MT. GILEAD — Richmond Senior baseball coach Ricky Young called it “a good win leading into two tough games this weekend.”
Young was able to swap his starters for reserves early in the game and sent five pitchers to the mound in a 14-2 victory over West Montgomery in five innings Wednesday afternoon.
“It was a good team win because everyone got to contribute,” Young said.
The Raiders (2-0-1) scored 10 runs in the second inning to seize control of the contest. Starting pitcher James Buie earned the victory, going one inning, allowing a hit and striking out one. Cody Leviner, Brandon Gibson, Dylan Carpenter and Nic Bullard, like Buie, each threw an inning in the victory.
Bradley Brown and Cody Mullen were both 2-of-2 with three runs batted in for Richmond. Ethan Baucom and Gibson each had two-run doubles and Taylor McLean notched a hit and drove in two.
Richmond is set to return to the diamond 6 p.m. Friday against last season's NCISAA 3A champion, Charlotte Christian, in Charlotte.
Richmond blanks Southwestern Randolph
ASHEBORO — Three players recorded three hits to lead the Richmond Senior softball team to a 10-0 road victory over Southwestern Randolph in six innings Wednesday afternoon.
Katie Satterfield, Summer Jacobs and Jennifer Steen were all 3-for-4 in the win. Satterfield had two doubles and two runs batted in, while Jacobs and Steen both had an RBI. Chelsea Davis was 2-of-4 with three RBI, including a two-run home run in the second inning. Jessica Steen went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI.
Jacobs earned the pitching victory, allowing five hits and striking out seven.
“We hit the ball really well tonight,” Richmond coach Wendy Wallace said. “We played much better in the field.”
Wallace added it is always extra special to go back to her alma mater and pick up a victory.
“It always feels good to go home and win,” Wallace said. “We like playing them every year because they are always in the top 10 in 3A.”
Richmond (4-0) is scheduled to return to action 5 p.m. today at home against Marlboro Academy.
Ellerbe splits with Anson in soccer
The Ellerbe Middle School girls soccer team dropped its first-ever match to Anson 1-0. Despite the loss, coach Derek Anderson praised the play of Dymon McDonald and Aprille Gonzalez.
In the boys contest, the Wildcats rolled to a 6-2 victory over the Bearcats. Juan Mercado, Jeremy Wall, Jose Fonseca and Miguel Rodriguez scored in the win.
Ellerbe returned to action Wednesday at Hamlet.
— Sports editor Shawn Stinson may be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 14 or on Twitter @scgolfer.