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Ward’s homer, 5 RBIs lift Moore County Raiderettes

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm

The Moore County Raiderettes return to the dugout after greeting teammate Mariah Ward (No. 33) at the plate following Ward's three-run homer against Community on Monday. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

UNIONVILLE — A three-run homer by Mariah Ward was part of a four-run third inning that helped the Moore County Raiderettes pull away from Community on Monday night. At Unionville, the Raiderettes went on to pick up an 11-2 victory to remain unbeaten in District 9-A play.

Moore County led 6-0 after three innings and then expanded its lead to 9-2 in the sixth. Sierra Bateman scored on a passed ball and a two-RBI double by Ward plated Amberlyn  Holman and Kate Bowles. MCHS went ahead 10-2 when Ward scored on a double by Emily Parks, who was thrown out at third as she tried to stretch it into a triple.

In the seventh inning, Savannah Williams scored on Emily Powell’s RBI to give the visitors a nine-run lead, 11-2, heading into the bottom of the inning.

Bowles helped the Raiderettes grab an early 2-0 lead when she ripped a two-RBI blast down the left field line, driving home Bateman and Kyleigh Camp in the first inning.

Moore County  (8-5, 5-0) had little trouble with the Community pitching, as the Raiderettes belted 12 hits in the contest. Ward was 2-for-3 with a walk and five RBIs to her credit.

Bowles was 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs; Parks was 3-for-4; and Bateman was 2-for-4.

Kasey Harvey gave up four hits, while striking out eight to earn the win.

The only offense the Viqueens could muster was a two-run home run in the fifth inning.

Moore County is scheduled to play at Fayetteville City at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Raiderettes will host Franklin County at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and then play at Ardmore, Ala., in the Ardmore Battle of the Border on Friday night and Saturday.

—By ROBERT HOLMAN, MCN Editor (Robert Holman may be reached at


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