Bobcats win four before spring break

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The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe entered the week with a record of four wins and seven losses. They ended the week with four wins and brought their season and district records up to 8-7 and 3-1, respectively. With no games scheduled for the week due to spring break, the Bobcats return to action with a double-header against Cottondale at home at 5 p.m. Monday, March 25, and a road game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Rickards.

RFM 10 –
John Paul II 5
The Bobcats rode an 11-hit attack and got a strong pitching performance from junior right-hander Myles Edwards to defeat district rival John Paul II on March 12. RFM was led on offense by Edwards, who had three hits (two doubles) and three RBIs, and Joey Sloan with two hits (one double). Stephen Miller, Vince Fioramanti, Bradley Klees, Casey Mathers, Sean Newton and Will Harris each added a hit. Edwards scattered five hits and struck out 12 JPII batters in six innings en route to his victory on the mound. Harris relieved in the seventh to finish the game for the Bobcats, who saw their district record run to 2-1 on the season.

RFM 11 –
RFM moved to 3-1 in district play with their five-inning shutout victory Thursday, March 14, over the Baby Rattlers in Tallahassee. Casey Mathers was the winning pitcher of record, going two innings with no runs allowed and striking out six. Jacob Williams also pitched two innings and recorded four strikeouts, while Bradley Klees pitched the final inning and retired FAMU in order. Offensively, the Bobcats amassed 10 hits and were led by Bradley Klees’ three hits and Vince Fioramanti’s two hits and one RBI. Will Harris and Joey Sloan each added a hit and two RBI’s, while Gene Pfund, Myles Edwards and Mathers each chipped in with a hit.

RFM 15 –
Malone 10
After being down 4-2 early on, the Bobcats scored 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings to put the first game of the Cottondale Spring Baseball tournament out of reach. Andrew Higdon got the victory on the mound after relieving starter Casey Mathers in the middle of the fourth. Higdon allowed only four hits and struck out one before giving way to fellow righty Will Harris in the seventh. Though dormant for the first three innings, the Bobcat bats came alive for nine hits and RFM was able to rattle the seven pitchers Malone sent to the mound. Myles Edwards led the hitting attack with three hits (two doubles) and five RBIs. Higdon added two hits and two RBIs, while Bo Bailey scored four times for the ’Cats.

RFM 8 –
Poplar Springs 7
The Bobcats were forced to rally from a two-run deficit in the last two innings to secure a victory from a scrappy Poplar Springs squad. Playing the second leg of a tournament doubleheader put some pressure on the Bobcat pitching staff and along with some fielding miscues, RFM found themselves in the aforementioned hole toward the end of the game. Myles Edwards came on in the sixth in relief of starter Sean Newton to close out the game and get the win on the mound. In doing so, Edwards struck out three Atomics batters and yielded no hits or runs. Offensively, the Bobcats were paced by Edwards and Colton McIntosh with two hits, while Vince Fioramanti, Casey Mathers, Andrew Higdon and Daniel Winburn added one hit each.