Raider baseball competed in the District 6 playoffs at Wenatchee Valley Junior College on Monday, where they took on the White Swan Cougars in a loser-out game starting at noon.
If they had won, they would have gone on to play Riverside Christian at 4 p.m. Win or lose that game, the Raiders would then have been assured a trip back. But first LR needed to beat the Cougars.
Seeded number two going in, the Raiders could not pass that first hurdle. Cougar pitching and their own injuries (pitcher Justus DeWinkler had a broken finger) contributed to the loss to the Cougars, 8-2.
The Raiders finished the season with an overall record of 12-7 and 10-5 in league play for a fourth-place finish overall in the Central Washington 2B League.
Bubba Garcia lays down a bunt to bring Devan Black home during playoffs at Wenatchee Valley Junior College. — Alyona Guttormsen photo