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Raiders’ skid hits four games with loss at Forrest

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm

misc - Raiders Man-Flag NEWLYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County High School baseball team dropped its fourth straight game on Monday afternoon, falling 10-0 to the Forrest Rockets in Chapel Hill.

The hosts put two runs on the board in the first inning before exploding for seven in the second inning to build a 9-0 lead. The Rockets pitching staff held the Raiders (7-15) to just one hit on the day, a single by Coy Cashion.

Forrest also took advantage of four Moore County errors.

Forrest senior Ryan Yelensky picked up the win for the district-leading Rockets. Yelensky gave up one run, struck out seven and didn’t issue a walk in six innings of work. Logan Burt took the loss for Moore County.

The Raiders were coming off a pair of losses on Saturday and another defeat on Friday night.

••• Moore County fell to Riverside Christian Academy 4-2 on Friday evening. The Raiders managed just three hits and committed five errors. Tanner Womble and Cameron Pykiet each had a double for MCHS. Pykiet took the loss on the bump.

••• On Saturday, Moore County lost 12-2 to Lancaster Christian Academy in Unionville.

The Raiders racked up seven hits, but it wasn’t enough. Andy Huffer went 1-for-2, drove in one run and scored one run. Huffer homered in the fourth inning. Burt was 2-for-2 with a double. Clay Burnett took the loss.

••• Moore County also lost to the Middle Tennessee Monarchs on Saturday, falling 9-6. MCHS had a 5-2 lead early, but errors again plagued the Raiders’ effort as they had three miscues compared to just three hits in the contest. After working the final two innings, giving up five runs on four hits, Andy Huffer was saddled with the loss.

••• On Thursday night, April 14, in the Walking Horse Classic, Moore County topped Cascade 7-6. The win snapped a three-game skid for the Raiders.

After falling behind 5-0 to MCHS, Cascade rallied to knot the game at five runs apiece after the end of regulation on Trent Sutton’s two-RBI double.

But Moore County cranked out two more runs in the top of the ninth inning, taking a 7-5 lead.

Cascade answered with one run in the bottom of the inning, but a line drive double play ended the rally.

Moore County had five hits, while getting RBIs from Sammy Adcock, Hannah, Andy Huffer, Womble and Jimmy Stewart. Burnett, Will Slatten, Cashion, Stewart and Womble each had a hit.

Cashion was the winning pitcher after working the final four innings in relief.