Miranda H. Lewis
Carter County Times
The best way to describe the East Carter Raiders as we near the end of the regular season is, in a word, dangerous.
The Raiders boast a handful of bona fide aces on the mound, they can hit for average and for power, the team can play solid defense, and the lineup is full of athletes who all possess amazing intangibles.
In short, East Carter is, well, pretty good.
Tuesday night the Raiders showed just how good as they continued to roll through their season long grind, blanking the visiting Morgan County Cougars, taking an 8-1 victory.
In game one of the two game district series East Carter rode the dominant pitching of junior Andrew Tomolonis.
Meanwhile his teammates were busy at the plate.
East Carter continues to swing the big bat, riding their blistering offense from Friday’s win over Raceland as the Raiders recorded 11 hits including seven RBIs and five walks.
The Raider squad jumped out to an early 3-0 advantage.
Hutchinson lifted a sacrifice fly to center field, allowing Harley Bowen to score to put East Carter up 4-0 in the bottom of the second.
Blake Hall singled in the third inning and quickly tallied a stolen base.
After two scoreless innings, East Carter found their rhythm in the bottom of the fifth.
With runners at second and third, Hall nabbed a single and two RBIs to increase the Raiders advantage to 6-0.
With two on and one out, Gavin Sexton notched a single and an RBI.
Jaxon Barker walked after taking a pitch to the back, earning an RBI and elevating East Carter to an 8-0 score.
A wild pitch at the top of the seventh gave Morgan County their only run of the affair to take the game to a final score of 8-1.
An unhittable Tomolonis recorded the win on the mound after throwing six scoreless innings, striking out twelve.
Leading the way for East Carter, Ty Scott finished with a 2-for-4 effort, one RBI, one stolen base and two runs scored.
Hall also continues to swing the hot bat, finishing at 2-for-3, two RBIs, and one run scored.
Also adding to the dominant offensive showcase for the Raiders was Bowen with two singles, a double, and one run scored; Tate Scott with two singles, two stolen bases, and one run scored; and Evan Goodman with a single, one double, one RBI, and two runs scored.
With the win, East Carter improved to 18-5 overall on the season.
The Raiders will return to action Thursday, May 11 to host the Greenup County Musketeers in 16th Region action.
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