Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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April 4, 2012

Raiders clobber Wildcats

April 4, 2012 —     After falling to an upstart Lewis County Lions last Thursday, 9-4, the East Carter Raiders defeated the Menifee County Wildcats, 24-0, Friday at Coach J.P. Kouns field in Grayson.

     East had the hot bats early, recording eleven hits in the first inning. The Raiders scorched Menifee for ten runs, and didn’t look back. 

    Senior Dylan Genung played a big part in the assault when he knocked the ball out of the park in the second inning for an emphatic three-run homer. 

    A change in pitchers did little to slow down the East Carter offense in the third as the Raiders continued to pile up runs, with nine runners scoring in the third inning as Easts lead ballooned to 22-0.

     East batted its lineup through in the third, something head coach Jermiah Shearer saw as a positive.

    “Getting the entire team involved is important in games, it’s good to get everyone a chance to play,” Shearer said.

    On the pitching side, Nick Kratzenburg recorded eleven strikeouts for the Raiders, while also knocking in two runs on two singles.

    The Raiders tacked on two runs in the fourth inning to stretch the lead even farther at twenty-four to zero. The game was called in the fifth inning.

    When asked about how his team is improving in the early part of the season, Shearer said his boys are making it happen offensively.

      “The bats are finally coming alive, and we are improving as a team everyday in regards to our strength in the batters box,” Shearer said.  “This was a good win for us and will hopefully serve as a confidence builder before we head to Myrtle Beach next week.”

    With the win, the Raiders improved to a record of 5-2 on the year, before it went on to win two more games over the weekend at the Ironton Invitational, beating Dawson Bryant, OH, and Ironton, OH in a doubleheader on Saturday.

    This week Shearer and his team made their way down to Bluffton, SC, for the BATR UP Spring Invitational.

    Journal-Times will have more on the Raiders trip to the south in next week’s Journal-Times sports.

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