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Raiders sweep past RCA on 8th-grade night

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Moore County Middle School’s eighth-grade baseball players — (from right) Brandon Brown, Mason Pierce, Ben Fletcher, Gage Parks, Case Corder and Austin Brinkley — were honored following Mon-day’s game against Riverside Christian Academy. (Photo Provided)

Moore County Middle School’s eighth-grade baseball players — (from right) Brandon Brown, Mason Pierce, Ben Fletcher, Gage Parks, Case Corder and Austin Brinkley — were honored following Mon-day’s game against Riverside Christian Academy. (Photo Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County Middle School baseball team improved to 5-10 on eighth-grade night Monday in Lynchburg. The Raiders topped Riverside Christian Academy 10-0 in six innings. Josh Parks was the starting pitcher and earned the win.

Following the contest, MCMS eighth-graders Austin Brinkley, Brandon Brown, Case Corder, Ben Fletcher, Gage Parks and Mason Pierce were honored.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Moore County and completed the sweep over the Knights this season. Moore County won 12-1 over RCA in Fayetteville back on March 28.

On Friday night, Moore County lost 10-8 to visiting Liberty, despite a seventh-inning rally when the Raiders scored six runs. MCMS had the winning run at the dish, but the Patriots snuffed out the rally before the Raiders could tie the game.

On April 8, Moore County weathered a chilly breeze and dropping temperatures in Murfreesboro, but couldn’t weather an 8-run first inning by host Middle Tennessee Christian. The Cougars cruised to a 13-1 victory.

Before Monday’s win over RCA, the last Moore County victory came on April 5 at Westwood. Ben Fletcher pitched three innings, struck out three and gave up just three runs on two hits as MCMS claimed a 6-5 decision while completing the season sweep over the Rockets.

Raiders get sixth victory

The Raiders added their sixth win of the season as they topped Eagleville 7-1 Tuesday night on the road behind a strong outing on the mound by Fletcher. Fletcher worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up only one run via a balk midway through the game en route to the win.

MCMS pitcher Ben Fletcher throws against Eagleville on Tuesday. The Raiders won 7-1. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

MCMS pitcher Ben Fletcher throws against Eagleville on Tuesday. The Raiders won 7-1. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Ryder Morey worked the final 1 2/3 innings to close out the Eagles.

Riley Holman hit a bloop single that landed just in front of the second baseman to break up an Eagleville no-hitter in the third inning. Gage Parks then broke out of his slump with a hard-hit ball to right-center to score two runs.

The Raiders offense began to roll after that. Gage Parks added another hit late in the game to help wrap up the win in the final regular season game of the year for MCMS

MCMS will host a Duck River Valley Conference Tournament opener on April 28. The time and opponent has not been determined.

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