Middle School Raiders beat Hornets to keep win streak alive

HUNTLAND — From all accounts, they are a heck of a lot of fun to watch and on Wednesday the Moore County Middle School Raiders put up a big third inning to help them beat Huntland 15-5 and take the series.

The Raiders also beat the Hornet 12-3 on March 4. In that game the good guys in Columbia blue put up a big eight-run inning in the fourth to seal the win. Offensively, Kholby White led in that game with three hits and two RBIs.

Jace Deal get the win on the mound

White was on fire again on Wednesday with three hits at four at bats. He singled in the first, third, and fourth innings and managed three hits on four at bats and two runs.

As a team, Moore County put up 11 runs in the third inning. Following a fly out and a strike, they went to work with two outs on the board. Jose Garcia singled – scoring White and Delaughter. Jace Deal drew a walk, which scored Austin Scherff. Ryland Stovall doubled – scoring Garcia, Braylynn Hill, and Deal. White singled – scoring Stovall. Gabe Delaughter singled – scoring White. The Raiders also scored three runs off Hornet errors. They ended the third inning with a 11-2 advantage.

Stovall led for the Middle School Raiders with three runs batted in. Deal and Garcia followed with two RBIs each. White managed three hits and by Delaughter with two hits. Hill, Cody Burton, and Cody Castell added a hit each.

Jace Deal got the win on the mound for Moore County. The right-hander surrendered just three hits and six runs (two earned) over four innings. He struck out six and walked one batter. Sixth grader Caseon Castell relief pitched and kept the Hornets scoreless over one inning. He allowed one hit and struck out one batter.

The Middle School Raiders will play the Forrest Rocket on Friday in Chapel Hill at 5:30 p.m. •

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