St. Joseph, Mo. Shane Willoughby went 3-for-4 with a double, but the Lawrence Raiders fell to the K.C. Bullets, 5-4, on Thursday night in the William Jewell baseball showcase at Missouri Western.
The Raiders took a 3-0 lead in the first on a two-run double by Ryan Cantrell and a run-scoring double by Willoughby.
But the Bullets tied it at 3-all in the second and broke a 4-all tie with a run in the bottom of the seventh.
Jacob Seratte drove in the Raiders’ only other run, in the third inning, on a fielder’s choice.
The Raiders (0-2) will play Smithville at 8:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph, Mo.
K.C. Bullets 5, Lawrence Raiders 4
Raiders 301 000 0 — 4 5 1
K.C. Bullets 030 100 1 — 5 9 0
W — Johnson. L — Sam Hearnen (0-1).
Raiders highlights — Shane Willoughby 3-for-4, 2B, RBI; Ryan Cantrell 2B, 2 RBIs; Jacob Seratte RBI, single;