Week 3 of the Baseball season saw the Raiders play 5 games. Game 1 was a match with rival Amboy. Down 6 to 2 in the bottom of the 7th inning, the Raiders scored 4 runs to force extra innings. Eventually the Raiders fell 12 to 6 in 8 innings. Braiden Runkle (0-1) took the loss. Offensively Jordan Harris was 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored. Braiden Runkle was 1 for 3 with a run and rbi. Game 2 saw the Raiders bounce back and defeat Amboy 11 to 2. Michael Cochrane (2-0) got the win. He stuck out 9 and walked 3 in five and two thirds innings. Offensively Carson Rueff was 2 for 4 with 2 rbi's and 3 runs scored. Evan Kopp was 3 for 5 with 2 rbi's. "I was pleased with our fight tonight" Cissna stated. "In the first game we forced extra innings and came back to win the second game. I liked our effort." Amboy fell to 1-4 overall and 1-3 in conference.
Game 3 saw AFC fall to Milledgeville 3 to 2. Evan Kopp (0-1) took the loss. Offensively the Raiders were held to 3 hits for the night. Peyton Lanning was 1 for 3 with a double and rbi. Jared Warner was 1 for 2 and Carson Rueff was 1 for 3."We pitched well and played good defense, we just could not get anything going offensively" Cissna stated.
Game 4 saw the rematch with Milledgeville. The Missiles won 11 to 2. Peyton Lanning (0-1) took the loss. Offensively Carson Rueff was 2 for 4. Evan Kopp, Jared Warner, Mason Munroe, and Griffin Bushman were each 1 for 3. "We self-destructed on defense tonight and struggled to string hits together." Cissna stated. "We play parts of a game well, we just have to put it all together." Milledgeville improved to 5-4 overall and 4-2 in conference.
Game 5 saw the Raiders travel to Hinckley Big Rock. The Royals defeated the Raiders 8 to 2. Braiden Runkle (0-2) took the loss. Offensively Jordan Harris was 2 for 4 with a double. Evan Kopp was 2 for 3 with an rbi. Sean Lauer was 1 for 3. "Another slow start for us" Cissna stated. "We have to continue to get better and more consistent play." Hinckley improved to 3 and 9 on the season. AFC finished the week 2-6 overall and 1-5 in conference. Next week the Raiders have road matchups with Freeport Aquin, Polo, and Oregon.