Uprising carries Raiders to big win

Staff Writer

Oak Hill Academy turned two errors and four hits, including two doubles, to score eight runs in the fifth inning to seal a 14-4 win Tuesday night over visiting Carroll Academy.

Carroll scored two in the first and one in the second to go up 3-0 before Oak Hill broke through with two in the home half of the second. Each team scored a run in the third for a 4-3 Carroll lead before Oak Hill got going with three in the fourth to take a narrow 6-4 lead before the big inning.

It started when Alex Powell reached on an error. Cameron Dill followed with a sacrifice bunt that turned into a throwing error, allowing Powell to score. Jonah Caskey followed with a double to score Dill.

Grayson Easterling walked, Dylan Scott doubled to right to plate Caskey, and Ethan Bryan was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Cole Ketchum then singled to drive home two, Jaden Craven walked, and Nate Lamkin singled to score Ketchum and courtesy runner Collin Coggins to end the game by the 10-run rule.

Oak Hill pounded out 12 hits with every starter getting either a hit or scoring a run.

Ketchum led the onslaught, going 4-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs, three runs scored and one of the team’s three stolen bases.

Caskey was 1for-2 with a double, two RBIs, two walks and two runs scored. Bryan was 2-for-2 with two runs, an RBI and a walk. Scott had a double, the two RBI and three runs scored.

Bryan went the distance on the mound for the Raiders, allowing just one hit, a solo home run, while fanning seven and walking four. He threw just 81 pitches, 61 percent of which were strikes. Only two of the four runs were earned.