By Nathan Hutchinson
Register Sports Editor
The Richmond Little League Senior All-Stars opened district tournament play with an easy victory over Saturday at Marshall Field in Richmond.
Richmond picked up a 12-3 win in the first game of the best-of-three showdown with Anderson County. The second game was also scheduled for Saturday, but was suspended after one inning of play.
Richmond had a 3-0 lead when the game was stopped.
The second game has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. today. If a third game is necessary, it will also be played today.
The district winner advances to the state tournament next week in Oldham County.
Richmond got a complete-game performance on the mound from Ashton Scott in the first game.
Richmond scored four times in the top of the first, then after Anderson got three runs in the third, the All-Stars scored five runs in the fifth and three more runs in the sixth.
Drew Harmon had a walk and a single and scored two times. Daniel Wilkerson had a double and a single and scored twice, Easten Shouse had two singles and scored twice, Jonathan Ross had a single and a walk and scored twice, Michael Kendrick had two singles and scored a run, Tenny Akihary walked twice and scored twice, Zachary McPeek had a single and Nash Courtwright had a single.
In the second game, Richmond once again got off to a fast start.
Harmon, Wilkerson and Shouse all reached base and scored in the top of the first inning.
McPeek started on the mound for Richmond in the second game and did not allow a run in the bottom of the first inning.