Wednesday, 21 March 2018 21:45

Raiders baseball loses control late and falls to Jack Britt 7-4

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Cameron Carraway dives to make a play in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to Jack Britt. Cameron Carraway dives to make a play in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to Jack Britt. Photo courtesy of Deon Cranford.

FAYETTEVILLE - Coming off a huge 8-5 win over Sandhills Athletic Conference rival Pinecrest on Friday, the Raiders were looking to start a winning streak on Tuesday in a battle of the pirates against the Jack Britt High School Buccaneers. 

Richmond was able to get on the board early after scoring three runs in the third inning thanks to a bases-loaded bit-by-pitch, a Trey Watkins sacrifice fly and dropped third strike that allowed all runners to advance.

The Bucs answered back in the home half of the fourth inning, playing two runs on a fielder’s choice and an RBI single to right field. Richmond would extend the lead to 4-2 in the fifth, courtesy of a sacrifice squeeze bunt from Garret Richardson that brought home Jahan Jones.

But the Raiders would lose control late, allowing the Buccaneers to score five total runs in fifth and sixth innings for a 7-4 final. Three hits in a row in the bottom of the sixth made the difference.

Jack Britt (5-1, 4-1 SAC) recorded 10 hits and six RBIs in the win, led by Alex Reyna with two hits and an RBI and Chandler Cannon who had three hits on the day to go along with a run batted in.

"We didn't capitalize with runners on base several times throughout the game," said Raider head coach Ricky Young. "They strung together four straight hits in the sixth with two outs to break the game open so they deserve the credit."

Richmond (5-3, 3-2 SAC) will hit the diamond again against Jack Britt Friday, this time at Raider Field. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

Said Young about the quick rematch, "We've got to have a better approach at the plate to win."


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