After a dominating 10-0 win over Eagleville at home last week, the Moore County High School softball team found itself in a much different contest on the road on Monday.
At Forrest High School in Chapel Hill, the Raiderettes were locked in a pitchers’ duel against the host Lady Rockets.
In a game that needed extra innings to decide, the two teams who have split conference and 9-A tournament titles the last three years played to a 2-1 final, with Forrest getting an RBI single by Samatha King in the eighth inning for the win.
The lone run for Moore County came in the second inning via a walk by sophomore Emily Parks.
Forrest tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning when Savannah Brothers sac to the short stop pushed across one run. Though MCHS pitcher Kasey Harvey only gave up one hit in the fourth, it proved costly.
Harvey scattered six hits in the contest, including the one to King in the eighth. The Moore County junior worked 7 2/3 innings, striking out two and walking two.
Katie Warrick got the win for Forrest. She allowed one run over eight innings. She struck out nine, walked one and surrendered seven hits.
Moore County fell to 3-1 on the season, with wins coming against Community, Huntland and Eagleville — all by shutout. In those three games, the Raiderettes outscored their opponents 23-0.
They were slated to play at Fayetteville City on Tuesday.
MCHS 10, Eagleville 0
Against Eagleville at home last Wednesday afternoon, the Raiderettes dominated play in the first inning, taking an 8-0 lead before cruising to the win in five.
Senior Abby Grogan had a pair of hits, including a double, while Emily Powell, Kate Bowles, Harvey, Kyleigh Camp, Savannah Stevens, Taylor LaCook, Daisy Pierce, Bri Williams and Hayley Pomarico had one hit each.
Harvey gave up two hits and fanned six in the victory.