By Rayel Pierce
The Moore County Raiderettes took Wednesday’s game in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 walk-off victory over Fayetteville. The game was tied at three with the Raiderettes batting in the bottom of the ninth when Emilee Moorehead singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. The team opened up scoring in the first inning when an error scored one run for the Raiderettes. Fayetteville knotted the game up at three in the top of the seventh inning. Makenna Beck hit a solo homer. Paisley Logan led things off in the circle for Moore County Raiderettes Varsity. The righthander went nine innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out eight. Gabriella Flynt was in the circle for Fayetteville. The pitcher allowed ten hits and four runs over eight innings, striking out eight. Moore County collected ten hits on the day. Jordan Lund, Moorehead, and Kendall Dangerfield all collected multiple hits for the Raiderettes. Moorehead and Lund each collected three hits to lead Moore County. Lauren Pettie led Fayetteville with two hits in four at-bats.
Thursday’s game against Eagleville was a heartbreaker for the Raiderettes, as they lost the lead late in a 12-7 defeat. The game was tied at four with Eagleville batting in the bottom of the fifth when Bella Bain’s sac fly scored one run for Eagleville. Anysten Metcalf drove in six runners in the loss. Metcalf drove in runs on a double in the third, a single in the fifth, and a single in the sixth. Eagleville got things moving in the second inning when Sarah Thompson’s sac fly scored one run for Eagleville.
The Raiderettes notched three runs in the sixth inning. Kendall Dangerfield and Metcalf all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Eagleville scored four runs in the sixth inning. B. Bain, Zoe Ellis, and Abigail Stokes powered the big inning with RBIs. Addi Linton led things off in the circle for Eagleville. The pitcher lasted seven innings, allowing 13 hits and seven runs while striking out seven. Paisley Logan was in the pitcher’s circle for Moore County. Logan surrendered 12 runs on eight hits over six innings, striking out four. The Raiderettes totaled 13 hits. Jordan Lund, Metcalf, Emilee Moorehead, and Madi Carter all managed multiple hits for the Raiderettes. Lund led Moore County Raiderettes Varsity with four hits in four at-bats. Eagleville had eight hits in the game. Elizabeth Cumbee, Bain, and Bain each had multiple hits for Eagleville. Cumbee went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Eagleville in hits. Eagleville did not commit a single error in the field. Bain had seven chances in the field, the most on the team. This loss against Eagleville ended the Raiderettes season.