Raiders roll up Leake Academy
By By Austin Bishop/Special To The Star
April 3, 2001
The Raiders of Lamar School went into Monday's home baseball game against Leake Academy looking to pick up some momentum going into a big division game against Manchester Academy today.
They did just that, banging out 10 hits on the way to a 14-4 win.
Justin Brewer (1-3) had a strong outing on the mound for the Raiders, allowing just three hits and throwing shutout ball through the first four innings of the game.
The Raiders, now 10-3 on the season, led 10-0 after four innings of play, but Leake picked up four runs in the top of the fifth to temporarily extend the game and avoid the 10-run rule.
But Lamar hit for four runs in the sixth to go ahead and put the game away.
Lamar jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Brewer walked, Ryan Satcher singled and Monroe Mayfield belted a three-run homer. It was his third homer of the season.
The winners added another run in the second when Drew Moffett hit a lead-off double and scored on a ground ball by Satcher to make it 4-0.
The Raiders looked like they were going to put the game away early when they sent 11 batters to the plate in the fourth inning and scored six runs on five hits.
Bobby Stone had a big two-run single in the inning, while Matt Griffin ripped an RBI double and Mayfield and Jeff Knight added run-scoring singles.
Trey Langston led off the top of the fifth with a single to left for Leake, and a hit batter and three walks later Leake had two runs.
The Rebels picked up another run while the Raiders were turning a double play and scored their fourth run on a single by Jay Pace.
Lamar went down in order in the fifth, but rallied in the sixth to put the game away.
Jared McKee and Stone reached on walks, before Matt Griffin reached on a fielder's choice to load the bases.
Moffett reached on an error to score two runners, before Brewer's groundout scored one run and moved Moffett to third. Satcher then singled up the middle to give the Raiders the 10-run lead.
Mayfield, Nick Lisi and Satcher had two hits each for Lamar.
Lamar defeated Leake 8-1 in B-Team action behind the two-hit, 11-strikeout pitching of David Haggard.
The Raiders play host to Manchester in a single game today at 6 p.m. before traveling to Yazoo City to take on Manchester in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. on Friday.