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The Raider baseball team had a historic run this season, finishing out the year in Oskaloosa in the substate final against New London, falling 4-2, but not before becoming Co-Pride of Iowa Champions with Martensdale-St. Marys, a feat that had not yet been done in school history and coach Chris Elwood’s first time defeating the Blue Devils in six years at the helm, as well as becoming back-to-back District Champions after defeating Martensdale-St. Marys a second time this season.
At the plate, the Raiders averaged a .322, while getting on base .454.
The Raiders went to bat 692 times recording 226 runs on 223 hits that included 173 singles, 30 doubles, five triples and five homeruns, along with 169 RBI.
The Raider batters walked 142 times and struck out 171 times.
Leading the Raiders, and the state, was sophomore Jaixen Frost.
Frost batted a .634 with 71 trips to the plate that resulted in 37 runs in 45 hits, including 27 singles, eight doubles, two triples and eight homeruns.
Frost batted in 47 runs and struck out a total of two times and was walked 29 times.
Senior, Erik Trujillo, held the second best average on the team with a .346. Trujillo was on base .471.
Trujillo recorded 32 runs on 28 hits and walked to the plate 81 times. He recorded 19 singles, eight doubles and one homerun with 19 RBI and 15 walks on the season.
In the field, the Raiders held an efficiency of .933 after tallying 474 putouts, 124 assists and committing 43 errors in 641 total chances.
Pitching was a whole other story for the Raiders this season, with plenty of arms to choose from.
The ace on the mound though, was sophomore Jaydon Knight.
Knight held a record of 7-1, pitching 38.2 innings and 151 batters seen.
Knight allowed 16 runs (nine earned) on 28 hits while walking 15 and striking out 64. Opponents recorded an average of .185, at the plate.
Senior Briar Knapp recorded a record of 5-2 and pitched 39.1 innings, the most of the bull-pen.
Knapp allowed 15 runs (12 earned) on 23 hits while walking 16 and striking out 52.
Knapp allowed a .164 batting average against him.
Frost and Knight were selected, unanimously, to First Team All-Conference, along with Dawson Swank and Erik Trujillo.
Jace Grose was selected to the second team, while Knapp received an Honorable Mention.