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The Mount Ayr baseball and softball teams are one of the only teams left that have yet to play.
Mother Nature has decided to rain on every game day the Raiders and Raiderettes have had.
However, on Sunday, Raiderette coaches Bret and Brandi Ruggles prepared them for a Murray Mustang team that they would hopefully face on Monday night. That game was rained out, of course.
Sunday night saw the junior varsity Raiderettes against their varsity counterparts in an attempt to give the varsity girls a little competition.
“Every team wants to be undefeated in week two of the season and we have achieved that,” quipped coach Bret Ruggles. “Unfortunately, we don’t have a win yet either.”
With some laughter from the girls, they took the field to warm-up.
It took a few minutes for the rust to fall off, but the varsity girls found their groove as the young junior varsity girls were soaking up all the information from the experienced varsity girls.
The girls are well rested, and itching for competition, with a couple girls stating they had been to Murray to watch the tournament held last weekend in an attempt to get an edge against their opponents.
The Raiderettes are eager to prove they belong in Fort Dodge at the end of July, they just need some dry weather to get a few games in beforehand.
Both ball fields underwent renovation this season and the Raiderette stadium is complete while the Raider field is waiting on weather conditions to improve to finish their bleacher and dugout roof projects.