Raiders edge Fayettevile Tiger 9-8 on Monday

FAYETTEVILLE — The Moore County Raiders (5-2, 3-0) beat the Fayetteville Tigers (4-2-1, 1-2) on Monday in Lincoln County by a final score of 9-8. The district victory helped the Raiders earn the top spot in District 8A play. The rankings as of Tuesday afternoon were: 1) Moore County 2) Huntland 3) Eagleville 4) Fayetteville 5) Cascade, and 6) Cornersville.

The Raiders got the W thanks to a big-hitting second inning and a walk-off walk by Keller Morey at the bottom of the eighth inning that gave Moore County the go-ahead run.

The Raiders managed a five-run lead in the second inning. Senior Kyler Parker got the Raiders of the scoreboard first when he drew a walk, scoring one run. Donnie Pearson, Parker, Gage Burt, and Kaden White all drove in runs in the second inning.

The Morey brothers put in another day of work on the mound for Moore County. Keller Morey started the game on the mound pitching three innings striking out four before Ryder Morey relieved him to get the win. Ryder allowed just five hits and seven runs over five innings, striking out eight.

Burt, Pearson, and White led for the Raiders with two hits each.

The Tigers will travel to Lynchburg today for a rematch at 5 p.m. Tickets are available on the Go Fan app. •

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