ELKTON – In a game marked by solid pitching on both sides, East Rockingham edged Riverheads 2-1 in nonconference baseball on Friday.
For the Gladiators, it was only their first loss after a 7-0 start to the season.
Riverheads was able to jump out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning as Taz Miller scored off a Chase Armstrong sac fly. Armstrong also had an infield single for the Gladiators’ only hit of the game in the fourth inning.
Riverheads starter Ryan Fitzgerald pitched four shutout innings before giving up a run in the fifth and the deciding run in the sixth inning. Andrew Golladay came in to close out the final inning for the Gladiators.
Zachary Hall pitched a complete game for East Rock.
The Gladiators will look to get back on track at home Tuesday when the host Page County.