The Ravens baseball club took on Baldwin in a nine-inning game on Wednesday.
Seven of those innings went very well for the Raves; two innings were enough to hand them a loss.
Baldwin won 7-3, scoring 3 runs in the second inning and 4 runs in the seventh.
Three pitchers took the bump for the Ravens, each pitching three innings. Tate Vowels started the game, pitching a scoreless first inning that included a nicely-turned double play. In the second, though, Vowels gave up a single and three walks that helped the visitors score three times.
The Ravens pulled a run back in the bottom of the third. Ayden Black coaxed a walk and advanced to third on a single by Abe Siebenmorgen. An error on a ball put in play by Sean Mason allowed Black to score.
Siebenmorgen took over on the mound for the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, pitching three scoreless frames. The Ravens couldn’t capitalize as Baldwin went scoreless in the middle-third of the game, and the visitors maintained a 3-1 lead heading into the seventh.
Parker Mispagel replaced Siebenmorgen and started things on the wrong foot with a hit batter. An error, two walks and two singles helped Baldwin plate 4 runs in the inning. Mispagel worked scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth.
Facing a 6-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth, the Ravens showed signs of life. Cade Clemens led off with a walk, followed by two more walks to Korrighan Liggett and Dylan Smith loaded the bases.
Zach Schwinn scored Clemens with a sacrifice fly to center field and Black singled in Liggett to pull the score to 7-3, but the rally died at that point.
The Ravens will play Baldwin in another nine-inning contest on Wednesday, June 28 in Baldwin. The Ravens next home game will be Tuesday, July 11 against Perry LeCompton.