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PHOTOS: Raider baseball senior night

Left to right: Ethan Clayton, Ashton Phifer and Ethan Locklear. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — Three Richmond Raider baseball players were recognized on senior night on Tuesday.

Ethan Clayton, Ethan Locklear and Ashton Phifer, all two-year varsity starters, had their efforts to the program highlighted by head coach Rob Ransom and public address announcer Daniel Diggs.

The trio of soon-to-be graduates contributed in a 10-1 victory over non-conference Freedom Christian Academy.

Locklear pitched a complete game on 104 pitches, striking out six batters in the process. He allowed an earned run and gave up seven hits, getting a boost of run support in the middle innings.

Phifer and Clayton combined for five runs batted in for the Raiders. 

Going 2-for-4, Phifer had two singles and three RBI. He chopped a two-RBI single to right field in the bottom of the fifth, before adding an RBI base knock as part of a five-run sixth.


Clayton helped erase an early one-run deficit, driving in a pair of RBI on a single to right in the bottom of the third. He also drew a base on balls and scored two runs.

Richmond (12-7) will travel to non-conference West Stanly (16-3) on Thursday, with first pitch slated for 6:30 p.m.

Below are photos of Tuesday’s senior night, taken by sports editor Kyle Pillar.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.