Eastern Tech alum hitting big
Things are going well for the Eastern Tech baseball team and for one of its alumni, too.
After an 0-2 start, the Mavericks are on a four-game winning streak, its last victory by 8-0 over Sparrows Point.
Meanwhile, coach Ty Whittaker said alum Ryan Rivers, who was on the Mavs 2A state championship teams from 2005 and 2007, is doing very well in his sophomore season at UNC-Charlotte.
A week ago Rivers, a sophomore, hit two home runs against North Carolina, the No. 5 team in the country, to give his 49ers all the offense they needed in a 2-1 win. The March 25 win was also the first for UNCC in 21 years in Chapel Hill.
Rivers has been a key ingredient in UNCC's 15-10 performance this season. He leads the team in sluggling percentage (.622), RBIs (26) and homeruns (8), with a .280 batting average.