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Ridgefield Raptors drop opener of series in Edmonton, 4-2

Ridgefield held scoreless through eight innings after long travel day

By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor
Published: July 18, 2023, 8:54pm

A long day of travel for the Ridgefield Raptors ended with a 4-2 loss at Edmonton on Tuesday.

After flying from Portland to Edmonton via Calgary on Tuesday morning, Ridgefield began a brief three-game road trip.

Edmonton starter Halen Knoll pitched eight scoreless innings, holding the Raptors to five hits.

Ridgefield loaded the bases in the ninth against Edmonton reliever Shaun Atamanchuk. Jack Salmon and Jake Tsukada when drew walks to pull Ridgefield within 4-2.

But Edmonton’s Reece Hemmerling entered and struck out Julian Nunez to end the game.

Ridgefield’s Trent Prokes went 3 for 4, raising his batting average of .318.