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Rough night for Raiders in Cody twinbill
Jun 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Cody made the routine defensive play that the Riverton Raiders couldn't in sweeping an American Legion doubleheader Wednesday at Roy Peck Field.
The Cody Cubs took down Riverton 14-1 in the opener, played in gusty conditions.
Cody ran past the Raiders 16-4 in the second game. Riverton was charged with eight errors in the nightcap.
"We talked after the doubleheader on what it is going to take to put together a complete game where we pitch, hit and we field well in all in one game," Riverton manager Brady Beers said.
"The problem is that we generally only do two of those things instead of all three.
That causes us not to do as well as we should."
Cody swept Riverton last week in Park County.
"Cody is very solid," Beers said. "They don't make a lot of mistakes."
The Raiders lost to Rangely, Colo., 9-4 and fell to the Green River Knights 12-2 Sunday in the final two games of the Green River Invitational.
Riverton will take some time off before playing Powell on Tuesday afternoon at Roy Peck Field.
"I think that it is a good break," Beers said.
"It will help some people clear their heads a little bit and work through some issues that they might have. We have been playing a lot of baseball in the last few weeks."
Riverton faces Green River in a nine-inning game at 5 p.m. Wednesday to open conference play at Roy Peck Field.
"We start conference games pretty late this year," Beers said. "They are important games. The best part about is that we have a bunch of games under our belt."
Cody took charge of the doubleheader from the opening pitch at Roy Peck Field.
The Cubs scored six runs in the first inning before the Raiders could register two outs.
In the first inning, Riverton was forced to pull starter Josh Parker from his mound duties.
"I was pretty surprised," Beers said.
"Josh was a little bit rusty. He hasn't pitched for awhile. That just happens when not a lot of strikes get thrown."
Cody didn't let up at the plate scoring, three more runs in the second inning.
The Cubs added two more runs in the third on the way for the non-conference victory. Baylor Beers and Delbert Wichelhaus pitched the rest of the game.
Cody left-hander Zach Andrews allowed four hits in five innings.
The game was stopped because of the 10-run rule.
Leif Krumland, Beers, Andrew Von Rein and Parker had one hit apiece for the Raiders.
Riverton started out much better in the second game vs. Cody.
After trailing 4-0 in the top of the first inning, the Raiders put together two runs in the first and two more in the second to deadlock the score at 4-4.
The pivotal inning came in the third, when Cody
scored seven runs.
Riverton had a couple of key errors in the frame as the visiting team continued to pull away.