February 21, 2010
RedStorm baseball wins Tennessee tournament
Chattanooga, TN --- The University of Rio Grande RedStorm baseball team took care of business at the Tennessee Temple Tournament winning all four games played including the championship game over Bryan College on Saturday night by the score of 7-4.
Rio Grande (6-1) received a second straight complete game from its pitching staff as freshman southpaw Ryan Robertson (Waverly, OH) scattered seven hits in the route going performance. Robertson (2-0) struck out five and walked two in seven innings of pitching.
Rio improved to 3-1 over Bryan (6-5) on the season.
Senior third baseman Tyler Schunk (Cincinnati, OH) led the Rio offense with a 3-for-4 day at the plate with a run batted in. Senior catcher Tyler Plumpton (Peterborough, ONT) went 2-for-5 and drove in a run.
Junior outfielder Michael Lynch (Lyndhurst, OH) also collected two hits, including a double and an RBI. Junior shortstop Brad Konrad (Maumee, OH), senior centerfielder Ryan Yakura (Pickering, ONT) and senior Chris Mahon (Hamilton, OH) all had run-scoring doubles and senior right fielder John Storey (Wheelersburg, OH) cracked a solo home run.
Rio will make-up last Monday's rainout against NAIA pre-season No. 5 Lee University on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m.