Midway’s baseball squad traveled to Rosewood to take on the Eagles Monday night, and came away with a 7-0 win. Offense didn’t come as easy for the Raiders as it did in the past couple of games. In recent outings, the Raiders’ offense has overwhelmed their opponents in the early innings, but this was not the case on Monday.
Midway and Rosewood were in a pitcher’s duel for the first 5 innings. Ryan Lee kept his good work going for his entire outing, as he went 6 innings, striking out 8 and allowing 3 hits, and no runs. However, the Raider bats had other plans for the Rosewood pitcher.
Midway plated 5 runs in the 5th inning, and added 2 in the 6th to basically put the game away. Cameron Godwin pitched the final inning for the Raiders, striking out 1, and allowing a hit.
“Our defense played well again tonight, and we were pleased with our pitching,” said Midway’s head coach, Jason Fussell. “We didn’t have our best night at the plate, but we found a way to get runs in the fifth, which really turned out to be big for us,” finished Fussell.
Midway was led offensively by Taylor Calcutt, who went 1-3; Matthew Barefoot, who had 2 RBIs; Kyle Hawley, with a triple and 3 RBIs; Troy Spell drove the other 2 Raider runs home;and Tyler Pope and Austin Hardison each had a hit.
Midway is set to face off against the undefeated Clinton Dark Horses Tuesday evening, weather permitting. It is a match-up set to feature two teams, who are playing great baseball.