LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Moore County dropped a pair of District 9-A baseball games to Fayetteville City last week.
On Monday, the Raiders lost 10-1 in Fayetteville. In Lynchburg on Tuesday, the Tigers took an 8-4 win to complete the sweep.
In the opener, the Raiders plated one run in the first inning, but the Tigers answered with two in the bottom half of the inning. City plated two in the second, two in the fifth and four in the sixth.
Only three of the Tigers’ 10 runs were earned, getting help from Moore County’s eight errors and seven walks. Meanwhile, Fayetteville played seven innings of error-free baseball. The Raiders’ one run was earned.
Gustavo Shiomatsu had a big day on the mound for the winners, going six innings and fanning 12 in the win.
On Tuesday, the Tigers won here in Lynchburg. Fayetteville put a run on the board in the top of the first, started with a double by Will Clark. The Raiders answered in the bottom half, and it was knotted at 1-1 headed to the second.
The Tigers answered big during their next at bat, plating four runs on an RBI by Shiomatsu, a two-run homer by Jacob Pigg and an RBI from Lex Marsh.
Fayetteville then salted it away, adding three runs in the top of the fourth. The Raiders cut into the margin by plating three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough and the rally fell short.
The Tigers finished with eight hits in the contest.
Moore County was scheduled to host Forrest on Monday, but that game was rained out. The Raiders had a road game planned for Forrest on Tuesday — weather permitting — and road games on tap at Grundy County on Thursday and vs. Marion County at Grundy County on Friday.