Raider rally comes up short in thriller against Stars


A three-run seventh inning surge by the Oak Hill Academy Raiders wasn’t enough to overcome the visiting Winona Christian Stars in a 5-4 loss on Tuesday.

Despite taking the loss, the Raiders got a strong performance from Dylan Scott on the mound, who threw six innings, allowing three hits and three runs. Scott also struck out three.

The Stars would get on the board first, scoring two in the second inning.

The Raiders found little in the way of offense through the first five innings, with only four hits in the books for the entire game. However, the Raiders answered back in the later frames when Reiley Tate scored on a passed ball to bring the score to 3-1.

Winona Christian answered by plating two runs in the top of the seventh, holding a 5-1 lead going into the bottom half of the inning.

Cole Ketchum walked to start the inning for the Raiders, before Manning Huffman slapped a hit to get on base. Robert Thompson then walked to load the bases and the Raiders’ second run of the game would come in when Grayson Easterling walked.

Tate reached base and got Huffman across on a sacrifice bunt to third to load the bases.

Jonah Caskey then walked to bring the Raiders’ fourth and final run to the plate, before three straight strikeouts closed the door on the rally.

Oak Hill will play at Winona Christian at 4 p.m. on Friday.