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Middle school baseball team falls to Liberty, beats Westwood

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

The Moore County Middle School baseball team fell to 1-3 on the season after a 13-3 loss at Liberty on Monday night.

Liberty belted 13 hits en route to the Duck River Valley Conference victory.

Both teams scored a run in the first inning. After a scoreless second inning, the hosts took a 4-1 lead in the third. Liberty added five runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth inning.

Austin Holdmeyer took the loss for the Raiders. He worked four innings, giving up nine runs on eight hits. Ethan Perry came on in relief and gave up four runs in four hits in one inning of work.

Moore County’s lone hit was a double by Austin Woods.

Ethan Barrett pitched all five innings, giving up three runs on just one hit to earn the win for Liberty.

The loss came just a week after the Raiders were able to pick up their first win of the season. On Feb. 25, MCMS trounced Westwood 14-5.

Perry got the start for the Raiders and worked 4 2/3 innings to earn the win on the hill. He gave up all five runs, but had plenty of run support from his teammates.

Offensively, Holdmeyer had his best night of the young season, going 4-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs. Blake Smith added two hits for the Raiders, who finished the game with 10 hits. Ethan Holt, Perry, Isaac Holt and Tanner Womble had hits as well.

The Raiders were scheduled to host Liberty on Tuesday, but the contest was rained out. Moore County is slated to play at Community at 4:30 p.m. Friday.