JACKSON TWP — Seneca Valley’s six losses this season have been littered with missed opportunities at the plate.
That was not a problem Thursday afternoon.
The Raiders scored at least two runs in four innings in a 9-1 victory over Butler at Raider Field.
“We’ve been hitting, but not getting the timely hits,” said SV coach George Trew. “We had opportunities today to drive in runs and took advantage of them.”
After pitching a scoreless first inning, Butler senior Alexis Schmeider allowed two runs in the second inning and quickly faced another jam in the third.
Morgan Aloi led off the third with a single. With one out, Elayna Nagy walked. Maddie Schultz smacked an RBI-single and Nagy also scored on the play due to a Butler error.
Karli Hacker then reached base on a fielder’s choice in which no out was recorded. Tori Pfab doubled in Schultz to make it 5-0 and Schmeider’s outing was over.
Schultz, Pfab and Amanda Magill all doubled in the game for the Raiders.
“We hit both of their pitchers and they throw two different speeds,” said Trew. “That was good to see. We hit the ball well today.”