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Baseball beats Manson, loses to Okanogan

 

Chance Garvin pitches against Manson. - Scott Hunter photos

Raider baseball started last week with a 13-3 win over the Manson Trojans in Coulee Dam.

It wasn't a forgone conclusion.

Manson held the Raiders scoreless for two innings from their 4-1 deficit in the third inning, whittling the Lake Roosevelt lead to 4-3 by the fifth.

Then the Raiders came alive, batting in loaded bases and even stealing home to add nine points, while allowing only two more for the struggling Trojans.

Then LR hosted the Okanogan Bulldogs in a doubleheader Saturday. The Bulldogs came into the games as the number-one team in the Central Washington 2B North.

In the first game, Okanogan sent Jim Townsend to the mound, and he held the Raiders to only two runs.

The Raiders' Trey Nicholson went two for three at the plate with a triple and a double. Nicholson scored a run and recorded an RBI, all the offense the Raiders had in the first game.

A Manson pitch bounces off Devan Black, earning him a walk.

Head Coach Billy Nicholson said Devan Black pitched well but did not receive the defensive backup he needed, as the Raiders recorded many errors.

The second game ended in five innings with the final score being Okanogan 24- LR 3.

Trey Nicholson went one for three with a double.

"Our defense and pitching could not contain Okanogan's offense," Coach Nicholson said. "Their young pitcher pitched well to contact, and their defense made plays all game."

The Raiders hosted Oroville last night in a doubleheader. Oroville came into last night's game in last place in the CWL North. On Friday, the Raiders will travel to Liberty Bell for a 3 p.m. doubleheader against the Mt. Lions. Liberty Bell has a two-game lead over the Raiders in CWL North standings.

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