The Redan Raiders remain undefeated in Region 5-2A play following a doubleheader sweep of the Columbia Eagles on Tuesday night at Columbia.
Redan opened as the home team due to work on the Raiders’ home field is still underway. Jaden Johnson set the Eagles down in order in the top of the first inning to bring the Raiders to the plate in what would be a six-run inning to kick off the scoring.
Redan (9-6, 6-0) had two-run singles from both Jamie Howze and Adriel Martinez while Luis De La Cruz added a RBI double and Joshua Westbrooks had an infield single to deep short to plate the final run of the inning.
The Eagles (1-12, 0-7) retaliated with four runs of their own in the top of the second behind a three-run triple by Nick Chester and Amari George was hit-by-a-pitch with bases loaded to drive in another run as the Eagles closed the gap to 6-4.
Redan came right back with six more runs to stretch the lead back out to 12-4 fueled by Juniel Guzman’s two-run double and Derek Peoples Jr.’s RBI hit.
Columbia used a Redan error to put their fifth run of the game on the board as W. Carey scored on the play.
Redan closed out the game with an eight-run third inning started with a triple by Howze to open the inning and crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by De La Cruz. Guzman stoked a two-run double into the left-center field gap and Bernard Moon drove in a run with his second triple of the game.
Howze ended the game with his RBI single for the final of 20-5.
Redan 13, Columbia 7
Redan opened the nightcap at Columbia scoring nine runs in the top of the first innings on the way to a 13-7 victory over the Eagles.
The big first inning was keyed by four Columbia errors and Derek Peoples Jr.’s two-run double to go with RBI singles from Antretz McDowell, Bernard Moon and Jamie Howze.
Joshua Westbrooks added to the lead with a RBI single in the top of the second inning while scoring on a wild pitch along with Peoples to make it 12-0.
Columbia got back into the game with a seven-run bottom of the second on five bases loaded walks and a two-run single by Johnathan Wright. Nick Chester, Kash Bardge Cameron Book, Marrionto Perry and Ja’Monta Tukes all picked up RBIs with bases loaded walks in the inning.
Redan scored the final run of the game on a RBI single by Dyson Marks to make the final score of 13-7 before the teams agreed to call the game.