Robert Seward pumped his fists running down the first base line after his two-run double in the seventh inning.

Robert Seward pumped his fists running down the first base line after his two-run double in the seventh inning.
The reason for his excitement? He was batting in his own insurance runs.
After Seward capped Frontenac’s four-run rally in the seventh inning with his double, he struck out the side to wrap up the Raiders 6-4 season-opening win on a rainy Thursday in Riverton.
The win came despite Riverton pitcher Kaleb Clark taking a no-hitter into the fourth inning. Teammate Matt Tyree went 3-for-3, coming up just a base-hit shy of hitting for the cycle. 
“It felt pretty good,” Seward said. “It was a fastball, right down the middle and I drove it into right-center. It was a pretty good pitch, I’m glad I got a hold of it.”
With two outs, the bases loaded and the game tied at two apiece in the seventh, the Raider’s rallied. Keaton Brown scored on a wild pitch to Seward. Then Seward lined a 3-2 towards right center that scored Shannon Wiseman and Buster Reddick. Seward would later score when Gage Tindell singled to left. The extra couple runs helped Seward relax on his final trip to the mound.
“It helped a lot,” Seward said. “It got my confidence up a lot. Going out there with that three-run lead let me keep my pitches down in the zone.”
Both teams saw solid performances from their starters. While Frontenac’s Buster Reddick packed in a dozen strikeouts over five innings, Kaleb Clark struck out 10 over six innings for Riverton. Clark’s no-hitter had been cooking until Brett Hartzfeld hit a bloop-single to left that scored Tindell. However, when the Raiders made their third trip through the line-up the results were different.     
“I think they just warmed-up to it,” Frontenac head coach Bill Sullivan said. “They saw the ball a little better and they went up aggressive.”
The game had a different look at the beginning. Tyree started things off quickly for the Rams in the bottom of the first. Tyree tripled to right and then scored on a passed-ball all on a soggy infield. Tyree made it 2-0 with his second at bat, when he hit a solo home run to left field in the third inning.
For a senior-less Raider’s squad, the win is a more than ideal way to start the season.
“It’s really nice because the rest of the league has kind of down played us,” Seward said. “Our goal is to prove them wrong.”
The nightcap was not played due to wet field conditions. The Raiders are off until they travel to Liberal, Mo. on April 6.

Prep Baseball
at Riverton
Thursday, March 26
Frontenac 6, Riverton 3
Frontenac    000 101 4 — 6
Riverton    101 000 1 — 3
Buster Reddick, Robert Seward (6) and Keaton Brown. Kaleb Clark, Matt Tyree (7) and Shiloh Murphy. WP — Seward (1-0). LP — Tyree (0-1). LOB — FHS 6, RHS 8. HR — Riverton, Tyree.