Cox tosses six no-hit innings as River Riders win rain-shortened contest over Flyboys

Published 8:54 am Wednesday, July 5, 2023

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By Andrew Smith
The Elizabethton River Riders defeated the Greeneville Flyboys in six innings on Monday night by a final score of 3-0. Starting pitcher Baker Cox went the distance, as he did not allow a hit or a run and struck out ten.
E-Town struck for two in the first, as a single from Hayden Moore scored Trey Fenderson and a groundout from Austen Jaslove brought home Moore from second, giving the River Riders a 2-0 lead.
Cox allowed his first baserunner in the third, when Tristan Ellis walked with two outs, but the side was quickly erased by a groundout. The other free pass was issued by Cox to start the fourth, when Tyler Cerny got a base-on-balls. However, the side was retired with no issues.
The River Riders tacked on one more in the sixth, a Skylar King sacrifice fly allowed Jaslove to score from third, extending the lead to 3-0.
After the frame, the game went into a lightning delay before the skies opened up, and the game was called after six full.

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