STILWELL — Lawrence's Raiders split a doubleheader with the Blue Valley Tigers on Saturday, winning the first game, 10-3, then losing the second, 5-4.
"This is a doubleheader we should have won. It's one we let get away," Raiders coach Carl Brooks said. "The first game was very workmanlike. We lose in the second game after making some poor choices throwing the ball.
"I think sometimes playing a doubleheader on a day like today you tend to lose your focus after winning the first game."
Just two of Blue Valley's eight runs were earned.
In the first game, Nolan Samuels went 4-for-5 with a double. John Swenson was 2-4 with a double and two RBIs. Skip Skahan was 2-5 with an RBI. Rob Etken struck out five, walked one and pitched a seven-hitter.
"We were not really threatened," Brooks said. "Rob pitched real well. We swung the bats fairly well. We got some big hits when we needed to. We didn't play particularly good defense, but our offense carried us. We left 10 men on base in the second game and made some poor decisions throwing the ball."
The Raiders, 27-15, travel to Manhattan today for a 1 p.m. twinbill.