Boys survive Raiders rally

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
A late rally from the Raiders wasn't enough to beat the Boys.
Camera IconA late rally from the Raiders wasn't enough to beat the Boys. Credit: Alexander Scott

A comeback from the Raiders was not enough to stop the Pirate Boys winning by just one run in the second round of the softball season.

The first innings saw both teams score two runs apiece. Raiders were held scoreless in the second and third innings while the Boys scored five runs in the second to lead 5-2.

Raiders then scored one run in the fourth and kept the Boys from scoring in the bottom of the fourth to edge closer with the scores 7-3 to the Boys.

The fifth and final innings saw the Raiders launch a comeback, scoring five runs in the top of the fifth to re-take the lead before the Boys came back in the bottom of the innings scoring two runs to win 9-8.

Corey Bowins starred for the Boys, going two for three with a two-run home run and only allowed four hits and struck out three batters over his five innings pitched.

Cayla Ashburton was the best batter for the Raiders going two for three, and pitched two innings with three hits and two strikes. Timara Simpson also pitched for the Raiders with three hits and three strikes over her three innings.

In the other A-grade game Pirates 1 defeated Jets 1 5-2. Shelley Glasson was the best batter for the Pirates going two for two while Casey Boswell was the best batter for the Jets going two for three.

The A-reserves were also in action on Friday night with two games held.

Jets 2 won against Pirates 2, 18-8, and PCYC dominated Raiders 2, 19-5.

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