Baseball comes up short in early games
Raider batter Devan Black moves out of the way as Jesse Louie steals home for the Raider's first entry on the scoreboard in game one against Okanogan Saturday. - Scott Hunter photo
Raider Baseball suffered from early season jitters last week as they lost to the Warriors of Almira/Coulee-Hartline March 18, and on March 22 in a doubleheader against Okanogan.
In the first game against the Bulldogs the Raiders did mount a seventh-inning rally and looked to force the game into extra innings, but the Bulldogs got the last out for the final score of 9-5, Okanogan.
Raiders need to work on defense and consistent offensive production throughout the game, Head Coach Billy Nicholson recognized.
"We need to get better at situations and get base hits with runners in scoring position," he said.
Nicholson praised the pitching performance of Devan Black in the early games and the at-plate performances of Taren Redstar and Daniel Loch.
Last night LR took on Manson at Manson hoping to pick up their first win. On Saturday the Raiders head to Oroville to take on the Hornets in a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m.
Warriors 18- Raiders 13
Bulldogs 9- Raiders 5
Bulldogs 11- Raiders 0