By Bob Flynn
Register Sports Writer
Richmond Little League All-Star teams split a pair of games in the District 3 Tournament Saturday.
The Richmond National 9-10-year-old All-Stars picked up a 13-3 win over Harrison County, while the 11-year-old All-Stars fell 8-0 to Eastern American.
The 9-10-year-old All-Stars jumped on top early, taking advantage of 10 walks and two Harrison County fielding errors to score 10 first-inning runs.
Richmond only had three hits in the inning, a single by Selicity Broaddus, an RBI infield single by Brycen Gray and a bases-clearing three-run triple by Braeden Ray.
Harrison County got two runs back off Richmond starting pitcher Noah Eastham in the bottom of the first.
Richmond quickly got one run back in the third when Ray picked up his fourth RBI of the game with a single that brought Landon Broaddus home.
Harrison cut the lead to 11-3 in the bottom of the third off Eastham, who went 2 2/3 innings and earned the win.
Ray came on in relief and got a strikeout with runners on first and third to end the Harrison County threat.
Richmond added a run in the fifth inning and one in the sixth to round out the scoring.
Ray completely shut down the Harrison offense in the 2 1/3 innings he pitched in relief of Eastham.
The 9-10 Richmond National All-Stars return to action on Monday in Lawrenceburg.
The 11-year-old all-stars had a tough time getting their offense going against the pitching of Eastern American.
Though they hit the ball hard much of the afternoon, the Richmond All-Stars could muster only three hits — a first-inning single by Titus Haskins, a second-inning infield single by Bannon Hill and a Zachary Purvis single in the fourth.
Meanwhile, Eastern American used the long-ball to build an early 5-0 lead, getting a two-run homer by Tyler Bisson in the first and a three-run shot by J.D. Woodall in the second off Richmond starter Caleb Rice.
Rice gave up five runs in two innings to take the loss.
Les Shepherd came on in relief and pitched well the rest of the way.
Eastern American picked up one run in the fourth and two unearned runs in the fifth off Shepherd.
Richmond will return to action on Tuesday in Lawrenceburg.