The freshman team split a doubleheader with a solid West Forsyth squad on Saturday, winning the first game 8-4 before finding themselves on the wrong side of an 8-0 run-rule in game two.
Game one was a back-and-forth affair, with Alpharetta scoring a run in their first at-bat before surrendering two runs in the second and one more in the third. The Raiders jumped back into the lead for good with a four-run third of their own, adding another insurance run in the fifth to cap the scoring. Baylor Bice took the win on the mound with four innings of work and five strikeouts, and Harrison Goldstein shut the door in the final two innings. On the offensive side, Alpharetta took advantage of 11 walks courtesy of the Wolverines pitching staff, paired with some timely hits. Alenxander Lidback led the charge with a three-hit day, and Phillip Kanov, Jack Shannon, John Heyerdahl, and Tee Bahhur each chipped in one of their own.
Game two was not such a pretty one for the home team. The Raiders struggled to put the ball in play, striking out nine times in the five-inning affair and recording just one hit, a double off the bat of Heyerdahl. Heyerdahl also took the mound for the Raiders to start, throwing 3.2 innings with five strikeouts and just one earned run before a shaky defense forced him to give way to the bullpen.
The Raiders take the field again on Tuesday, with a home game against Cambridge at 5:55.