St. Albert Tiger Kern Watts looks on as Evan Hoffman is tagged out at home plate by Red Deer Rigger catcher Curtis Mazurkewich at Great Chief Park on Tuesday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Riggers improve to 7-0 with 12-3 win

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The Red Deer Riggers reached the quarter century mark in the hit department Tuesday night at Great Chief Park in a dominant 12-3 win over the St. Albert Tigers.

Red Deer has now won seven straight games to start the Sunburst Senior AAA Baseball League season and have scored 37 runs in their last three games.

On Tuesday, the offence burst out of the gate, with eight hits in the first inning and four runs in the process.

“The first inning, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that. Eight out of nine guys had hits and then the one out was a flyout to the wall,” shortstop Jason Chatwood said.

“They were some well hit balls. Guys just have good approaches.

“Not trying to do too much and keeping the ball in the middle of the field.”

From there, the Riggers cruised smacking hit after hit with every batter in the lineup notching a hit in the nine-inning victory.

“I don’t know if I’ve seen it so consistently top to bottom,” said Chatwood about the hot Riggers offence.

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