Bi-District Baseball Recap


It’s already May and that means one thing, high school baseball playoffs. This past weekend, the Randall varsity team went down to Lubbock to play the Seminole Indians in the first round of playoffs.

Game one on Thursday at Lubbock Cooper, started out rough for the Raiders giving up three runs in the bottom of first. This was Randall’s first time in a while playing from behind, but the Raiders showed a lot of fight and behind junior Carson Haffner on the mound, the Randall bats came alive. In the bottom of the 4th, Kaden Juarez doubled for the Raiders, scoring a run, followed up next by two errors from the Seminole defense giving the Raiders a total of three runs in the inning. Eight hits and seven runs from the Raiders took the lead and took game one on Thursday. Players of the game would have to go to starting pitcher Carson Haffner who managed seven innings pitched, 95 pitches, four hits, three earned runs, three walks, nine strikeouts and Kole Dudding who went three for four with three doubles on the day.

Game two started at 11 a.m. on Friday in Plainview. Once again, Seminole came out hot with a first inning homerun. It proved not to matter though, because in the bottom of the fourth inning Carson Haffner hit a triple in the gap, scoring two runs. Next up, Blaine Brannon singled to right field for an RBI. Kole Dudding drew a walk to scored the runner from third, and with the bases loaded senior Mason Gilbert hit a bases clearing double. Putting up a total of seven runs. The final score ended up being 9-3 with the second Randall win of the series, earning them their first gold glove of the postseason. Starting pitcher Duncan Bowles threw six innings, eighty pitches, two earned runs, and stuck out eleven of the twenty-four batters he faced.

Today, the Raiders head to Seminole to face off against the Bowie Bears for Area, and another shot to get a step closer to a state championship.