HOCKESSIN, DE -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL) 8U Raiders finished pool play 4-0 with a 6-4 win over Waynesboro, PA, on Tuesday to secure the No. 1 seed and advance to the 8U Ripken Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Hockessin, DE.
The team was led at the plate with a hit and an RBI from Brayden Bates, Nick Hutchinson had 2 RBI. Also contributing hits were Carter Murphy, Cole Webster, Nate Kramer, and Holdon Gasparro.
On the mound, Lucas Bolton, Nate Kramer, and Carter Murphy held the opponents in check by scattering 8 hits.
The Raiders play again Wednesday in the semifinals vs an opponent TBD.
In their earlier game, the Raiders won, 6-3, over Saratoga Springs, NY.
Holdon Gasparro had a 2 RBIsingle in the bottom of the 5th to put the Raiders in top. Nate Kramer, Carter Murphy, and Cole Webster pitched limiting Saratoga to 3 hits in 6 innings.
2 Holdon Gasparro
3 Chase Gechtman
7 Nick Hutchinson
9 Hunter Shea
14 Nate Kramer
19 Cole Webster
24 Ryan Roof
34 Carter Murphy
48 Will Frey
99 Lucas Bolton