Raiders sweep Omak (15-0, 11-4) in doubleheader, end year on three-game winning streak
COULEE DAM – After getting off to a slow start the Lake Roosevelt High School varsity baseball team found their stride in their last games of the season.
The Raiders started out the year at 1-7 losing some tough games early on but have since have won four of their last six games as they close out this COVID-19 shortened season with one game left in the season.
Lake Roosevelt got an unkind start to their season as they had to travel to Liberty Bell for a doubleheader to start off the year. They lost both games (11-2 and 14-0), April 17.
They picked up a huge road win over a tough Okanogan team, April 20, winning 4-1 but would drop a doubleheader to Tonasket, losing (13-3 and 16-6), April 23.
The Raiders faced another tough test, as they would fall victim to Royal High School losing 14-0 on the road, April 27, dropping them 1-5.
Midway through the season Lake Roosevelt found themselves in their only extra inning game of the season as they went back-and-fourth with Almira-Coulee-Hartline (A.C.H.) in the first game of a doubleheader, April 30.
The Raiders jumped out to an early 2-1 lead after the first inning and would add four more runs in the third inning to take a 6-3 lead. However, A.C.H. kept chipping away and would get two runs in the fourth and one run in the seventh to tie the game up at 6-6.
The Warriors would get the go ahead run in the top of the eighth inning to take a 7-6 lead and would go on to eek out the one-run win.
Tribal member Tyson Nicholson started the first game for the Raiders going five innings and striking out seven against Almira-Coulee-Hartline.
A.C.H. would go on to win the second game 12-2 putting the Raiders at 1-7 overall.
Since the A.C.H. doubleheader, the Raiders have started to turn things around getting a big road win at Quincy 12-6, May 4, and just a few days later would split with Warden in a doubleheader, winning the first game 10-4 but losing the second game 11-9, May 8?,
Lake Roosevelt was dealt another tough loss as they fell to Tonasket on the road 3-2, May 10, but rebounded nicely with a sweep over Omak, winning (15-0 and 11-4) in a doubleheader, May 12 in non-league action.
Lake Roosevelt ended the year with a 6-9 overall record, going 5-8 in league play as they closed out the season on a three-game winning streak.