On a chilly, wet, windy April day the Lake Roosevelt Raider baseball team defeated the Davenport Gorillas 10-2. This was scheduled as a doubleheader but game 2 was cancelled after the 1st inning due to rain. With the win, the Raiders improve their record to 5-4 overall and rebound from the previous week's losses to Liberty Bell.
Brady Black had another great performance on the mound giving up only one earned run and striking out 4 Gorillas. Justus DeWinkler came in to relieve and pitched three innings giving up only one earned run. At the plate Brady Black backed up his pitching with a two run home run. Justus DeWinkler and Kendall Piccolo both batted 3 for 5 on the day and combined for 5 of LRs 10 runs.
Head Coach Ted Piccolo liked how the team slugged through the first inning and then, “In this game Raiders showed themselves what they could do if they eliminate the errors and when you do make them, you scatter them out,” Also, learning how to finish a game strong now and put it away.” Coach Piccolo said he wanted to work with the bottom half of the batting order to improve production. The result at Davenport showed positive gains. “We spent the spring break practice working on getting offensive production out of the bottom of the order and it paid off, the bottom half of the lineup delivered 6 hits, 1 run and 2 RBIs.”
The Raiders have a busy week as they traveled to Bridgeport last night for a single game starting at 4p.m., then tomorrow LR will travel to Tonasket for their last non-league game starting at 4 p.m. The Raiders will then travel to Manson on Saturday for the season series doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. The Raiders won the first game over Manson 11-1 at home March 19.