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Raiderettes snag back-to-back shutouts

Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

MCHS junior first baseman Sarah Raby gunned a ball to third baseman Sierra Bateman to tag out a runner and end the Raiderettes 7-0 win over Cascade. (Photo credit JeffReedPhotography.com)

On April 12, Cascade beat the Raiderettes in a 3-1battle in Bedford County that left the two teams tied for second place in the District 9A. Last Monday, Moore County went looking for pay back as they hosted the Lady Champions of Cascade (6-4, 5-3) and got it with a 7-0 win.

The Raiderettes struck in the second inning, as Kate Bowles scorched a double to right field. The next batter, Kasey Harvey, singled to right – scoring Mahalia Moore, who was pinch running for Bowles. Katie Price, running for Harvey, also scored that inning thanks to a questionable play by the Lady Champions.

The first threat by Cascade came in the fourth inning, as the Lady Champions loaded the bases with two outs.
Strong play by Moore County infielders Emily Powell and Kyleigh Camp ended the threat. The fifth inning saw Moore County put four more runs on the board. Kelsey Camp got it started, reaching on an error and then Powell singled; Sierra Bateman walked; and Kyleigh Camp singled.

With what seemed to be an injury to Cascade’s starting hurler, Summer Carter, Cascade brought in freshman pitcher Alli Stacy. Bowles ripped another double, and when the dust settled, MC held a 6-0 lead.

Cascade threatened again in the sixth inning, as Harvey gave up a hit and two walks with one out out. She settled down, however, and struck out the next two batters. The Raiderettes picked up their final run in the sixth inning, thanks to a ground-rule double by Sarah Raby.

Raby eventually scored on a passed ball. Playing excellent defense the entire game, the Raiderettes fittingly ended the game with a double play on a ground ball to Harvey. She threw the runner out at first, and as Cascade tried to advance a runner to third, Raby gunned it to Bateman, who tagged her out to end the game. The win earned the Raiderettes sole possession of the District 9A number two spot.

Shut Out Community
Last Tuesday, the Raiderettes picked up a shut out win at Community (3-15, 0-9) last Thursday by a score of 17-0. Eleven runs in the first three innings helped Moore County pull away early and the Lady Viqueens couldn’t match the Raiderette’s offensive power down the stretch. Community sits dead last in District 9A play.

The Raiderettes sent 12 bat-ters to the plate in the first inning alone, scoring seven runs. Community managed just four hits in the game and had nine batters strike out.

Down the Stretch
The Raiderettes battled Dis-trict leader Forrest in Lynchburg on Tuesday afternoon. With the regular season winding to a close, MCHS faced one more district foe – MTCS in Murfreesboro on Friday – before heading into post-season play.

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