Red Raiders capture District Title
The Montgomery Red Raider baseball team captured the 2015 Class A District 4 championship defeating Mansfield, 1-0, in a 4-hit shutout last Tuesday while winning their 12th straight game. This is the Raiders second District 4 championship in four years. Dylan Gordon allowed just one run and 10 hits in the past two playoff games as the Raiders headed into the state tournament against District 2 champion Blue Ridge this past Monday. (Results were not available at press time).
Dylan Gordon threw a four-hit shutout while Ray Farr hit a fifth-inning RBI-grounder. Levi Lowe made a game-changing double play in the sixth inning after Mansfield loaded the bases with no outs. Mansfield’s top hitter hit a hard liner down the first-base line when Lowe grabbed it and then stepped on first for the double play.
Farr’s RBI in the fifth inning came after Keanu Sauers drew a one-out walk. Thomas Goetz then executed a perfect hit and run, singling him to third. Farr then hit a hard grounder to second that scored Sauers and gave Montgomery a 1-0 lead for good.
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J.P. Shaw and Steven Bohnert. Dylan Gordon and Mike Alexander.
W-Gordon, (6-1). L-Shaw, (4-2).
Top Mansfield hitters: Joel Whitteker; 1-3, 2B; Kipper Hillson 1-2; Nathan Tice 1-3; Carl Dinger 1-3. Top Montgomery hitters: Thomas Goetz 1-2, BB; Ray Farr, game-winning RBI; Matt Miller 1-3; Bailey Wilk 2 BBs.