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  • SPORTS ROUNDUP: Raiders win two, lose one in home triple bill

  • The Frontenac Raiders played a home tripleheader on Tuesday — not a doubleheader — against the Baxter Springs Lions and the Southeast Lancers.

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  • The Frontenac Raiders played a home tripleheader on Tuesday — not a doubleheader — against the Baxter Springs Lions and the Southeast Lancers.
    Frontenac completed the first two legs of the sweep with a 9-0 win over Baxter Springs and 5-4 win over Southeast but Southeast handed Frontenac its first loss of the season in 9-5 fashion.
    Southeast jumped ahead in the last game of the night and the regular season, scoring two in the first and three in the second for a 5-1 advantage.
    Tori Colvin led off the contest with a single, followed by a bunt single by No. 2 hitter Tessa Robin. Colvin scored on a Shiloh Blockburger single and Robin scored on an Amy Martin hit.
    Christine Bone again gave Southeast a runner with no outs as she led off the second with a single and Kalee Ewbank reached on an error. Colvin singled home Bone and Ewbank and Colvin both scored on a Frontenac error.
    Southeast added two in the fourth on a two-run triple by Martin (scoring Blockburger and Bone) and two in the seventh on a RBI double by Ewbank (scoring Olivia Powell) and a Colvin sacrifice fly (scoring Ewbank).
    Nayna Fields led Frontenac with a 3-for-4 night in Game 2, including one RBI. Ryleigh McCartney provided a lift off the bench with a two-RBI double, as Frontenac scored four of its five runs in the sixth before Southeast responded with two insurance runs in the seventh for the final score.
    In the first game between Southeast and Frontenac, the Lancers gained a 4-2 lead with four runs in the sixth. Frontenac starter Lindsey Gorham and the Raiders defense held Southeast at distance for the first five innings.
    Big hits for Southeast in the sixth included a RBI double by Blockburger (scoring Robin) and two-run single by Martin (scoring Bone and Blockburger).
    However, Frontenac came back with two runs in the sixth — Sam Bonner scored on a throwing error and Danielle McBride scored on a fielder’s choice.
    The Raiders won in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the seventh — Jennifer Long reached on a walk and scored all the way from first on a series of bobbles and overthrows by Southeast on a Gorham dribbler.
    In the opening game of the night for Frontenac, the Raiders blitzed the Lions with three RBI by Fields, three RBI by McBride and one RBI by Gorham.
    Frontenac ends its regular season 19-1 and claimed the Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League softball title with its great season. The Raiders wanted to get in all their games before deadline for regionals, since Humboldt also possessed an undefeated record.
    On the baseball diamond in Carl Junction, Frontenac beat the Bulldogs 4-1 in a cross-state nonconference game that went extra innings.
    Page 2 of 2 - Brett Macary, Christian Sharp and Nick Zafuta gave Frontenac solid work — Macary allowed one run on seven hits over 5.2 innings, Sharp allowed one hit in brief work and Nick Zafuta allowed no runs on two hits in two innings. Zafuta earned the win and Nathan Skaggs earned the loss after Frontenac plated three runs in the eighth.
    Payton Walker matched Frontenac for seven innings — allowing one run on three hits and striking out seven.
    Bryce Burdette, Blake Vail and Blake Barto each drove in runs for the Raiders and Frontenac (16-2) closes out its regular season Thursday night at home against Southeast.
    High school baseball/softball
    The Panthers of St. Mary’s Colgan split baseball and softball doubleheaders Tuesday night against the Girard Trojans in Girard.
    In softball, Girard won the first game 4-0 as Colgan batters struggled against Haley Pitts for only two hits all game. The Panthers wielded their bats in the second contest, winning 7-3 on the strength of home runs by battery mates Katelyn Flood and Morgan Gilmore. Bridget Hughes’ two-run single also gave Colgan its lead in the fourth. Colgan ends the regular season 14-6.
    In baseball, Colgan won the first game 9-3 and lost the second 4-1. Colgan finishes its regular season today against Carl Junction.

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