Bouncing back from a rough loss at Community a few days earlier, the Moore County Middle School softball team steamrolled Huntland 12-3 last Thursday night.
At Huntland, the Raiderettes belted seven hits and overcame five errors to collect the win and improve to 3-2 on the season.
Kaitlyn Crowell was 2-for-3 at the plate for Moore County, while scoring a run as well. The Raiderettes also got hits from Bailey Frazier, Abi Harvey, Emma Hill, Annalea Smith and Kynleigh Fanning. Frazier, Harvey and Hill had two RBIs each.
After a scoreless first inning, Moore County plated three runs in the second. Faith Weddington scored on a wild pitch; Smith took home on a passed ball; and Frazier singled to score Fanning.
The Raiderettes added a lone run in the third to build a 4-0 lead. After the host Hornets scored two in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead in half, the visitors went back to work.
MCMS added a run in the fifth inning and then broke the game wide open in the sixth with five runs.
Huntland’s pitching fell apart as Crowell and Weddington were each hit by a pitch and Smith took first on a walk to load the bases. Fanning walked to push Crowell across home plate and Frazier reached on an error that scored Weddington in the process.
Kelli Ray drew a bases loaded walk to score Smith, while a ground-out by Harvey earned an RBI as Fanning scored. Hill ripped an RBI-single to right field to score Frazier as the Raiderettes went ahead 10-2.
Moore County added two more runs in the seventh.
Harvey worked the circle for Moore County, pitching all seven innings, while allowing one earned run on four hits. She walked one and struck out five.
The Raiderettes will be back in action with a 5 p.m. road game at Cascade on Friday. They will play at Westwood in Manchester at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Westwood handed MCMS a 6-0 loss earlier in the season.