Rocky River Stadium on Tuesday. Rocky River was defeated by a talented Chagrin Falls team, 12-4. Rocky River (8-2) was out-shot by the Tigers, 36-19. Chagrin put 21 shots on frame to River’s 10. The Pirates were clobbered on

Pirates snag GLC win at Normandy

PARMA, Ohio — Senior hurlers Ross Hartman and Tommy Kelly combined to strike out 14 batters while allowing just two unearned runs, and the Pirate offense had its best game since the first week of the season, as Rocky River defeated Normandy, 8-2, on Tuesday. Hartman went 4-1/3 innings, fanning nine and allowing just two

River swept by Westlake

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The Rocky River Pirates were swept by the Westlake Demons in a non-conference home doubleheader on Saturday. The Demons piled up six extra-base hits in taking the opener, 16-13. The nightcap was also a tight battle save for one disaster inning in which Westlake batted around and plated 10 runs. The