Pine wins two of three from Pope John Paul II

Published 8:31 am Monday, April 6, 2015

Pine’s Raiders won two of the three games they played against Pope John Paul II in District 8-2A competition.

Hunter Cooper turned in another solid performance last Saturday, helping Pine blank Pope John Paul II, 2-0, at home.

Cooper threw a complete game four-hit shutout in the victory. He finished with seven strikeouts, three walks and three hit batters on 108 pitches.

The game’s only runs came in the third inning.

Pine finished with four hits, one each by Jamie Adcox, Seth Brown, Trey Cooper and Rion Terrell.

Adcox drove in a run while Terrell and Will Polk scored the runs for the Raiders.

Pine’s defense played an errorless game.

On Tuesday, the Raiders suffered a 5-1 loss to the Jaguars on the road.

Pine jumped out to a 1-0 first-inning lead.

The Jaguars went in front in the fifth inning as they scored all five runs in that frame.

Pine had four hits.

Hunter Cooper went two for two with a run scored.

Knight and Trey Cooper had a hit each.

Knight’s hit was a double, and he drove in a run.

Terrell was the losing pitcher for the Raiders.

Hunter Cooper went back to the mound Thursday, and once again he was strong in the 4-2 victory at home.

Cooper, who is 5-2 this season, threw another complete game, his fifth this season. Cooper allowed one earned run on six hits. He finished with 13 more strikeouts and just two walks while throwing 110 pitches.

For the series, Cooper pitched 14 innings, which was the two complete games, allowing one earned run on 10 hits with 21 strikeouts and five walks.

His earned run average for the series was a microscopic 0.50.

Offensively, Cooper helped himself Thursday with a single and an RBI.

Pine was limited to just four hits.

Will Polk went two for two with an RBI and a run scored while Trey Cooper singled and scored.

Connor Holmes and Connor Ard both tallied for Pine.

Pope John Paul II jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning, but Pine responded with two in the bottom of the frame to go up 2-1.

The Raiders scored a pair of insurance runs in the fifth to make it a three-run margin.

PJP got within two in the seventh but no closer, as the Raiders won the series two games to one.