Strong start propels Raiders over Aggies

Kallie Anderson would have been happy with a hit. She did so much more for the Navarre Raiders in her first at-bat of last Tuesday night’s game against Tate.

The senior slugger belted a two-run shot over the fence in left field, a first-inning hit that left no doubt it was leaving the yard and a hit that served as the initial spark in a 4-1 win over the Aggies.

“I wasn’t really expecting it in my first at-bat,” Anderson said. “It felt good to hit it. It gave us a boost of confidence.”

The hit also propelled Navarre to its fifth win in a row, a win that comes against an Aggies squad that had lost just once in its first seven and earned a 3-2 win over the Raiders last year.

The homer, her third of the season, was one of two hits for Anderson. The other was a double. She scored on a throwing error in the third that extended Navarre’s lead to 3-1.

The Raiders cranked out seven hits, including three by Emily Cannington, one of which was a double.

“I’m focused right now,” Cannington said. “I’m just trying to get on base for my team every time.”

Read the full article in the March 21 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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