Raiders split with G-E-T, Luther

The Arcadia baseball team was close to a sweep of Coulee Conference rivals last week, but had to settle for a split.

The Raiders had a 3-2 lead entering the seventh inning of their game against Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau last week Monday, but the Red Hawks scored four runs in the seventh for the 6-3 win (see story elsewhere in Sports). On Thursday, Arcadia exploded late to put their game against Onalaska Luther away. 

With the regular season winding down, the Raiders played a doubleheader in West Salem on Tuesday and will host Osseo-Fairchild for a game on Thursday. The regular season ends next Monday when the Raiders play at Tomah. 

Arcadia 9 Luther 2

A five-run sixth inning put the game away for the Raiders.

Luther scored first with a run in the top of the first. Arcadia tied the game with one in the third, then took the lead with three in the fourth. Two of the runs in the fourth scored on a double by Connor Weltzien, who then scored on a single by Carson Martin. 

After runs scored on an error and a sacrifice, Weltzien tripled in the sixth, putting the Raiders ahead 7-1. Two more runs scored on an error.

Weltzien was three-for-four with three RBIs for the Raiders while Martin and Ryan Gardow both had two hits. 

McCoy Yarrington got the win, tossing six innings with three strikeouts, four walks and six hits

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