Raiders go 5-2 during a busy first week

Medford third baseman Blaine Seidl records the first out of Tuesday’s doubleheader with Abbotsford-Colby, catching a pop-up off the bat of Chance Clement. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star NewsFirst baseman Nick Retterath records an unassisted putout during the second inning of Thursday's 4-3 Great Northern Conference win over Lakeland. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News

With the baseball season likely to be shut down for a few days due to the return of wintry weather, Medford and Abbotsford-Colby decided to play two on Tuesday and both teams left Raider Field with a game to be happy about.
Medford cruised in the first five-inning game 12-3 behind the pitching of John McMurry, eight hits from the offense and some help from the visitors’ defense.
Medford, however, made some costly miscues early in game two and Abbotsford-Colby took advantage in a 9-5 upset.
The split left Medford 5-2 after a busy first week of action.
“A 5-2 record after seven games is something we will accept, but we know we have a lot of work to do in the next week leading up to more conference games,” Medford head coach Justin Hraby said.
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