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Baseball finishes season with winning record


Raider baseball finished the regular season May 5 with a doubleheader win over the Tonasket Tigers.

The wins put the overall win-loss record for the Raiders for 2015 at 14-6, with a league record of 11-5.

The wins over the Tigers in Coulee Dam put the Raiders in the number-three spot for the North, and on Monday they took on the Kittitas Coyotes for the first round of District 5-6 play at the Paul Lauzier Athletic Complex in Moses Lake.

Against Tonasket, the Raiders had to hold off the Tigers who made the games close. In game one the Raiders won by just one run, 6-5. In the second game the Raiders built a lead and won by a comfortable 9-4 margin.

On Monday at 11 a.m. the Raiders took on the Coyotes. The Coyotes and the Raiders played it close, but the Coyotes came away the victors at 3-0. The Raiders played again at 3 p.m., against Waterville as Raider bats came alive to leave the Shockers in the dust 9-0.

The Raiders will take on the Warden Cougars again in Moses Lake Saturday at noon.

Warden finished the regular season 16-4 overall, and defeated Liberty Bell 11-8 in the first game of district play. Warden then lost to Okanogan in the late game, 8-5.

If LR wins, they play the victor of the Liberty Bell-Kittitas game at 2:30 p.m. for the third/fourth game. If the Raiders lose, they play the the loser of the LB-Kittitas game also at 2:30 p.m. for the the final berth to state competition.

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