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Raiderettes suffer first loss of the season and post two road wins

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

The Raiderettes put their undefeated District 9-A season on the line and came up short against arch rival Huntland Monday night. Huntland Defeats Raiderettes The Raiderettes fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 5-0 loss to Huntland on Monday.

Huntland scored three runs in the second inning. The big inning for Huntland came thanks to a groundout by Golden and a home run by Cates. Cates earned the win for Huntland. She threw seven innings, surrendering zero runs, zero hits, striking out 14, and walking zero. Abi Harvey took the loss for Raiderettes. She pitched seven innings, surrendering five runs, eight hits, and striking out six.

Middle Tennessee Christian School

Though still young, the Raiderettes mauled Middle Tennessee Christian School 20-2 in Murfreesboro on Thursday with freshmen Laney Cashion and Kallie Groce driving in four RBIs apiece. Sophomore hurler Abi Harvey went five innings on the mound for the Raiderettes, giving up two runs on four hits and striking out six Cougar batters. Moore County took total control of the game early on with 10 runs scored in the first two innings and then exploded for seven more in the third. The Moore County offense inflicted 17 hits on MTCS while the defense turned in flawless performance. Cashion, Pomarico and Molly Raby hit two baggers while Delaney Stevens hit two doubles in the game. Also collecting hits for the Raiderettes were Bailey Frazier, Harvey, Emily Steelman, Emily Eslick and Faith Weddington.

Grundy County

On Friday the Raiderettes traveled to take on Grundy County. This game was a fight from the beginning as the Raiderettes’ Cashion got into a pitching duel with the Mountain Lions. Pomarico hammered a one-run homer in the fourth to give the Raiderettes the winning run. Raby also got a hit and one stolen base in the game. Cashion went seven innings striking out nine of Grundy County’s batters and giving up