Raiders Advance to Round 2
August 12, 2021
The Belleville Raiders Home Talent baseball team played and hosted its first playoff game in franchise history. The Raiders, as the one seed, battled the eight seed Wiota. The Raiders won 5-0 over Wiota.
Justin Langley pitched for seven innings, striking out 11 allowing no runs. Curtis Sheahan came into the game to pitch the last two, striking out four.
The Raiders jumped to an early lead after a first inning RBI by Sheahan. Sheahan then added two more with a double in the fifth. Going into the sixth inning, the Raiders held a 3-0 lead. Drew Haack added a run on an RBI double; Haack later scored on a Sheahan double collecting his fourth RBI of the game. Leading hitters were Curtis Sheahan 2-4 with 4 RBIs, Sam Uruhart went 3-3, Matt Everson 2-5.
The Raiders will be playing again on August 15th, at Community Park. They will be hosting the Knights of Dodgeville in a Western Section semi-final game. First pitch is slated at 1:00 p.m. The Knights enter play as the seven seed. The game is a rematch from August 1st, where Belleville won 9-2.
Come out and show your support. GO RAIDERS!