BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. — The Moore County High School baseball team picked up an 8-0 season-opening victory on the road at Webb School in Bell Buckle on Monday afternoon.
The Raiders scored two runs in the first inning. While that turned out to be all the runs MCHS would need, the Raiders went on to plate one run in the top of the fifth before blowing the game open with five additional runs in the top of the sixth.
Moore County belted seven hits and was aided by five Webb errors. Will Slatten, Andy Huffer and Mason Henshaw had two hits each in the win, while Slatten had a pair of RBIs.
Logan Burt worked four innings and struck out nine to get the win on the bump. Slatten fanned five in relief.
The Raiders dropped to 1-1 after suffering a 10-3 loss at Cascade on Tuesday.
Cascade pitcher Trent Sutton was able to keep the Raiders’ bats quite. Aside from allowing one run to score in the top of the first, Sutton pitched a shutout over the ensuing four innings. He struck out eight against three hits and had just two walks in the five innings pitched.
After Moore County took the early lead, Cascade rallied for two runs in the bottom of the first, but blew the game open with four more in the bottom of the second.
Moore County’s first home game is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17 against Riverside Christian Academy.
The Raiders will participate in a tournament at Northwest High School over the weekend before prepping for a District 9-A contest on March 21 at Eagleville. The Eagles will travel to Lynchburg to face the Raiders on March 22.