Career days not enough for Oak Hill in loss

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STEVE ROGERS
Staff Writer

Career days at the plate for Reiley Tate and Dylan Scott weren’t enough as a big East Webster seventh inning dumped the Oak Hill Academy Raiders baseball team Thursday.

The visiting East Webster clan posted nine runs in the top of the seventh to break open a wild offensive affair to take a 19-18 victory over the raiders.

The loss overshadowed some big offensive performances for the Raiders who are getting ready for psi-season play later this month.

Tate went 4-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored from his lead-off spot. Scott was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two runs batted in. His three hits included a home run.

Teammates Collins Brown, who hits behind Scott in the clan-up spot also connected on a three-run homer.

Jonah Caskey, who hits second between Tate and Scott, went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and a run scored.

Cole Ketchum was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Robert Thompson and Grayson Easterling each collected hits to round out the Raiders’ 13-hit attack.

The wild affair was 4-3 Oak Hill after the first inning and got even more dramatic as East Webster scored two runs in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings while Oak Hill posted one in the third, two in the fourth and one in the sixth making it 10-8 Oak Hill heading into the decisive seventh when East Webster sent nine runs across.

Of the 19 runs, seven were unearned as three errors and seven walks helped East Webster’s cause.

The Raiders struck out 10 times against three East Webster pitchers and eight of the nine Oak Hill runs were earned as East Webster made only one error.

The loss dropped the Raiders to 12-8 on the year.

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