Raiders lock district top spot with win 3-1 win over Huntland

LOCAL SPORTS | Huntland — It was our best versus their best Monday afternoon in Franklin County as Moore County’s Ryder Morey showed out on the mound. The senior Raider surrendered just one run on three hits over seven innings — striking out eight. The win locks the Moore County boy’s varsity team into the top spot in District 8A play and gives them the right to host the district tournament.

On Monday, Gage Burt doubled on a 2-2 count, allowing Kyler Parker and Austin Kirby to score two of Moore County’s three runs. The Raiders added one more run in the second inning to seal the win. Huntland didn’t manage to get points on the board until late in the sixth inning. The final score was Moore County 3, Huntland 1.

Burt, Chris Martin, Will Harder, Kyler Parker, and Hayden Cooper each collected one hit each in the low scoring affair.

The district win moves the Raiders overall record to 13-5-3 and 8-1 in district play. Their lone district loss came on March 30 to Fayetteville, who managed a one point win over the Raiders. Fayetteville (12-6-1, 5-4) currently sits in the number three district spot behind Moore County and Eagleville (13-10, 6-3).

The Raiders will rematch with the Hornets (7-11, 5-4) in Lynchburg on Tuesday afternoon. Tickets are available in the Go Fan app. •

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