Reed didn’t have a whole lot of business winning Saturday’s home game against Carson.
The Raiders fell into an early 5-0 hole and committed seven errors. They trailed by a run going into their last at bat.
Senior Ben Peck didn’t care.
Two batters after Brandon Kernon tied the contest with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh, Peck stepped the dish with two outs. He ended the contest with a walk-off RBI single, driving in Jay Guerrero.
With the 8-7 victory, the Raiders improved to a perfect 8-0, 3-0 in the DI North. The Senators (6-2, 2-1) suffered their first league loss of the season.
The heroics were nothing new to Peck. Exactly one week ago, Peck gave the Raiders a 9-8 non-league win over Damonte Ranch with a walk-off three-run home run.
Austin Beard came out of the bullpen to throw the final two innings and pick up the win—already his third of the season. He allowed two runs on three hits while fanning a pair.
After falling into a 5-0 hole after an inning and a half, Reed got three runs back in the bottom of the second. Levi Sanchez, the No. 7 hitter, drove in Beard with an RBI single before Tayton Clabaugh, the No. 9 hitter, smacked a two-run single.
Beard (3-for-3) pulled the Raiders within a run in the bottom of the third with a two-out solo home run.
Reed then took the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, only for Carson to retake the lead with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth. One inning later, Peck sent everyone home.
The Raiders pulled out the win despite the top three spots in the lineup going a combined 0-for-11.
Reed will look to remain perfect on the season, and complete the regular-season sweep of Carson, Tuesday afternoon on the road.
Cougs roll Hawks in five
Spanish Springs scored 11 first-inning runs and never looked back on Saturday, rolling to a 20-2 (five innings) home win over Hug.
The Cougars improved to 7-1, 3-0 in the DI North with the rout while the Hawks remained winless.
Of Spanish Springs’ 19 hits, just five went for extra bases.
Marlin Brucato accounted for two of them, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Casey Miller also had a pair of extra base hits. He finished 3-for-3 with a triple, a double and a single, driving in six.
Jordan Santos allowed two unearned runs in a five-inning complete game, picking up the win on the bump. He struck out eight and didn’t walk a single batter.
The Cougars will look to remain perfect in league play on Monday at home, again, against Hug.