The Red Raven baseball team traveled to Hutchinson Kansas this past weekend to play a three game series against the Hutchinson Blue Dragons. A double header was played on Saturday, February 18th with a single game on Sunday, February 19th.
In a tough weekend series, the Ravens lost all three games to the Blue Dragons.
The losses push the Ravens overall record to 4-6 on the year.
In game #1, the Ravens jumped out early capitalizing on a error by the Blue Dragons to score a run in the opening inning. However, the Blue Dragons roared back scoring three in the bottom of the first and nine unanswered through the game to take the 9-1 victory over the Red Ravens.
Red Raven sophomore left hander Sam Carver got the loss going 3 and 2/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 10 hits and 3 strike outs. Offensively, the Ravens were 5 for 25 at the plate with sophomore infielder Kyler Cook getting the Coffeyville's only extra base (double) of the game.
Game #2 again say the Ravens score in the top of first, with Raven sophomore Jose Carrasquillo hitting into a fielder's choice to drive in a run. Nevertheless, Hutchinson again answered in the bottom of the first, scoring three on their way to the 14-6 victory over the Ravens.
Game #3 on Sunday turned into a thrilling competition that took 11 innings to decide. Raven sophomore infielder Jose Carrasquillo opened the scoring for the Red Ravens in the top of the first with a solo home run to left field. The Blue Dragons came back in the bottom of the second to tie the game 1-1.
From that point going forward, both team's offenses decided to pick it up. The Ravens scored 2 runs in the third inning, 1 in the fourth, 3 in the fifth and 3 in the sixth. The Blue Dragons scored 1 in the third, 4 in the fourth, and 4 in the fifth. After the dust settled, the teams were tied at 10-10 in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The score remained tied at 10 over the next 4 innings and was broken when, in the bottom of the eleventh, Hutchinson was able to walk off with a clean single to third base that scored the go ahead run. Hutchinson was able to secure the 11-10 victory over the Red Ravens in eleven innings.
Coffeyville next match-up will be a double header on Thursday, February 23rd in Bartlesville Oklahoma against the Oklahoma Weselyan JV. Game times are scheduled for 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.