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Raiders down RCA, split games with Stewart County

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:59 pm

Moore County senior Andy Huffer (No. 10) tries to hold a runner on base during the Raiders’ 5-0 win over Riverside Christian Academy. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Moore County senior Andy Huffer (No. 10) tries to hold a runner on base during the Raiders’ 5-0 win over Riverside Christian Academy. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

The Moore County High School baseball team split games with Stewart County on Saturday, while the Raiders dropped a pair of games to Northwest on Friday night. The weekend doubles came on the heels of a 5-0 win over Riverside Christian Academy on Thursday afternoon in Lynchburg.

Moore County was slated to play at Eagleville on Monday. The Raiders (3-4) were to host Eagleville on Tuesday. Results from either game were not available at press time.

MCHS hosts Community on Monday, March 28 and will travel to Community on March 29.

MCHS 5, Riverside Christian 0

Will Slatten had three hits as MCHS claimed a 5-0 victory over visiting Riverside Christian Academy on Thursday. Slatten singled in the first, second and fourth innings.

Clay Burnett was solid on the hill for MCHS, striking out nine batters. He gave up just three hits over four shutout innings.

The Raiders took the lead in the first inning, scoring one run on a sacrifice fly by Logan Burt. Moore County added two more runs in the bottom of the second. Tanner Womble started the inning with a single, scoring Coy Cashion. That was followed up by Slatten’s single, bringing home Womble.

After posting one run in the fourth, Moore County again scored one in the fifth. In the fourth, the Raiders scored on an RBI single by Slatten, plating Zach Hannah.

Fri., March 18

Northwest 8, MCHS 1

Moore County’s only run came in the first inning on an RBI single by Clay Burnett.

The Raiders then clung to a 1-0 lead for 2 1/2 innings before Northwest pushed five runs across in the bottom of the third. Northwest added to its lead with three runs in the fourth.

Burnett and Tanner Womble had Moore County’s only two hits.

Womble worked the first two innings, with Cameron Pykiet closing out the game. Pykiet gave up eight runs and was charged with the loss.

Northwest 9, MCHS 4

Northwest jumped on top early with seven runs in the first inning, and then held Moore County to just three hits in the contest. The Raiders scored three runs in the second inning to make it close, but a Northwest run in the bottom of the second extended the lead to 8-3. Moore County was shut down the rest of the way.

Hunter Brown, Lee Huffer and Coy Cashion each had a hit.

Zach Hannah, Montana Driver, Hunter Brown and Tristian Whitaker were each credited with an RBI.

Andy Huffer was saddled with the loss.

Sat., March 19

MCHS 2, Stewart County 1

Mason Henshaw’s effort on the bump and at the plate helped Moore County earn a close win on Saturday.

Henshaw tripled in the third inning, went 1-for-3 on the day and scored one run.

The Raiders pushed across the game-winning run in the sixth inning after Tanner Womble drew a walk and stole second base. He eventually scored on an error.

MCHS had four hits in the contest, with Henshaw, Zach Hannah, Coy Cashion and Logan Burt each having a base knock.

Henshaw shut down Stewart County while he was on the mound. He gave up just two hits, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out six during his three innings of work.

Stewart County 10, MCHS 1

River Hasty, Tanner Womble and Lee Huffer had the only hits for Moore County. The Raiders scored their lone run in the first inning on an RBI single by Huffer.

Stewart County, meanwhile, scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, added five in the second and tacked on three in the third.

Hunter Brown took the loss, working the first two innings for MCHS. He gave up six hits.

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