Pine Raiders capture District 9-2A title

Published 12:43 pm Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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Pine’s Raiders clinched the District 9-2A title after they were victorious over Independence, 12-3 and 12-0, in a league doubleheader on the road Friday.

In the 12-3 game, Chase Cooper drove in four runs and scored two runs in a 2-for-4 game that included a double.

Trey Knight tallied two hits.

Chris Strahan singled and scored two runs and had an RBI.

Ethan Ryals singled, scored a run and drove one home.

Hayden Logsdon had a hit and a run batted in.

Aden Wiggins singled and scored a run.

Lucas Lemaire scored two runs, while Bryson Thomas scored a run and drove one home, Luke Spears and Connor Caldwell both scored a run and Brandon Sprehe drove in a run.

Winning pitcher Sprehe went 5-1/3 innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits with nine strikeouts and seven walks.

Spears pitched 1-2/3 innings of shutout ball with three strikeouts and two walks.

The 12-0 game lasted six innings, as Pine scored seven in the sixth inning to break open a 5-0 contest.

Thomas posted three hits that included a double with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Sprehe singled and scored four runs.

Knight doubled and posted two RBIs.

Wiggins singled and drove in a run.

Spears singled.

Ryals scored a run and drove in a run, while Logsdon, Cam Brown, Strahan, Caldwell and Turner Deleon all scored a run.

Cooper went the distance, allowing no runs on one hit with 14 strikeouts and no walks.

Pine’s next game is Monday against Jewel Sumner on the road.