Raiders split four baseball games
The Raiders saw just about every kind of baseball game last week.
Arcadia (7-5 overall, 3-4 Coulee Conference) enjoyed a blowout win where their offense shined and lost a game to Viroqua in similar fashion.
Another matchup with Viroqua ended with one run scored in the entire game, and Arcadia started their week with a tight win that nearly ended with a comeback effort from Osseo-Fairchild.
When the dust settled from a week filled with emotions, Arcadia finished 2-2 as they prepare for more action this week—the Raiders hosted Altoona on Monday and visited Westby for more conference action on Tuesday.
The week is set to close with a home-and-home against G-E-T on Thursday and Friday.
Arcadia 6 O-F 5
The Thunder made the Raiders sweat a bit with a four-run fifth inning before Arcadia sealed the deal on a tight nonconference win to start last week.
Arcadia found its offensive groove from the start of Monday’s contest to take a commanding 6-0 lead through two innings on the road.
Carson Martin, Connor Weltzien and Maverick Drazkowski each finished with two hits for Arcadia. Martin and Max Sobotta drove in a combined four runs.
Sobotta got the start for Arcadia, which was out-hit 11 to eight overall. Sobotta allowed five earned runs and picked up the win while tossing four strikeouts to just two walks.
Viroqua 1 Arcadia 0
The Raiders held the current favorites to win the Coulee Conference crown to minimal offense in the first game of a back-to-back last Tuesday.
The seventh-ranked team in the state coaches’ poll for Division Three has had no problem stacking up wins this year, but Arcadia made the Blackhawks (14-4, 9-0 Coulee) work to keep their conference record unblemished last week.
The only score of the game came in the top of the seventh inning on an error. Weltzien, a senior, held Viroqua to three hits in seven innings of work on the mound to go with three strikeouts and one walk.
Viroqua 8 Arcadia 1
The Blackhawks showed up motivated for game two on Tuesday.
By the time the music played between the fourth and fifth innings, Viroqua had grabbed a 6-0 lead.
Seven errors hampered the Raiders, whom combined for three hits in the loss. Prestin Scow pitched six innings for Arcadia and allowed three earned runs and seven hits.
Arcadia 10 Mel-Min 0
Last week ended on a major positive note for coach Nate Pronschinske and the Raiders.
Arcadia needed just five innings to reach double digits against the Mustangs as five batters combined for nine hits.
Cam Boland paced Arcadia with three hits and three RBI. Martin had a pair of hits—including a triple—while Weltzien also had two hits and a double.
Login Scow pitched the first four innings for Arcadia and allowed five hits with a pair of strikeouts.