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July 4, 2014

LL. BASEBALL: Richmond 11-year-old All-Stars smash six homers in 20-3 win over Anderson County

LEXINGTON — The Richmond 11-year-old All-Stars wrapped up play in the District 3 Tournament Friday at Cardinal Run Park with an impressive victory.

Richmond hit six home runs, including two by Blake Raider and defeated Anderson County, 20-3, in four innings.

Three other local teams were in action Friday at Cardinal Run.

In the 9-10 year-old District 3 Tournament, Richmond National suffered a 3-0 loss to Winchester, while Richmond American was handed a 13-11 loss by Eastern American.

In the 11-12 year-old District 3 Tournament, the Richmond National All-Stars fell to Anderson County, 14-4, in five innings.

11-year-olds

The Richmond 11-year-old All-Stars headed into their final game of pool play in the District 3 Tournament on Friday knowing they could not advance to the elimination bracket.

Still, they went out with a bang.

The All-Stars smashed 21 hits, including six home runs, and hammered Anderson County, 20-3, in four innings.

Blake Raider homered twice, while Colton Perkins, Zac Cowan, Luke Coleman and Brady Vaughn also homered.

Richmond scored five times in the first inning, 12 times in the second and three more runs in the third.

Dawson Hall started and went two innings, allowing just one hit. Zachary Holbrook pitched the final two innings, allowing three hits.

Perkins was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and four runs scored. Vaughn was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Braeden Ray, Raider, Cowan, Coleman, Jonah Farnstrorm and Keaton Rice each had two hits.

Richmond finished the tournament with a 2-2 record.

11-12 Richmond National

Richmond National had to win its final game of pool play to advance to the elimination round of the District 3 Tournament.

But, on Friday at Cardinal Run, Anderson County took control early and handed Richmond National a 14-4 loss in five innings. Zachary Purvis hit a pair of home runs as Richmond National finished the tournament with a 1-3 record.

Purvis homered in the top of the first to give Richmond National an early lead. Anderson County got three runs in the bottom of the first and then added five runs in the fourth to take a 9-2 lead.

In the third, Bannon Hill doubled and scored. In the fifth, Purvis hit a two-run home run to get Richmond National back within five runs (9-4).

Brady Snyder and Tanner Cruse pitched for Richmond National.

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