Raiders Blast Aurelia
RUTHVEN – It only took four innings for the Ruthven-Ayrshire Raiders to earn their season opening win Thursday night., as they pounded Aurelia by a 22-1 tally.
Senior Carl Jensen threw all four innings for the Raiders in the first contest of the campaign. Jensen would face a total of 18 batters and surrendered just one hit on the night with five walks, while striking out seven Aurelia hitters.
For the Raiders’ offense, Brad Geelan was four of five at the plate and scored three runs and tallied five RBI’s.
Ryan Sikora went three for three with a double and scored four runs and drove in four runs. Carl Jensen went two of three with a pair of RBI’s, while Trevin Enderson went two of four with a pair of RBI’s and a run scored.
Kyle Toillion and Damon Morris both added doubles to the offensive attack for the Raiders in the contest.
“It was a great overall team effort,” noted Ruthven-Ayrshire Head coach Trenton Keefer. “Carl threw strikes and the defense backed him up. We did a great job at the plate; we were aggressive and swung when Aurelia’s pitchers put the ball in the zone. It was a great way to start our 2009 baseball season.”