Rice 8, Essex 5: Rice used a six-run second inning to pull ahead and William Hesslick pitched the Green Knights to a win over host Essex.
Hesslink went seven innings, giving up three earned runs on eight hits with three strikeouts. Sean Remillard had an RBI single as part of the big second, which saw Rice (2-0) score six runs on five walks, two errors and one hit.
Joey Robertson took the loss for Essex (1-1), allowing four earned runs in 1 1/3innings of work. Jacob Gaboriault was 2-for-4 with a RBI double to lead the Hornets.
Article by Burlington Free Press.