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Long fourth inning does in Raiders vs. Community

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:59 pm

03-17-16 BBY MCMS Raiders - LOGO 001Thanks to a long fourth inning on Monday afternoon, visiting Community rallied from a one-run deficit to take a 6-3 win over Moore County.

In Lynchburg, the host Raiders were clinging to a 1-0 lead after scoring in the second inning.

The Vikings got a lead-off single to put the tying run aboard. Following a strikeout and a sacrifice, the Raiders needed just one out to escape the inning with their lead still intact. MCHS starter Will Slatten hit a batter and then gave up another single, however, as the Vikings loaded the bases.

Another hit batsman pushed across a run and tied the game at 1-1. After allowing another walk, Slatten gave up a three-run double to right field and was chased from the hill with the Raiders trailing 5-1.

Community added an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning for a 6-1 advantage. Moore County managed to plate two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for the game’s final tally.

Logan Burt went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and a walk for Moore County. Slatten was 2-for-3 and Sammy Adcock had a pair of RBIs.

Slatten worked 3 2/3 innings and was saddled with the loss. He gave up five runs, struck out four and walked three.

Burt worked the rest of the game in relief, giving up one run on one hit. Burt struck out two and walked two.

Moore County took its only lead of the game in the bottom of the second inning when Coy Cashion doubled and Zach Hannah singled. Clay Burnett’s sacrifice to left field plated Cashion.

The next home game is April 5 against Webb School.