MYRTLE BEACH, SC- In a tightly contested matchup, the South Range Raiders edged out Kendall with a narrow 1-0 victory on Monday, thanks to an early offensive spark. The Raiders seized the lead in the second inning when Tyson Tarajack blasted a solo home run to left field, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

Pitching was on full display from both sides, with the Raiders’ hurlers recording a total of 11 strikeouts, while Kendall’s pitchers managed an impressive 13 strikeouts.

Julian Tranovich took the mound first for the Raiders, delivering a stellar performance. The right-handed pitcher tossed a complete game, surrendering just three hits and keeping Kendall off the scoreboard for the duration of the contest.

Nick Cole started on the mound for Kendall, pitching admirably with four hits allowed and only one run conceded over six innings, tallying an impressive 13 strikeouts.

Tarajack provided the offensive highlight for the Raiders, driving in the lone run of the game. Meanwhile, leadoff hitter Tyler Wardle led the charge with a solid two hits in three at-bats.

For Kendall, Colby Hughes, Vinny Dangelo, and Sam Conte each contributed with one hit apiece, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Raiders’ pitching and defensive prowess.

Looking ahead, the South Range Varsity Raiders are set to face Floyd Central in their next matchup on Tuesday, aiming to carry the momentum from their hard-fought victory.