The South Range Raiders‘s effort to come back from down five runs in the fifth inning came up just short, as they fell 12-11 to LaBrae on Thursday. South Range scored four runs in the failed comeback on a double by Jaxon Anderson in the sixth, a double by Mike Cunningham in the seventh, and a passed ball during Josh Stear‘s at bat in the seventh. The Raiders couldn’t keep up with LaBrae early in the game. LaBrae scored on a groundout by LaBrae’s Hewyke in the first inning, a double by Meyer in the second inning, an error in the second inning, a double by Roberts in the second inning, and a single by Barnhart in the second inning.
LaBrae took the lead for good with five runs in the second inning. In the second Meyer doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, an error scored two runs for LaBrae, Roberts doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run, and Barnhart singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Z Keller led the LaBrae to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He went two innings, allowing four runs on two hits, striking out two and walking one. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Z Morris, Roberts, S Wells, and Q Perry all securing outs and ultimately the victory. Michael Cunningham took the loss for Raiders. He went three innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits and striking out two.
Offensively, The Raiders had 11 hits in the game. Brycen James, Jared Bajerski, Brandon Youngs, and Anderson each managed multiple hits for Raiders. Anderson, Youngs, Bajerski, and James each managed two hits to lead South Range. LaBrae tallied 16 hits in the game. Roberts, Meyer, Keller, and Barnhart all managed multiple hits for LaBrae. Roberts went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead LaBrae in hits.
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