ROCKINGHAM — Playing on its home field for the final time this summer, the junior varsity Richmond Renegade baseball team completed a comeback victory on Tuesday.
Hosting the Scotland Stripers, the JV Renegades erased a one-run deficit to walk it off 5-4 in the bottom of the fourth inning (time limit).
Braden Baucom started on the mound and collected the win, throwing all four innings for Richmond. He gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits with one strikeout.
After Baucom stranded three runners through the first two innings, the JV Renegades struck with a three-run bottom of the second.
Hayden Wheeler got Richmond on the board when he stole home. With the bases loaded and one out, Keith Cummings was hit by a pitch to score another run.
Two batters later, a similar result plated a run when Chase Woody drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 3-0. Scoring in the inning were Elijah Shepard and Michael Osentowski.
Scotland scored two runs in the third on an RBI single and a passed ball. Richmond loaded the bases in the home half with one out, but failed to score.
Another passed ball, coupled with an RBI single, in the top of the fourth put the JV Stripers ahead by one run.
Richmond responded quickly by using a leadoff double by Shepard and an RBI bunt single from Osentowski to tie the game.
Baucom reached on a fielder’s choice in the next at-bat and with one away, Tristian Chavis delivered the game-winning RBI on a double to left field.
Collecting five hits in the win, Richmond had two doubles — one apiece from Chavis and Shepard. Adding singles were Osentowski, Wheeler and Preston Fann.
Chavis, Cummings, Osentowski and Woody all recorded one RBI.
The JV Renegades (5-4-2) will travel to Scotland on Wednesday and start at 4 p.m.