Youngdale throws no-hitter in Raiders’ triumph over Brookwood
From Staff Reports
AMERICUS – Southland Academy pitcher Rylan Youngdale tossed a no-hitter to help lead the Southland Academy (SA) Raider softball team to an 11-0 shutout victory over the Brookwood School (BS) on Tuesday, September 17, at the Southland Academy softball complex.
Youngdale struck out five BS batters and only walked one.
Offensively, the Raiders scored five runs in the third inning and four in the fourth to take control of the game en route to the shutout win. SA scored their first two runs of the game in the first and second innings. Alli Dent led off the bottom of the first inning with a triple. Sara Beth Storey would later drive in Dent on an RBI double for the Raiders’ first run of the game. In the bottom of the second, SA had a runner on third base with one out when T.J. Bowden belted an RBI double, scoring Holly McCain to give the Raiders a 2-0 lead. Then in the bottom of the third, the Raiders blew the game open with five runs on three hits and took advantage of an error and a dropped third strike. Both Storey and Morgan Minick notched singles in the inning and Brookland Weaver knocked in a run on an RBI double.
However, the Raiders were not done. They scored four more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on three hits and took advantage of two walks. Storey, Weaver and McCain each knocked in runs on RBI singles to complete the 11-0 shutout.
Storey led the Raiders’ attack by going 3-for-3 at the plate with one run scored and three RBIs. Brookland Weaver was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. McCain also went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
The Raiders (7-7) will now turn their attention to the Knights of Deerfield-Windsor, who they will be hosting on Thursday, September 19. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
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