CAMERON — The Richmond Senior softball team improved to a 12-0 on the season.
But it wasn’t easy.
Richmond scored a single run in the top of the sixth and added five more in the seventh before turning back a rally from Union Pines in its final at-bat to post a 10-7 non-conference victory Monday night.
Summer Jacobs and Jessica Steen both had three hits and two runs batted in for the Raiders. Chelsea Davis was 2 of 3 with a solo home run and two RBIs.
Jacobs earned the win in the pitching circle, allowing five earned runs and striking out 10.
Richmond will return to action 7 p.m. today when it heads to Southern Pines to battle Pinecrest.
Pinecrest blanks Richmond
SOUTHERN PINES — For the third straight game the Richmond Senior girls soccer team was held scoreless as Southeastern Conference foe Pinecrest claimed a 6-0 victory.
Despite the setback, Richmond coach Bennie Howard was upright following the game.
“Even though we lost, myself, Rebekah (Smith) and Michelle (Denson) were pleased with the way the team responded tonight,” Howard said. “We talked to them on the bus, then they talked amongst themselves. We came out with a much better attitude tonight.”
The Raiders (2-6-1 overall, 1-3 in the SEC) trailed 2-0 at halftime.
“We ran out of gas the last 15 minutes or so,” Howard said. “We had players playing out of position tonight. I wanted to try something and it worked for about 55 minutes.”
Richmond will return to action 7 p.m. Wednesday when it travels to Scotland.
In the junior varsity contest, Pinecrest blanked Richmond 4-0.
Baseball game rained out
ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior and West Johnston varsity-junior varsity doubleheader scheduled for Saturday at Raider Field was rained out.
Richmond coach Ricky Young said it doesn’t appear the games will be made up because he and the West Johnston staff “couldn’t find a date that worked.”
The Raiders are 7-2-1 on the season and 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play.
Richmond will return to action 7 p.m. today when it travels to Southern Pines to face Pinecrest.
— Sports editor Shawn Stinson may be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 14 or on Twitter @scgolfer.