They’re back in the win column.
The Raiders suffered their first loss of the season on Thursday at home against Wooster and avenged that defeat with an 18-7 rout at Wooster on Saturday afternoon.
Reed (10-1, 5-1) remained one-game back of first-place Spanish Springs with the victory. Wooster fell to 4-7, 1-5 in the DI North.
The Raiders outhit the Colts 18-8 and benefited from six Wooster errors. They weren’t particularly sharp defensively either, however, committing three errors of their own.
Jake VanTress did his batting average a favor in the win, going 4-for-4 (all singles) with 2 RBIs. Lincoln Turner also had a big day, finishing 3-for-4 with a double and 4 RBIs. Vinnie Fillapone was 2-for-4 with 5 RBIs and Jon Pinto was 2-for-5 with a triple, a double and 2 RBIs.
Austin Beard allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits over five innings to pick up the win. He fanned six and walked three.
The Raiders led just 6-5 after four innings before scoring five times in the sixth and seven times in the seventh.
Reed hosts Aragon (San Mateo, Calif.) for a non-league doubleheader on Tuesday before wrapping up the series on Wednesday. Reed will then jump back into league play next Tuesday, April 5 with a big home game against Galena.
Lummel’s pitching keeps Cougs unscathed in league play
By Mike Bradley, reporting intern
Spanish Springs’ Alan Lummel pitched a beauty against North Valleys on Saturday to keep the Cougars undefeated in the DI North with an 8-1 home win.
The senior southpaw gave up just one earned run on five hits and one walk in the complete game victory. Lummel also struck out five.
“I’m really happy with our starting pitching this season,” Spanish Springs coach Ben Hoffman said. “[Lummel] pitched very well today, as did Rehmann, but we made a few adjustments late in the game to help us win. Hopefully we can make our adjustments earlier in the following games.”
With their regular-season sweep of the Panthers (0-5, 0-5), the Cougs now sit at 9-1 on the season, 6-0 in league play.
The righty River Rehmann was the starter for North Valleys and absorbed the loss. Rehmann’s day on the mound was done after five innings, giving up seven hits and eight runs (six earned) with two walks and three strikeouts. Colton Love pitched a scoreless sixth for the Panthers.
In the top of the first, Rehmann scored on a fielder’s choice. It was the Panthers’ lone run of the day.
Spanish Springs countered with three runs in the home half of the first on just one hit. The hosts later tacked on a pair of runs in the fifth and three in the sixth for good measure.
The Cougar bats finished with nine hits while the Panthers strung together five for the game.
Lummel (2-for-2) was the only Coug to have a multi-hit afternoon.
Spanish Springs will take a break from league play next week for a spring break tournament in Oakdale, Calif., just south of Sacramento. Their first game will be against Beyer (Modesto, Calif.) on Monday morning.