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July 3, 2014

L.L. BASEBALL: All-Star squads overcome early deficits, pick up wins at District 3 Tournament

LEXINGTON — A pair of Richmond Little League All-Stars teams rallied from early deficits to pick up wins Wednesday at the District 3 Tournament at Cardinal Run Park in Lexington.

The Richmond American 9-10 All-Stars battled back to beat Anderson County, 7-5, while the Richmond National 11-12 All-Stars defeated Winchester, 9-8.

In the 11-year-old tournament, Richmond fell to Mercer County, 3-2.

9-10 Richmond American

Anderson County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Richmond American All-Stars battled back.

Richmond scored twice in the first and third innings, then scored three more times in the sixth to earn a 7-5 win.

Richmond is now 2-0 in pool play.

Matthew Bryan hit a two-run home run in the first inning and finished with three hits and five RBIs.

Bryan had a two-run single in the sixth as Richmond took its first lead of the game.

Dylan Hatfield, Gunnar Rhodus, Aiden Carter, Bryan and Austin Bowen all pitched for Richmond.

The All-Stars are set to return to action Friday in Lexington.

11-12 Richmond National

Winchester jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Richmond National fought back to pick up a 9-8 win Wednesday in Lexington.

Bryce Taylor hit a pair of home runs and Sean Lyle made some great defensive plays.

Richmond National is now 1-2 in pool play.

Caleb Rice started and went 4 1/3 innings. Taylor pitched the final 1 2/3 innings.

The All-Stars round out pool play on Friday against Anderson County. They need a win to advance to the elimination round.

11 Richmond All-Stars

The Richmond 11-year-old All-Stars had a 2-0 lead on Mercer County Tuesday before the game was postponed because of lightning.

When the game resumed on Wednesday, the All-Stars couldn’t make that lead hold up.

Mercer County scored three times in the bottom of the fifth and held on for a 3-2 win.

Dawson Hall, Colton Perkins and Luke Coleman all pitched for Richmond.

Richmond scored both its runs in the first inning. Braeden Ray walked and scored and Noah Eastman singled and scored.

Richmond is now 1-2 in the tournament.

The All-Stars wrap up pool play today in Lexington against Anderson County.

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