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Craig’s arm, bat leads Champs past Raiders

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 9:03 pm

LYNCHBURG — Walker Craig got it done at the plate and on the mound on Wednesday night at Moore County (3-1) in Cascade’s dominant 6-1 win over the Raiders.
On the mound, Craig went five innings of two-hit baseball, allowing just one unearned run to score, while striking out 10 batters.
Zach Crosslin worked the final two scoreless innings in relief and struck out two batters.
Craig also led the Champs (3-1) at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs to his credit.
Jordan Childress scored the game’s first run when he scampered home after a dropped third strike and the Raiders were able to record the out at first.
The Raiders got on the board in the bottom of the inning off a Cascade error.
Cascade took the lead for good when Logan Green scored in the top of the second on a wild pitch.
From there, Craig was dialed in and held Moore County scoreless through his remainder of time on the bump.
James Magee drove home another run in the top of the fourth on a RBI single to left, but it was a three-run seventh that slammed the door shut on the Raiders.
Childress added another RBI in the seventh on a double to center field and Sawyer Lovvorn ground out in the next at-bat, scoring a fifth Champion run.
The final run of the game came with an exclamation point from Craig with a RBI single to right.
Childress, Lovvorn and Craig all had two-hit nights, with Craig and Childress both connecting on doubles.
The win is the third-straight for the Champs, with one final game this week on Friday night when Cascade hosts Huntland at 6:30 p.m.

Cascade 110 100 3 — 6 9 2
Moore Co. 100 000 0 — 1 2 2

Cascade: Jordan Childress 2-for-4, Sawyer Lovvorn 2-for-4, Walker Craig 2-for-4, Jayden Hathcock 1-for-3, James Magee 1-for-3, Zach Crosslin 1-for-1.

WP: Craig
LP: Morey