The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League. Advocate File Photo)

The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League. Advocate File Photo)

Red Deer Riggers put on hitting clinic in 6-2 win over Cubs

Riggers had 12 total hits in Edmonton

The Red Deer Riggers’ hitters were firing on all cylinders Thursday evening as they beat the Edmonton Cubs on the road with a commanding 6-2 victory.

Most notably Josh Edwards was in the zone contributing four hits in four at-bats including his first home run of the year and three RBI. In total, the Riggers had twelve hits at RE/MAX Field in Edmonton.

Corbyn Shields also hammered in two runs on two hits and Jay Kirkham also had a two-RBI hit.

Dustin Northcott pitched a solid game for three innings, striking out one and allowing only three hits and one run. Kai Poffenroth came in relief and pitched four innings striking out three. He only allowed one run on two hits.

The Riggers took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning before the Cubs scored their first run in the bottom of the third inning. Red Deer added to their lead scoring a run in the fifth and another in the sixth. They would go on to add two more in the seventh inning and the Cubs scored their second of the game in the bottom of the seventh.

The Riggers will play in Edmonton again on June 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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