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Ridge View shuts out MVAOCOU in first round of districts

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Kinnick Jensen belted a two-run triple at the plate and pitched six scoreless innings on the mound to help Ridge View open the Class 2A district tournament with a 5-0 win over MVAOCOU last Saturday at Holstein.

Ridge View, now 15-9, played Treynor (15-8) in a district semifinal game on Tuesday in Council Bluffs.

Ridge View scored two runs in the third inning and three in the sixth.

The Raptors recorded six hits in the game. Blake Mytue and Owen Worthan led the way with two apiece. Jensen and Gavin Vohs each added one hit.

Jensen drove in two runs while Myrtue, Vohs and Aiden Myrtue each had one RBI. Blake Myrtue scored two runs.

Jensen allowed four hits, walked three and struck out eight in six innings. Ryan Barry pitched one inning in relief and gave up one hit, walked none and struck out one.

“We knew this would be a tough game,” Ridge View coach Eric Myrtue said. “It’s districts and we had to play MVAOCOU for the third time with their best, Mason Kuhlmann, on the mound.  We countered with our best, Kinnick Jensen, and he did not disappoint. He went six innings of shutout baseball for the win and eighth grader Ryan Barry closed it out in the seventh.

“Defensively, we played great with a special shoutout to the boys in the outfield,” Myrtue added. “They made some great plays all around with the best coming from Gavin Vohs saving runs for his pitcher on a diving catch. This was a great team effort in a big game.”

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