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Rocky week for Raiderettes

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 9:52 am

The Moore County High School Raiderettes dealt with highs and lows in District 9-A play last week. The Raiderettes 3-2 in the district and 6-5 overall, enjoyed a win over Community but fell to both Huntland and Forrest. Huntland’s senior pitcher Tara Cates pitched a no-hitter 5-0 shutout in Lynchburg on Monday, getting revenge for the Raiderettes’ upset win two weeks prior. Cates struck out 14 Raiderettes in the game. Huntland took the lead early scoring two runs in the first inning and then giving up three more on a home run in the second. Abi Harvey took the loss for Moore County, going the distance and giving up eight hits and striking out six. The Raiderette defense gave up three errors. Things were diff erent when the Raiderettes traveled to Unionville on Tuesday for a game with Community. Moore County scored in every inning but the first and seventh with Laney Cashion taking the 9-1. The Raiderettes collected 13 hits in the game, with Delaney Stevens hitting a home run and Harley Deaton, Amberlyn Holman and Molly Raby hitting doubles. Stevens, Holman, Deaton and Faith Weddington had two RBIs each. Cashion went seven innings, striking out seven and giving up one run on four hits. Forrest was undefeated when they rolled into Lynchburg on Thursday, and they remained undefeated when they left, handing the Raiderettes a 13-0 loss. Forrest’s defense operated like a well-oiled machine and the off ense had little trouble with Moore County pitching as they jumped on the Raiderettes early, scoring five in the first inning, three in the third, one in the fourth and four more in the fifth. Harvey pitched the first four innings for Moore County, giving up nine runs on nine hits and Cashion came on in relief and gave up four runs on as many hits. The Raiderettes traveled to Lookout Valley for the Lookout Valley Classic on Friday and Saturday and came away with a 4-3 over Marion County, and losses of 3-2 to Sale Creek, 9-3 to Red Bank and 6-2 to Lookout Valley. They were scheduled to host Eagleville on Monday and Community at 5:30 p.m. today. They will play in the Lincoln county Border Battle over the weekend, and will be on the road next week for games with Fayetteville City, Forrest and Franklin County on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday respectively.