By Erica Clifton
The Raiders played Eagleville on May 11 twice to obtain the District Championship title but unfortunately came up short. In the first game, the Raiders beat Eagleville to advance to the championship. Both teams were strong on the pitcher’s mound, but Moore County defeated Eagleville 2-1. Ryder Morey allowed just six hits to Eagleville, and he earned the victory on the hill for the Raiders. The righty lasted seven innings, allowing six hits and one run while striking out eight. Carter Rockhold took the loss for Eagleville. The hurler surrendered two runs on five hits over six innings, striking out five and walking zero. Chris Martin, Keller Morey, Kaden White, Gage Burt, and Kyler Parker each collected one hit to lead their team. Eagleville tallied six hits on the day. Nathan Brewer and CJ Bega each managed multiple hits for Eagleville.
Then, in the second game against the Eagles, the Raiders came up short, giving the Eagles the District Championship title. The Raiders lost the lead late in a 4-2 defeat to Eagleville on Tuesday. The game was tied at two with Eagleville batting in the bottom of the fifth when Kolten Daniel drew a walk, scoring one run. The Raiders fired up the offense in the first inning. Chris Martin grounded out, scoring one run. Tanner Mabry pitched Eagleville to victory. Mabry allowed two hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out 11. Keller Morey took the loss for the Moore County Raiders. Morey allowed four hits and three runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out six. Kaden White and Ryder Morey each collected one hit to lead Moore County. The Raiders did not commit a single error in the field, and Martin had the most chances in the field with seven.