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Renegades suffer run-rule loss to Scotland

ROSports File Photo: Junior Sam Thompson, recording an out on July 20, was one of five base runners during Wednesday's loss. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

LAURINBURG — Things didn’t go the way the Richmond Renegade baseball team had hoped they would during Wednesday’s game.

Making the trip east to play the Scotland Stripers, the Renegades suffered a 15-1 loss in four innings.

With several players out of town, four junior varsity players were called up in the first game of the two-game season finale series.

The Renegades didn’t record a hit, but drew two walks and had two other runners reach via a hit-by-pitch. Another base runner got aboard following an error.

Richmond’s lone run came in the top of the first inning. Senior Davis Faw started the game by reaching on a botched grounder to second and used his speed to swipe second and third.

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Following a walk to junior Sam Thompson and senior Zane Searcy getting hit by a pitch, Faw scored when junior Garret Mabe grounded into a 6-4-2 fielder’s choice double play.

Faw started on the mound for the Renegades. He gave up 10 runs (nine earned) on five hits through 2.1 innings. He struck out three batters and issued six walks.

The Stripers dotted the scoreboard with six runs in the first, two runs in the second, five more in the third and their final two in the fourth. Junior Allen Taylor pitched in relief for the Renegades.

Richmond left two runners on base in the third and was retired in order in the second and fourth frames.

The Renegades (5-5) will end their Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League schedule on Thursday at Scotland. The game is slated for 6 p.m.