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Mt. Ayr 7, Lenox 2
The Raiders faced off against the Lenox Tigers on Tuesday evening where they made quite the statement. Senior Jaixen Frost was dominant on the mound, as the starting pitcher collected 12 strikeouts in the Raiders 7-2 victory over Lenox where he also allowed three hits and only one run over five innings while walking none.
The Raiders came out ready at the plate where they were the first to get on the board in the second inning when Riley Stark doubled, allowing Mt. Ayr to score one run. The Raiders added to the early lead in the top of the third innng after Jaixen Frost tripled, Jaize Frost doubled, and Rowan Sackett doubled, each allowing the Raiders to score one run.
The Tigers were able to put up their fist run in the bottom of the fourth and their second run in the bottom of the seventh with a solo home run by Keigan Kitzman.
The Tigers would only be fortunate enough to score two runs throughout the game, making the final score 7-2 with the Raiders coming out on top.
The Raiders rang in a total of nine hits in the game, with Jaixen Frost, Riley Stark and Adler Reed collecting two hits each. Mt. Ayr played spot on defense, not committing a single error where Drew Ehlen made the most plays with 13.
Bedford 15, Mt. Ayr 7
The Raider baseball team played at home on Thursday evening against Bedford where they would ultimately fall after a strong showing from the Bulldogs.
Drew Ehlen started on the bump for the Raiders pitching an inning and a half before Dylan Graham came in on relief and Ehlen took over behind the plate.
Dylan Graham pitched five innings for the Raiders before Trevin Victor came in to finish the game on the mound for Mt. Ayr.
The Bulldogs got on the board early in the top of the first inning where Silas Waltson hit into a fielders choice where one run scored, and Graham Godsey doubled bringing in two more runs for the Bulldogs. The Raiders did not let this stop them as they tied he game in the bottom of the first with the help of a single by Rowan Sackett, a double by Riley Stark, and a single by Conlee Stark, making the final score after the first inning 3-3. Bedford’s Garrison Motsinger also hit into a fielders choice in the top of the second inning, giving the Bulldogs a 4-3 lead over the Raiders.
Rowan Sackett helped the Raiders again in the bottom of the second where he grounded out, allowing Mt. Ayr to tie the game at four in the bottom of the second inning. The Raiders took the lead in the bottom of the third after two singles from Tate Dugan and Adler Reed, making the score after the third inning 6-4, with the Raiders on top.
The Bulldogs did not let this bother them, as they flipped the game in the top of the fourth, scoring five runs to take the lead over the Raiders with the score being 9-6. Mt. Ayr scored their final run in the borrom of the fifth, with Beford to follow scoring two runs in the top of the sixth and their final four runs in the top of the seventh allowing the Bulldogs to come out on top of the Raiders 15-7.
SWV 19, Mt. Ayr 16
The Raiders were on the Road Friday evening for their matchup against the Southwest Valley Timberwolves. The Raiders ultimately lost 19-16 to Southwest Valley despite out-hitting them 18 to 10.
Southwest Valley got on the board in the bottom of the first inning after the Raiders committed an error, and Isaac Currin singled, each scoring two runs, leaving the score after the first inning 4-0, the Timberwolves in the lead.
Mt. Ayr did not let this phase them, as they flipped the game on its head in the top of the third inning, scoring six runs on six hits to take a 7-5 lead. The biggest blow in the inning was a solo home run to center field by Jaixen Frost that drove in one run for the Raiders. Southwest Valley gave an opposite and equal reaction to the Raiders strong appearance in the top of the third inning by scoring six runs on two hits to take an 11-7 lead over Mt. Ayr.
The Raiders scored five runs on four hits in the top of the fifth inning. Hayes Stogdill was hit by a pitch, driving in a run, Drew Ehlen singled, scoring two runs, and Riley Stark doubled, scoring two runs. The Raiders tallied 18 hits in the game. Drew Ehlen, Hayes Stogdill, Dylan Graham, and Riley Stark each drove in two runs for Mt. Ayr. where Jaixen Frost, Rowan Sackett, Conlee Stark, and Tate Dugan each collected multiple hits for the Raiders. Overall, the team was patient at the plate, collecting 10 walks for the game, but it wasn’t quite enough to put them on top of the Timberwolves.