Raiders settle for District 9A Runner Up with 10-4 loss to Eagleville on Saturday

EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. — They got off to a fabulous first-inning start but the Moore County Raiders couldn’t keep up with perfect-in-District-9-play Eagleville down the stretch. Moore County fell to the Eagles 10-4 on Saturday — settling for District 9A Runners Up.

Moore County put up three first inning runs thanks to a Hayden Cooper single, Keller Morey single, Jace Long walk, and a Cole Taylor single to put up an early three-run lead. Eagleville didn’t answer until the bottom of the second but boy did they answer — hobbling together six runs.

Moore County never recovered.

Cole Taylor led for the second game in a row — putting up four hits and two RBIs. Hayden Cooper followed with two hits. Keller Morey, Peyton Martin, and Aiden Webster all contributed a hit each.

Jay Sparkman took the loss on the mound — allowing four hits and seven runs over two innings. Luke Gold relief pitched and managed five hits and three runs over four innings.

The Raiders will now move on to Region 5A Tournament play. As the District 9A Runner Up, they will play the District 10 Champion next Friday, May 12, according to the TSSAA website.

We’ll provide the details of that first round game as soon as they are available. •

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