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Ridgefield Raptors Road Report: Corvallis Knights 7, Ridgefield 5

By Jeff Klein, Columbian sports staff
Published: July 2, 2024, 9:47pm

Tuesday’s Game: Corvallis Knights 7, Ridgefield Raptors 5 (click here for boxscore)

Recap: The Raptors hung close with seven-time defending West Coast League champion Corvallis at Goss Stadium, leading 5-4 going into the bottom of the seventh when the Knights scored three times on a single, a balk and a wild pitch to go ahead 7-5. The Raptors out-hit the Knights 13-7 but left 15 runners on base in their third loss in a row.

Raptors bats: Hunter Katschke (Utah Tech) pushed his batting average to .350 over 11 games by going 4 for 5 with two doubles and a run scored. … Brody Mills (Washington) was 2 for 4 with a leadoff home run in the second inning, his first of the summer. … Taylor Takata (Hawai’i) and Justin Stranskey (Fresno State) each had two hits.

Raptors arms: Starter Dylan Stewart (Pepperdine) gave up one earned run in his five innings with five strikeouts and a walk. … Dylan Richardson (Edmonds CC) took the loss as he gave up three runs on one hit with two walks and a strikeout in his one inning of relief. … Carson Kruckman (Lower Columbia) pitched the last two innings with one run on one hit and four strikeouts.

Up next: The Raptors (10-14) play the second of the three-game series against the Knights (20-5) at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Goss Stadium, and then finish the series with a July 4 afternoon game at Ridgefield.