Richmond All-Star teams rolled to impressive victories on Saturday in District 3 Tournament action at Marshall Field in Richmond.
The Richmond Senior All-Stars (15-16 year-olds) clinched the championship and a spot in next week’s state tournament with a pair of wins over Anderson County. Richmond won the first game, 10-0, and the second game, 15-5.
The Richmond Junior All-Stars (13-14 year-olds) moved into the championship game of the district tournament with a 12-1 win over Mercer County. The team will play either Mercer County or Anderson County at 4 p.m. today in the title game.
The Richmond Senior All-Stars had little trouble rolling past Anderson County in the District 3 Tournament at Marshall Field.
Richmond swept the best-of-three series, winning 10-0 in six innings and 15-5 in five innings.
In the first game, Will Daniel went the distance on the mound and Richmond jumped on top early. Richmond scored five in the first inning, then added two more runs in the second. They added runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings to seal the mercy-rule victory.
Easton Shouse had a double and scored twice. Gavin Williams scored a run. Daniel Wilkerson had a hit. Daniel walked twice and scored a run. Alex Rogers had a single and scored a run. Zachary McPeek was hit by a pitch and scored a run. Justin Ferris had two hits, a walk and scored twice. Colton Cobb had a triple, walk, RBI and scored a run and Andrew Gibbons had a walk and scored a run.
In the second game, Richmond also jumped out to a big early lead.
Richmond scored six times in the first and second innings to take a 12-4 lead. They added a run in the third and two more runs in the fifth.
In the first inning, Wilkerson had an RBI single. Williams scored on an error. Daniel hit a two-run home run. Rogers and Hunter Jones added run-scoring hits.
In the second inning, Wilkerson doubled. Daniel had an RBI double. Cobb had an RBI single. Rogers and Adam Ritchey added RBI doubles before Gibbons and Shouse added RBI singles.
In the third, Daniel walked and scored.
In the fifth, Williams doubled and scored. Wilkerson reached on an bunt and Daniel ended the game with an RBI single.
Jones started on the mound and went 1 1/3 innings. Shouse (2/3rd), Ritchey (2 innings) and McPeek (one inning) also pitched for Richmond.