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Parks’ strong showing on the mound propelled Raiderettes past Christian

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

The game was the first official game “under the lights” at Moore County High School.

Thursday night Senior Emily Parks took to the mound for the Raiderettes and despite giving up a base hit and a run on an error in the first inning, struck out eight MTCS batters in the game. However, it was freshman Harlee Deaton who led the Raiderette off ense. Junior Hayley Pomarico got Moore County on the board after a hit by senior Amberlyn Holman, then Holman scored thanks to Deaton’s base hit and Deaton scored on a single by sophomore Abi Harvey. Both teams went three-up, three-down in the third but then Moore County blew the game open in the fourth. Moore County scored 11 runs in the inning with every Raiderette starter scoring except for Harvey, but she drove in two with a base hit. Juniors Faith Weddington and Delaney Stevens and freshman Emily Steelman also drove in runs. The inning was highlighted by Deaton four-bagger hit over the center field wall. Parks got the win giving up one run on one hit and an error. Raiderettes Win BackAnd-Forth Aff air Against Grundy On Friday the Raiderettes played the make-up for the cancelled season opener in Lynchburg, winning a 13-8 battle with Grundy County to improve their record to 2-0. Freshman Laney Cashion took the mound for Moore County and went seven innings, striking out nine while giving up eight runs and 12 hits. Moore County jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first, but then gave up three runs in the second. The Raiderettes’ off ense was led by Holman who drove in four runs and going 2-4 at the plate. In addition, Pomarico, Cashion and Stevens collected multiple hits for the Raiderettes. The Raiderettes were to go back into district play on Monday with a game in Eagleville, and then a home game against district foe Fayetteville City on Tuesday. They will travel to Murfreesboro to take part in the Riverdale Warrior Classic on Friday at McKnight Field, playing Southwestern of Indiana at 10 a.m. and Plainview, Alabama at noon. They will play LaVergne at 10 a.m. and Arlington at noon on Saturday. The Raiderettes will then return to district play traveling to Huntland for a 6 p.m. on Monday.

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