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Raiderettes wrap up 9-A play with easy win over MTCS

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Moore County's Kate Bowles (left) is called safe as she crosses the plate against Middle Tennessee Christian. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

After suffering their first District 9-A loss of the season, the Moore County Raiderettes bounced back in solid fashion, though it seemed to take awhile for the team to shake off the doldrums of that loss to Forrest last week.

One day after a 3-0 defeat at Chapel Hill nixed any chance the Raiderettes had a perfect conference record, the Moore County softball team needed a late rally to squeeze by visiting Cascade. They picked up a 11-8 victory over the Lady Champions on April 23.

Moore County (20-14 overall, 13-1 District 9-A) spotted the visitors a 5-0 lead in the second inning before rallying for the win. The Raiderettes scored two in the third inning and one in the fourth to chip away at the lead. But Cascade answered with a three-run fifth inning to go ahead 8-3. Finally the Raiderettes’ bats came alive as MCHS scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth and five more in the sixth inning.

Kasey Harvey went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, while Kyleigh Camp was 2-for-3. Teammates Sarah Raby and Mariah Ward were each 2-for-4. Camp and Ward added doubles as well.

Harvey collected the win after striking out seven.

MCHS needed the victory, and another against Middle Tennessee Christian two days later to wrap up the District 9-A regular season title and the top seed heading into this weekend’s conference tournament.

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