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Raiders win pair at zone

July 27, 2012

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— The Lawrence Raiders won two games Thursday in the American Legion zone baseball tournament.

The Raiders defeated Tonganoxie, 18-12, and Pittsburg, 2-0. The Raiders (24-13) will meet the winner of today’s Pittsburg-Tonganoxie game at 7 tonight.

Against Pittsburg, Cameron Solko pitched seven shutout innings to earn the victory, and Troy Willoughby pitched the final two innings to record the save.

Against Tonganoxie, Willoughby was the winning pitcher in relief. Willoughby and Corbin Francisco drove in three runs apiece.

Raiders 18, Tonganoxie 12

Raiders 104 030 316 — 18 16 3

Tonganoxie 001 006 410 — 12 12 4

W — Troy Willoughby.

Raiders highlights — Corbin Francisco 3 singles, 1 2B, 3 RBIs; John Fellers 4 singles, 1 2B, 2 RBIs; Aaron Gile 3B, 2 RBIs; Troy Willoughby 1B, 2B, 3 RBIs.

Raiders 2, Pittsburg 0

Pittsburg 000 000 000 — 0 5 2

Raiders 001 010 00x — 2 7 2

W — Cameron Solko. Save — Troy Willoughby.

Raiders highlights — Aaron Gile 2 2Bs, RBI; Aaron Waldeck 2 singles, RBI.

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