The baseball team had a major scare in their 14-10 victory on Monday as their undefeated record was in major jeopardy against Roanoke Valley Christian School.
They entered the sixth inning down 10-1, after eighth grade starter Andy Benson, making his first start for varsity, went three innings and gave up four runs, two earned and senior Edwin Saunders relieved him and went 2.1 innings. The Raiders were frustrated at the plate for the majority of the day, as they hit numerous popups and flyballs against Roanoke Valley Christian starter Casey Knopp and left 12 men on base for the day. The Roanoke Valley Christian offense was led by Josiah Summers, who had two hits including a two run double off of Saunders.
The comeback came all at once in the bottom of the sixth inning after Benson led off with a single, as the wheels fell off for the Roanoke Valley Christian pitching staff. They walked 18 batters on the day, which allowed the Raiders to score 14 runs including 13 in the sixth inning, despite struggling at the plate for most of the game. I received the pitching win with 2/3 of an inning and Justin Jensen finished off the game with a quick three up three down inning.
The Raiders will go on to play at Covenant School on Thursday in a conference matchup.