STRUTHERS, OH- The South Range Raiders fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 7-0 loss to Cardinal Mooney on Tuesday. Cardinal Mooney took the lead on a single in the second inning. The Raiders struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Cardinal Mooney, giving up seven runs. Cardinal Mooney opened up scoring in the second inning. Ryan Stefanec drove in one when he singled. For the Raiders, a double by Brandon Youngs in the second inning was a positive for Raiders. Brandon Mikos earned the victory on the mound for Cardinal Mooney. He allowed three hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out six. JT Ogden threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Jake Gehring took the loss for Raiders. He surrendered four runs on eight hits over five innings, striking out five and walking one. Offensively, Jaxon Anderson,Brandon Youngs, Brycen James, Gehring, and Josh Stear each collected one hit to lead the Raiders. Cardinal Mooney collected 13 hits. AJ Pepperny, Olesh, Will Valintini, and Jake Fonderlin all managed multiple hits for Cardinal Mooney. Pepperny went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Cardinal Mooney in hits. Cardinal Mooney was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error.
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