Topeka The Lawrence Raiders fell to the Topeka Golden Giants, 8-2, in their baseball season opener Tuesday night.
The Raiders, playing a team consisting mostly of college players, received run-scoring singles from C.J. Stuever and Anthony Miele.
Shane Willoughby’s double was the only extra-base hit for Lawrence, and he scored one of the two Raiders runs. Adam Rea scored the Raiders’ other run.
The Raiders (0-1) play in the Maple Woods Tournament beginning Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.
Lawrence Raiders 001 001 000 — 2 6 1
Topeka 020 033 00x — 8 11 0
W — Colin Toalson. L — Brandon Bell (0-1).
2B — Shane Willoughby, LR.
Raiders highlights — C.J. Stuever 1B, RBI; Anthony Miele 1B, RBI; Shane Willoughby 2B, run; Sam Hearnen 1B; Adam Rea 1B, run; Tristan Garber 1B.
Raiders record — 0-1. Next for Raiders — 8:30 a.m. (Smithville Warriors) and 1 p.m. (K.C. Bullets) Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.