Topeka — The Lawrence Raiders are 4-0 in the Midwest Bruins Classic after defeating the Texas Bombers and Topeka Giants on Friday at Lake Shawnee in Topeka.
Trent Johnson (3-1) was the winning pitcher in the 4-2 win over the Bombers in the early game, while Troy Willoughby (2-0) got the win over the Giants, 7-6, in the nightcap.
Against the Texas Bombers, the Raiders jumped to a 4-0 lead with one run in the first inning and three in the second. Johnson pitched a complete-game three-hitter, giving up three walks while striking out three. Willoughby went 3-for-4 against the Bombers with a double and an RBI.
In the late game against the Topeka Giants, Aaron Gile hit a triple, and Matt Wagner went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs batted in.
The Raiders (12-5) play today at Lake Shawnee at 3:45 p.m.