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The Raiderette softball team had four games scheduled for the week, starting off on Tuesday with Wayne.
This matchup got postponed due to weather, but has since been rescheduled to take place on Monday, June 19th at 11:30 a.m.
Mt. Ayr 12, NV 2
Friday evening the Raiderettes went on the road for their game against Nodaway Valley, with this being their only game during the week.
The Raiderettes were more than ready to take the field against the Wolverines, and they made that very clear by putting up six runs in the top of the first inning, while holding the Wolverines to zero.
The Wolverines were unable to score until the third inning where they were able to put up one run, with the score after three being 8-1.
The Raiderettes went on a four run rally in the top of the sixth inning to overpower the Wolverines by the mercy rule, with the final score being 12-2 with the Raiderettes coming out on top.
Taylor Lumbard had an outstanding game in the circle for Mt. Ayr, making two double-plays and pitching with pin-point accuracy allowing the Wolverines to put the ball in play and the Raiderettes to execute their roles on defense phenomenally, with only three errors on 27 chances.
Senior Zoey Larsen was out of Mount Ayr’s roster for the week as she had been struggling with an apparent shoulder injury, but will be back on the field and ready to play next week.
Creston 10, Mount Ayr 0
The Raiderettes were on the road again Saturday morning to kick off their day at 8:30 with a game against the Creston Panthers at the John Stephens Classic held in Creston.
In this matchup, the Raiderettes were unable to stick with the Panthers given the opponents eight hits, with two being home runs to left field.
The Panthers came out strong with a team batting average of .421 and a slugging percentage of .842, opposed to the Raiderettes batting average of .150 and slugging percentage of .150.
Senior Kalee Wise was awarded the player of the game in the Raiderettes matchup against the Panthers where she had a perfect fielding percentage, earned herself one hit, (a double) and drew one walk at the plate.
Saydel 9, Mount Ayr 0
The second game of the Creston Classic for the Raiderettes was against the seventh ranked team in class 3A, the Saydel Eagles.
Mt. Ayr had a rough start to their day against Creston, giving them hopes that they would preform better in game two against the Eagles, but unfortunately they were unable to come out on top.
Saydel put up five cumulative runs in the first and second innings, where they held the Raiderettes to zero.
The Eagles went on to score one run in the fourth inning, and three more in the sixth, which led the final outcome of this game to be 9-0.
Senior Linsie Barnes had some thoughts post game, “Things just didn’t go our way,” said Barnes. “We sometimes have a tendency to ‘underpreform’ when it comes to tournaments and I honestly think that is what happened today. We simply just were not very strong at the plate. We faced some problems with the umpires but that really isn’t any excuse, I mean all you can really do in a situation like that is adjust to your officials and hope things will turn around. At the end of the day the ball is in their court, we’re just there to play the game.”
Barnes was awarded player of the game against the Eagles, as she was the only Raiderette hit of the game and had a perfect fielding percentage.