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Raiderettes knock off Cornersville in big district win

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:11 am

By David Knox

Moore County’s Kendall Dangerfield prepares to swing at a pitch during a Raiderettes game. Dangerfield, who often leads off for MCHS, had three hits, walked three times, was hit by pitches twice and scored seven runs during last week’s games. At shortstop, she made no errors. photo by

The Moore County Raiderettes took a couple of district wins last week, including a big win over new district foe Cornersville. The Raiderettes, who hadn’t faced Cornersville since 2012, broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth to walk away with a 3-1 win. Abi Harvey won a pitcher’s duel, firing a complete-game two-hitter. She allowed just an unearned run while striking out 12 and walking none. With the game knotted at 1, Laney Cashion led off the sixth inning off with a single to center. Molly Raby bunted for a hit, advancing Cashion to third. Harvey then singled on a bunt up the middle, scoring Cashion, to tie the game. With two out, Faith Weddington hit a fly ball that was dropped for an error, scoring Raby. Emily Steelman then delivered a big two-out double that scored the third run. The win gave MCHS a 4-0 district record. Earlier in the week, the Raiderettes beat Fayetteville 18-3 in four innings. MCHS put it away early with an eight-run second inning. Harvey got the win, tossing two shutout innings and Cashion pitched the last two.. The Raiderettes banged out 12 hits, with Raby, Harlee Deaton, Delaney Stevens and Steelman getting two each. Seven players drove in runs, Raby and Stevens driving in two apiece. The Raiderettes took on some tough competition at the Lookout Valley Classic and came away with a 1-3 record. Against Marion County, the Raiderettes couldn’t hold on to a 4-1 lead, losing 5-4 in the bottom of the fourth. Cashion pitched a complete game. Cashion was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Bailey Frazier was 2-for-2 and scored twice. Kendall Dangerfield was 1-for-2 and scored two runs. Sale Creek scored Þ ve runs in the bottom of the Þ rst inning and took a 9-4 win. MCHS managed just three hits in the game, while Sale Creek had 11. Harvey fired a complete-game two hit shutout to beat Lookout Valley 10-0. She struck out nine and walked just one. MCHS got the bats going in this game with 10 hits, led by Cashion with three hits and five RBIs and Raby with two hits. The Raiderettes dropped a 3-0 decision to Silverdale Academy. Harvey, Cashion and Deaton combined for a solid pitching performance, but MCHS managed just one hit, a single by Cashion. The defense was solid, as it was in the entire four games — the Raiderettes made just three errors all told. Moore County was schedule to travel to Eagleville for a game Tuesday.