MEDFORD – The Medford Raiders baseball team looks to be a top tier contender this year after just losing out on a trip to state last season.
On Monday they showed off their muscle at the plate as they outscored Lakeland 35-11 in the Great Northern Conference doubleheader.
In game one the Raiders jumped all over the Lakeland Thunderbirds scoring nine runs in the first two innings. Caleb Guden drove in two in the bottom of the first as he tripled to center field and put the Raiders up 2-0.
The big inning for Medford on in the second as Seth Mudgett started the hitting rally with a hit a two-RBI double to left field. The Raiders would score six runs in the inning to go up 9-0 after two.
In the fourth inning, Mudgett continued his big day at the plate, and he drove in two more runs on double to right field. Those were the last two runs for the Raiders as they went on to win game one 14-1.
In game two, Mudgett continued his great day at the plate collecting four more hits and two more RBI.
The first inning of the game saw a combined 12 runs as Lakeland jumped out to a 7-5 lead. The Thunderbirds couldn’t hang on to the lead as Medford answered back and scored in every inning including a run in the second, six in the third, four in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth to win a high scoring game, 21-10.