STRUTHERS, OH- This was a matchup that was a long time coming. These two teams faced off a week ago at the same location in Cene Park, and in a battle of who could show less about their roster, the Raiders proved victorious 3-1. On Monday night with season’s on the line- South Range put their top arm on the bump, and everything came up aces for the Raiders.
South Range sophomore, Jake Gehring (NE8 Player of the Year) gave up a single run on seven hits and walked one while fanning 11 Irish during the teams 7-1 victory over Ursuline.
Leading the way on offense for the Raiders was sophomore All-NE8 second teamer, Brandon Mikos who punched in 3 RBI on the night on two hits. Also contributing were Jared Bajerski with 2 RBI, and Ben Rivera and Gehring who produced a run apiece.
Joel Kreuzwieser took the loss for Ursuline. He surrendered two runs on four hits over three innings, striking out two.
The Raiders will now face Canton Central Catholic on Wednesday in the D3 District Finals, which will perhaps be the biggest game in the state of Ohio. YSN will have you covered with tape-delayed coverage of the game from Cene Park.
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