Raiders end season in Regional play


ASHTON - The AFC Raiders entered Regional play with a match up against Polo at home. 

The Raiders won 9 to 8. Jordan Harris (1-1) got the win. Offensively Carson Rueff was 4 for 4 with 2 doubles and 4 rbi's.  Jordan Harris was 2 for 4. Griffin Bushman and Michael Cochrane were each 1 for 3. Evan Kopp was 1 for 4 with 2 rbi's. Braiden Runkle was 1 for 3 with a 2 rbi double to give the Raiders the lead in the bottom of the sixth. 

"I was proud of the way we just continued to battle back and find a way to win it," Coach Cissna stated. 

Polo ended the season 0-11, while the Raiders advanced to the Regional semifinals against Forreston. 

Forreston defeated the Raiders 20 to 9 to end the Raiders season. 

Griffin Bushman (0-4) took the loss for the Raiders. Offensively Jordan Harris was 3 for 4. Evan Kopp and Braiden Runkle were each 2 for 4 with 2 rbi's. Dylan Gonnerman was 3 for 3 with an rbi. Michael Cochrane was 2 for 3.  Mason Munroe was 1 for 2 with an rbi. Carson Rueff was 1 for 3 with an rbi. 

"Like we did much of the season we played really well in one or two of the parts of the game and not so well in the third part. Today our offense was very good. Typical of a young team putting all three together was a struggle," Cissna stated. "I was pleased with our effort and battle back. We just couldn't get all the way back." 

Forreston improved to18-2 overall while AFC ended the season 5-12. 

"We would like to thank everyone for the support and help this season. It was greatly appreciated." 

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