The East Carter Lady Raiders spent the last week of regular season fine tuning.
They finished last Saturday 25-7 before taking on their last three opponents before the postseason.
The Lady Raiders have had great success behind freshman pitcher Skylier Bloemer.
Bloemer had pitched 145 of 175 innings pitched before last Tuesday’s game against Johnson Central. She had a 1.97 ERA and has won 19 of 24 games in the circle.
Bloemer has also provided the team with some power at the plate. She had 31 hits, and a .413 batting average having tallied 25 RBIs, eight doubles, two triples and four home runs.
The Lady Raiders have not lacked in hitting. The team had a .408 batting average at the start of last week. They had 307 hits, 62 doubles, 13 triples and 14 home runs.
The Lady Raiders’ senior leadership has rose to the occasion. Carra Layne, Emily Goodman, Caroline Young and Lindsey Holmes combined for 139 hits, 119 runs and 82 RBIs
Emily Goodman led the team with 41 hits and a .488 batting average. She had 27 RBIs and scored 31 runs. She hit the first home run in the season opener against Fairview.
Layne has been the Lady Raiders’ leadoff. She led the team with 32 runs, and has drawn 23 walks. She had a .527 OBP and has stolen the most bases.
Young had 27 RBIs and 35 hits. She tallied 11 doubles and one homerun. She broke a two season home run drought by hitting a home in the Bart Rison Derby Classic at Montgomery County.
Holmes had 31 hits and 22 RBIs. She has hit the most triples having hit five so far. She a home run in the 17-4 win over Elliott County.
Juniors, Hannah Williams and Graycee Castle have also been strong at the plate. Williams led the team with 33 RBIs and had 39 hits. Castle had 35 hits and 19 RBIs. Both Juniors have hit three home runs.
The Lady Raiders are 6-0 in district play. They have earned the first seed in the district tournament. They are 11-4 in the region. Their only losses were to Lewis County, Boyd County and Fleming County.