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Raiders drop conference twinbill in Cody
Jul 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Cody swept Riverton in an American Legion baseball conference doubleheader on Wednesday night in Park County to win the regular season series.
The Cubs took a 6-1 victory in the opener and a 20-10 decision in the second game of the doubleheader.
Cody is now 4-1 on the season vs. the Raiders. Riverton dropped to 2-6 in the Northwest conference. Cody improved to 5-3.
The Raiders will take a week off before returning to the diamond hosting the Powell Pioneers in a doubleheader at Roy Peck Field. Game time is 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 18.
Powell is first in conference play at 8-0. The Lovell Mustangs are last at 1-7.
Riverton closes out the home schedule Friday, July 20, against Douglas.
The Raiders play at Lovell on Saturday, July 21, in their final conference doubleheader.
Riverton will end the regular season on Sunday, July 22, in Sheridan.
The district tournament is July 25-28 in Powell.
Cody 6, Riverton 1
Solo home runs were the story in the first game for Cody.
Brent Bray, Mitch Schmidt and Conner Webster all connected for home runs off Riverton ace Johnny Souza.
Webster's home run came in the top of the fourth inning to build a 4-1 advantage.
Riverton's Devin Matsen had an RBI single early in the game for the only run from the Raiders.
In the top of the fifth, Riverton had an opportunity to cut into the lead when Souza singled with one out.
Webster recorded a strikeout out and a fly out to keep the Cubs up by three runs.
Cody crossed home plate two more times in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Webster helped himself out on a double to start the frame. The Cody ace scored on an RBI single. The Cubs put together the final run of the game on a fly out to center.
Jordan Mills singled with one out in the top of the sixth, and the Raiders couldn't bring him home.
Webster finished with 11 strikeouts and gave up four hits.
Webster pitched last year at Miles Community College. Souza had a team-high two hits for Riverton.
Cody 20, Riverton 10
The turning point for the Cubs in the second game was in the bottom of the second inning.
Cody exploded for 14 runs in the second frame to be in control of the contest at 15-1.
Cody knocked out Riverton starter Gerald Childers after he gave up seven runs in the inning. Mills came on the mound, and his first batter blasted a three-run homer.
Riverton manager Jeremy McCormick had to make another pitching change later in the inning, putting Baylor Beers on the mound.
Riverton kept the game going in the fourth inning, scoring six runs.
The Raiders closed to 17-10. The Cubs ended the game on three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for the sweep.