Heading into Tuesday's Schuylkill League baseball game between Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe, most fans had to figure the perennially tough Blue Raiders would win in a cakewalk.
If Vegas was involved, the odds would be stacked against the host Olympians, who entered with a record of 0-9.
Tamaqua eventually pulled out the win, but it turned out to be a lot closer than most people anticipated.
The Raiders held off a late Jim Thorpe rally to post a 9-8 victory.
One person who never expected anything less than a tough battle from Olympians was Tamaqua coach Jeff Reading.