The Moore County Middle School baseball team split games against Eagleville and Community last week.
The Raiders thumped Eagleville 15-7 on Friday evening. A day earlier, the Raiders lost to Community 9-6. MCMS head coach Darren James said he was glad that his team was able to bounce back from Thursday’s mistake riddled contest.
Moore County made eight errors in Thursday’s loss to the Vikings. Despite outslugging the visitors eight hits to one, the Raiders simply couldn’t overcome their miscues.
Coy Cashion pitched well in the loss. He allowed just one hit in five innings of work, while striking out six and walking four. Cameron Pykiet pitched two inning of shutout ball in relief.
The Raiders bats did enough damage to keep the game close. Cashion was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jimmy Stewart and Blayne Cashion were both 2-for-4 and Tristian Whitaker added a single.
Thursday’s game was close throughout. After Community eased out to a 5-1 lead, Moore County scored two in the bottom of the fourth to close the gap to 5-3. Both teams added two runs in the fifth inning. Trailing 7-5 in the sixth, the Raiders cut the lead to one run in the home half of the inning.
But Community plated two insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning to seal the victory.
On Friday against Eagleville, Moore County fell into a 6-0 hole in the top of the first inning. But again, James said he was proud of his team as the Raiders kept plugging away. Moore County responded with three runs in the first to cut the lead in half.
In the third inning, Moore County erupted for seven runs to build a 10-6 lead. Five more runs in the fourth inning put the game out of reach.
Blayne Cashion was 2-for-3 with four RBIs. Stewart had three RBIs on a double and Coy Cashion had three RBIs on a triple. Ethan Holt had a solid game at the plate as well, going 3-for-5.
Holt earned the start on the hill also. He pitched four innings, giving up six runs, while fanning three and walking two. Stewart worked the final three innings. He allowed one run on one hit and struck out six.