The Moore County Raiderettes split four games during an eastern road swing last week. The MCHS softball team wrapped up Spring Break with a trip to Lookout Valley, where they managed to beat Franklin Road Academy and Sale Creek, while dropping contests to Silverdale Academy and Whitwell.
Moore County entered the tournament coming off of a narrow 8-7 victory over Ezell-Harding last Wednesday at home.
The Raiderettes came home with a 9-5 record as they prepare for three straight District 9-A contests against above-average foes.
Moore County was scheduled to host Forrest on Tuesday, but that contest was still in doubt due to heavy rains that moved through the area Tuesday morning. A trip to Huntland is on the docket for Thursday. A 6 p.m. start is planned — weather permitting. On Tuesday, April 14, the Raiderettes are slated to host Community at 4:30 p.m.
What began as an extremely cold spring has since turned into a rather wet one. The whacky weather pattern has kept teams, including Moore County, from gaining any kind of rhythm, even though they’re beyond the midpoint in the season.
Silverdale Academy 5, Moore County 0
A tight game was decided in the seventh inning as Moore County fell to Silverdale Academy 5-0 in seven innings last Thursday at Lookout Valley. The game was knotted at 0-0 through six innings before Silverdale exploded for five in the final inning.
Senior pitcher Abby Grogan took the loss after pitching 6 1/3 innings.
Whitwell 2, Moore County 1
Whitwell plated one run in the first and one in the second, and that turned out to be enough to beat the Raiderettes, despite a solid outing by junior pitcher Kasey Harvey.
Moore County’s lone run came in the fourth inning.
The Raiderettes managed just three hits — one each from Emily Parks, Mariah Ward and Emily Powell. They stranded six on base.
Moore County 10, FRA 0
Sophomore pitcher Emily Parks tossed a no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Franklin Road Academy as the Raiderettes finally got on track at Lookout Valley.
Parks struck out six and walked one.
Five runs in the first inning staked Parks and the Raiderettes to a big lead. MCHS added one in the third and four more in the fourth.
Savannah Stevens belted three hits, while Parks and Powell had two apiece as the Moore County offense ripped 11 in the contest.
Moore County 2, Sale Creek 1
Moore County starter Kasey Harvey didn’t need a ton of run support in the Raiderettes 2-1 win over Sale Creek.
After falling behind 1-0 in the third inning, Moore County rallied with a tying run in the fifth and the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
Parks had two of Moore County’s six hits, while Stevens, Kyleigh Camp, Kate Bowles and Daisy Pierce had one apiece. Parks had a pair of doubles.