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Two Raiders receive All-District recognition

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm

District 9A coaches selected Moore County Juniors Coy Cashion and Clay Burnett to the All District baseball team. Both players were recognized Wednesday, May 10, at Forrest High School after the final game of the District Tournament. Cashion had his best year as a Raider finishing the year with a 324 batting average, 14 RBIs, and 22 hits with one home run. Using his speed and athletic ability, Cashion found a home in center field with a .90 fielding percentage where he erased several hits with his determined effort. He also pitched in three games, scored 9 runs, and stole 7 bases. As the lead-off batter for much of the year, Burnett finished with a 309 batting average, 7 RBIs, 25 hits, and scored 12 runs. Burnett started 5 games on the mound and pitched 32 innings for the Raiders striking out 33 with a 1.714 ERA. At shortstop, he had a .87 fielding percentage where his quick release and strong arm cut down 67 hitters. Cashion and Burnett will lead an experienced and talented team next season where almost the entire team returns. Coach Deal’s challenge next season will be to fill the catching position vacated by Senior Dillon Taylor and the timely hitting and leadership of Tanner Womble. Jimmy Stewart provided relief for Taylor at catcher during the season and should see time at catcher next year. The 2017 Raiders improved throughout the season getting District wins over Huntland and two shut outs against Fayetteville. With the game time experience gained this year and the maturity of another year, Raider fans should expect big things from the 2018 team.