Burt’s pitching helps Raiders advance to District 8A championship

Rock star pitching from senior Raider Gage Burt against Fayetteville helped advance Moore County to the District 8A Championship game Tuesday afternoon against Eagleville. The game starts at 5 p.m. (File Photo)

LOCAL SPORTS NEWS | Lynchburg — Raider senior pitcher Gage Burt pitched a complete game on Monday to advance the Raiders into a rematch with Eagleville in the District 8A championship game. That game will be played on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Lynchburg.

On Monday night, Burt pitched seven innings allowing just one hit and zero runs while striking out 10 Tigers.

The 7-0 win over Fayetteville not only puts the Raiders in the championship game but also secures their spot in the Region 4A Championship and Division 1 Substate game.

At the plate, Chris Martin led with three hits on three at bats that earned three RBIs. Burt and Kaden White also managed two hits each and Donavin Pearson and Keller Morey added one each.

Tuesday championship game will be the fourth match up for the Raiders and Eagles this season. Moore County managed two narrow regular season victories against Eagleville. On April 5, they travelled to Eagleville and blanked the Eagles 2-0. The following day, the Eagles traveled to Lynchburg, where Moore County earned a one point win. Last Friday, the Raiders could not stop the Eagles at the plate and lost 21-10.

The Raiders played Monday’s game in front of an overflow home crowd and tournament officials expect a similar turnout for the championship game. The games starts at 5 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the gate. •

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